Community & Volunteer Coordinator

The Lancaster Conservancy

Direct Supervisor: Senior Vice President of Community Impact
Supervisor of: N/A
Status: Full-time, exempt

Position Description

The Community & Volunteer Coordinator builds relationships with existing and new stakeholders including volunteers, businesses, municipalities and other community partners to advance the mission of the Lancaster Conservancy.  This includes two main focus areas 1) creating a vision for, scaling and managing educational programming at Climbers Run Nature Center.  2) Developing a robust volunteer land steward program including facilitation of trainings and work days.  The Community & Volunteer Coordinator works closely with the SVP of Community Impact and team to scale community outreach through events, workdays and presentations that deepen our communities understanding of the important role our forested lands and clean waterways play in creating a higher quality of life in Lancaster County.

Responsibilities for Climbers Run Nature Center

  • Develop programming to educate the public and communicate the Conservancy’s mission and vision.
  • Coordinate annual programming schedule of events, workshops, and lectures with conservation and community partners.
  • Manage facility budget and operations.

Responsibilities for Volunteer Engagement

  • Coordinate the Volunteer Land Steward and Water Quality Volunteer Coalition programs.
  • Coordinate volunteer land steward trainings.
  • Organize and lead public volunteer work days at Climbers Run and other priority preserves.
  • Manage communication with volunteers to capture volunteer service in the database.
  • Develop a corporate volunteer plan to expand business outreach opportunities.

General Responsibilities

  • Provide support for the planning, coordination, and implementation of organizational events.
  • Deliver presentations to existing and new audiences.
  • Support with development and marketing activities to target audiences.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Five or more years of demonstrated success in a conservation and/or environmental related field.
  • Certificate Program and/or equivalent experience preferred.
  • PA Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Criminal Background Check required.
  • Passion for the environment and land conservation; strong knowledge and understanding of natural resources and environmental stewardship.
  • Ability to work with and expand outreach opportunities with a diverse audience and adapt quickly and easily to change in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication.
  • Familiarity with Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices.
  • Expertise in writing, editing, and articulating written materials for public outreach and programming.
  • Goal oriented and embraces teamwork.
  • Must be able to occasionally move up to 40 pounds, traverse uneven ground up to 3 miles, and work outdoors in exposed conditions.
  • Evening and weekend work are regularly required
  • This position must possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license

This is a full-time position with competitive pay and benefits.  This position is based out of our corporate offices located in the City of Lancaster PA.  Interested qualified applicants may send cover letter and resume to Faith DeJong at by no later than Sunday March 22, 2020 at 11:59pm.

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