Community Engagement Coordinator

Location: Greater Springfield, MA
Sanctuary: Arcadia

The Community Engagement Coordinator develops and implements youth-driven programming aimed at fostering and growing community partnerships in Greater Springfield, MA. The Community Engagement Coordinator serves as a member of Mass Audubon’s West team (Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire County), engaging both internal and external stakeholders, ensuring educational and outreach outcomes, and promoting Mass Audubon’s mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts for wildlife and people. The work will be guided by Mass Audubon’s recently approved Strategic Plan and the statewide Education Department’s program frameworks. We are looking for an experienced youth educator who is enthusiastic, highly motivated and dedicated to urban environmental education. The ideal candidate will support Mass Audubon’s commitment to equity and justice and bring a diverse range of experiences, expressions, and views to their work. BIPOC candidates and residents of Springfield, MA are encouraged to apply.


Essential Functions:

The following items are representative of the position, including but not limited to:

  • Develop, coordinate and deliver educational programs to school children, during school, after school and summer.
  • Create new curricula, in alignment with Mass Audubon Education Department frameworks and best practices, for use in outreach education that can be delivered in schools and throughout the community.
  • Work closely with partners to co-create programming that meet their needs, the students’ needs and further Mass Audubon’s mission.
  • Implement and evaluate new and existing programs.
  • Cultivate lasting partnerships with teachers, administrators and community organizations.
  • Initiate strategies for promoting and facilitating community relations between Mass Audubon and local community leaders and identify new outreach opportunities.
  • Obtain, organize, and record all relevant data related to each program and initiative including communities served, attendance, names of partners, and feedback gathered from each program.
  • Assist with the planning and development of new programs and activities.
  • Implement formative assessment tools for programs. Analyze results for evaluation and communicate outcomes to partners and staff.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Experience working with a variety of young audiences, including school groups, K-12 community groups, and families.
  • Experience teaching in a formal or informal setting and knowledge of the Massachusetts curriculum standards.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, community engagement, environmental studies, or related field and at least four years relevant experience.
  • Fluent Spanish speaker strongly preferred.
  • Strong organizational, time management, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships and deal tactfully with community partners, students, volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
  • Communicate in a manner that gains the trust and support of others at all levels.
  • Strive for collaboration. Work cooperatively, as a positive contributor to the team.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independently.
  • Proficiency in standard business software, such as Microsoft Office or G Suite.
  • Position requires successful completion of a CORI and SORI.
  • Have a Valid driver’s license.

Additional Comments


The Community Engagement Coordinator is a salaried, full-time position with 40 hours/week and includes a full benefits package. The standard work schedule for this position is 40 hours per week Monday through Friday. However, the position requires a great deal of flexibility and the ability to work some weekends and occasional evenings to meet the needs of the program and organization.

How to Apply

Send email with subject line Community Engagement Coordinator and cover letter and resume to:

Jonah Keane, Sanctuary Director
Job# 3450

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.