The Watershed Restoration Coordinator will oversee, coordinate, and manage landowner relations and the implementation of agricultural and watershed restoration project work. The coordinator will work with multiple partners and agencies to strategically utilize state, federal, and private funding to implement the most efficient and effective conservation practices on cooperators' properties.
Additionally, the Coordinator will:
o Work with landowners and partners to secure signed landowner contracts for implementing watershed conservation priorities and fulfilling grant deliverables;
o Manage project planning and implementation logistics and details with landowners and other project partners;
o Assist in developing, writing, and submitting grant applications for resources to support the work of the Watershed Restoration Program;
o Monitor and oversee individual grant deliverable commitments (in collaboration with the Director of Watershed Restoration);
o Assist in training conservation professionals and, to a lesser degree, conservation group members and private landowners in forested buffer restoration and management, as well as agricultural best management practice planning and implementation;
o Work with other staff to manage and adapt the Stroud Center’s Watershed Restoration Program strategies, guidance, and implementation;
o Coordinate with the Stroud Center’s research scientists and their staff to identify needs and opportunities to use restoration projects as an opportunity to study technical and ecological outcomes and provide insights on enhancing future restoration approaches;
o Conduct and lead outreach and communications to reach restoration goals and commitments;
o Report to the Center’s Director of Watershed Restoration.
The Stroud Center is continuously implementing and revising COVID-19 related work protocols and the candidate will be trained in these protocols and will be expected to assist in implementing safety measures and social distancing as part of routine collaborative work.
A Master’s of Science or higher degree in environmental or agricultural sciences and greater than 5 years of experience overseeing and managing programs related to agricultural and watershed restoration or a Bachelor’s of Science and greater than 10 years of experience. Applicants must demonstrate a proven record of accomplishment in working with landowners to secure project opportunities and in working with partners to ensure seamless integration of conservation programs. This program is supported by external grants and contracts. Therefore, preference will be given to applicants that have a robust track record of successful relationships with agricultural and conservation funders.