The Event and Outreach Coordinator is a position with the Haw River Assembly (HRA) We are a nonprofit grassroots citizen organization working since 1982 to protect and restore the Haw River and Jordan Lake, located in central NC. We work to build a watershed wide and diverse community that shares this vision. We advocate for clean water, and environmental justice, and carry out educational,. monitoring, and river clean-up programs with volunteers. The Haw River watershed is located in the Piedmont of NC and includes Greensboro, Burlington, Chapel Hill, southern Durham and eastern Chatham County. Our office is near the river, in Bynum, Chatham County.
The Event and Outreach Coordinator (“Coordinator”)will organize and implement the major events for the Haw River Assembly each year, which will involve managing logistics, recruiting and communicating with volunteers, and soliciting donations and sponsors for some of these events.. This position has flexible hours and requires some weekend and evening hours. The work averages 30 – 40 hours per week over the course of the year, at $18 per hour. Spring and fall are the busiest times.
Key events that the Coordinator will organize are the Learning Celebration program for schools in the fall (involves camping onsite for three weeks), the annual Haw River cleanup in March, the one-day public Haw River Festival in May, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in early September, and helping with the HRA Annual Membership Meeting in November. There are also public outreach events during the year such as street fairs and festivals, where we have a booth.
This position requires excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. The Coordinator should be competent with word processing, spreadsheet and database programs as well as social media. Previous outdoor and camping experience with work or recreation is highly recommended. The position includes HRA FICA contributions, paid federal holidays and two weeks of vacation.
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