The Natural History Society of Maryland (NHSM) is home to four clubs which allow persons to take a deeper dive into subjects of interest (archeology, lepidoptera, herpetology, and fossils). Each club meets monthly on a specified Wednesday. These meetings occur online via Zoom, in person, or a combination thereof. Clubs also engage in a variety of activities including field experiences, get-togethers, service projects, outreach events, and trainings. While each club has ad hoc volunteer leadership, the Club Coordinator serves as a consistent point of contact and provides overall club management including but not limited to:
- Building internal capacity of clubs
- Managing club membership rolls – adding and subtracting
- Sending out welcome emails to new members and don’t go or come back emails to expiring members.
- Creating and sending out monthly emails for each of the clubs with updates and information.
- Managing the club FB groups
- Attending and moderating all meetings online and in person at the building. This includes being at the building an hour before the start of the meeting to set up and staying until the end of the meeting and locking up.
- Working with members of the clubs to organize field trips and speakers and programs. And doing so on behalf of the clubs.
- POC for clubs – this means being the face of the clubs, developing a relationship with club members, facilitating the growth and development of the club community and club capacity, making new members feel welcome and included
- Promote upcoming Society programs and events during welcome of each meeting. Being a cheerleader for the society.
- Compiling data for end of the year club reports
- Other duties as assigned including but not limited to assisting with NHSM events like Shark Fest and World Turtle Day – assisting means working the day of the event. Event hours are in addition to regular weekly hours.
NOTE: While you are not required to attend every club field trip, you should attend some in order to form relationships. You need to make sure that there are trip leaders from the club who are able to serve as leaders – checking people in, welcoming the group, and managing problems as they arise.
The role requires a strong relationship builder who demonstrates a high level of integrity and is a self-starter. To meet the demands of this position, the individual must be a quick learner, work with a sense of urgency, understand priorities, and have the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a complex environment
- Passion for the natural world. Actively curious.
- Experience managing or leading groups of diverse individuals.
- Ability to build and sustain relationships, proficiency in customer service, and communication
- Strong computer skills and experience in data management
- Experience with social media platforms.
- Strong written and verbal communicator that can present clearly, persuasively, and succinctly to diverse audiences as well as the ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders
- Flexible and adaptable style to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities with a strong emphasis on time management, organization, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
- Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
- Comfortable collaborating with a team while taking ownership of your piece of a project