The Elizabeth River Project is recruiting candidates for the new position of Resilience Engagement Coordinator. This position works directly under our Resilience Manager on outreach, engagement, and recruitment at the soon-to-open Ryan Resilience Lab, a cutting-edge demonstration of environmental resilience for coastal urban cities and the cornerstone of the developing Eco-District on Knitting Mill Creek.

The Resilience Engagement Coordinator will work on an important range of tasks related to the Ryan Resilience Lab’s operations and activities, including but not limited to:

  • Event management – Bring your creativity and events planning experience to the table, and take the lead on planning, organizing, and executing a wide range of new events for the Ryan Lab, from one of a kind art exhibits on resilience, to otter community monitoring, to intergenerational BIPOC meet-ups to promote diversity in the sciences.
  • Program support and coordination – Help ensure the Ryan Lab’s unique variety of public and educational programs operate smoothly, which includes coordinating budgets, workflows, and overall program logistics.
  • Public engagement – Be the face of the Ryan Lab as you share your knowledge on all of its innovative features with the public by leading interactive tours, recruiting new members for our organization’s programs, conducting outreach activities, and greeting our visitors at the front desk.
  • A range of other initiatives, from working closely on the coordination of the Eco-District on Knitting Mill Creek, to assisting with the administrative support of the Ryan Lab.

Qualifications: The qualified candidate has prior experience in event planning, which includes: taking the lead on event logistics, coordinating with vendors, managing budgets, and ensuring seamless event operations, with a preference for experience executing a variety of events that may range from small-scale workshops to high-profile receptions. Other desired areas of experience include community education and engagement, with a preference for experience in membership recruitment and/or environmental education.

This is a full-time, hourly position with pay ranging $16.00 to $21.00/hour (depending on experience and qualifications) with a comprehensive benefits package offered. The regular schedule for this position is 40 hours/week, Tuesday-Saturday with frequent weeknights required.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume and cover letter to Human Resources Manager Jaye Hughes,

The Elizabeth River Project is an equal opportunity employer.