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Regional Program Coordinator

Part-time | Southwestern Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is currently seeking an energetic, motivated individual to coordinate the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program in southwestern Pennsylvania.  The Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting Pennsylvania Master Naturalist in planning, executing, and implementing its volunteer training and service program. This may include, but is not limited to, recruitment and selection of volunteers, overseeing core training, management of volunteer service and continuing education; assisting with fundraising; providing support to volunteers; and working in cooperation with partnering groups and community organizations. The Program Coordinator will serve as the primary contact for Master Naturalist volunteers and Alumni Chapters in southwestern Pennsylvania. The position will work from home and the candidate must reside in southwestern Pennsylvania.

With a flexible work-from-home schedule, this position is ideal for an individual looking to work as an independent program coordinator as well as part of a cohesive team. Applicants should have a passion for working with volunteers and people, conserving local green spaces, facilitating a nationally recognized  program, and encourage service in natural resource education and stewardship. Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

More details here.

Local Training Coordinators

Volunteer | Southeast Pennsylvania

A local Training Coordinator uses the PA Master Naturalist curriculum, tools, and resources to plan, coordinate, facilitate, and serve as the host of a 50-hour training course for adult volunteers.  Participants will learn about Pennsylvania’s ecosystems, natural resources, and techniques to educate others. They will be introduced to resources that will help create connections between volunteers and conservation projects. This position may serve as the instructor of classes and/or seek expert instructors to teach the class and field course content. Training Coordinators will receive required training, at no cost, and a manual that describes the roles and responsibilities of their position in detail.

To become an Training Coordinator you must hold a minimum of either a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, education, or related field OR be able to demonstrate comparable practical experience providing natural science or related education programs. Training Coordinators usually work for an organization, agency, or group that places a priority on natural science-based environmental education. We refer to this organization as Coordinating Partner or Host Organization.  This organization must also be willing to support you as an Training Coordinator and be willing to offer a PA Master Naturalist volunteer training course.

Details and application coming soon.  In the meantime, please contact Ellyn Nolt at enolt@pamasternaturalist.org if interested.

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