Watershed Group Coordinator
This position is primarily expected to occur as a work from home position although office space is available at
Natural Channel Designs, Inc. Stakeholder interviews, watershed group meetings, and public meetings will be held at local facilities and in neighborhood spaces along the Rio de Flag that the Coordinator will reserve as needed.
The Coordinator will work closely with a dedicated Board of Directors and the Executive Director for the organization. In addition, the Coordinator will be expected to work in close coordination with watershed group members, the public, and a facilitation team who will help coordinate watershed group and public meetings.
Extensive outreach and partnership building are critical to watershed planning for the Rio de Flag. The Coordinator will work to engage a diversity of stakeholders that represent: local, state, and federal governments; local tribes; nonprofit organizations; business and industry; the education sector, including universities; recreation groups; vulnerable population advocacy groups, among others. Further, the Coordinator will organize public meetings to engage local residents in watershed planning. The Coordinator will be part of a core team of individuals from the Friends of the Rio Board, the City of Flagstaff, and Coconino County who will meet regularly to plan watershed group agendas and public engagement strategies. The data collected from stakeholder and public input combined with research will be used by the Coordinator to write a watershed restoration plan. The Coordinator will request input on the draft restoration plan from watershed group members, including the Friends of the Rio Board of Directors, and the public.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Provide coordination between project partners, key stakeholders, and the public
- Lead the development of a watershed group through stakeholder interviews, meetings, and development of a memorandum of understanding
- Plan and facilitate watershed group meetings and public meetings in coordination with facilitation specialists
- Research relevant reports and planning documents for inclusion or reference in the watershed restoration plan
- Develop a watershed restoration plan
- Promote watershed planning events (including public meetings) through door-to-door canvassing, social media and website management, listserv emailing, and newspaper and blog post publications
- Lead outreach through public meetings, tabling, and online communications
- Research funding opportunities and write grant proposals to fund projects under the watershed restoration plan beyond 2021
Please see "To Apply" link for more information.