Hiring: SCDRP Program Coordinator

The Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP) is seeking a part-time Program Coordinator. Applications are due by April 1st, 2024.

March 11, 2024

The Southeast and Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP) is a vibrant and growing professional network that seeks to strengthen community resilience to episodic and chronic impacts due to climate change, natural hazards, and disasters. SCDRP’s mission is to serve as a trusted regional network to build professional skills, facilitate knowledge-exchange, advance equitable climate adaptation approaches, promote strategies for accelerating natural disaster recovery, and facilitate strong and diverse partnerships across professional sectors in the U.S. Southeast and Caribbean territories.

About the Position

The ideal candidate for the Program Coordinator position will bring enthusiasm and passion for disaster
resilience; willingness to learn, listen and contribute; organizational ideas and experience; and desire to put one’s imprint on achieving the vision, mission, and goals of SCDRP. This position offers a unique opportunity for a person looking to gain non-profit program management experience, directly engage in regional disaster resilience and expand their professional network, all while contributing to an exceptional organization positioned to support disaster resilience across the U.S. Southeast and Caribbean. This position is ideal for a graduate student or recent graduate with an interest in natural hazard recovery, climate adaptation, equity and environmental justice, or disaster resilience.

The Program Coordinator will work directly with and support the SCDRP Executive Director to develop and drive programs that achieve the goals and objectives of the SCDRP 2024-2027 Strategic Plan. The Program Coordinator will write text and create graphics for e-newsletters, social media postings, and website content. The successful candidate will be expected to develop innovative communication strategies and initiatives that expand membership diversity and member benefits. The Program Coordinator will also provide meeting support and follow-up for the Monthly Partnership Meetings (virtual), monthly Committee and Advisory Board meetings (virtual), and the SCDRP Annual Meeting (in person) which occurs each year in late January. The Annual Meeting offers an opportunity to utilize meeting planning and facilitation skills, lead volunteers in support of the meeting, use creativity in meeting materials and details, and develop professional connections with a wide range of resilience and recovery professionals throughout the region. Exemplary organizational and communication skills are essential.

How to Apply

Application Deadline is Monday, April 1, 2024. Please submit a resume, cover letter explaining why you are uniquely qualified for the position, and the complete contact information for three professional references. Please submit these three documents via email to the SCDRP Executive Director, Heather McCarthy (heather@secoora.org.)