Program Coordinator

Vancouver Watershed Alliance

Vancouver, WA, US

Vancouver Watersheds Alliance is a 501c3 nonprofit in Vancouver, WA. Our mission is to bring together and engage the community to protect and enhance the natural environment of Vancouver’s watersheds.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Vancouver Watersheds Alliance, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compensation and hours:

PT: 40 hours a week

Hours:  Primarily weekdays with some weekends and evenings

Wage: $15-$17/hour DOE

Benefits: Health insurance for employee, PTO and holidays

Posting closes: September 13th, 2016.

Position Summary

The program coordinator will manage below programs:

·         Restoration/stewardship: Community restoration projects with volunteers (can be from 10-400). Stewardship includes: Tree plantings, invasive pulls and beach clean-ups. Door to Door outreach promoting our private property program and restoration benefits

·         VWA Outreach: Develop and distribute a monthly email newsletter highlighting events and successes of VWA

·         Education projects: Attend environmental/watershed education events throughout the year

·         Technology: Website and social media updates

·         Grant program: Assist in managing neighborhood grant program


·         Lead and coordinate large and small scale restoration projects

·         Recruit, manage and lead hundreds of volunteers at several environmental restoration events throughout the year (tree plantings, invasive removal, wetland restoration and park clean-ups)

·         Facilitate and coordinate with the City of Vancouver and other partners

·         Build a network and partners with local businesses and organizations for restoration and volunteering

·         Outreach to increase the number of stewardship events/activities

To Qualify We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and *transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required.

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position


·         Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree (environmental science preferred); in lieu of a degree we will consider equivalent years of related experience

·         Two years of increasingly responsible major program coordination experience

·          Pacific NW native and invasive plant knowledge

·         Watershed restoration knowledge

·         On the ground restoration experience (either as a volunteer or work)

·         Public speaking

·         Extremely organized – need to be able to organize and track data from multiple projects

·         Experience working with people from culturally and economically diverse   backgrounds

·         Experience with all aspects of volunteer coordination

·         Comfortable being outdoors in any kind of weather and on uneven terrain

·         Experience with Little Green Light –a bonus not requirement


·         Current driver’s license and insurance

·         Clean driver’s record

·         Reliable car

·         Technical: Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365