Title:  Community Engagement Coordinator (forests)

Location: Hybrid: at least one day a week in Bethesda office is required; this role also will require regular time at project sites throughout Rock Creek Park and other regional locations

Reports to:  Senior Forest Resilience Manager

Type: Full-time


Position Overview:  The Community Engagement Coordinator will advance the Conservancy’s mission and strategic goals, with an emphasis on forest resilience and through implementation of people-powered restoration programs. 


Oasis Restoration Program

  • Conduct field visits and coordinate ongoing oasis restoration projects
  • Maintain knowledge of project permitting requirements
  • Manage inventory and order supplies including plant material, soil and mulch, tools, and additional materials as needed
  • Engage community members in people-powered restoration to advance site needs and goals through Weed Warriors, volunteer events, and other programs
  • Guide other Conservancy staff in restoration of mini-oases
  • Support communication efforts to forest and park stewardship

Weed Warriors Program

  • Under the guidance of the Rock Creek Park botanist, train and supervise volunteers to remove invasive species in the mini-oases
  • Support Weed Warrior Leaders in event implementation and volunteer recruitment

Stewardship Program

  • Support all people-powered restoration programs, including Rock Creek Conservation Corps and forest resilience planning
  • Other administrative, fundraising, and organizational support as needed
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Knowledge of invasive plant identification and management, Weed Warrior Certification preferred, willing to train for certification within first month of employment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (GIS or mapping and video editing skills a plus)
  • Ability to work out of doors in challenging weather conditions
  • Ability to get to work in the field with equipment in many places throughout Rock Creek Park
  • Experience managing volunteers preferred
  • Willingness to support frequent weekend work; must be flexible to work evenings and extended hours when needed


To Apply send a resume and cover letter to info@rockcreekconservancy.org with your name and position in the title. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after November 1. Rock Creek Conservancy offers a competitive benefits package; salary range is $42,000 – $48,000. Rock Creek Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.


About Rock Creek Conservancy: Rock Creek Conservancy is a watershed organization protecting Rock Creek and the philanthropic and stewardship partner to the entirety of Rock Creek (National) Park. The Conservancy’s mission is to restore Rock Creek and its parklands as a natural oasis for all people to appreciate and protect.