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      Part-Time Position (Watershed Project - Richmond)





      Job Description

      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
      programs:


       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
      CreekSpeak


       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

      Major Duties


       1.. • Bring together diverse communities to find common ground on
      watershed issues, and ideally, implement community led watershed improvement
      efforts


       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
      activities

      *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

      Qualifications

      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.

      Work Environment

      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.

      Compensation

      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.

      To Apply

      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.
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