ServeLA Member Positions

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details 2,181 per month
Deadline Jun 03, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is looking to fill four positions for the upcoming Serve Louisiana Amerciorps cohort. 

Below is a brief outline of each position, full position descriptions are available on our website (https://www.crcl.org/employment-opportunities/) and on ServeLA's website (https://www.servelouisiana.org/commit-to-serve/available-opportunities/2024-2025-new-orleans-positions

Native Plants Program Coordinator

The Native Plants Program (NPP) Coordinator will work closely with the Native Plants Program Manager to support ongoing ecological restoration work in the field and at CRCL’s Restoration Headquarters in Violet, Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish). This work includes essential preparations for upcoming planting events, as well as supporting the oyster shell recycling and reef build events, educational tours and field trips, tabling opportunities and monitoring and maintenance activities at restoration project sites.  The NPP Coordinator will also be essential in refining nursery operations with regards to growing wetland trees from seed, and marsh grasses for future restoration projects. This will require creative problem solving, time management, a high level of organization and project planning. The Native Plants Program Coordinator will be a functional member of CRCL’s Restoration Krewe, a team of engaged members working together to execute 30 to 50 volunteer events per year. Workdays will involve an array of office and field responsibilities, including frequent field days directing and supervising volunteers of varying experience levels in remote locations across coastal Louisiana. This position will require a flexible schedule and some work on weekends.  

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Maintenance of native plant nursery to ensure healthy production of plants for restoration projects (standing, walking, squatting, carrying, lifting) 
  • Support of volunteer work days at restoration plantings, oyster shell baggings, outreach tablings, etc.. to raise awareness around the need for coastal restoration in Louisiana (standing, walking, squatting, carrying, lifting) 
  • Monitoring of past restoration projects to communicate project success to the public and funders (standing, walking, carrying) 
  • Data entry and analysis to ensure high quality science for future learning and external communications 
  • Support the external communications in the form of public reports, website development and maintenance, public presentations, etc.. to engage the public 

Communications Coordinator 

The Communications Coordinator will help CRCL host a relevant and timely conference, maximizing the event for speakers, presenters, exhibitors and attendees. As such, it will help more people understand Louisiana’s coastal challenges and solutions. The member will help improve our internal information management systems and utilize digital conference management tools to streamline the conference experience for users.  The member will also help shape the conference in a way that maximizes the networking opportunities for attendees. We anticipate the 2025 to have the most attendees of any conference to date with the goal of 1,200 attendees, so helping to shape an effective experience will have an outsized impact on the coastal sector. Anticipating a larger audience than ever before, the member impact will be helping to maintain and improve overall event quality as it expands.  The success of the term can be evaluated on metrics such as that, and also through post-conference surveys and media coverage.  

Essential Functions of Position: 

  • Work with communications team to develop and share conference program  
  • Work with communications team to promote specific events and to promote the conference generally  
  • Work with communications team to design and publish abstract book and conference signage.  
  • Maintain and update conference website using WordPress  
  • Support conference planning using Asana and help team through planning and implementation  
  • Work with communications team to write and dispatch internal and external communications leading up to and during the conference  
  • Support additional organizational communications for the organization and other duties as assigned  

Socail Media Coordinator 

The Social Media Coordinator will help CRCL connect with new audiences in south Louisiana and elsewhere. The coordinator will expand our audience on existing platforms and may move us into new platforms, ensuring that we have more people aware of our issues and our work.  The coordinator will post frequently on social media and engage directly with users. The coordinator will create and share content about coastal land loss; about different elements of the organization’s work; about the team at CRCL and about our partners; about coastal restoration projects and proposals; about organizational events and partnerships. Simply put, more people will be involved in coastal restoration, and all supporters of the work will become more engaged and educated.  The coordinator will be evaluated in various engagement metrics: new followers, views, shares, for instance. The coordinator’s success will also be measured through volunteer numbers and event attendance.  

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Create and share content on social media. We aim to post a minimum of three times per day on our major platforms, on average.  
  • Strategize about how best to attract more followers and engagement on various social media platforms.  
  • Share content from other coastal restoration organizations and partners. 
  • Collaborate with CRCL staff to share their work or introduce them on social media. 
  • Create images and videos to be used for social media and website purposes focused on Louisiana’s many land loss and sea level rise issues and success stories. 
  • Join volunteer events, coastal flyovers, restaurant partners and monitoring events to create engaging content. 
  • Assist with special projects as they arise. 
  • Manage online calendar of events on organizational website. 
  • Coordinator must be able to operate tools including digital cameras and smartphones. 
  • Coordinator should be comfortable working outside and on boats.
  • Ability to occasionally work atypical hours and weekends and to travel 

Oyster Shell Recycling Coordinator

Louisiana’s once-bountiful oyster reefs, upon which coastal communities rely for their livelihood, are in peril. The OSRP Coordinator will address these issues by expanding the program’s geographic reach and strengthening operations, activities which broaden the community impact of the program. As we broaden the audience of our restoration programs, this team will educate and empower a growing legion of coastal advocates working collectively towards a thriving, sustainable Louisiana coast.  The Coordinator’s work with partner restaurants will raise the profile of the OSRP—and hence coastal land loss and restoration solutions. Throughout the service term, the Coordinator will implement multiple restoration projects, onboard restaurants, educate and engage volunteers and make tangible improvements to overall program function.  

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Strategize, plan for and support the creation of the OSRP’s Baton Rouge pick-up route.  
  • Support the OSRP staff in the strategic growth of the program involving restaurant recruitment, public outreach and creative problem solving.  
  • Support the coordination of logistics, equipment and personnel leading up to, during and after volunteer restoration project days.  
  • Lead and supervise volunteers during events.  
  • Coordinate post-event logistics including clean-up, equipment stocking, glove laundering, equipment organization and tracking.  
  • This responsibility requires extended time outdoors and some heavy lifting.  
  • Work strategically to improve overall program functions toward more successful and impactful volunteer events.  
  • Coordinate oyster reef monitoring trips and lead data collection, analysis and reporting. Support scientific research and management of project data and basic GIS data for outreach and reporting purposes.  
  • Contribute to developing media content about CRCL restoration activities.  
  • Collaborate closely with restoration programs staff and other CRCL-based Serve Louisiana corps members.  
  • Offer support in coordinating and attending CRCL events outside of the OSRP when possible.  

To apply, please visit the ServeLA website - https://www.servelouisiana.org/commit-to-serve/apply-to-serve 

Within your ServeLA application, you will be able to note which organization and the position you are interested in serving. 

Please note that all positions receive the same living stipend of $2,181 per month for the duration of the term.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership , Botany , Restoration , Sustainability
Tags Conservation Corps , GIS , Outreach