About Daily Acts

Daily Acts is a Sonoma County non-profit that provides inspiring, educational and skill-building sustainability programs to local schools, municipalities and residents. Daily Acts engages with the public through events, tours and presentations while offering hands-on learning opportunities through workshops on greywater installation, lawn conversion, edible gardening, rain water harvesting and stewardship of our model landscape sites located in Petaluma, Cotati and Windsor. By increasing civic engagement and the number of transformed homes, gardens, neighborhoods and civic spaces, Daily Acts strives to inspire and empower people to save resources, build community and live their potential.

Project Coordinator – Community Resilience Challenge

Daily Acts is seeking an experienced Project Coordinator to join our dynamic, collaborative team for a three-month contract position.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with community organizing and outreach experience to help grow an innovative and high-impact program, the Community Resilience Challenge (CRC). Working independently, and with support from our Programs Team, the Project Coordinator will be the driving force behind the 2017 CRC.

The successful candidate will bring skills, enthusiasm and passion to mobilize individuals, community groups, businesses, schools and municipalities to take action to grow food, save water, reduce waste, conserve energy and build community. This is your chance to shine, and to help others ‘be the change they wish to see in the world’!!

About the Community Resilience Challenge

In 2010, Daily Acts was inspired by the Santa Monica 100 Garden Challenge, 350.org and Portland’s Village Building Convergence and the first ‘350 Garden Challenge’ for Sonoma County was launched. The first year’s goal was to create 350 gardens in a single weekend. The Challenge was an overwhelming success and resulted in hundreds of individuals and over 40 partner organizations planting, expanding or reviving 628 gardens. In 2011, the Challenge was expanded to include home actions and 1,044 home and garden actions were registered. That year, the Challenge was replicated locally by the Marin Garden Challenge, the Victory Garden Foundation and nationally through Transition U.S.

In 2012 and 2013, the number of local actions grew exponentially (2,300 and 3,558 actions respectively) and more groups outside Sonoma County successfully replicated the Challenge in their own communities. In 2014, 7,058 local actions were registered and the name was changed to the ‘Community Resilience Challenge’ to more accurately reflect the broad scope of the campaign and its emphasis in building local resilience. 2015’s campaign produced over 8,300 actions and 7,838 actions were registered in 2016.

Responsibilities

  • Create an exciting buzz around the CRC through the use of innovative, compelling outreach strategies.
  • Create copy for social media, press, website and printed materials.
  • Distribute and oversee the distribution of printed outreach materials throughout the County.
  • Coordinate community kick-off and business mixer events.
  • Schedule and deliver inspiring presentations and talks.
  • Provide support in the coordination of CRC-related workshops and events.
  • Coordinate volunteers, and participate in community outreach events to promote the CRC.
  • Encourage and support businesses, schools, faith-based groups and community organizations to get involved!
  • Maintain tracking systems to measure project impacts and successes.
  • Convene and record project team meetings.
  • Work collaboratively and enthusiastically with the Daily Acts team, CRC Intern and CRC volunteers.

Qualifications

  • Ability to inspire and motivate people to take action.
  • Experience in community organizing, environmental education and/or outreach campaigns.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience using social media (Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram) and familiarity with WordPress.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Dynamic, well-organized self-starter, with ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of Sonoma County nonprofit, public and civic organizations.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, group facilitation and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with tight timelines, shifting priorities and diverse teams.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and troubleshoot problems.
  • Integrity, credibility, humility and a sense of humor.
  • Commitment to Daily Acts’ mission.
  • Dependable transportation as well as computer, internet and telephone access.

Preferred Qualities

  • Degree in Environmental Education, Environmental Studies or similar area of study.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience in any of the following: sustainability practices, Permaculture, landscape design, water conservation and stormwater management, and/or gardening.
  • Experience in community-based outreach and education projects.

Compensation

This is a contract position for the period 3/15/17 to 6/15/2017. Estimated hours are 30 hours per week, with a maximum of 350 hours for the contract period. Rate of pay is $20/hour.

No telephone inquiries please. To be considered for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@dailyacts.org. Cover letter, maximum of one page, should detail your qualifications for the position.

To learn more about Daily Acts, please visit us at www.dailyacts.org