Join Our Team: Now Hiring Full-Time Communications Coordinator
Can you Live Tweet and Instagram with one hand while holding a trash picker in the other hand (and a camera around your neck)? Are you tired of your predictable 9-5 job and ready for a career where every day is a new adventure? Can you wear the Baykeeper brand on your sleeve and shout it to the rooftops across all types of platforms?
If we still have your attention, chances are you're interested in joining the Baykeeper team as our in-house comms expert. We are growing quickly and need someone to communicate our work like a pro and take us where we need to go. Think you've got what it takes? Let's find out.
You Might Be A Good Fit for The Job If……
You’re passionate about mission - plain and simple.
You’re a skilled writer who can create messaging designed to tell our story powerfully.
Did we mention writing is important? You excel at translating complex, technical issues and communicating them in a manner that is easily understood by the general public.
You’re an avid storyteller who sees the right angle for each story and knows how to pitch it to target audiences.
While A+ writing skills are the most important aspect of the job, we'll give you brownie points if you're a video expert too. The media world is all about video and we need to stay ahead of the curve (Graphic design gurus will also get brownie points).
You enjoy planning and promoting events of all types - from triathlons and food truck festivals to education and litter cleanups (We love events and host them frequently).
You're a master of all things branding and will ensure everyone on Team Baykeeper is speaking the same language.
You're a hard worker by nature and a self-starter who is willing to put in long days/hours if it means getting the job done. In other words, you’re the type who strives for excellence!
You're naturally creative, you think outside the box, and don’t just do things because “that’s always how it’s been done.”
You see the big picture and know how your role contributes to it.
You’re a loyal and scrappy team player who isn’t afraid to step outside of your job description on occasion to move the team forward.
You like spending time with your co-workers…..we spend a whole lot of quality time together.
You own a canoe or kayak…. or more importantly know where to borrow one when Friday afternoon comes around :)
Let's be clear - we work really hard....and evening hours and weekend work is the name of the game. But, we have fun doing it and enjoy rewarding ourselves when the occasion calls for it.
Work hard, play hard - We like to call these “Friday O’ Funs” – while they don’t happen every week, staff kayaking trips, bowling afternoons, game nights, and frequent happy hours are just a few of the ways we wind down after a long week.
Location, Location, Location - Did we mention our office has a balcony overlooking the Mardi Gras Parade route? Don’t worry - we take full advantage. Plus, we have a spacious parking lot open 7 days a week within walking distance to all downtown establishments.
Vacation – More than two weeks paid vacation in year one (18 days in year two), plus extra time off during Christmas and Mardi Gras and early Friday afternoons during the summer.
Keeping You Healthy - Full health and dental insurance is available because we care about the health and well-being of everyone on our team.
Stocked Fridge - You’ll never go hungry or thirsty with a plentiful supply of coffee, soft drinks, water, craft beer, and snacks stocked in the kitchen to make sure you’re properly fueled to get through the day….and then enjoy a beer after the office is closed.
Savings Plans – We’ve established a 401k and Christmas Fund as ways to save for the future. We encourage all team members to participate at their own comfort level.
Healthy Communities – We are all about clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. We have partnerships with local gyms to keep you active, while actively working to protect our environment.
Up for the Challenge?
If you think you’re up for the challenge, click here to view the “official” job description and when you’re ready to apply, go here to upload your resume and cover letter. For questions, call the Mobile Baykeeper office at 251-433-4229 or email Executive Director Casi Callaway at email@example.com.
NOW HIRING: BAYKEEPER PATROL AMERICORPS MEMBER
Mobile Baykeeper is hiring an AmeriCorps Member through the Governor's Office of Volunteer Services to build capacity in the Baykeeper Patrol Program. This program directly supports Mobile Baykeeper’s mission and helps us achieve clean water, clean air, and healthy communities for the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities.
1) Baykeeper Patrol Program
The Baykeeper Patrol Program researches local pollution problems to improve water quality, reduce impacts from stormwater, sewer, and/or industrial pollution. AmeriCorps Members will work in target areas of Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Core activities include conducting site inspections, patrolling local waterways, assisting with comment letters and policy issues, 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.
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.
AmeriCorps Members must meet all eligibility requirements in 45 CFR §2522.200(a).
AmeriCorps Members must meet all Mobile Baykeeper and AmeriCorps clearance and background check requirements. Members agree to provide information to establish eligibility and to complete a National Criminal History Check as outlined in 45 CFR §2522.202.
It is preferred that the applicant has received a bachelor’s degree or is currently working toward a degree.
To apply: Please go to the Google form here and upload a resume, cover letter, and a color copy of current driver's license. For questions, call the Mobile Baykeeper office at 251-433-4229 or email Program Director Cade Kistler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Mobile Baykeeper currently offers the following internships:
Program Internship Positions: Policy and Legal Intern, Patrol & Monitoring Intern, GIS & Compliance Intern, and Laboratory Intern.
Education & Outreach Internship Positions: Education & Outreach Intern (Graduate Student Level) and Education & Outreach Intern (College Student Level).
Development and Communications Internship Positions: Development Intern, Membership Intern, Grants Intern, Communications Intern, and Video Intern.