The South Coast Watershed Council (SCWC) Coordinator is a full-time position employed by the Curry Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and directed by the SCWC Governing Board. The Coordinator manages the Council’s day to day operations, meetings, the development of funding sources, outreach to constituencies and partners, strategic planning, and the development and implementation of watershed restoration projects. The Coordinator also serves on the Leadership Team of the Curry Watersheds Partnership, assisting in the management of the Partnership and its 501c3 organization, Curry Watersheds Nonprofit, and supporting the Partnership’s shared programs. The Curry Watersheds Partnership (CWP) is comprised of the South Coast Watershed Council, the Lower Rogue Watershed Council (LRWC), and the Curry Soil and Water Conservation District.
The South Coast Watershed Council is a non-governmental, non-regulatory, community-based organization that facilitates watershed stewardship and restoration consistent with the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds. The Council’s Service Area extends approximately 90 miles along the southern Oregon coast, from the California border north to Langlois, Oregon, and includes 8 principal and a dozen secondary coastal watersheds. Within this Service Area the Council strives to bring environmental integrity and economic prosperity to the landscape. The Council’s Governing Board is made up of members who represent the geographies, uses, and watershed interests within the Service Area.
Please visit our website for a complete job description including a breakdown of the primary responsibilities of the SCWC Coordinator. Starting date is expected between September 15th and October 1, 2018.
***This job announcement will remain open until filled. A first round of candidate evaluations will take place for applications received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17th. A suitable candidate may be offered the position at that time, if not, the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.****
A bachelors or advanced degree in a natural resource discipline such as forestry, fisheries, agriculture, environmental science, or a related field.
Five (5) years of professional work experience in watershed management, resource planning, or a related field; of which two (2) or more years were in a management or leadership role in a public, private, or NGO sector. An advanced degree in natural resources can substitute for 2 years of work experience, and a degree in business, public, or non-profit management can substitute for the required work experience in a management or leadership role.
Professional work experience raising funds through grants, direct solicitations, and/or outreach campaigns.
Computer proficiency with email, internet browsers, and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel).
A driver’s license recognized in the State of Oregon and a personal vehicle for use on the job (mileage will be reimbursed at the current State rate).
Knowledge of the watersheds and natural resources in the Council’s Service Area.
Experience working with rural landowners on land management and watershed enhancement projects.
Experience in the development, design, and implementation of watershed restoration projects.
Demonstrated success raising funds through a diversified portfolio of sources, including private and public grants, planned gifts, individual donations, etc.
Financial management experience (e.g., budget development, grant management, etc.).
Training or experience in organizational development, meeting facilitation, team building, and conflict resolution.
Knowledge of non-profit (501c3) management.
Proficiency in GIS software, social media platforms, networking and web hosting programs, etc.
At the time of application, applicant must meet the minimum required qualifications for the position or demonstrate a reasonable assurance of meeting the minimum qualifications by the time of appointment. Applicant will be subject to a background check, and a hiring offer will be extended pending positive outcomes according to Curry SWCD Board policy.
Required Documents: (required forms can be found on our website)
1. Completed Employment Application form
2. Completed Reference Check Authorization form
3. Cover letter explaining your qualifications and experience relevant to the requirements of the position. Letter may reference sections in the applicant’s résumé that address specific qualifications
4. Résumé or curriculum vitae clearly describing and identifying your experience, skills and achievements related to the requirements of the position
6. Copy of a grant or similar funding proposal written by the applicant
7. Transcripts, unofficial copies accepted
8. If claiming Veteran’s or Disabled Veteran’s Preference please also include copies of;
a. DD 214/215 or Certificate of Release or letter from VA indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension
b. Veteran’s disability preference letter from VA unless disability status is included on DD 214/215
*Applications may be submitted in the following ways:
1. By email to District Manager Liesl Coleman: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “SCWC Coord App” in the subject line.
2. By mail to Liesl Coleman; PO Box 666; Gold Beach, OR 97444.
3. In person at the Curry Watersheds Partnership office located in the Gold Rush building at 29692 Ellensburg Avenue; Gold Beach, OR.