[fosc] Restoration Program Coordinator position opening at FOSC

Sara Marcellino coordinator at sausalcreek.org
Wed Aug 16 15:24:44 PDT 2006

Dear FOSCers,

We are looking to fill our Restoration Program Coordinator position in 
early September, please see job description below.

Please circulate widely to any and all relevant contacts.

Thank you,



Job Announcement: Restoration Program Coordinator
(Application deadline: August 30, 2006)

The Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC) is seeking a Restoration Program 
Coordinator (Project Manager) to support the field operations of the group. 
The Friends are a community-based partnership of residents, teachers, 
students, merchants, and elected officials working together to improve the 
Sausal Creek Watershed, with an ultimate vision of a healthy riparian 
corridor linking the hills and the Bay.

The Restoration Program Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining our 
on-going community-based watershed restoration efforts and for managing 
shorter term restoration projects taken on by FOSC. The Coordinator will 
work closely with the Nursery Manager under the direction of the Executive 
Director to effectively achieve objectives and goals set out by the group. 
FOSC Restoration and Nursery Programs rely on volunteer labor, so outreach 
to and coordination of volunteers is an essential part of the job.

This is a staff position, without benefits. The term of the job is one 
year, from September 15, 2006 to September 15, 2007, with potential to 
renew the position. The rate of pay is $18.00 - $20.00 per hour (depending 
on the skills of a successful applicant); the number of hours required is 
15-20 per week. The Coordinator will be responsible for their own 
transportation and computer. Worker's Compensation provided.

General Characteristics and Required Skills
The coordinator must have adequate knowledge of the theory and practice of 
ecological restoration. A degree in a related field of study or two years 
work experience in the field is required. S/he must enjoy working with 
people, and should have experience coordinating groups of volunteers. The 
successful candidate will be able to:
"	Plan and implement field projects and events
"	Develop and follow work plans and time lines
"	Work independently and also accept feedback from volunteers, peers and 
the Restoration Committee
"	Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
"	Facilitate groups of volunteers
"	Engage in some computer work, with a good working knowledge of 
word-processing, database, and spreadsheet software

Direction Received
The Coordinator receives guidance and direction from the FOSC Board of 
Directors' Restoration Committee and the Executive Director (ED). Because 
most Restoration Committee members are volunteers with outside jobs and 
since there is no centralized office, it is essential that the coordinator 
have the experience and motivation to work independently with minimal 
day-to-day supervision.

The Restoration Program Coordinator's 15-20 hour workweek will be roughly 
comprised of three to five hours of program development, three to five 
hours of volunteer facilitation, three to five hours of outreach, and three 
to five hours of administrative duties including meetings. The Restoration 
Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing or overseeing 
implementation of the following tasks:

Field Program Development
"	Walk FOSC project sites periodically
"	Report to and work with the Restoration Committee on project sites, 
status and plans
"	Work with Nursery Manager to develop planting plans for project sites
"	Develop and follow restoration work plans for project sites
"	Map project sites (if funding becomes available)

Volunteer Facilitation
"	Establish yearly field project priorities and organize community 
volunteer work days to support annual objectives and goals
"	Discuss work details with FOSC general membership (via email and 
attendance at General Meetings)
"	Maintain communication with City personnel
"	Schedule and implement work parties
"	Arrange for materials, tools, and group leaders
"	Lead work parties, including:
o	Meet group leaders, express safety issues and work objectives of the day
o	Stage tools and materials
o	Meet volunteers; introduce them to the site and the project of the day
o	Discuss safety issues, sign waivers and demonstrate work techniques
o	Circulate sign-in sheet
o	Lead and supervise the work
o	Cleanup, store tools

"	Contact public and private schools and community-based groups within the 
watershed explain the FOSC mission and programs and solicit time 
commitments to match community groups with FOSC programs
"	Provide program and watershed information as requested by community members
"	Help facilitate volunteers to staff the FOSC table at large community events
"	Update the volunteer calendar on the website quarterly
"	Attend FOSC general meetings (third Weds. of the month) and announce and 
report activities

Administrative Duties
"	Organize, store and share information on volunteer attendance, square 
footages of area cleared and planted, volumes of weeds removed and numbers 
of plants out planted
"	Prepare and submit monthly timesheet and expense invoice
"	Create and submit documents requested by the ED, Board or Restoration 
Committee for fundraising or other purposes as needed

Selection Process
All applications must be received by August 30, 2006. To apply, please 
email a resume and cover letter to Sara Marcellino at 
coordinator at sausalcreek.org.

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