Job Duties & Program Areas
1. (30%) Community Science. Coordinate the Council’s Community Science program, working with the Restoration Project Manager and Volunteer Program Manager. Includes recruiting and training volunteers, leading workshops, coordinating with scientific advisors, tracking and presenting collected data.
2. (30%) Volunteer restoration stewardship & community event planning (20-30/year). Riparian stewardship comprises the majority of these events. Includes recruiting and training volunteers, planning events with partners, updating events on websites, managing sign-ups, and sending reminder emails to registered volunteers.
3. (15%) Engaging diverse communities through facilitating bilingual nature events and events for other historically and continually marginalized communities . Includes recruiting and training volunteers, planning events with partners, updating events on websites, managing sign-ups, and sending reminder emails to registered volunteers.
4. (15%) Communications. Manage our social media platforms, and monthly e-bulletin publication The Johnson Creek Current and adding content to our website.
5. (10%) Administrative. Report writing, attending meetings, responding to partner requests. Other occasional duties will be assigned to support the breadth of our programs, working with other staff members, partners and volunteers.
Qualifications and Skills
● Able to work well with people of diverse ages, races and backgrounds
● Demonstrated commitment to, training in and experience with racial equity, diversity and inclusion
● Experience working with groups of people, preferably volunteers, in a leadership capacity ● Knowledge of natural resources, especially as it pertains to the urban environment
● Excellent communication skills, including writing, speaking, and relationship building
● Experience designing and facilitating public involvement efforts
● Available to work occasional evenings and/or weekends in addition to workdays (total number of hours in a pay period to remain the same, and will average 32-40 hours/week)
● Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite. Familiarity with database software
● Ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds, to walk in and around streams and other project and monitoring sites, and to work at a desk for extended periods of time, with reasonable accommodation
Other Desirable Qualities
● Working knowledge of website & email management platforms, digital fluency: ability to learn new applications quickly
● Working knowledge of an email marketing management platform (Vertical Response, Constant Contact, Mailchimp, etc.)
● Experience working with communities within the Johnson Creek watershed
● Ability to speak and write in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Mandarin/Cantonese, or other languages spoken in the Johnson Creek Watershed. Willingness to use your language skills to reach out to other communities.
● Public speaking experience
● Bachelor’s degree in communications, natural resource science, business or other relevant fields is desirable.
Two years of experience in high volume event planning, community outreach or communications is preferred. A bachelor’s degree may substitute for some of the experience.