[fosc] Coordinator Position Announcement
michelle at thewatershedproject.org
Wed Mar 22 13:01:10 PST 2006
The Watershed Project is looking for a part time Community Programs
Coordinator to join out team. The ideal candidate will have watershed
coordination, organizational development and community organizing
experience in urban communities in the East Bay. Please pass this
announcement on to anyone who might be interested.
Community Programs Coordinator
The mission of the Watershed Project is to educate and inspire
communities to protect their local watersheds. We produce
well-respected programs in three focus areas: environmental education
for teachers and the general public, community programs for grassroots
creek protection groups, and development of an environmental learning
facility centered on the restoration of several acres of bay front marsh
and grassland near our office.
Our community program area provides capacity building support to creek
and watershed groups around the Bay Area, along the spectrum of their
needs, from start-up to long-term strategic planning. We are currently
seeking an individual to help implement the programs in this focus area,
under the direction of the Community Programs Director.
The Watershed Project's community program area includes the following
* Existing watershed awareness programs in three watersheds
* Developing training programs for creek and watershed groups
* Publication of resources including the semi-annual newsletter
* Fiscal sponsorship of watershed groups
* A service grant program providing training, outreach,
fundraising, planning, technical assistance and other capacity building
support services to groups around the Bay
* A grant-making program benefiting Contra Costa County watershed
groups which provides both cash grants and capacity building support
* Bring together diverse communities to find common ground on
watershed issues, and ideally, implement community led watershed
* Develop and coordinate meetings and events based on identified
community and resource needs
* Responsible for networking with agencies, organizations and
citizens on a multi-county basis
* Produce and disseminate informational materials; coordinate
relationships with State and Federal agencies, academic institutions and
other citizen groups
* Solicit and coordinate volunteer help with watershed programs
* Assist in development and implementation of the Watershed
Project's community programs focus areas
The candidate will also have closely related professional experience
which includes working with volunteers and developing community outreach
campaigns. Desirable experience includes working with communities of
color, developing an organization, training volunteers, coordinating
events, and fundraising. Previous experience coordinating a volunteer
creek or watershed group is ideal, but not required.
The ability to review and synthesize information, communicate
effectively both orally and in writing, coordinate projects and events,
and to work independently under general supervision is essential.
The candidate will have an educational background in environmental
science, ecology, environmental education, restoration, creek and
watershed issues, or another directly related subject.
The Watershed Project seeks to reflect the diversity of the communities
we serve. People of color are encouraged to apply.
To complete the duties of this position, the coordinator must have
reliable personal transportation, a valid California driver's license,
auto insurance, and be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
The Community Programs Coordinator will join a collegial staff of 14, as
well as numerous interns, contractors and volunteers. The Watershed
Project is located in a beautiful natural setting on the Richmond Field
Station, a satellite campus of UC Berkeley on the Bay in Richmond. Our
team is collaborative, creative, and enjoys a sense of humor.
The Coordinator position is a part time position with some weekend and
evening work required. The Watershed Project offers competitive
compensation, DOE. This position has the ability to increase in hours as
funding becomes available. You can learn more about the Watershed
Project (formerly the Aquatic Outreach Institute) at
www.thewatershedproject.org <http://www.thewatershedproject.org/> .
For immediate consideration, send a cover letter and resume to Community
Program Coordinator Search Committee via email at
michelle at thewatershedproject.org with CPC in the subject line; or via
snail mail at 1327 South 46th Street, 155 Richmond Field Station,
Richmond, CA 94804. Open until filled. Resumes will be considered upon
Director of Community Programs
The Watershed Project
michelle at thewatershedproject.org
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