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SUNSCREEN CAMPAIGN OUTREACH COORDINATOR

 

Location: Roatán, Honduras

Position Type: Contract, part-time for a period not to exceed ten months. 10-15 hours a week. The contract term pays $4,500 over a ten-month period. 

Organization Overview:

The Inland Ocean Coalition (IOC) is dedicated to conserving marine environments through sustainable practices and community engagement. One of our collaborative projects, in Roatán, Honduras, focuses on implementing a petrochemical-free sunscreen ban to protect coral reefs and marine biodiversity. The person hired for this position will be working on the ground in Roatán with coalition members from Sun Divers Roatán, Roatán Marine Park, Bay Island Conservation Association, and will work closely with and report to staff from the Inland Ocean Coalition. 

Job Summary:

We seek an enthusiastic and dedicated Environmental Outreach Coordinator to join our team in Roatán, Honduras. The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to environmental conservation and strongly desire to engage with the local community to promote sustainable practices. This position involves working closely with local stakeholders, organizing community events such as beach clean-ups, and advocating for policy changes to support the petrochemical-free sunscreen ban.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage with local businesses, agencies, schools, and community groups to raise awareness about the importance of petrochemical-free sunscreens and their impact on marine life
  • Collect signatures and corporate letters of support for a petition to present to local government officials and policymakers, advocating for adopting a petrochemical-free sunscreen ban
  • Organize and lead other IOC events and educational workshops on ocean conservation. For example: 
    • Beach and Reef Clean Ups
    • Coral reef monitoring activities (requires scuba certification)
    • Create tabling opportunities
  • Develop and implement innovative local support efforts, such as reef-safe sunscreen exchange programs and public information campaigns
  • Serve as a liaison between IOC and local government officials, stakeholders, and the community, ensuring effective communication and progress toward our conservation goals
  • Monitor and report on the project's progress, including community engagement metrics, collected petition signatures, and outreach activities' impact on local practices and policies
  • Develop and execute innovative fundraising strategies to support the sunscreen campaign, including online campaigns, partnership with eco-conscious businesses, and community fundraising events
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors, sponsors, and partners to secure funding and in-kind support for campaign initiatives and activities
  • Organize and manage fundraising events and initiatives, coordinating with team members and volunteers to ensure successful execution and maximum engagement from the community
  • Collaborate with the communications team to create compelling fundraising materials and messages that resonate with diverse audiences and effectively communicate the importance of the campaign's objectives

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English and Spanish (verbal and written communication)
  • Must reside in Roatán full-time
  • Familiarity with Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Conservation, Social Sciences, or a related field
  • Proven experience in community outreach, environmental advocacy, or related fields
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse groups
  • Creative thinker with a knack for developing innovative solutions to environmental challenges
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with the Roatán area and its environmental issues is a plus

What We Offer

  • A Unique Impact Opportunity: Play a pivotal role in marine conservation efforts in Roatán by contributing to the implementation of a petrochemical-free sunscreen ban. Your work will directly influence the preservation of coral reefs and marine biodiversity, making a lasting environmental difference.
  • Dynamic Team Environment: Join a team of dedicated professionals passionate about conservation. While this is a contract position, you will be part of a supportive network that values collaboration, innovation, and sharing ideas and best practices in environmental protection.
  • Professional Growth: This role offers substantial opportunities for professional development in environmental advocacy, community engagement, and project management. You will gain hands-on experience initiating and leading conservation efforts, enhancing your skills, and expanding your career prospects in environmental and conservation sciences.
  • Flexibility and Autonomy: As a contract position, you will have the flexibility to manage your schedule and approach to achieving project goals, providing a balance of independence and support to innovate and make impactful decisions.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, and relevant work samples to mia@inlandoceancoalition.org with the subject line “Sunscreen Outreach Coordinator Application.” We will be reviewing applications through the end of March with an anticipated start date of sometime in April. 

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Become an Inland Ocean Ambassador

Passionate ocean advocates seeking a leadership role in their community are able to join our Inland Ocean Ambassador Certification Training. Through our four virtual training sessions, Ambassadors will learn the skills to lead awareness efforts in their local area, become familiar with IOC’s programs and campaigns, and turn training into action on local and national scales.

Training topics include effective organizational storytelling, marine protected areas, plastic pollution, hosting and managing events, and current policy issues. 

Upon completion of the virtual training sessions, Ambassadors will be asked to complete 30 volunteer hours before graduation. Some take legislative action through Op-Ed pieces or meetings with congressional leaders. Others help build IOC campaigns or work on advisory committees. We also encourage our Inland Ocean Ambassadors to join chapters near them or start a new chapter in their community.

Fee information for the 2024 Fall training will be available soon!

Start your Inland Ocean Ambassador journey by clicking the link below to learn more. 

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Meet your chapter leads and work with them to create local events and spread awareness in your area. By working with your chapter, you have the chance to work on events like tabling, monthly blue drinks, and other outreach in communities, schools and beyond. Chapters can also work to support campaigns digitally, and to act out in the real world through creek and river clean-ups. 

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