Voluntariado coordinando actividades de buceo para restaurar arrecifes de coral ~ Bioblogia.net

7 de mayo de 2020

Voluntariado coordinando actividades de buceo para restaurar arrecifes de coral

Cover Letter that speaks to your interest to be a part of CRF restoration efforts and what you can bring to this dynamic team (limit 1 page).
Resume presenting related experience concisely and directly addresses items in this position description (limit 2 pages).
Contact information and relationship to applicant for two references. Please note, if applicants are formerly associated with CRF, referees should come from outside the current CRF Team.

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The chosen candidate should embody the core values of CRF. This includes the ability to be team-oriented, and able to work with a diverse group of staff, interns, volunteers, donors and community members, recognizing that each team member is also an educator in their sphere of influence. CRF is committed to ethical communication at all levels of the organization.

CRF Values Statement: CRF is driven by action and results. CRF believes that through education and innovation, we provide hope for coral reefs and future generations. We act with honesty, respect, and integrity at all times as representatives of the organization. CRF promotes a positive working environment that values teamwork, education, and financial stewardship of the resources entrusted to us.


The Volunteer Coordinator position is for the purpose of growing, maintaining, and coordinating the volunteer dive programs within the Education Department, reporting to the Education Program Manager. The current Volunteer program exists to educate volunteers on the work and scope of our organization, and to provide routes for

volunteers to participate and assist in restoration work. Volunteering opportunities exist on land, at sea, and across all departments at CRF. The maintenance and evolution of this program is a critical component to CRF’s growing mission.

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for: a) expanding and implementing a revised volunteer program; b) overseeing all related aspects of their marketing and implementation; c) developing new and managing existing relationships with core program partners at local, regional, and international levels; and d) working collaboratively with all staff to facilitate the success of their respective program.


The first 6-month priority of this position is the development and integration of a volunteer intake and training workflow system. The goal of this system is to meet the needs of the staff of the Coral Restoration FoundationTM, as well as allow to be emulated by other partners, delegating and infusing staff resources as needed, and collects all needed information, following HIPAA guidelines, before being passed on to the Dive Training Administrator for water training. The below percentages are based after the development of the said process:

65%: Volunteer Coordination
Work as main administrator for our Staffing Administration Manager (SAM) system, in regards to intake, registration, and scheduling of volunteers
Continuously improve a volunteer program that is informative, interactive, and inclusive that includes land- and water-based opportunities.
Regularly gather feedback from CRF staff and volunteer base to evaluate program-performance metrics.
Work with the Communications Director to create and execute a marketing plan to promote volunteer opportunities and needs.
Expand and promote volunteer program throughout the Keys, as well as nationally and internationally.
Manage volunteer inquiries and interests, applications, and regular administrative needs.
Direct and manage all volunteer application and files
Establish and implement staffing requirements for volunteer training (using CRF staff, interns, and volunteers) according to departmental needs.
Maintain and provide volunteer scheduling assistance for other programs and departments
Work with Dive Training Administrator in scheduling and maintaining records of in water training, staff evaluations, and dive certifications
Work with new and existing volunteers before, during, and after their volunteer experience by:
Clearly communicating expectations,
Managing required paperwork, and
Realizing volunteer appreciation practices.
Provide and facilitate necessary internal training:
For staff and interns, and
For volunteer participation in other programs and departments.
Manage and maintain all data necessary for program tracking, program development, and compliance.
Assist in special projects requiring volunteers as necessary.
Work collaboratively across all departments within the organization such as Communications, Development, Administrative/Accounting, Reef Restoration. and Science
Jointly manage with Dive Training Administrator all aspects of CRF’s annual Coralpalooza event.

25%: Intern Coordination
Work with the Communications Director & Education Program Manager to create and execute a marketing plan to promote intern acquisition based on the needs of CR
Manage intern inquiries and interests, applications, and regular administrative needs.
Direct and manage all intern application and files.
Work jointly with Education Program Manager and Reef Restoration department in maintaining and developing weekly intern schedules.

10%: Other Duties

Assist with maintenance of Exploration Center as requested or directed.
Assist in special projects with other departments as requested or directed.
Assist with implementation of Citizen Science Program as requested or directed.
Assist as Land Safety Contact as requested or directed
Work with Education Program Manager to design / implement Yearly Budget and Operating Plan.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics
Associates Degree (Bachelor degree preferred) in a related field
Minimum one-three years of demonstrated experience in volunteer management for small organizations or non-profits preferred
Proficient with various types of technology, including online volunteer coordination databases and tracking, as well as Microsoft Office in Windows environment with Excel and Word. Preference to candidates who have experience in process development
Effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to recruit and orient volunteer in all categories.
Ability to present information to groups and organizations in a professional and organized manner.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, in order to meet organizational needs.
Possession of a valid United States Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
Ability to plan and manage projects to successful and timely completion
Agent of change – anxious to improve self, business process, data quality and business performance
Deep integrity, with an unwavering commitment to ethical behavior

Critical thinking to adapt or modify processes in response to changing circumstances.
Solve routine problems independently.
Self-motivated: identify and implement changes and improvements to processes and procedures.


CRF operates with a small staff of 14 people and relies on our seasonal interns as well as local volunteers to accomplish our mission and work effectively on the water. We are a lean operation, and teamwork is crucial to our success. Being an effective team member means not only having the ability to work with your fellow staff members but also to be a positive example to our interns and volunteers. Interested candidates should be able to work well with and communicate with a diverse group of people including fellow staff, interns, volunteers, the public, donors and partners.

Interested candidates should be able to:
Work with a diverse group of stakeholders
Clearly articulate tasks by explanation and demonstration.
Occasionally communicate with internal and external contacts to seek or convey information and coordinate arrangements.
Consistently demonstrate professional, positive, and approachable attitude/demeanor and discretion.

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