Job opening: Plaquemines Parish Outreach Coordinator
September 11, 2013 | Posted by Elizabeth Van Cleve in Job openings

Description: National Wildlife Federation is currently seeking a Plaquemines Parish Outreach Professional Coordinator. Our campaign advocates for coastal restoration through the implementation of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, with the mission of re-connecting the Mississippi River to the delta to protect people, wildlife and jobs. This position will work with coastal parish residents to provide information about sustainable, cost-effective restoration projects based on sound science, and to understand community members’ concerns about the impacts of these projects. This position will be located in New Orleans, La.


Campaign Outreach:

  • Plans, develops and executes an education and outreach campaign in Plaquemines Parish focused on coastal restoration tools.
  • Collaborates with social media team to support online outreach and to engage leaders in social media content generation and promotion.
  • In partnership with the Communications and Science teams, develops education materials on restoration issues relevant to Plaquemines Parish residents.
  • Develops and maintains deliverables tracking and contact management systems.


  • Establishes, cultivates and activates a core group of leaders and grasstops supporters.
  • Support grasstops presenters by coordinating logistics, supplies, materials and equipment; helps identify speaking opportunities for presenters.
  • Help the campaign to quantify success by keeping track of grasstops and grassroots contacts and engagement in the campaign.
  • Attends, and recruits partners to attend, public meetings regarding restoration priorities.

Community Engagement and Outreach:

  • Recruits and manages community volunteers to support campaign outreach and advocacy efforts.
  • Organizes information sessions, events and community dialogues.
  • Engages community leaders in earned media opportunities such as letters to the editor, opinion editorials and blog posts.
  • Coordinates with field director and state outreach and policy staff to engage community leaders in meetings with local, state and federal decision makers.
  • Schedules and performs presentations to community organizations, tabling opportunities at community events, one-on-one meetings with local leaders, and similar outreach tactics.
  • Builds partnerships with community organizations and leaders. Attend meetings and events.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or, equivalent experience required


  • Experience with / knowledge of Louisiana’s coastal issues a plus.
  • Three years advocacy or campaign experience or equivalent.


  • Demonstrated success engaging citizens and community leaders in advocacy efforts.
  • Strong listening skills and proven ability to respectfully work with community members on controversial issues. Position requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Strong planning and prioritization skills and ability to work strategically.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with a broad range of constituencies (business interests, young professionals, civic organizations, hunters and anglers, etc.); coalition and partnerships experience preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software applications.
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and also to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to successfully plan and execute outreach events.

This is a 16-month temporary position with the possibility to extend.

National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

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