Careers 

NOW HIRING: 6 PART-TIME AMERICORPS POSITIONS (**PAID**)

Mobile Baykeeper is seeking six half-time AmeriCorps Members through the Governor's Office of Volunteer Services to build capacity in our Baykeeper Patrol Program, Volunteer Program, and the Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP). These programs directly support our mission and help us achieve clean water, clean air, and healthy communities for the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities.  

The expected duration of this term is from September 15, 2017 - August 31, 2018. Click here to read the official job announcement and more details. Please see an overview of each position below. 

To apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, and a copy of current driver's license (color only) with the subject line 2017 Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps Application to Jamie Bullock at jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org.

Available Positions

1) Baykeeper Patrol Program (Two AmeriCorps Members Needed)

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The Baykeeper Patrol Program researches local pollution problems to improve water quality, reduce impacts from stormwater, sewer, and/or industrial pollution. Two AmeriCorps Members will work in target areas of Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Core activities include conducting site inspections, patrolling local waterways, investigating citizen concerns, collecting water quality samples, documenting environmental pollution, and creating environmental issue fact sheets. AmeriCorps Members will receive experience with environmental issues including stormwater, sewer, and industrial pollution, state and federal regulations and permit reviews and gain skills in field sampling techniques.

 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to environmental protection.
  • Background of study and/or experience in Environmental Science/Studies, Environmental Policy, Resource Management, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or related field.
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills.
  • Experience conducting tests and field investigations to obtain data.
  • Ability to utilize knowledge of agriculture, chemistry, biology, geology, meteorology, and engineering principles and applied technologies.
  • Ability to learn chemical and physical laboratory and field tests according to prescribed standards using field and chemical laboratory equipment.
  • Superb written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and process technical processes and policy information.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and feel comfortable carrying heavy items
  • Comfortable working in adverse environmental conditions for long hours.
  • Ability to fill out data forms in the field and compiling data in tabular and graphical form.
  • Experience with Microsoft-based products (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to learn new software/applications quickly.

2) Volunteer Program (Two AmeriCorps Members Needed)

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The Volunteer Program at Mobile Baykeeper seeks potential volunteers and cultivates them to become local environmental stewards by organizing and providing activities that will enhance our local environment and community. Members in this program will recruit new volunteers, reignite existing volunteers, and organize strategic and effective intervention activities that cultivate a sense of responsibility while building skills for environmental stewardship. Members will organize and host several community cleanups, recycling activities, and invasive species removals for volunteers. Members will streamline volunteer sign-up and communication processes. Members will also coordinate and collaborate with local community groups and non-profit organizations to increase overall participation in environmental stewardship activities and making a substantial difference in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

  •  Knowledge of and commitment to environmental protection.
  • Comfortable working in an outdoor setting in adverse conditions for long hours.
  • Ability to stay organized, prioritize multiple projects, manage schedule independently and meet deadlines with enthusiasm and a positive outlook.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs and feel comfortable carrying heavy items.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Experience with Database Management preferred.
  • Must be creative and flexible.
  • Interest in hands-on conservation and stewardship projects preferred.
  • Experience with, and enthusiasm for, training and managing volunteers.
  • Superb interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft-based products (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to learn new software/applications quickly.

3) Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (Two AmeriCorps Members Needed)

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The Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP) is a public awareness and education campaign and citizen-based environmental monitoring program. Members will educate and train citizens to monitor specific waterways so that they are equipped to solve water quality issues in their local watershed.

Core activities of the program include: enhancing and tailoring presentation materials, recruiting new community groups and schools to receive the educational program, delivering educational presentations, hosting water quality trainings, and conducting water quality monitor trips and cleanup activities.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and commitment to environmental protection.
  • Have an interest in youth and adult environmental education.
  • Experience teaching or leading groups in the outdoors is preferred.
  • An understanding of curriculum development and lesson planning is preferred.
  • Connections to diverse audiences is preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft-based products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to learn new software/applications quickly.
  • Able to stay organized, prioritize multiple projects, manage schedule independently and meet deadlines with enthusiasm and a positive outlook.
  • Superb interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Comfortable working in an outdoor setting in adverse weather conditions (rain, heat) for long hours.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs and feel comfortable carrying heavy items.

** Above are general descriptions of each position. Please click here to view the official job announcement and learn more about additional qualifications required to apply for this program. For more information, contact Jamie Bullock at jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4229. 


Internships

We celebrated our 2016 Summer Interns with a send off pizza party. Above (L to R): Nicole Bridgewater, Kelsie Hall, Danielle White, Richardson Irvine, Paul Lockett, Bentley Baker, and Payton Rogers. Not pictured: Jack English. *Learn more about them in Part 1 and Part 2 of "Meet the Interns" from our #BayBlog posts. 

We celebrated our 2016 Summer Interns with a send off pizza party. Above (L to R): Nicole Bridgewater, Kelsie Hall, Danielle White, Richardson Irvine, Paul Lockett, Bentley Baker, and Payton Rogers. Not pictured: Jack English.

*Learn more about them in Part 1 and Part 2 of "Meet the Interns" from our #BayBlog posts. 

Mobile Baykeeper offers internships to both college students and recent college graduates. All internships are unpaid. Hours and days are flexible based on class schedules and other outside commitments. Though we offer different types of internships, interns should expect to gain a broad understanding of the different aspects that make up a non-profit organization. Internships may be tailored to fit the interests and desired experience to be gained from the intern. Some weekend and evening hours may be required. Please send resume and cover letter to Jamie Bullock at jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org.

Mobile Baykeeper currently offers the following types of internships:

Policy and Legal Intern (Program Internship)

A policy and legal internship with Mobile Baykeeper provides a breadth of experience that can transfer to future environmental-related work opportunities. Interns work under the close direction and supervision of our program director, but also have opportunities to work in collaborative efforts with other staff and outside organizations. The Policy and Legal Intern(s) will work primarily to assist Mobile Baykeeper in advocating for responsible growth and sensible policies to protect our environment and the health of coastal communities. Click here to learn more about this position.  

Fall 2016 Program Intern Heather Glass conducts water sampling on Three Mile Creek. 

Fall 2016 Program Intern Heather Glass conducts water sampling on Three Mile Creek. 

Patrol and Monitoring Intern (Program Internship)

Patol and Monitoring Interns work under the close direction and supervision of our program director. The Patrol and Monitoring Intern(s) will work primarily to investigate pollution issues and monitor local waterways. Interns with a background/interest in environmental science are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more about this position. 

GIS and Compliance Intern (Program Internship)

GIS and Compliance Interns work under the close direction and supervision of our program director. The GIS and Compliance Intern(s) will work primarily to map relevant environmental data, compile information related to specific pollution issues, and track compliance of facilities of interest. Interns with a background/interest in GIS or environmental science are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more about this position. 

Development Intern

Summer 2016 Interns Kelsie Hall & Danielle White greet racers with finisher medals at the 2016 Publix Grandman Triathlon. 

Summer 2016 Interns Kelsie Hall & Danielle White greet racers with finisher medals at the 2016 Publix Grandman Triathlon

Development Interns will assist the Development Director in the coordination and execution of various fundraising events throughout the year. Major events include a triathlon, silent auction, food truck festival, and a breakfast event. Interns with a background/interest in marketing, event planning, or fundraising are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more about this position. 

 

Communications Intern

Communications Intern Madison Seuzeneau puts her radio skills to the test on "In Touch Gulf Coast" with Beverly McDowell from Cumulus Media during a radio interview promoting the 2017 MLK Day of Service. 

Communications Intern Madison Seuzeneau puts her radio skills to the test on "In Touch Gulf Coast" with Beverly McDowell from Cumulus Media during a radio interview promoting the 2017 MLK Day of Service. 

The Communications & Outreach Intern will assist both the Communications Coordinator and the Education & Outreach Coordinator in managing all communication and outreach strategies for Mobile Baykeeper. Interns with a background/interest in marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, or graphic design are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more about this position

 

 

 

Summer 2016 Interns Kelsie Hall and Richardson Irvine spend a fun day in Gulf Shores passing out marketing materials to local shops and restaurants to promote the Swim Guide app. 

Summer 2016 Interns Kelsie Hall and Richardson Irvine spend a fun day in Gulf Shores passing out marketing materials to local shops and restaurants to promote the Swim Guide app

Education & Outreach Intern

The Education Intern will assist both the Education and Outreach Coordinator and Programs team with our current educational programs, included but not limited to, SWAMP (Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program), Muddy Water Watch and Plastic Free Gulf Coast. Interns with a background/interest in education, environmental studies and/or marketing are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more about this position. 

Video Intern

The Video Intern will assist the Education and Outreach Coordinator and Communications Coordinator developing and producing video content to be used for marketing, general awareness of the organization, educational programs and fundraising. Interns with a background in video production and background/interest in education, environmental studies, non-profit fundraising and/or marketing are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more about this position. 


For more information about the internship program at Mobile Baykeeper, please contact Jamie Bullock at jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4229.