Community Program Coordinator, Senior

Northern Arizona University - Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

Flagstaff, Remote

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $47,634 - $59,542
Deadline Oct 26, 2022
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The Tribes and Climate Change Program (TCCP) works with federally-recognized Tribes throughout the U.S on climate adaptation and mitigation planning and outreach. The Environmental Education and Outreach Program (EEOP) works to raise the interest of Native American students in environmental careers and to assist schools in improving environmental science literacy. 

The Community Program Coordinator, Senior will lead the work of managing the internship program for the TCCP and EEOP by overseeing the recruitment of internship host sites and recruitment, onboarding, mentoring, and management of the interns hired for the summer and academic year. The EEOP and TCCP support approximately 30 internships annually, with potential for growth over time. 

This position reports to the managers of ITEP's Tribes and Climate Change Program (TCCP) and the Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP). It is preferred the position will be located in Flagstaff, AZ with a remote or hybrid work option available as needed.

Job Duties

Recruitment & Management of Interns - 50%

  • Conduct outreach to identify Tribes, Tribal organizations, state and federal agencies, or others who might be interested in hosting Tribal student interns to work on environmental and/or climate change issues.
  • Manage and update the ITEP internship website, including online applications for host sites and interns.
  • Recruit students, including those from Tribal Nations, from Northern Arizona University and other colleges to participate in internships at host site positions.
  • Facilitate selection of interns in cooperation with the host sites.
  • Provides technical and problem solving assistance and answers questions from Tribal professionals or partners wanting to work with or recruit interns.
  • Work with administrative assistant to onboard interns including housing, travel, payroll, and other relevant documents.
  • Manage both a summer internship program and an academic year internship program.
  • Work in coordination with EEOP and TCCP supervisors to effectively manage budget resources.

Outreach - 15%

  • Communicate with past and current interns to create a network of mentors and a support system for students and interns.
  • Create and facilitate webinars to provide outreach about the internship program and share career opportunities.
  • Attend virtual or in-person ITEP conferences to provide outreach and recruit potential host sites or interns.
  • Provide social media marketing to promote the internship program and interns.
  • Organize on-campus events to promote ITEP’s internship program to prospective students.

Mentorship - 15%

  • Assist TCCP academic year interns with the development of climate change curriculum activities for use in K-12 classrooms.
  • Attend local events with interns to oversee their interaction with the community including local schools and/or organizations.
  • Assist interns with skill development such as building a resume, speaking skills, presentation skills, networking, and the job application process.
  • Provide information to interns about potential job posting sites for federal, state, Tribal and private sector jobs.
  • Facilitate weekly to bi-weekly calls during internship periods (summer & academic year) so that interns can share experiences, learn career development skills, and receive mentoring.
  • Communicate with NAU programs, staff, faculty and students for mentoring and networking opportunities.
  • For academic year interns, guide students as they assist with various Tribes and Climate Change Program projects.

Webpage Development - 15%

  • Maintain webpage to provide information about summer and academic internship opportunities both within and outside of ITEP.
  • Maintain a webpage highlighting student interns and their experiences.
  • Create a page to showcase federal and private support for ITEP’s internship program.
  • Maintain a webpage highlighting student interns and their experiences for each program.

Other Duties & Responsibilities - 5%

  • Attend and provide updates, as needed, for ITEP managers and staff. Attend annual ITEP staff retreat.
  • Represents NAU by promoting ITEP's purpose and mission with a diversity of audiences including Tribal, federal, state, public, non-profit and private sector. 
  • Supervise and mentor students working for the TCCP and EEOP as needed
  • Other duties to support EEOP & TPPC Internship Program as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with Native American undergraduate & graduate student populations.
  • Experience working with Native American and Indigenous communities.
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of internship programs and rules, regulations, guidelines, and procedures related to the program area.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and account reconciliation principles.
  • Knowledge of organizational practices and principles.
  • Knowledge of classroom, or training/workshop development.
  • Program coordination and execution.
  • Coordination of activities, evaluating data, and establishing priorities.
  • Mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Website content development.
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  Adobe Suite and Stock, virtual meeting platforms (Zoom, Teams, Go-to-Webinar, etc.).
  • Works independently and in a team environment.
  • Exercises good judgment and professionalism.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.

Please apply at using position ID 606615. If you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily meet every qualification listed, please apply - you could be exactly who we are looking for!

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Category General / Stewardship, Non Profit Management
Tags Outreach