Outreach Coordinator
New Orleans, LA

About CRCL:

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to drive bold, science-based action to sustain a dynamic coastal Louisiana through engagement and advocacy. CRCL unites business leaders, scientists, landowners, national and local conservation groups, government agencies, hunters, anglers, and a broad spectrum of concerned citizens to advance a sustainable coastal Louisiana. The successful applicant will join a talented team and enjoy a high-energy, flexible work environment and work in direct partnership with the Mississippi River Delta (MRD) coalition.

About the position:

The Outreach Coordinator will help advance the goals of CRCL and the MRD coalition. The MRD is a coalition of national and regional partners that advocate for bold state and federal action on large-scale restoration projects that will restore coastal Louisiana’s deteriorating wetlands and, in the process, protect people, wildlife and jobs. The MRD program works to secure and protect funding for coastal restoration, educate and engage citizens across the coast on Louisiana’s land-loss crisis, and give them the tools needed to adapt to the changing landscape. The Outreach Coordinator will work in a coalition setting, with team members from multiple organizations, to develop, execute, track and communicate about outreach and engagement activities that advance CRCL’s and MRD’s program and coalition goals.

In this role you will:

  • Coordinate activities of MRD Outreach Committee members

  • Plan and lead committee meetings and calls, arrange logistics and take notes

  • Create and manage tracking documents and systems for outreach efforts and grant reporting

  • Train team members on tracking systems

  • Attend public meetings, outreach events, trainings, workshops and conferences as needed to assist in their execution

  • Support, plan and execute outreach events, delegating tasks, managing logistics and negotiating vendor contracts

  • Assist the Outreach Committee Chair on other projects as requested

Secondary Duties May Include:

  • Online advocacy - in coordination with the MRD Communications Committee, develop and implement strategies for increasing engagement with MRD online supporters, moving online supporters off-line and vice versa

  • Developing educational materials, writing blog posts, and creating content and posting to social media

  • Giving presentations about Louisiana’s land loss issues and coastal restoration to targeted stakeholder groups; leading field tours


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a collaborative environment

  • Direct experience in organizing successful meetings and events, with a proven ability to coordinate, organize and foster effective communication among large teams

  • Ability to think strategically and prioritize activities to achieve maximum effectiveness in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Docs

  • The ability to communicate effectively, both internally and externally, in person and in written form

  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and being proactive in the face of challenges


Skills and qualifications desired but not required:

  • Experience and knowledge of Louisiana’s coastal issues

  • Familiarity with Louisiana coastal communities

  • Experience working on a grant-funded program

  • Demonstrated competency or proficiency in the application of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice principles

  • Experience with database tracking

  • Ability to lift at least 25 pounds


Compensation: CRCL benefits offered and salary range $30,000 to $40,000.
Generous health and retirement benefits and leave policy including parental leave.

What else you should know:
Travel Requirements:  There may be regular local, statewide, and national travel in this role; with the potential for up to 10 overnight trips per year. The position will involve a mix of in-office, virtual/home office and field work. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license.


The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, incarceration background or marital status. We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of nature and people in a rapidly changing world.


The requirements listed in our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules, and if you have most of the qualifications listed, we encourage you to apply. Your experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, which helps build the competencies, knowledge and skills, that translates directly to our openings.  Applying gives you the opportunity to be considered.

How to Apply:     Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for references to Isabella.Donnell@crcl.org with “Outreach Coordinator applicant” in the subject line.

Closing Date:     November 30, 2021




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