Job opportunity with the Council for Watershed Health

The Council for Watershed Health, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is recruiting a dynamic individual committed to the idea that Southern California Watersheds should be managed for environmental health, social equity, and economic vitality.

The Project Coordinator will serve on the programs staff, and under supervision will be responsible for project management duties and fieldwork assignments on a variety of grant and contract funded projects. We want to hire an adaptable and creative individual who can balance multiple projects, work in a team setting, and promote the Council’s vision and values. This junior-level position has room for growth, and the new staff person will be engaged with grant and contract-seeking within their specialty.

Duties and Responsibilities
Project Management
• Under supervision, coordinate projects funded by grants and contracts to include scheduling, budgeting, reporting and staff and contractor coordination.
• Work closely with Principle Investigators and Program Managers on-staff and at colleague organizations to manage projects.
• Under supervision, conduct field sampling for projects including water & soil quality sampling, angler surveys, recreational use surveys, photo documentation, field equipment data retrieval, etc.
• Drive and hike to sampling locations for the collection of data.
• Coordinate with contractors and staff and supervise interns involved with projects.
• Coordinate with contractors, staff and interns involved with field sampling.
• Represent the Council at stakeholder events and related organizations.
• Use Microsoft Office Suite to manage budgets, create reports, and present findings in an effective manner.
• Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience
• 4 year BA/BS degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geography, Urban Planning or a related field
• 2 years of related professional experience, a Master’s degree in a related field can substitute for professional experience
• A valid driver’s license and a vehicle with CA minimum insurance coverage
• Fluency in either Spanish or Mandarin is a desired but not mandatory requirement

Key Success Factors:
• Strong communication skills, the ability and desire to work in teams.
• Detail oriented and motivated to manage multiple projects.
• Works well under pressure and adaptive to a changing work environment.
• A commitment to the mission and values of the Council for Watershed Health.
➡ The qualifications and duties listed in the above job description are subject to change and
may be modified by the Council for Watershed Health as necessary.
➡ This is a staff-level position that is designated as "at-will." At will employees serve at the pleasure of the organization.

Please send: 1) letter, 2) resume or CV. Send your application materials in one email to jobs@watershedhealth.org. Materials will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, with interviews scheduled for September 2013.

About us:
The mission of the Council for Watershed Health is to facilitate an inclusive consensus process to enhance the economic, social, and ecological health of the region’s watersheds through education, research, and planning. We promote a vision of sustainable watershed management, with urban watersheds managed for environmental health, social equity, and economic vitality.
Our Vision 2025 calls for clean waters, reliable local water supplies, restored native habitats, ample parks and open spaces, integrated flood management, revitalized rivers, and vibrant urban centers.

The Council for Watershed Health is an EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition. We value diversity and assess individuals solely on their job related aptitude, training, skills, and performance.

We provide a competitive package of benefits for part-time and full-time employees. The Council for Watershed Health is Southern California’s trusted hub for watershed research and analysis. To learn more about our mission, vision and programs, visit www.watershedhealth.org.

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