Silver Lake Nature Center is looking for an energetic and outgoing individual to help with our watershed community outreach program. The Watershed Outreach Assistant will work alongside our Watershed Specialist to help engage communities within the Mill Creek Watershed. This is a part-time (20 hours/week), grant funded position. The position will begin in March 2019 and continue until September 2019.
- At least 2 years of higher education; degree completion a plus
- Background in environmental science, environmental studies, biology, natural resource management, ecology or related fields preferred
- Experience with water quality monitoring and outreach
- Experience with graphic design and/or Geographic Information Systems a plus
- Ability to relate to people of all backgrounds and abilities
- Passion for the mission of Silver Lake Nature Center (SLNC) which is to inspire connections with nature for people of all ages, interests, and abilities through education, recreation, preservation, research, and advocacy.
Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Learn about our Water Quality Monitoring program and database and become proficient with tools such as a YSI and Mayfly Data Logger
- Create relationships with municipalities within the Mill Creek Watershed
- Help to plan the first Mill Creek Watershed forum at SLNC to include representatives from municipalities
- Plan and execute a series of Watershed Education programs for adults within the watershed
- Advertise programming within communities and through community groups
- Identify high traffic parks within the watershed that have direct access to streams
- Attend local outreach events on behalf of SLNC
- Help design “Where in the Watershed are you?” signage and install in parks throughout watershed
Salary: $10.00/hour, free housing available on-site for duration of employment.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle and feel objects; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The employee must be able to walk on rough surfaces outside in varying weather. Vision abilities required by this job include near and distance vision.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Background checks will be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Job Types: Part-time, Temporary
Salary: $10.00 /hour