From an early age, I learned that by serving others first I singlehandedly have the ability to improve the quality of life of the people and places around me, which in turn betters my community as a whole – one person or one challenge at a time.
One of my first tasks at Mobile Baykeeper was to write a blog about myself and what brought me to the organization. It was titled “My Circle of Life”. I described how growing up in Scottsdale, AZ made me curious and in awe of water, how that awe drove my studies in undergrad and graduate school, and how that knowledge turned into passion, which lead me straight to Mobile Baykeeper.
Today, I have to announce that we are losing two of our best and brightest. Justine Herlihy, Development Director, and Laura Stone, Program and Grants Coordinator, have accepted new positions at other organizations. While the loss is hard for Mobile Baykeeper, these smart, incredible women are stretching into new challenges as they continue to advocate passionately for their personal missions.
We are looking to hire a dedicated and ambitious, self-starter who is innovative in helping us run the business side of Mobile Baykeeper. This is a full-time, 40+ hour/week position. Must be available to work occasional nights and weekends.
Three and a half years ago, Nickelle Stoll joined the Mobile Baykeeper team just in midst of the craziness that is the Publix Grandman Triathlon – and we didn’t scare her away! She started at Baykeeper as our Partnership Coordinator before moving into the Operations Manager position while also serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for our fundraising events.
As Operations Manager, she’s been a constant champion of our work, the joy of our team, and has threaded everything together to keep us learning and growing bigger and better each year. She has always kept us in line, dotting our I’s and crossing our T’s while working quietly behind the scenes to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible around the office.
We are very sad (and a little terrified) to see her go, but she has decided to shift positions to work in a similar role for the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyer’s Program. We know she’s moving to a team that needs her and we feel confident that she will continue to grow and thrive in the future.
Nickelle and her incredible family - Spencer, William, and Dan - will remain vital and well-loved members of the Baykeeper team and we know they always remain an integral part of our larger Baykeeper family in the future. We are working on setting a date and time to celebrate Nickelle and her years of dedication to Baykeeper, and as soon as we have something confirmed, we will let you know. She will be with us for a few more weeks before transitioning to her new position, so please feel free to reach out to her and share how much she has meant to you at email@example.com.
Now Hiring: Operations Manager
Nickelle’s shoes will be very hard to fill, but now we are beginning the search for a new candidate. Please click here to view the official position announcement so that we can begin working to replace her. If you know anyone that would be a good fit for this position, please encourage them to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call the office at 251-433-4229.
Mobile Baykeeper has been the environmental watchdog, informed voice of reason, and a collaborator for solutions for all issues impacting the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities for 20 years. We are excited to have Scott Posey on board to forward our mission and our work for Clean Water, Clean Air, and Healthy Communities.
"What we have realized is that the more you know about our work, the more connected you are, and the more we can accomplish because we’re working together."
I am falling in love with this city and its people. We have been so welcomed and my hopes of settling someplace that would give me the opportunity to be a voice and get heavily involved in the community are exceeding my expectations.
My childhood memories are filled with experiences of water – experiences on Mobile Bay. My adult life is filled with even more of those experiences and they are forever growing. I never miss an opportunity to embrace our wonderful bay and all of its surrounding waterways.
Take the first step! Pick up one piece of litter, start recycling, volunteer with Mobile Baykeeper, carpool to work. As you take each successive step you will be amazed at what will happen.