Part Time

Stream Monitoring Program Coordinator (perm part-time) at Rock River Coalition of Wisconsin

Fields: liberal arts, environment, science, sustainability, health

Location: Jefferson, Wisconsin

About the Organization: The Rock River Coalition is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership organization to educate and provide opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds to work together to protect and improve the environmental, recreational, cultural and economic resources in the Rock River Basin of Wisconsin.

About the Position: The Coordinator organizes and runs the flagship program of the Rock River Coalition, its Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program. Stream monitors come from all walks of life and all ages: families, professionals, businesses, individuals – all who want to make a positive impact on our local water resources. The data is used by the RRC, agencies, and others to understand baseline stream health and stream water quality trends throughout the Rock River Basin. It takes a versatile, committed, personable and knowledgeable person to handle all the duties of this position.

Roles and Responsibilities: Program Management (20%) Maintain and expand the citizen stream monitoring program, working with the steering committee that includes the Local Coordinators in Waukesha, Rock, and Jefferson counties as well as State WAV coordinators – Volunteer, Data and Equipment Management (60%) Work directly with citizen volunteer monitors in Dane, Dodge, Columbia, Washington and Walworth counties. Tasks include recruit new monitors; organize, lead and promote basic and advanced training workshops (including biennial conference); check monitoring locations for safety; on-site training of new monitors; develop volunteer recognition/thank you program and review volunteer-inputted data – Reporting & Communications (20%) Communicate regularly with monitors, coordinators, county land and water conservation departments and, state-level monitoring staff and DNR biologists. Report program and grant progress to Rock River Coalition Board of Directors via written reports , maintain all grant records, work with RRC bookkeeper/accountant regarding all grant budget items and write end of grant reports. […]

The position offers flexibility in location and hours, but does require a larger commitment during the late winter, spring and early summer to recruit, train, and support monitors, and to prepare monitoring equipment. This is expected to be a permanent part-time position. Hours per week are variable depending on time of year (typically more time is spent in the late Winter to early Summer). In 2019, hours will be an average of 20 hours/week for a total of 1,000 hours. Available hours for future years is dependent on the renewal of contracts. Location: Rock River Coalition office in Jefferson, Wisconsin at 864 Collins Road, with opportunity to work from a home office. Anticipated start date: January 2019.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field such as: Communications, Environmental Science, English, Marketing, or closely related field(s).
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Desired/The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications….
  • Experience with water resource issues; Experience and knowledge of water quality data collection
  • Proven ability to develop and organize complicated programs
  • Experience working with community groups and volunteers; Skilled in teaching in both indoor and outdoor settings
  • Successful at soliciting financial support
  • Able to present ideas effectively both in written and oral forms; Strong interpersonal skills in a team setting and on an individual basis
  • Have a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle (mileage covered at federal rates), and cell phone

Estimated Salary: $17-20/hour depending on experience

Deadline: Until filled; Review starting December 10, 2018

Apply Here:
Rock River Coalition of Wisconsin

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