Youth Conservation Congress Coordinator

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Statewide, Wisconsin

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details Up to $23.38 per hour depending upon experience and training.
Deadline Aug 23, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring a Youth Conservation Congress Coordinator LTE!

This position is anticipated to work approximately 20 hours per week and may be stationed at any available DNR Service Center in the state. The location will be determined by preference of the successful candidate and office space availability.

In partnership with individuals and organizations, the DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air, and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor activities. The DNR offers a fun, casual work environment and opportunities for career development. The DNR is an inclusive, diverse agency that prides itself on commitment to sustainability and giving back to the community by participating in fundraisers for charities. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work!

The goal of the Youth Conservation Congress (YCC) is to effectively engage, educate, and involve youth in the management and protection of our natural resources and foster a conservation ethic through participation in the program.  The YCC will teach participants about natural resource management and careers through a variety of service-learning opportunities throughout the year, the process by which Wisconsin’s natural resource policy is determined, and the role and history of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC).  Through the YCC we hope to recruit and train future conservation leaders who can effectively communicate, inspire, and recruit their peers into conservation programs. The YCC will connect participants with opportunities to learn about conservation and future professional opportunities.

This position will work closely with the WCC Liaison and the R3 Team to coordinate and manage aspects of the statewide Youth Conservation Congress program. This position will be responsible for such duties as, but not limited to overseeing the implementation and expansion of the Youth Conservation Congress program statewide; work with the Friends of the WCC and WCC to implement the YCC strategic plan; collaborate with existing programs to bolster and enhance the YCC program; encourage engagement and interaction between the YCC and the WCC; and communicate with and engage youth and their families in natural resource management and the WCC process.

Required Qualifications:
- Experience working and communicating effectively with youth from diverse backgrounds.
- Skilled in team building and leadership necessary to bring together diverse interests to accomplish common objectives.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) for developing and maintaining accurate records and files.  

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience conveying and transferring information to professionals, policy-makers, volunteers and the public.
- Experience in giving educational presentations and public speaking.
- Experience in project management and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Kari Lee-Zimmermann
Kari.LeeZimmermann@Wisconsin.gov
RE: Job ID 13370

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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