• Sustainability Programs Coordinator

    Posted: 11/08/2022


    Coastal Connections, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting coastal habitats for sea turtle survival by educating and connecting people to the environment. One of our core initiatives is called Vero Goes Zero, which includes a number of programs to reduce and eliminate single-use plastic and debris in our community. The Programs Coordinator will oversee all sustainability-related programs including coastal cleanups, beach baskets, and WRAP recycling, and will provide leadership support for volunteers in each program. It will be important for this individual to have a basic understanding and experience in grant management, data management, and report writing. This person will work cooperatively with government staff at the local and state level. This is a hybrid position of in-person/virtual and field/office needs and responsibilities. 


    SALARY:  $15/Hour up to 20 Hours/Week

    EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Beginning December 2022. This position will be a 1099 contract position. There is a strong possibility that this position will transition to a W2 hourly position in early 2023. This role will be evaluated annually for renewal based on grant availability and the operational growth and financial performance of the organization.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: “HYBRID” The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those staff may encounter while performing essential functions of this job. Staff should foster and sustain this environment for other persons performing services for the organization. 

    • The “Office” is not one single location, but all areas in which administrative business, program operations, and community networking occurs;

    • Positively interacts with external partners and other project personnel, creating a motivational and family-like workspace;

    • Willingly jumps in to help with others' projects when needed to support the mission and success of the organization.



    • Professionally engage with CCinc volunteers and manage team members who assist with sustainability programs. 

    • Professionally engage and coordinate with local, state, and federal authorities 

    • Provide critical feedback to enhance the Vero Goes Zero initiative and its variety of programs.

    • Dedicate time weekly in the office with the Executive Director to assist with program planning, communications, data management, and reporting.


    Data Management and Reporting

    • Work cooperatively with program volunteers to collect data on a timely basis

    • Submit required quarterly reports to municipal beach basket partners

    • Update and manage program data including, but not limited to:

      • Coastal Cleanup Tracking Sheets

      • Coastal Cleanup TIDES Database

      • Beach Basket Tracking 

      • WRAP Recycling

    • Assist with database enhancements and data reporting enhancements

    • Collect and organize program pictures for community engagement

    • Track and manage deliverables for grants including reports and summaries

    • Create annual summary letters for Vero Goes Zero businesses outlining their annual participation and impact

      Program Development and Coordination
     Create and manage monthly volunteer schedules for sustainability programs
    • Assist in the training of summer interns and help oversee intern projects

    • Develop new and innovative program ideas to broaden our impact 

    • Help in writing grant proposals and managing grant-funded programs

    • Assist other staff in creating lesson plans for summer camp and school classes that teach critical STEM standards using simplified CCinc program components

    • Assist the volunteer coordinator in helping recruit and train volunteers

    • Provide support as needed for the Sea Turtle Friendly Certified hotel program


    This individual should perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


    The Sustainability Programs Coordinator will directly report to the Executive Director. 


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform duties and responsibilities.


    • Required Education -  Undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university in either Sustainability, Business Management, Environmental Science, or a similar and applicable degree. This can only be waived when the candidate's years of experience exceed the minimum requirements below. 

    • Required Experience - A minimum of 2 years of experience working towards environmentally sustainable operations within a business industry. Plus, a minimum of 1 year of experience presenting or developing educational programs for people of diverse ages.  



    • Proven organizational skills

    • Ability to effectively communicate with senior management and the public

    • Proficient database management skills

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite. Experience with Slack on both a desktop and mobile version is highly preferred

    • Self-starter used to working independently and within teams



    • Valid Driver's License

    • Valid Auto Insurance

    • Certified Environmental Professional (or similar) - Preferred



    To apply email kendra@coastal-connections.org with and short cover letter, CV/Resume, and 1 Reference (professional) with the subject line “Sustainability Programs Coordinator”.