Job Opportunity: Cannon Beach Haystack Rock Awareness Program Coordinator Position

City of Cannon Beach, Oregon

  • Position is full-time.
  • Salary: $43,000 – $45,000 with excellent benefits
  • Application deadline: October 4, 2013
  • Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP)

Haystack Rock on the northern Oregon Coast is part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and is a designated Marine Garden by the State of Oregon. Haystack Rock is used by seabirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl as feeding and wintering grounds and the rock provides important breeding habitat for eight species of birds including Tufted Puffins. The rocky intertidal habitat fronting Haystack Rock teems with unique plants, fishes, and invertebrates. The area is accessible at low tide, thereby attracting thousands of visitors every year.

The Program Coordinator works with staff, volunteers and partner agencies to educate the general public and dozens of visiting school groups about the marine ecosystem at Haystack Rock. The Program Coordinator develops and presents educational materials both on and off the beach giving public presentations to a wide variety of audiences.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for selecting, scheduling, and managing seasonal staff and volunteers, and must work closely with the non-profit group, the Friends of Haystack Rock. The Program Coordinator must have good people skills to guide and engage the program’s varied supporters.

Other duties include maintaining equipment in good working condition; summarizing and reporting data; and working closely with area schools to schedule field trips. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a variety of weather conditions on the beach during variable hours surrounding low tides.

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in a natural resource field of education, experience working in a friendly and professional manner with the public and a valid driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications include experience in environmental interpretation; working with seabirds and/or intertidal ecosystems; teaching school-age children; supervising volunteers or staff; managing budgets and grant writing; and proficiency with MAC Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iPhoto, and Outlook.

For more information contact: Rich Mays, City Manager, (503) 436-8050, or Nala Cardillo, HRAP Program Coordinator (503) 436-8060,; PO Box
368, Cannon Beach, 97110. Download application from our website and send along with your resume and a cover letter by mail or email no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, October 4, 2013.


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