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Outdoor Education & Project Coordinator

Job Type: full-time permanent position

Location: Oregon

Posting Date: 29 Apr 14

Closing Date: 29 Jul 14

Job Summary:
The Outdoor Education & Project Coordinator position offers a diverse work plan. The necessary skills are defined by strong organization, pleasure working with people (young and old), and technical writing/communication skills. It is comprised of two primary functions:

A) Organizing and overseeing field projects for high school students
B) Soliciting, organizing, contracting, implementing, monitoring and reporting on diverse landscape and habitat management activities for the North Fork John Day Watershed Council

The Outdoor Education & Project Coordinator works closely with all personnel at NFJDWC to optimize the output of the organization and uphold its mission. This is a job for the person who likes both natural resources and people.


Essential Functions:

-Plan and implement complex projects related to landscape improvement and community support. These will include landowner projects as well as educational project opportunities for students.
-Prepare work plans, contracts, proposals, permit applications, timelines, and deliverables for restoration projects, educational programs and other organizational efforts.
-Oversee contracts and contractors to assure optimal delivery of project goals.
-Supervise students on field projects
-Work collaboratively and effectively with landowners, schools, funding entities, agency personnel, and organizations.
-Technical writing to include grant applications, proposals and interim/final reporting in a timely and organized fashion.
-Mapping and data management in a variety of systems
-Project tracking to include timeline tracking; reporting, communication with funders, partners and Executive Director; and assuring that project objectives and deliverables are met.


Job Requirements & Qualifications:

Experience is needed in the development, implementation, and support of complex projects. Versatility between office and field operations is required to follow projects from development, through implementation, to completion. Candidate must have knowledge of natural resources systems. Attention to safety is imperative. Must be patient with young adults and enjoy sharing time and knowledge with them.

The Project Coordinator must be proficient in:
-Technical Writing Skills - imperative
-Contract development and oversight
-Communication
-Electronic platforms: Excel, Word, mapping software
-Knowledge of natural resources ecology and issues

Desired Work Traits: The North Fork John Day Watershed Council is looking for someone who…
-Has the desire, drive, versatility and creativity to seek solutions, and implement projects that help meet our stakeholders’ needs
-Has the highest ethical standards
-Is very well organized and results oriented, with passion and ability to communicate clearly and concisely
-Will strive for excellence in achieving our organization’s mission
-Seeks to learn and grow with the organization

The Candidate must enjoy working in a small rural community, remote from many services.


This document describes the position currently available. It is not an employment contract. Our organization reserves the right to modify the job duties or job descriptions at any time.

 

Contact Information:

Application can be made by sending resume, cover letter, and a technical writing sample to elaine@nfjdwc.org. For organizational information, see our website at www.nfjdwc.org.

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