Volunteer Grant Writing, Research, and Administration Advisor:

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ORGANIZATION: SEASIDE SUSTAINABILITY INC

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Volunteer Grant Writing, Research, and Administration Advisor: The Grants Advisor provides oversight for and works with a team of intern writers to identify and write grants for Seaside Sustainability. In this role, you will guide the team through writing and submitting grant proposals, conducting preliminary grant research, and working collaboratively with fellow interns across different time zones and schedules. This position’s responsibilities also include reviewing all grant applications before they are submitted to the funding agency, attending weekly grant writers meetings, and assisting in defining the strategy for writing grants. Successful Advisors display excellent research and writing abilities.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Strong research and technical writing abilities. Excellent organization, communication, and time management skills. Ability to understand complex instructions. Computer skills. Motivated to take on new initiatives.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE: Writers do not need to have past experience writing grant proposals. Any previous experience in writing, reading, budgeting, or working with grants is a plus.

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So we can get a better feel for who you are and why you think Seaside would be a great fit, could you do us a big favor and apply directly to our site? It is a very short application I promise! Your application will go DIRECTLY to me, Eric Magers, Seaside's Executive Director. We ask folks to apply since many don't realize this is a volunteer, un-paid mentorship, advisory position.

Applying usually clears that up, as we want to make sure this is a great fit for you and your life! Please visit our advisory website (https://www.seasidesustainability.org/advisors) for more information about each available position and to apply!

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Seaside Sustainability’s Community Advisory Team members work directly with our Executive Director, Eric Magers, and work alongside Board members, Intern Directors, Management Fellows, other Community Advisors and a large cadre of interns organized in teams to further advance the organization’s goals.

Seaside Sustainability is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to community engagement, public education, and environmental conservation. We help by promoting public awareness about the importance of environmental health, providing resources to develop problem-solving skills, and engaging as part of a community to take action. We organize our works and initiatives around these areas: plastic mitigation, marine citizen science, sustainability education, and solar energy in the community. We need everyone’s voice in the fight for a sustainable planet and environmental equity.

If you’re looking to make an impact on working towards the goal of protecting our oceans and communities, we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers like you to join our impressive team. This is an opportunity to use your communication and leadership skills to create meaningful environmental change. These are unpaid volunteer positions and can be filled virtually from all over the world. We ask that our Advisors stay for a minimum of one year. Most Advisors engage in the opportunity for 6-10 hours however there is no maximum. Specific roles and responsibilities of Community Advisory Team Members vary by team.

Common Advisor duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading implementation of new management and organizational processes and procedures across the program
  • Delegating tasks to appropriate team members
  • Working closely with the Human Resources team to manage and oversee recruitment for future internship sessions
  • Collecting and analyzing feedback from interns throughout the program to gauge satisfaction and success

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to communicate with people from all walks of life
  • Leadership skills
  • Experience coordinating groups of people
  • A strong desire to help facilitate a positive, hands-on internship experience

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About SEASIDE SUSTAINABILITY INC

Location:

127 Eastern Ave #236, Gloucester, MA 01930, US

Mission Statement

Seaside Sustainability’s mission is to protect and restore our oceans by educating people of all ages about the critical issues that threaten our environment; promoting best practices for sustainability; and inspiring meaningful advocacy and hands-on action. Seaside works with schools, cities and towns, environmental groups, technology companies, and individuals. Together, we strive to ensure the healthy future of oceans, rivers, wetlands, and estuaries around the world.

Description

Seaside Sustainability is a non-profit organization dedicated to ocean sustainability and education through action. We believe that the well-being of our environment, our communities, and our economies are inextricably linked.

Based in coastal Gloucester, Massachusetts, our initiatives include facilitating ocean-cleaning blue technologies; advocating for single-use plastics ban; mitigating invasive species; developing Green Scholars, an award winning education curriculum; and offering wide-ranging education programs.

Working with teams of volunteers and interns across the globe, we promote the mindsets and behaviors that will reduce harmful human impact on the planet.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Environment
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • These are unpaid volunteer positions and can be filled virtually from all over the world. We ask that our Advisors stay for a minimum of one year.
  • Most Advisors engage in the opportunity for 6-10 hours however there is no maximum.

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