Education and Tireless Project Coordinator

Title: Education and Tireless Project Coordinator  

Position: Part-time, year-round

Supervisor: Myrna Newman, Executive Director

Mission/Description of Organization: Allegheny CleanWays is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 2000 to "engage and empower people to eliminate illegal dumping and litter in Allegheny County."

Description: This is a part-time position (12-15 hrs/week) that will coordinate all activities associated with our river/stream cleanup program and our education/outreach program. Some evening and significant weekend work expected.

Duties:  Primary duties will include:

  1. Program Coordination
    1. Coordinating with Executive Director, Program Director, Tireless Project Crew Leader/Boat Pilot and/or other staff in scheduling and designing river cleanups and education/outreach activities.
  2. Event Planning
    1. Planning and coordinating with project partners regarding details of events:  location, logistics, duties, schedules, etc. 
    2. Registering events on designated websites and publicizing via social media outlets, newsletters, and email blasts
  3. Event Preparation and Wrap Up (alone or with assistance)
    1. Loading supplies into vehicle and setting up staging area
    2. Distributing supplies at cleanup events
    3. Collecting and loading supplies at conclusion of event
    4. Unloading and returning equipment to appropriate place in storage area
    5. Logging results of events, i.e. debris collected, volunteers participating, etc. as needed
    6. Inventorying supplies
  4. Volunteer Management (approx 30% of time) - Help or lead coordination of volunteers participating in events
    1. Getting completed sign-in sheets
    2. Providing background on Allegheny Cleanways,
    3. Informing volunteers of cleanup protocol, health hazards, safety precautions, and proper disposal methods.
    4. Modeling safe and effective cleanup methods, while assisting in cleanup
  5.  Educational and/or Service-Learning Event Facilitation
    1. Assisting in the development of appropriate educational materials and activities
    2. Leading participants (generally children and youth) in service-learning activities
  6. Outreach
    1. Compiling and sending monthly newsletters
    2. Updating website and social media
    3. Tabling at outreach events

Qualifications/Skills: Excellent organizational and leadership skills including the ability to handle multiple demands and assignments as well as prioritize tasks effectively and efficiently.  Must be able to work independently.  Must have the ability to direct/assist safe lifting of heavy items, operate an automatic transmission pickup truck, and maintain hand (non-power) tools, as well as to supervise and mentor assistants, interns and volunteers.  Must have proficient computer and public speaking skills,  valid driver’s license, and all Act clearances. Should enjoy working with children and/or youth.

Preferred Skills:  Prior clean-up and/or environmental stewardship project management, volunteer management experience, CPR and First Aid training, boat operation, environmental education background. 

What we offer:  Excellent working environment with emphasis on partnership and cooperation and flexible hours. An opportunity to network with a range of partners including grassroots community groups, non-profits, leaders in business, and local, state, and federal government representatives; learn new areas of project management.  You will help make a positive impact on the community. 

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to by February 24, 2018.