Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness


REPORTS TO: Policy Director

LOCATION:  St. Paul, Minnesota


Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is seeking a full-time Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator to plan and implement in-person and digital outreach to engage supporters. This position will organize and coordinate public events and assist in representing the Friends at these events. This position will organize and coordinate digital outreach, including webinars. This position will recruit, organize, and train volunteers to assist with in-person and digital outreach and advocacy. This position will also provide these in-person and digital services to the Friends of the Boundary Waters Action Network, which is an affiliate of the Friends that provides enhanced advocacy, including political outreach.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, train, and organize volunteers working closely with the Policy Director to mobilize volunteers for in-person and digital advocacy, including political advocacy conducted by the Friends of the Boundary Waters Action Network
  • Plan and implement events, such as town halls, community programs, rallies, expos, the Minnesota State Fair, and political events conducted by Friends of the Boundary Waters Action Network
  • Coordinate in-person and virtual presentations, including high-quality Zoom webinars
  • Represent the Friends at in-person and virtual events and deliver presentations at these events
  • Schedule and prepare presentations for other staff, especially the Policy Director and Executive Director
  • Manage the volunteer program, including developing a system of incentives to retain volunteers, maintaining volunteer notes in the database and regularly surveying other staff to assess volunteer needs
  • Develop a strategy to prioritize the Friends participation in in-person and virtual events and assess new opportunities based on this strategy
  • Organize, maintain, and order materials needed for events


  • At least two years of experience organizing and planning events
  • Experience recruiting, training and managing volunteers
  • Experience in a political campaign is a plus
  • Ability to adapt quickly and think creatively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Friendly, enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends
  • Willingness and ability to travel by car
  • Passion for preserving the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and its ecosystem


  • $45,000 – $50,000 per year salary
  • Paid vacation and sick leave, employer paid health insurance and dental insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • In addition to paid vacation and sick leave, the Friends provides a $300 stipend and five additional paid vacation days to each employee to take time off and recharge in the Boundary Waters.
  • Flexible working hours and hybrid in-person/remote working options
  • $50 per month transportation allowance for public transit or parking, Saint Paul office located on the light rail and bus lines
  • We encourage life-long learning and ongoing professional development, with dedicated funds for each employee to utilize advance their skill set

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references:

Ms. Bree Sikorski, Operations Director
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
2250 University Ave W. Suite 180S
Saint Paul, MN 55114


In the subject line of any electronic communication, please put “Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator Position.”

Applications will be accepted until June 24, 2022. At the Friends, we have a clear vision to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work. The Friends is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.