Job Opportunities

Communications and Development Associate (Part-time)

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, a volunteer training and service organization in Pennsylvania, is searching for a talented Communications and Development Associate to support its media relations, social media and website communications, and resource development activities to promote and advance a volunteer service-learning program devoted to natural resource conservation in communities throughout Pennsylvania. The associate will assist with social media strategy and content; website updates; coordination and outreach to strategic partners; news tracking; cultivating and stewarding volunteers and donors, and other responsibilities as needed. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills along with a relevant background in marketing, development, and natural resource conservation or environmental science. Prior communications education or experience is preferred.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This is a part-time work from home position. Work schedule is flexible averaging 10-15 hours per week and up to 20 hours during peak time frames; weekdays and some weekends. Stipend: commensurate with experience.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: Employees of PA Master Naturalist work in a collaborative and creative environment directed towards reaching a common goal of building a corps of knowledgeable volunteers dedicated to protecting our natural heritage. When you work for PA Master Naturalist, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a cause that has significant and positive impact on land and water conservation efforts in Pennsylvania communities. PA Master Naturalist is part of a national alliance of outreach and service programs.

The Communications and Development Associate is an essential member of our team by supporting internal and external communications, marketing, development and administrative activities for PA Master Naturalist. He/she will also assist the Chief Executive Officer in a variety of ways including scheduling, preparing meeting minutes, attending meetings and following-up on action items, and other related duties.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: If you are ready to join our team and work to conserve Pennsylvania’s natural heritage, please submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample to

The cover letter should explain why the applicant is interested in working for PA Master Naturalist and how this opportunity fits into their career plans.

PA Master Naturalist is hiring for this position immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

PA Master Naturalist is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

Due to the high volume of inquiries that PA Master Naturalist receives, we thank all candidates for their interest yet only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information and a complete job description go to: Communications and Development Associate

Local Training Coordinator (Volunteer, unpaid)

A local Training Coordinator is a volunteer who 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.

For more information, please contact Ellyn Nolt at if interested.

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