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Overview

The Trinity County Resource Conservation District is accepting applications for a part-time position of Education and Outreach Coordinator. The Education and Outreach Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Education and Outreach Project Coordinator. This is a part-time position with flexible scheduling and will require late night and weekend hours (20-30 hours per week depending on need). District employees are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

The Education and Outreach Coordinator, in collaboration with other staff, will help develop, promote, and implement education and outreach for various and ongoing resource conservation projects for vegetation management, forest health, habitat restoration, and watershed stewardship projects. The position will be involved in all aspects of education and outreach projects from concept to completion, including initiating contact with partners, advertising, identifying needs and planning processes, supervising implementation, monitoring, and detailed reporting. This position has a heavy emphasis on watershed education for adult and youth education and social media management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • General knowledge of outreach strategies and environmental education topics related to forests and watersheds, natural resources management, conservation education, and environmental issues.
  • Experience in teaching, public outreach, campaign strategies, and/or event management.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Ability to translate complex scientific data into easily understandable information for public use.
  • Ability to communicate with people of all backgrounds.
  • Experience managing and generating social media content.
  • Self-directed with the ability to prioritize and coordinate workload, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience collaborating closely with local, state, and federal partners.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge and experience working in an office setting and tracking projects.
  • Prefer Bachelor or AA Degree in education, environmental sciences or related natural resources field. However, job experience, or a combination of job experience and college coursework, may substitute for a degree.

Please address your level of experience in all eight these areas in an addendum to your resume. If you have little or no experience in any of these areas, please indicate that as well.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate would have:

  • Knowledge of conservation districts, nonprofit, and/or grant based agencies.
  • Knowledge of environmental education strategies and programs, including environmental camps and summer camps.
  • Ability to track projects, meet deadlines, and manage personnel.
  • Three years or more of combined education and professional experience in natural resources-related projects, and/or a Bachelor or AA Degree in education, environmental sciences or related natural resources field, such as forestry, ecology, biology, botany, environmental sciences, etc.

DUTIES:

Position duties may include the following depending on program needs:

  • Support all outreach events through coordination, promotion, planning, and implementation, including environmental camps.
  • Collaborate with partnering agencies, councils, and community groups to support the mission of the Trinity County RCD.
  • Coordinate environmental education programs including curriculum development, camp counselors oversight, and volunteer coordination.
  • Maintain, develop, and update social media, electronic, and print communications.
  • Assist in the development, writing, revision and distribution of brochures, newsletters, press releases and other outreach materials.
  • Some weekend and evening hours are required for meetings and events.
  • Participate in personnel performance evaluations of subordinate staff.
  • Develop detailed reports and presentations for projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

Approximately 70% office and 30% on-site event work. Depending on the season and project locations, this position requires flexibility and Saturday hours for events. One fall event requires overnight stay. Per Diem is paid for overnight details. Teleworking is eligible for driven individuals after the first six months on the job. The TCRCD is a family-friendly organization that recognizes the need for flexible scheduling.

Prior to hire, a background check, verification of valid California Driver’s License, verification of current auto insurance, and a copy of current driving record will be requested.

Benefits:  The TCRCD offers 11 paid holidays per year, plus accrued personal time off; and a progressive working environment that recognizes the importance of a work/life balance.

Starting Salary Range:  Placement as an Education and Outreach Coordinator will be based on years of work experience and education level. Staring hourly wage is $24.00 per hour.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

To Apply:  Mail resume, cover letter, and addendum mentioned under qualifications to Trinity County RCD, Attn: Education Program Manager, PO Box 1450, Weaverville, CA 96093; or email to: ksheen@tcrcd.net with “Education Coordinator” in the subject line; or drop off at our office: 30 Horseshoe Lane, Weaverville, CA.

For More Information:  Call (530) 623-6004

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 36
Education Required: Associate's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 24.00

    About Trinity County Resource Conservation District

    Committed to sound management of Natural Resources on Public and Private lands.

    Mission Statement
    To assist in protecting, managing, conserving, and restoring the natural resources of Trinity County through information, education, technical assistance, and project implementation programs.

    Vision Statement
    Trinity County Resource Conservation District envisions a balance between utilization and conservation of our natural resources. Through economic diversity and ecosystem management, our communities will achieve and sustain a quality environment and healthy economy.