Community Outreach Liaison-Accokeek, MD
Organization: Alice Ferguson Foundation
Position Title: Community Outreach Liaison
Location: Accokeek, MD
Hours and Compensation: Full time. A competitive benefits package and salary along with a dynamic and collaborative working environment are among the advantages of working at the Alice Ferguson Foundation.
Application Deadline: Not listed.
The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) is seeking a Community Outreach Liaison to coordinate a grassroots public education campaign to address trash. AFF is an environmental educational organization focused on connecting people to the natural world, sustainable agricultural practices and the cultural heritage of their local watershed through education, stewardship and advocacy.
The Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative is a leader in the metropolitan Washington DC region in addressing and studying the issue of litter. The Trash Initiative works to create lasting reduction of litter and waste in the Washington, DC region through public education, advocacy, market-based incentives and strong policy and regulatory efforts. AFF believes in building momentum and creating change by collaborating with local partners to ensure clean land, safe water, and healthy lives for the residents of the Potomac Watershed. www.fergusonfoundation.org
The Community Outreach Liaison will help shape discussion and build momentum in communities to address the issue of litter through AFF’s Regional Litter Prevention Campaign. The incumbent will work directly with local groups, residents, businesses, schools, and community leaders through one-on-one meetings, presentations, tabling events, and other activities. The Community Outreach Liaison will help community members find resources, communicate community needs to local government agencies and elected officials, and identify opportunities for collaboration. The incumbent will also help coordinate the Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, the largest regional cleanup that serves over 14,000 volunteers annually, and the Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit conference. The position is full-time with benefits, and will require occasional evenings and weekends. Applicants must have regular access to a reliable vehicle.
Successful candidates will be self-starters with demonstrated volunteer organizing, community outreach, and/or public speaking skills. The ideal candidate will be able to work both independently in the field and as part of a team, as well as be flexible and comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment. Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and through writing, and strong interpersonal skills are essential. Comfortable working in natural, outdoor settings is a plus. Applicants should have a relevant Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as environmental science, education, communication, or solid waste management.
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