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<planning-jobs@...>ccSubject Part-Time Position (Watershed Project - Richmond)
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
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
1.. • Existing watershed awareness programs in two watersheds
2.. • Developing training programs for creek and watershed groups
3.. • Publication of resources including the semi-annual newsletter
4.. • Fiscal sponsorship of watershed groups
5.. • A service grant program providing training, outreach, fundraising,
planning, technical assistance and other capacity building support services
to groups around the Bay
6.. • A grant-making program benefiting Contra Costa County watershed
groups which provides both cash grants and capacity building support
1.. • Bring together diverse communities to find common ground on
watershed issues, and ideally, implement community led watershed improvement
b.. • Develop and coordinate meetings and events based on identified
community and resource needs
c.. • Produce and disseminate informational materials; coordinate
relationships with State and Federal agencies, academic institutions and
other citizen groups
d.. • Solicit and coordinate volunteer help with watershed programs and
*Above listed duties will Community organizing work will predominately be
in the Arroyo Viejo Watershed in Oakland.
1.. • Responsible for networking with agencies, organizations and citizens
on a multi-county basis
2.. • 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
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.
For immediate consideration, send a cover letter and resume to Community
Program Coordinator Search Committee via email at
michelle@... 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 receipt.