Officers: Wild Ambassador Director

Wild Ambassador Director

General Description:

The Wild Ambassador Director is responsible for the oversight of the Wild Ambassador branch of Wild Campus, which includes the Education and Outreach Team and Marketing and Communications Team. You will work directly with the Education and Outreach team in the planning and execution of Wild Campus’ annual community celebration of native wildlife, Wild Family Day and the execution of our local grade school outreach program, Adopt-a-Wild-Flat, in which children will be growing flats of native plants for our restoration projects. In managing the Marketing and Communications Team, you will assist the Marketing and Communications Team Leader in the successful marketing and communication of the Wild Campus organization’s image in a cohesive and effective manner.

Responsibilities of all Officers:

  • Key member of Executive Committee (1 hour weekly meeting).
  • Maintain list of people that you encounter to further expand Wild Campus’ network using the template provided in the Wild Torch document.
  • Interview and choose Team Leaders under your branch of Wild Campus if positions are available.
  • Serve as liaison with your team’s Advisor(s).
  • Represent your team at Executive Committee meetings—especially in communicating any problems your team may be having and disseminate any information from the Executive Committee meetings to your Team Members.
  • Organize weekly team meetings and attempt to include everyone if possible.
  • Oversee the Action Plan (template provided) created by your teams for the year and set the dates for the deadlines of the tasks outlined in your team’s Action Plan.
  • Enforce the deadlines that you have set.
  • Understand the importance of delegation of work and actively delegate.
  • Maintain organized digital documentation of your team’s activities as well as resources used during the year and regularly load them to the Smartsite.
  • Maintain list of people that your team encounters to further expand Wild Campus’ network using the template provided in the Wild Torch document.
  • Send a detailed update about your team’s activities to the Communication Coordinator every other Thursday by 5 pm.
  • Familiarize yourself with all of your Team Members’ various duties, and regularly check in on their progress and provide feedback (mostly positive).
  • Put all of your Team Members’ deadlines in your calendar and send reminders to them as the deadlines approach.

Responsibilities of the Wild Ambassador Director:

  • Oversee and assist the Marketing and Communications Team Leader in the successful marketing and communication of the Wild Campus organization’s image by ensuring deadlines are achieved.
  • Communicate and facilitate meetings with the Marketing and Communications Advisor(s) to decide on and ensure the execution of overall messages for the year.
  • Help the Education and Outreach Team Leader introduce the Education and Outreach Team Members to the basic guiding principles of Environmental Education.
  • Oversee the creation of engaging native wildlife focused lesson plans for Wild Family Day booths.
  • Take the lead on communication with elementary school teachers in organizing presentations at local schools participating in our Adopt-a-Wild-Flat program (all materials and lesson plans provided by the Putah Creek Council).
  • Ensure that a presentation is given to the Wild Woodshop students about the importance of their contribution of constructing Wild Homes is organized.
  • Make sure the Education and Outreach Team Leader takes the lead on planning Wild Pic-nic Day.
  • Create a list of supplies needed for Wild Family Day and ensure that all materials are purchased in time for the event.
  • Coordinate all groups’ involvement in Wild Family Day, and take charge of the general operation of the event. 

Qualifications:

  • EDU 142 preferred but not required.
  • Passionate about wildlife conservation and it’s dissemination to the public.
  • Must be responsible and trustworthy.
  • A genuine aspiration to change the world for the better.
  • A belief that individuals can make a difference, and that the difference is worth the effort.
  • Ability to delegate tasks in order to successfully carry out multiple projects.
  • Able to provide positive feedback regularly, and constructive criticism when necessary.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Actively seeks help from more knowledgeable sources and/or fellow members.

Timeline:

Fall Quarter

  • Meet with the Executive Director to get a general sense of what you will be doing this year.
  • Meet with your Advisor(s) and discuss upcoming year’s activities.
  • Attend the first officer’s meeting to discuss the upcoming year’s activities.
  • Attend any Executive Committee meetings (held throughout the year).
  • Interview and select the Fundraising Team Members to be brought on in Winter Quarter.
  • Participate in the Orientation Meeting, in which you will have a minor speaking part.
  • Attend first meeting with your Education and Outreach and Marketing and Communications Team Members to help your Team Leaders run their first meeting.
  • Contact a list of Davis Elementary school teachers about Adopt-a-Flat presentations, and coordinate the logistics of the Education and Outreach Team Members giving their presentations.
  • Continue checking in on the progress of each of your Team Member’s various projects through your Team Leaders. Take notes so you can give an update at the next Executive Committee Meeting.

Winter Quarter

  • Continue checking in on the progress of each of your Team Member’s various projects. Take notes so you can give an update at the next Executive Committee Meeting.
  • Begin creating an Action Plan for Wild Family Day
  • Meet with your Event Planning advisor to discuss the first draft of your Wild Family Day Action Plan

Spring Quarter

  • Early on in the quarter, finalize your Action Plan for Wild Family Day.
  • Make sure the Marketing and Communications Team begins executing their plan to advertise Wild Family Day within the Davis community, including providing Elementary schools with fliers.
  • Work with your Education and Outreach team members to finalize each member’s activity table for WFD.
  • Once all members have planned their displays/activities, create a list of all materials that need to be purchased.
  • Research the cheapest way to obtain these materials, then provide the Finance and Fundraising Director with a list of all materials, prices, and proof of where you’re going to purchase them for the CFC Grant.
  • Obtain all materials and keep the receipts for later reimbursement.
  • Contact all outside organizations interested in coming to Wild Family Day and confirm logistics.
  • Oversee the setup and execution of Wild Family Day on the day of the event.
  • Turn in Wild Torch document (template provided) as your team’s final project.

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