Seasonal Job Openings – San Juan Islands Conservation District

POSITION: Leave No Trace (LNT)/ Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Coordinator

POSTING DATE:  May 28, 2019

SALARY: $18.00 – 23.00 DOE


POSITION END DATE: Open until filled

WORK SCHEDULE:   Seasonal part-time, for a total of approximately 250 hours. Continuation of position, funding dependent.

LOCATION: San Juan County, WA




The LNT/YCC coordinator will work to deepen the connection  and awareness for conservation stewardship, appreciation for the natural world and be the bridge for our communities, our local youth, and visitors to these special and amazing landscapes by utilizing, advocating and sharing principles of Leave No Trace in the San Juan Islands, (‘SJI 7’).


LNT Mission, Vision, and Goals:

The LNT/ YCC coordinator will help ensure every person who sets foot in the SJI puts LNT practices into action. This position protects the SJI by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy the islands responsibly. This position makes SJI LNT relevant and accessible for all who live and recreate in the SJI. Ensures SJI LNT messages are prominent accessible and relevant. ALL outdoor programs/organizations embrace and champion LNT in the San Juan Islands 7 principles. Supports a team that is thriving financially, broadly supported and is coupled with strong leadership to ensure the ability to pursue the missions and goals of LNT in the SJI’s into the future.


YCC Mission, Vision and Goals:

The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Island Coordinator supports the development, growth and continued success of YCC. Island Coordinators participate in project planning and implementation of YCC operations, under the direction of the YCC Program Manager.


YCC Job Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop LNT curriculum for use in long-term YCC programming.

  • Establish and coordinate youth LNT education projects with YCC staff under the guidance of the YCC Program Manager.

  • Train YCC staff on LNT principals and educational materials.

  • Travels to Orcas, Lopez and San Juan Islands to work directly with youth crews and YCC staff.

  • Assists in educating and motivating crew members to perform work in both front country and back country settings.

  • Identifies LNT/YCC program funding opportunities, leads local fundraising activities, grant writing and reporting.

  • Develops schedule and coordinates logistics with YCC staff, agency partners and YCC Manager

  • Conduct LNT/YCC program outreach, marketing, and final season reporting

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience as a member or leader in youth outdoor education or similar program

  • Have some familiarity with the San Juan Islands, marine travel, local ecosystems

  • Familiarity with Grant Writing

  • Have experience as a naturalist, outdoor and/or environmental educator

  • WFA certified (w/ CPR), WFR or WEMT  


LNT Job Roles and Responsibilities:

Administration & Planning

  • Coordinate and Facilitate quarterly LNT Core meetings

  • Write annual accomplishment report for TMG

  • Work towards co-developing a one-year strategy and a 5-year plan (with annual updates)

  • Program tracking, documentation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation

Communication & Collaboration

  • Communication with Leave No Trace the Center

  • Coordinate a visit from the Traveling Trainers

  • Continue to build transboundary collaboration & tribal involvement

Funding & Grants

  • Search and apply for program appropriate grants 

  • Submit regular accomplishment reports (as required)

Leave No Trace Training Program

  • Provide/coordinate awareness trainings 

  • Assist in Coordinating a SJI Representative for the Master Educator Course

  • Coordinate San Juan Islands Leave No Trace Trainers (trained in Train the Trainer, and Master Educator) to provide future trainings

Education & Outreach

  • Provide formal school outreach in the fall (classroom visits, field trips)

  • Provide informal outreach in the spring/summer (roving, farmer’s market, events)

  • Coordinate LNT presence at events: Great Island Clean-up/Earth Day, National Trails Day, San Juan County Fair, and National Public Land’s Day

Media Presence

  • Write annual press release about programming/accomplishments tied in with youth programming

  • Coordinate unified messaging across agencies/organizations

  • working with LNT Core Team and other agency partners to Establish and maintain an online presence: social media, website, blog

 Hours: Part-time seasonal hours (approximately 250 total) , salary $18.00 - $23.00 per hour DOE. 1 position currently open for San Juan County. Extension of position funding dependant


To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Program Manager Erin Licata at Position open until filled.