US Forest Service Headquarters - Washington, DC

Conservation Education/Partnership Coordinator

The WOCC expansion is designed to integrate culturally relevant aspects that enable reach into broad and diverse audiences with messages and stewardship opportunities that connect to forest health/human health, health in nature, food security and other relevant topics to communities.  Several of the WOCC teams that are being established are in the heart of Latino communities in Colorado, Texas, California, New Mexico and Puerto Rico. The RA Fellow will aid in the development of the national-level program, and would work in conjunction with the Washington Office of Communications team; the Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer and Services staff; Wildlife, Fish, Water, Air and Rare Plants staff; and others to integrate staff and Deputy Area perspectives that create an internal cultural relevancy within the WOCC Program Expansion. Some of the tasks and goals in this position are:

  • Share platform for Youth Conservation Corps, youth volunteers, WOCC networks and others to highlight work and share collaborations in a meaningful and exciting way.
  • Develop social media content and blogs in Spanish (if possible) and English
  • Develop strategies to increase engagement and interaction on social networks
  • Co-coordinate youth engagement opportunities in conjunction with area events and programs (Every Kid in a Park, diversity outreach, area events,  etc.)
  • Participate in local engagement and community outreach activities
  • Review and provide feedback surrounding the Discover the Forest and Descubre el Bosque program and social media campaigns
  • Develop opportunities to engage DEB Ambassadors in FS/Partner events, programs to influence Latino community participation
  • Assist with development of social media influencer opportunities, toolkit development, traditional media and Hispanic outreach opportunities
  • Attend Urban Forestry and Conservation Education-related webinars that describe collaboration among Federal/State agencies and NGO partners
  • Serve as liaison with Americas for Conservation + Arts partners on a variety of partner program elements, especially those which engage diverse communities

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/interests, which may include, but are not limited to, natural resource conservation and management, conservation education and community outreach, environmental science, public health, international relations, media and communications and/or other areas of social, environmental and educational fields.
  • Be creative and energetic!
  • Willing to travel and work flexible/extended hours (including occasional weekends), as required.
  • Ability to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with other communicators
  • Comfortable with public speaking, and managing multiple audiences
  • Must be comfortable editing documents, drafting communications and conducting phone outreach
  • Written and spoken Spanish fluency desired, but not needed

Housing:

Housing stipend will be provided

Transportation:

The office is accessible by public transportation.