Position Title: Community Engagement Coordinator, non-exempt
Hours and Term: 20 hours per week; term-limited on an annual basis
Salary Range: $17 to $22/hour depending on experience, with a benefits package.
Closing Date: Open until filled. First review of resumes submitted by April 2, 2018.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will assist the Skagit Watershed Council in applying our Community Engagement Framework and Implementation Plan in the Skagit and Samish watersheds. The Coordinator’s efforts are focused on engaging a broad range of those who work, live and play in the Skagit and Samish Valleys in our mission to understand, protect, and restore habitat for sustainable fisheries. This position works closely with the Executive Director, Community Engagement Committee, a variety of partnering agencies and organizations, and residents and visitors.
This position requires environmental education experience, excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and interests. We require an experienced individual with a relevant educational foundation and the desire to support and nurture the environment and communities that depend on it.
- Coordinate SWC members and partners in meeting goals outlined in the SWC Community Engagement Framework. Facilitate coordinated work planning and funding strategies.
- Conduct strategic planning to share key messages of salmon and habitat recovery and engage various audiences.
- Support the work of the Community Engagement Committee and other similar forums in the Skagit and Samish Watersheds such as ECO Net.
- Deploy and maintain engagement tools including social media, blogs, interviews, SWC publications, press releases, and public events and presentations.
- Implement the SWC Community Arts and Nature Program.
- Maintain and market the Skagit STEAM Educator Resource Guide. Develop an online database to more easily share and update partner programs with the youth education community.
- Partner with local school districts to develop programs that support their STEAM curriculum. Support SWC members by updating education program curriculum and incorporating next generation science standards and cross-cutting principles.
- Manage projects and contracts.
- Make presentations to a range of audiences on the work of the Watershed Council and its member organizations.
- Other administrative tasks as necessary.
- A bachelor’s degree in education, environmental sciences, or similar.
- Three (3) years of experience with progressive responsibility for project or program management in environmental education.
- Proven success in working with diverse individuals and in facilitating community conversation and multi-stakeholder processes.
- Ability to work independently.
- Demonstrated proficiency in website and social media management, as well as in word processing, spreadsheet, and publishing software programs.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Valid driver’s license and insured, personal vehicle.
- Familiarity with the Skagit Watershed or salmon recovery or watershed conservation efforts in Washington State.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully produce education curriculum.
- Demonstrated proficiency in online database management.
- Demonstrated proficiency in graphic design.
- Multi-cultural training and fluent in Spanish or other prevalent languages.
The work location is at the organization’s office at 815 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 201, Mount Vernon and at various field locations throughout the Skagit Watershed. SWC is an equal opportunity employer.
This part-time position provides a competitive benefits package that includes holiday leave, annual leave, sick leave, matching retirement contributions, and professional training opportunities.
How to Apply
Send a resume, a letter of interest and 3 professional references that demonstrate your ability to meet or exceed the job qualifications by e-mail (please confirm receipt) to firstname.lastname@example.org Questions may be addressed via email as well.