Open position Announcement: Administrative Coordinator.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as one PDF attachment as soon as possible to info@westernwildlifecorridor.org. Address cover letter to Nominating Committee. No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so if you are interested in the position, please submit your information as soon as possible. 

Organization: The Western Wildlife Corridor, Inc.

THE OPPORTUNITY:  

  • Are you passionate about experiencing and preserving nature and inspiring conservation throughout the community?
  • Would you like to learn about hands-on environmental protection efforts and connect with the broader community of stakeholders?
  • Are you keen on evangelizing and educating the community on the benefits of conservation?
  • Would you enjoy engaging with community partners, donors, business leaders and volunteers?
  • Are you ready to help lead an organization into its next phase of growth and community impact?

The Western Wildlife Corridor is hiring an Administrative Coordinator to help the organization fulfill its mission. This part-time, paid position will report to the Board-designated supervisor. 

ABOUT THE WESTERN WILDLIFE CORRIDOR:

The Western Wildlife Corridor is a locally based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit nature conservancy land trust with a 28-year history of environmental leadership and action on the Cincinnati westside. Our mission is to protect, restore and preserve natural habitat, and provide education to foster connections with nature. We focus on the Ohio River Valley from the Mill Creek to the Indiana line. We acquire and protect land, remove invasive species, and promote responsible land use. We create nature preserves, build trail systems for public use, and offer educational programs to promote nature conservation.   

Our headquarters is located just minutes west of downtown Cincinnati in the village of Addyston, Ohio. We protect more than 300 acres of property, with a keen focus on removing invasive plants and protecting habitat for native plants and animals.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

The Administrative Coordinator will work closely with the President, Members of the Board of Trustees and Chairs of the WWC operating committees to implement the organization’s initiatives. Key tasks will include:

  • Identify sources of potential donations, sponsorships, and grants. Work with the fundraising committee to drive increased membership, identify possible donors, and solicit donations. 
  • Provide coordination, support and leadership to volunteers to continually improve the effectiveness of volunteer activities and identify ways to encourage more volunteering.
  • Work with WWC volunteers to organize events and oversee the calendar of events.
  • Lead the outreach efforts for WWC including creation and distribution of marketing materials, efforts to improve our website and online presence, and preparation of newsletter.
  • Coordinate and promote WWC at functions and events including presentations and participation in events presented by other organizations.
  • Perform administrative and organizational tasks including:
    • Direct professional and maintenance/repair activities at the Kirby Nature Center and the other WWC properties.
    • Reorder supplies such as brochures and supplies for habitat restoration.
    • Coordinate archiving, filing, and spreadsheet work.
  • Attend Board meetings and meetings of WWC committees.
  • Other duties as assigned or as the position evolves.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience desired.  A bachelor’s degree specifically in Environmental Studies, Botany, Biology or related field is preferred.
  • Knowledge of conservation, biodiversity and related disciplines is a plus.
  • A passion for the environment and conservation
  • Well organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Works well with people and has a willingness to engage with the broader community of stakeholders to increase awareness and overall visibility.
  • Adept with computer technology and the online world, and fully skilled with standard software (e.g. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word) with the ability and willingness to learn new software applications as necessary.
  • Grant writing experience and event planning experience is a plus.

THE REWARD:

  • Collaborate with an engaged and supportive Board.
  • Grow in knowledge and experience in the field of environmental conservation.
  • Enjoy coming to work every day in a position that is helping improve our world and people’s lives.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Paid vacation.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document to Nominating Committee, at info@westernwildlifecorridor.org. No phone calls please.

Western Wildlife Corridor, Inc.

P.O. Box 389077

Cincinnati, Ohio 45238

Equal Opportunity Employer

January 19, 2021

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