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18 May 2022

Full-Time Oyster Shell Recycling Technician

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana – Posted by Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Job Description

The Oyster Shell Recycling Technician will enable CRCL to bolster our program capacity by reaching more—and more diverse—audience. The Technician will be guided to develop best practices that will shape the future of the program. The Technician’s work with partner restaurants will raise the profile of the OSRP—and hence coastal land loss and restoration solutions—with restauranteurs, waitstaff, customers, and other stakeholders. CRCL’s vision is that through OSRP participation, volunteers and/or restaurant staff will become informed supporters of coastal restoration and will be empowered to act in support of coastal causes, such as by increasing their involvement with CRCL or by responding to action alerts to express concerns for coastal issues to their representatives. The Technician’s work will contribute to CRCL’s larger restoration impacts by building state and community awareness and support for the OSRP.

Essential Functions of Position:
• Work strategically to increase oyster shell recycling by recruiting new restaurant and community partners.
• Implement volunteer events and assist OSRP Coordinator with site preparations.
• Design and perform creative analyses to develop best practices:
o Identify cost-savings and metrics of success.
o Research seafood market trends and waste and sustainability incentives.
o Perform analyses on program economics and design novel tracking systems                     for the program.
o Assist in OSRP venture to instate a Louisiana oyster shell recycling tax credit.
• Produce and distribute Quarterly Reports for restaurant partners and stakeholders.
• Maintain OSRP StoryMap, including updating graphics and narrative.
• Collaborate closely and maintain open communication with the OSRP Coordinator and Restoration Program team.
• Work strategically with Outreach, Communications, and Development teams to cultivate and maintain engagement opportunities and community partnerships.
• Serve as an essential member of the Restoration Program team attending oyster reef
deployments, tree or grass plantings and monitoring trips.
• Provide additional support for CRCL events, such as our annual Shell-a-Bration, the State of the Coast Conference (in odd years), annual Stewardship Awards Gala, Restoration on the Half Shell, etc.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Interest in coastal restoration, community engagement, and science communication
• Familiarity with economic/financial analysis
• Ability to accurately enter data
• Familiarity with data tracking, and reporting
• Enthusiasm for physically demanding work outdoors in various weather/site conditions
• Independent and self-motivated, with strong leadership and communication skills
• Detail-oriented, organized, and capable of advancing multiple projects concurrently
• Comfortable working in office, remote, and field work settings
• Ability to serve full time for 11 months (1700 hours)
• Applicant must live in the greater New Orleans area
• Ability to work atypical hours, weekends, and travel for sometimes several days at a time

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:
• Coursework or experience in a related field such as Marine Biology, Geomatics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Ecology, Forestry, Natural Resource Management or others
• Coursework or experience in Economics, Marketing, Finance, Data Management or others
• Operational knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 software, particularly Excel

Required Transportation Requirements
• Valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and personal vehicle.

How to Apply

All interested parties must apply here: https://www.servelouisiana.org/commit-to-serve and list CRCL as an organization of interest. You can visit https://www.crcl.org/employment-opportunities for further details about the position.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: AmeriCorps, Serve Louisiana, and ServeLA. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

Job expires in 52 days.

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