Mid-Atlantic Ocean Recreation Outreach Coordinator

    The Surfrider Foundation seeks a Mid-Atlantic Ocean Recreation Outreach Coordinator to support stakeholder engagement in regional ocean planning in the Mid-Atlantic (NY to VA). The position’s main responsibility is to identify, communicate with, and engage recreational interests throughout the Mid-Atlantic in the ocean planning process of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB). The intern will work under the direction of Matt Gove (Mid-Atlantic Policy Coordinator) and Pete Stauffer (Ocean Program Manager) and require 10 hours per week for 12 months at $14.42 per hour.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Identify groups, associations, and businesses that broadly represent ocean and coastal recreation in the Mid-Atlantic.
    • Conduct outreach to recreation interests by email and other media, phone, in-person meetings, and presentations on ocean planning and Surfrider’s engagement in the process.
    • Assist in organizing workshops and public forums to present data from Surfrider’s recreational use study and solicit feedback on draft maps and other study products.
    • Promote opportunities for the recreation sector to participate in ocean planning through public meetings, comment periods, and workshops.
    • Manage and update the Mid-Atlantic Recreational Gatekeeper Database.
    • Implement a social media campaign to promote engagement of recreational users in the ocean planning process.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Working towards or have completed an advanced degree in ocean/coastal policy or communications.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with ocean stakeholders, using both in-person and written strategies.
    • Proficient with Facebook, Twitter, MailChimp, Instagram, and other digital communications.
    • Knowledge of ocean and coastal recreation in the Mid-Atlantic.
    • Ability to work flexible hours from a home office or on the road.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel.
    • Access to a vehicle and willingness to travel throughout region.

    To Apply:

    Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume by October 31st 2014 to: Matt Gove at [email protected]

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