Urban Education and Outreach Coordinator

Organization: NY/NJ Baykeeper

Location: Kearny Point, 78 John Miller Way, Kearny, NJ (plus local travel for outreach and education events)

Job Type: Full Time 

Area of Focus: Urban Environmental Education and Outreach

Organizational Overview

NY/NJ Baykeeper serves as the citizen advocate for clean water for the bays, streams and  rivers of the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary.  Our mission is to take action to protect, preserve, and restore the ecological integrity of the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary for the millions of people who reside in this region. We accomplish this by stopping polluters, restoring shoreline habitat, protecting urban parks and open space, championing public access to waterfronts for all, and educating the public about our shared environment. 

Position Description

We are looking for an outgoing and dynamic Urban Education and Outreach Coordinator to join our team! Applicant must be self-motivated and a quick learner, able to work with community members, school-aged children, and various staff members; as well as comfortable working independently. The Urban Education and Outreach Coordinator reports to the Executive Director/CEO and works collaboratively with other key staff members. This team member is responsible for managing, coordinating, and promoting existing education and outreach programs. Primary duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Presenting educational programs to the public and school children
  • Attending various meetings and events to promote NY/NJ Baykeeper’s mission
  • Managing, coordinating, and promoting existing education and outreach programs, ( i.e.  Junior Baykeeper Event, community science and volunteer events, shoreline cleanups)
  • Researching and developing new outreach and education programs and curriculum for various age groups
  • Assisting with recruiting, coordinating, training and managing volunteers
  • Assisting with social media posts/graphics

Required Experience and Qualifications

The ideal candidate has training or experience in one or more the following:

  • Education, volunteer coordination, community outreach and communications, and/or environmental science
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in social media platforms, i.e., Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Must be able to work several weekend days per month (with compensatory time off during the week)

Skills and Competencies:

  • Team-player who enjoys working collaboratively
  • Passionate about environmental issues, especially those affecting local communities
  • Proven ability to multitask, prioritize, and problem-solve
  • Flexible, able to adapt to a busy and changing schedule of activities

Physical Requirements

The position requires working outdoors several times per month during program season (March-December).  

Compensation and Benefits:

  • The starting salary for this position is $45,000.
  • We value work-life balance and a family-friendly atmosphere with flexible scheduling.
  • Paid time off: 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, and sick leave benefits 
  • Paid holidays 
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield health, dental, and vision insurance 
  • Vanguard 401k Retirement Plan
  • Kearny Point is a dog-friendly campus.

If you are passionate about environmental issues and are seeking a fun, fast-paced, highly collaborative, and unique office environment – with ample opportunity to also work outside – please send a resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Urban Education and Outreach Coordinator.” 

For more information about NY/NJ Baykeeper, please visit our website at

NY/NJ Baykeeper is an equal opportunity employer.