Oregon Shores Seeks a New Volunteer Coordinator

Fawn Custer, here leading a field trip at Otter Rock, is stepping down as CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator.|Photo by Dennis White.
Fawn Custer, here leading a field trip at Otter Rock, is stepping down as CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator. | Photo by Dennis White.

CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Fawn Custer, who has held that post for most of this decade, is stepping down as of April 15.  She will continue to work with us as a teacher and trainer, thankfully, but the time has come to find a new Volunteer Coordinator to direct the program.

We have begun to circulate a job announcement and invite applications.  The position, guaranteed for a year, is half-time, although the goal is to increase it to full-time. 

CoastWatch organizes volunteers who monitor one-mile segments of the Oregon coast, noting both natural changes and human impacts.  The program also conducts a suite of seven citizen science projects, over and above regular CoastWatch monitoring, with an eighth soon to be added.  The Volunteer Coordinator, working with Oregon Shores’ Executive Director, will organize educational events and volunteer training activities, lead some of these activities, provide volunteer support, assist in recruiting volunteers, and handle some publicity tasks.

The ideal candidate will have a background in coastal natural history and science, plus experience in public education and volunteer organizing and training.

If interested, contact Executive Director Phillip Johnson, (503) 754-9303, phillip@oregonshores.org.  Please help us circulate this announcement to others who might have an interest in the position.