Senior Regional Program Coordinator

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Job Title: Senior Regional Program Coordinator
Department: President's Office
Reports To: President and CEO
FLSA Status: Exempt

The Senior Regional Program Coordinator leads the Growing Climate Solutions: Path to Positive Southwest Florida program for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s partnership initiative with the Community Foundation for Collier County, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and ecoAmerica. This role is a contract position and reports to the President and CEO, Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

Working closely with the Conservancy’s President and CEO, the position seeks to expand partnerships that reach and engage Southwest Florida’s local communities in order to elevate climate change as a top priority across various sectors (community, health, economy, faith), build climate literacy, lead on climate solutions and collaborate for collective impact. The Senior Regional Program Coordinator works collaboratively with other staff members to develop and initiate support from local leaders and partners in a timely and cost-effective manner. He or she will have in-depth knowledge and demonstrated experience in designing, delivering and measuring progress for programs targeting the local community and citizen engagement strategies that help shift perceptions, attitudes and beliefs. The incumbent must have a proven record of success in program management working across different sectors and in collaborating with c-suite level executives and senior governmental and community leaders. Survey attitudes will be used as part of the job evaluation on a yearly basis, to assess measurable changes in attitudes, beliefs, values and engagement of the SWFL population.

• Through strong planning and communications skills, develop positive partnership and stakeholder relationships in order to guide and execute the partnership’s Growing Climate Solutions: Path to Positive Southwest Florida Program, with outreach into all five of Southwest Florida’s counties: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee.
• Identify, recruit and initiate support from leaders from the community, faith, health, business and governmental sectors to participate in initiative.
• Plan and produce quarterly in-person or virtual meetings, and manage on-going stakeholder
• Develop and nurture the partnership’s Growing Climate Solutions: Path to Positive Southwest Florida program, to ensure its strategy, plans and resources fulfill the program and organizational mission.
• Create and implement the program strategy in collaboration with primary stakeholder leaders.
• Drive and support development, implementation, distribution and promotion of resources and activities to lead by example and engage constituents on climate solutions within their communities – including training, webinars, and events.
• In conjunction with partner ecoAmerica, help conduct and document sector specific research to understand the dynamics, stakeholders and situations in order to build sector knowledge (community, faith, economic, health) and form messaging and engagement strategies and plans.
• Develop and implement direct outreach plans, including driving timelines and budgets, in collaboration with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
• Collaborate with other sector directors, management, and stakeholders to develop and activate opportunities for collective climate action.
• Build and support a coalition of sector stakeholders interested in collective climate action.
• Participate as a professional and positive member of the organization by contributing to activities that support the Conservancy’s overall mission and success.
• Support and help implement grant-making programs with select partners.
• Participate in staff and other organizational meetings to review progress and deliverables, share knowledge, and to collaborate on Conservancy and partner activities.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Educational background in related field: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or , university, or related advanced degree with 4 years’ experience; or minimally eight years related work experience in community engagement and multi-stakeholder initiatives.
• Experience in leading the building and implementation of complex multi-year, multi-faceted campaigns for multi-stakeholder initiatives with emphasis on energizing key players and establishing a model of collaboration.
• Experience building and managing professional relationships, “leading from behind” and interacting with high-level leaders from private, public, and non-profit institutions.
• Current knowledge and understanding of the communities’ culture (local and regional), leaders, organizations, structures and sustainability efforts.
• Ability to blend strategic thinking with creation and management of real tactics and implementation.
• Excellent verbal, written and visual communications, presentation, public speaking, motivational  and facilitation skills, especially as relates to managing different audiences and challenging topics.
• Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) language skills a plus.
• Proficient skills across multiple platforms, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.
• Experience and knowledge of Climate Change issues and strategies for adaptation and prevention preferred.
• Experience with grants a plus.
• Strong organizational and task-oriented skills; individual initiative and problem-solving skills a must.
• Ability to work independently and as a team member.
• Excellent problem-solving, analytical skills and interpersonal skills, with initiative, patience, perseverance, and follow through.

The above statements describe the general qualifications required to perform the job and the general nature and level of work performed - not a complete list of duties - additional responsibilities may be assigned by management.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
• Ability to read, interpret and write routine reports and correspondence.
• Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to communicate effectively with large audiences and media.
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
• Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
• Accuracy and attention to detail essential.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Driver’s license and safe driving record required.

Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision; ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Location: Naples, FL
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