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Resource Conservation Program Coordinator

Employer
Palouse Conservation District
Location
Pullman, Washington, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 16, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Finance
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Position Summary

The Resource Conservation Program Coordinator assists the Resource Conservation Program Manager with the administration and coordination of the Palouse Conservation District (PCD) Resource Conservation Program. The Resource Conservation Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of resource conservation initiatives that promote the role, mission, and goals of the District and its programs.

Essential to this position is: 1) being familiar with local and regional conservation issues, resource concerns, and conservation needs, 2) maintaining relationships and partnerships with land managers, the general public, agencies, and other partners, 3) identifying resource conservation needs and opportunities, 4) writing grant proposals to fund those opportunities, 5) collaborating with Resource Conservation Program staff and Finance & Admin Program staff to administer District grants, 6) coordinating Resource Conservation Program staff to deliver program services, and 7) implementing programs, events and activities.

It is the responsibility of the Resource Conservation Program Coordinator to coordinate Resource Conservation Program staff to ensure that grant provisions are met including completion of the scope of work and all supporting legal requirements, tracking grants (tasks and financial), writing reports, and keeping the Resource Conservation Program Manager, Grants & Contracts Coordinator, Finance & Admin Manager, Director, and Board of Supervisors informed of grant and program status.

The Resource Conservation Program Coordinator provides support to the Resource Conservation Program Manager by developing and tracking program budgets; compiling activities for the annual plan of work; planning, organizing, and coordinating Resource Conservation Program services and activities; tracking deliverable status; coordinating workload allocation to Resource Conservation staff; assisting with salary allocation and tracking; assisting with recruitments; and supervising Resource Conservation Program staff, AmeriCorps Member(s), volunteers, and/or interns as assigned.

Position Details

FTE:

Full Time (40 hours/week)

Compensation:

Starting at $60,266.00 (depending on experience)

Position Type:

Regular (benefit eligible)


Required Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or Studies, Agriculture or a related field. Qualifying experience may substitute year-for-year for the education requirement.

Three (3) years of supervisory experience, program coordination, grant/contract/agreement review and administration, budget development, deliverable tracking, maintaining program requirements, record keeping, and reporting.

Knowledge of designing, implementing, managing and analyzing outcomes for efficient and effective resource conservation programs.

Excellent communication skills in working with private land managers and users in a non-regulatory environment.

Good understanding of local and regional conservation issues, resource concerns, and conservation needs.

Experience managing conservation projects.

Demonstrated ability to manage the technical aspects of budget development, including preparation, justification, and tracking of budgets.

Experience managing multiple, diverse issues.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Professional experience with program leadership and project management simultaneously in a dynamic environment while meeting deadlines and time constraints.

Ability to build respectful and productive relationships with internal colleagues and external stakeholders.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Ability to travel as needed.

Valid, unrestricted driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in Public Administration, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or Studies, Agriculture or a related field.

Five (5) years of supervisory/program management, budget management and funding development experience.

Strong understanding of local and regional watersheds, current land use practices and resource management issues and challenges.

Advanced knowledge of grants management and public sector budgeting.

Experience using federal and state funding to administer cost-share programs for natural resource conservation on private lands.

Strong writing skills and grant writing experience.

Experience with Smartsheet work collaboration software.

Professional knowledge of policies and practices of Conservation Districts.

Application Instructions

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Please be prepared to submit a letter of interest, a resume and three (3) professional references by August 22, 2022. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should apply if the announcement is still posted. Applications that do not include both a letter of interest and a resume will not be considered. Palouse Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description

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NW Market. Keywords: Conservation Coordinator, Location: Pullman, WA - 99163
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