VDH Expands North Fork River Recreation Advisory to Include a 52.5 Mile Segment from Chapman’s Landing to Front Royal.
The Virginia Department of Health has conducted additional testing on algal mats and water samples…
Friends is Growing!
And we are seeking an inspired environmental educator to join as our new Program Coordinator. This person will work on our team to enhance and coordinate our Education and Science programming. We are looking to bring a talented individual on board this summer.
Please see the full position description, and application instructions below. We look forward to hearing from you.
Job Title: Program Coordinator
Supervisor: Executive Director
Location: Woodstock, Virginia
FT/PT: PT (30-hrs./wk.; 1500-hrs./ann.)
Start Date: Immediate
General Organization & Position Information:
Set in the extraordinarily beautiful and serene Shenandoah Valley, Friends of the North Fork is seeking an inspired environmental educator to take on the position of Program Coordinator (PC). As a watershed conservation organization, whose focus is on protecting the Shenandoah River’s North Fork, Friends has a multi-faceted approach to its mission. Education and Science Programming encompass two of those facets. To serve them both, the PC will maintain and/or update Friends’ current Education Programs and help refresh our Science Programs and projects. Having a many-years-long relationship with several of the area’s school systems, Friends’ PC will continue to collaborate so that student-centered Science Programs align with and complement our Education Programs whenever feasible.
An educator themselves, the PC will maintain a group of volunteer and contract educators to deliver programs to students of various grades and locations throughout the watershed. Emphasis will be on Education Programs in the first year as the new PC becomes established with the organization and community. Science Programs will be developed more in the second and subsequent years, and complimentary to our Educational Programs whenever possible.
The Program Coordinator (PC) is a reframed, integrated position among the FNFSR staff. The PC works closely with the Executive Director (ED) and other FNFSR staff to maintain coordination and communication of program-based and overall efforts, progress, and direction. At the same time, the PC will conduct much of their work independently, and will be able to do so effectively. They will have the mutual support of FNFSR staff and the ED in this team-centered organization.
The PC will work with the ED and the Volunteer Coordinator (VC), so that the team can maintain a level of integration between Educational, Science, and Volunteer Programs – working together to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and outcomes. The PC will receive at least one performance review annually in January of each year. Weekly work schedules for the PC will be based largely on maintaining effective coordination with the FNFSR team effort, but will generally provide flexibility to accommodate other life obligations and commitments.
Much of the range of responsibilities and opportunities of the PC are captured in, but not limited to, the following. Taken together, these should paint the picture that organizational teamwork is part of many weeks of the year:
The Program Coordinator position is a 30-hour per week, part-time, year-round position in a dynamic work environment. Compensation will be $18-$23/hour, depending on experience and skills. Although additional traditional benefits are modest (some paid leave, holidays off, access to dental and vision plans), we strive to provide a flexible schedule.
Requirements of the Position
Send a cover letter, resumé, and three references to [email protected]. Position open until filled. Applications are welcomed until such time as a candidate is selected and announced on our website: fnfsr.org. First interviews will begin the week of July 13, 2020.
Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, Inc. considers all candidates equally without regard to age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or other non-merit factors.