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  • Lake Superior Community Outreach Coordinator

    Friends of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
    Job Description
    2022-23 AmeriCorps Position

    Location: Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, 14 Marina Drive, Barkers Island, Superior, Wisconsin, 54480. Some work activities may take place at regional field sites. The person in this position can work remotely for up to two days per week if desired.

    Position Duration: 12 September 2022 - 31 August 2023

    Compensation: $21,500 • eligibility for an educational credit of $6,495 • no-cost health, vision and dental insurance • low- to no-cost child care assistance

    Estimated Hours per Week: 36 (minimum annual total of 1,700 hours)

    Position Description: The Friends of Lake Superior Reserve (FOLSR) and the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve) seek a community-driven individual wanting to develop non-profit administration skills. The job involves communicating through a variety of platforms and supporting FOLSR and Reserve volunteers. The person in this position recruits, tracks and works with volunteers to tackle issues affecting the Lake Superior watershed while building community and FOLSR membership. They help to organize and staff community events and stewardship activities connected to the St. Louis River Estuary. They welcome visitors to the Lake Superior Estuarium exhibit hall. They manage data, use digital media and produce newsletters and videos to bring the St. Louis River Estuary, FOLSR and the Reserve to broader audiences. This AmeriCorps position works to enhance the well-being and physical health in the City of Superior and Lake Superior region by building stewardship opportunities and stronger connections to the outdoors in partnership with FOLSR and the Reserve, both located on Barkers Island in Superior, Wisconsin.

    Required Skills and Experience: Demonstrated organizational skills and communication skills Experience managing websites and social media media platforms Aptitude for learning and applying desktop productivity software to manage information and data Demonstrated ability to plan collaboratively and execute independently Strong commitment to community service and dedication to the well-being of volunteers Demonstrated commitment to building positive relationships and equitable access across diverse identities, backgrounds, and social constructs, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity to work toward justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Ability to work in the outdoors in a range of conditions Reliable transportation to reach field sites and off-site events Available for occasional weekend and evening work

    Preferred Skills and Experience: Experience in organizing and promoting events or volunteer opportunities Familiarity with the Superior/Duluth area and the St. Louis River Experience developing educational or stewardship-oriented programs, especially related to health, well-being and the environment Current certification in Basic First Aid and CPR

    To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 references to contact@FOLSR.org.

    Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received by representatives of the Lake Superior Reserve and the Friends of the Lake Superior Reserve. The last date to apply is August 13, 2022. The successful candidate will submit a final application to the Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Health Advancement AmeriCorps program, the administrative host of the position.

    Send questions to contact@FOLSR.org.
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