Current Openings

 

Program Manager

GGHF EnviroCorps (part-time)

The EnviroCorps Program Manager is a part-time (about 14-20 hours per week) position with the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation and reports directly to GGHF EnvrioCorps Development Director under the Parks & Environment Core Area Board (CAB). This position is responsible for performing and supervising a variety of duties required for the general coordination and supervision of all road, trail and park clean-up parties, proper upkeep of all road and trail segments within the EnviroCorps program, the training and management of volunteers, and the filing of all reports to road and trail sponsors as well as those required by county, city and park district partners. The hourly wage for this position is $12-$14 DOE.

The ideal candidate has an orientation to detail, is self-motivated and organized, and loves the outdoors (rain or shine). The individual must possess good interpersonal and communication skills, and have the ability to interact professionally with volunteers, the sponsors served by the program and the agencies whose roads and trails are maintained through EnviroCorps’ program.

About the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation:

The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation (GGHF) a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, Section 509 (a)(2) public charity, is the only community foundation specifically working to meet the diverse needs of our greater Gig Harbor and Key peninsula communities. The nonprofit organization has invested more than $4.6 million in grants, scholarships, land, equipment and volunteer service over its 10-year history. At its core, the Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors, volunteers and fundholders, the Foundation works to address pressing community needs.

About the GGHF EnviroCorps program:

EnviroCorps road and trail programs (Adopt-A-Road and Sponsor-A-Trail) provide volunteer opportunities to help maintain publicly accessible lands as safe and pleasant places for people. The GGHF EnviroCorps program embodies the mission and focus of the P&E CAB by ensuring our trails and roadways are clean for the public to enjoy and engages community members directly in this process.

The ideal candidate will have the minimum qualifications or experience as outlined below:

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • High School Graduate or GED equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge and experience in grounds maintenance and the use of related equipment.
  • Basic supervision skills are required.
  • The ability to work with a variety of people.
  • The ability to work independently, efficiently and attend to details.
  • Recruiting and coordinating volunteers.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Proficient in the use of essential programs as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and email applications.
  • Dress in appropriate apparel when representing the organization.
  • Capable of transporting equipment up to 50 pounds.
  • Possess a valid Washington State driver’s license and pass a background check.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manage volunteers on all road and trail work parties, adhering to city of Gig Harbor, Pierce County, and Park District safety guidelines, and assuring use and wear of safety signage and gear. Volunteer management includes coordination, providing feedback, and recognition.
  • Assure each volunteer has signed all appropriate liability release forms as required by city, county and Park District. Submit completed forms to appropriate government entity.
  • Complete forms for volunteers requiring verification of service hours (for court, school etc.).
  • Maintain accurate records of contact information for volunteers.
  • Check and log email daily for contact from volunteers, office, Development Director, etc.
  • Deposit bags of trash at pre-arranged site for city/county pickup. Flag hazardous items and large, bulky items for city/county pickup. Assure proper disposal of recyclables.
  • For each work party, log all manager and volunteer hours, number of bags of trash/recyclables on GGHF EnviroCorps spreadsheet.
  • Schedule and lead volunteer training events.
  • Notify sponsor via email immediately following each litter pick-up work party, citing date and amount of trash collected.
  • Email report to city/county after each litter pick-up work party, using standard forms.
  • Participate in special event work parties, i.e. Parks Appreciation Day, National Public Lands Day and other community events.
  • Maintain inventory of equipment, litter grabbers and trash bags, repairing and replacing as needed.
  • Keep track of hours worked and timely submittal to GGHF EnviroCorps Development Director.
  • Take photos at work party sites for use in GGHF and program publications.
  • Work cooperatively with GGHF EnviroCorps Development Director to ensure website and essential forms are kept up to date.
  • Provide information for monthly and annual GGHF EnviroCorps program report.
  • Report any questions/problems to Development Director.

 

Please send your resume, letter of interest with references to:

By email to: envirocorps@gigharborfoundation.org

Or, mail to:

Greater Gig Harbor Foundation
c/o Eric Guenther, Parks & Environment CAB
7191 Wagner Way, Suite 102
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Questions? Please call 253.514.6338, Ext. 5

 



Volunteer
Thanks for your interest in volunteering with the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation. Volunteers are the heart and soul of our community – and our community’s foundation!

To help us understand where your interests will best meet current volunteer opportunities, please share a bit more information about yourself and what you are seeking. Considering these questions may help:

  • Why are you interested in the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation?
  • What skills can you share in supporting your community’s foundation through volunteering?
  • Do you want an office-based or web-based experience, campaign/event planning or project work, or some combination?
  • Are you looking for you or for a group volunteer opportunity?
  • Are you volunteering as part of an academic requirement, senior project, personal enrichment, for an employer, or other specific goal?
  • How much time and energy are you willing to commit (weekly/monthly/annually)?
  • Are you seeking a regular volunteer position or one-time opportunity?
  • Do you have several hours per week, and/or several days a week available?

Your responses to these questions will help us match the Foundation’s needs to your background, skills and interests. If we are not the right fit for your volunteer interests, we will try to direct you to other area resources.

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community. Please Contact us today to learn how you can put your talents and passion to work in your community.

For information about serving on the Board of Directors, GGHF Curious by Nature School Board, Core Area Boards, or the new ONE Community – One Call Committee, contact us.