The Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) and its partners—Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, A Better Glynn, and The Nature Conservancy—are seeking a seasoned Facilitator to lead 2–3 discussions with community members in the city of Brunswick and Glynn County. The purpose of these discussions or “listening sessions” is to determine the value community members see in building a community-driven network focused on climate change resilience. This will inform the network’s objectives and function (e.g., climate change / resiliency issues they believe should be addressed, the type of entity that should manage the network and why, perspectives on working with outside experts and government officials, etc.).
The qualified candidate will be an independent contractor to the Glynn Environmental Coalition and report to GEC’s Executive Director. The facilitator may work remotely or from the organization’s Brunswick office. The facilitator will travel locally around Brunswick and Glynn County. Some early morning, evening, and weekend work may be required.
Essential duties and responsibilities
The Facilitator will: - Be unbiased regarding issues being discussed. - Work with Network partners to structure listening sessions and content. - Prepare facilitative tools to support session activities. - Help participants understand their common objectives and assist them in achieving those goals in an unbiased manner. - According to the International Association of Facilitators, facilitators: - Take a strategic and comprehensive view of the problem-solving and decision-making processes and select, from a broad array, the specific methods that match the group’s needs and the tasks at hand. - Support the group’s social and cognitive processes, freeing the group members to focus their attention on substantive issues. - Are trusted by all group members as a neutral party who has no biases or vested interest in the outcome. - Help the group understand the techniques being used and enable the group to improve its own problem-solving processes. - Operate by the Jemez principles. - Assume a position of responsibility for the group process, but do not attempt to apply content expertise, although having background expertise in the subject being discussed is helpful. - Summarize meeting results.
- Preferred Qualifications - Familiar with coastal Georgia, Glynn County, and Brunswick communities as well as environmental justice and climate change issues. - Highly motivated and reliable individual. - Excellent oral (presentation) and written communication skills. - Outstanding listening skills. - Ability to establish rapport with groups of people and establish trust. - Excellent observational and analytical skills. - Good time management and organization skills. - Are adaptable and flexible - Ability to work independently and collaboratively. - Have an eye for detail. - Follow through on assignments.
Education and Experience
Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education or work experience. At least 5 years of professional and neutral moderating or facilitation experience with a demonstrated record of excellence and accomplishments. Experience working in communities with similar demographics as the city of Brunswick.
N/A Request for proposals require submission of a budget including hourly rate, travel expenses, etc.
How to Apply
Please see the full announcement for instructions on how to apply.