Help protect the United States Virgin Islands’ natural resources.

Residential Erosion Control Program Coordinator

Location: United States Virgin Islands 

Job Type: Hybrid In-Person & Virtual, 20-30 hours/week Contract 

Wage Rate: $25 per hour 

Requirements: Some weekend and evening availability may be required for special events or programming

Opening Date: October 27, 2023

Closing Date: December 15, 2023

About Us: The Virgin Islands Conservation Society (VICS) is the oldest non-profit conservation organization in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our mission is to promote the conservation and restoration of island ecosystems, sustainable development, and awareness of conservation issues. We strive to protect our islands, fostering community resilience and preserving our natural resources for a sustainable future. We believe in working with local conservation-related organizations and community members to build capacity and address common challenges and opportunities within the Territory.  Join us in safeguarding the Virgin Islands’ beauty and vitality!

The Residential Erosion Control Initiative aims to educate and help homeowners assess and manage land erosion. Sediment from development and poor stormwater and wastewater management are significant issues for the coastal habitats in the US Virgin Islands. Erosion on residential property can affect neighboring properties and impact lower areas in the watershed, including the marine environment. The Residential Erosion Control program helps homeowners mitigate these risk factors by providing education, free professional assessments and suggestions, concept designs, and erosion fixes.

Job Overview:  VI Clean Coasts is a public–non-profit partnership between VICS and the VI Department of Planning and Natural Resources that helps local businesses, schools, marinas, and residents improve their environmental impact.  VI Clean Coasts consists of four initiatives: Eco-Certification; Refill Bottles, Not Dumpsters; Clear Waters; and Resident Erosion Control.  VICS is hiring a Coordinator to execute the Residential Erosion Control program.  The Coordinator will work with homeowners to recruit them into the program, coordinate and schedule visits between homeowners and landscape design firms, shepherd permitting packages through applicable agencies, track the status of projects in a database, document completed projects for community engagement and education, to be shared on the VI Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ website. This position reports to the VI Clean Coasts Program Manager and the VICS Executive Director. 


  • Identify and assist in the recruitment and enrollment of qualified homeowners in the Virgin Islands for the program
  • Liaise with program partners, including the VI Department of Planning & Natural Resources and landscape engineering firms
  • Build program capacity through education and outreach by communicating with homeowners regarding stormwater management and erosion control 
  • Create and utilize a project tracker, ensuring organization and effective communication between initiative partners and VICS staff members
  • Oversee implementation of on-the-ground projects to improve stormwater management and erosion control at participating homes
  • Assist with permitting and collaboration between stakeholders 
  • Social media content creation and management
  • Create a presentation and speak on the VI Clean Coasts Program and Residential Erosion Control Initiative at a National Watershed Management Conference 
  • Assist the Program Manager and Executive Director with special VICS projects as needed 
  • Write monthly reports on achieved deliverables and program progress  

Required Qualifications:

  • Located in the U.S. Virgin Islands with knowledge and respect of local culture 
  • Passion for sustainability
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about land use permitting, stormwater and watershed management, erosion, and construction
  • Proficiency using Microsoft and Google Suite, including word processing and spreadsheets, and video conferencing tools, including Zoom and Google Meet
  • Ability to travel and provide independent transportation within the U.S. Territories (travel reimbursement opportunities available) 

Recommended Qualifications: 

  • Experience using web-based software programs, such as Jotform, Google Drive & Sheets, MS Word & Excel
  • Knowledge about land use permitting, stormwater and watershed management, erosion, and construction

Contact VICS To Apply

If you are enthusiastic about contributing to our mission of promoting sustainability and conservation in the U.S. Virgin Islands, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please apply using this link: 

We look forward to reviewing your application and learning more about how you can be a valuable addition to our team!