Local recruitment: Project Coordinator (ReDesignLA) via Idealist

Council for Watershed Health

Pasadena, CA, USA 🇺🇸

ABOUT THE COUNCIL FOR WATERSHED

Council for Watershed Health (CWH) is a non-profit organization founded over 25 years ago by Dorothy Green to advance the health of our region’s watersheds, rivers, streams and habitats both in natural areas and urban neighborhoods. We do this through research, education, and inclusive engagement.

ABOUT THE POSITION

CWH is hiring a Project Coordinator to support our ReDesignLA Team. ReDesignLA is CWH’s Community Based Organization (CBO) green infrastructure technical capacity building program. The Project Coordinator will support ReDesignLA’s programming, strengthen partnerships with local CBOs, and promote the program’s work through grant writing. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded, creative individual who can effectively coordinate the development and execution of ReDesignLA’s capacity building and community education initiatives. The successful candidate will perform the duties and have the competencies and experience that follow.

PRIMARY DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

COORDINATION 60%

●     Assist in building trusting relationships between CWH, cohort members, and community

partners that result in strong, collaborative ReDesignLA projects

●     Coordinate and support implementation of capacity building activities for project partners

through scheduling and preparing meeting materials, coordinating logistics with project partners, note taking, and tracking follow up actions

●     Maintain communication with partners to track project progress

●     Identify opportunities to coordinate ReDesignLA activities with other CBO activities and

efforts

●     Assist with report and grant writing, data analysis, data input, and task tracking

●     Gain knowledge of green infrastructure project design and performance principles

●    Develop and apply meeting facilitation skills

OUTREACH, EDUCATION, ENGAGEMENT 10%

●     Contribute to the planning and coordinate outreach and education events, e.g. project

tours, tabling at community events/CBO-led events.

●     Create and/or contribute to the development of project educational materials

●   Track and update workshops, meetings, other activities/events in the ReDesignLA

calendar

●     Manage and maintain various media platforms for promotion of ReDesignLA and project

partner education/engagement activities

GRANT WRITING 25%

●     Track and update funding opportunities in the ReDesignLA calendar

●     Write and edit grant sections

●     Compile and organize funding application-related documents

●     Package and support submittal of grant application

●     Gain knowledge to support development of project budgets

●     Develop competency to lead grant applications

OTHER DUTIES 5%

●     Coordinate intern tasks

●  Support the coordination of CWH-led webinars, symposia, and other events

●     Implement special projects and support other organizational activities as assigned

COMPETENCIES, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

●    Demonstrated writing and editing skills relevant to outreach materials and grant applications.

●     Excellent interpersonal and networking skills; an adept communicator online and in

person

●     Experience communicating to and collaborating with a variety of interested parties (eg.

community-based organizations, agency and municipal representatives)

●     Excellent time management and organizational skills; an eye for detail; and ability to juggle priorities and meet multiple deadlines.

●    Ability to think critically and solve problems creatively

●     Ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplined team

●   Knowledge of MS Office tools

●     Willingness to learn social media management, Cloud products, and web design applications

such as Wix and Canva.

●     2 years of relevant experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

●     Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Environmental Science or related field from an accredited four-year institution.

●    Knowledge and experience working on local water issues and/or working toward social justice/equity.

●     Experience with a non-profit or Community-Based Organization, community engagement, public relations, and/or customer service.

●     Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.

●     Fluency in Spanish or other language.

POSITION TYPE, EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK, BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

●     Full-time, 40-hour work week; evening and/or weekend work may be required. (Part-time considered).

●     CWH offers a competitive benefits package with fully covered medical/dental/vision insurance, and retirement plan with employer contribution.

●     Compensation: $50,000 – $58,000 annually

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

●     Communicates verbally in English with CWH Staff and the public in face-to-face and online

settings. Must be able to exchange information in these settings and promote a positive and collaborative image.

●     Regularly operates a computer and phone for communication.

●     Operates office equipment such as computers, printers, copiers and projectors.

●     Valid CA driver’s license and/or the ability to travel to locations outside of the office.

●     May be required to move/position supplies and materials of up to 50 Lb. Intermittently

moves materials, shifts items up to 25 lbs. for brief to moderate durations of up to 5 minutes.

●     Must be able to work outdoors occasionally in heat, direct sun, wind, rain, and cold.

WORK LOCATION AND SUPERVISION

Main Office is in Pasadena, CA with access to offices throughout LA County. CWH staff is currently working remote with regular in-person meetings and events; this position requires regular meetings in-person throughout LA County. Reports to Project Manager – Community Planning; supervises assigned interns.

HOW TO APPLY

Provide cover letter, resume, three references, and samples from previous work that demonstrate writing long form (e.g. report, brochure, etc.) and short form (e.g. blog or social media, etc.)

CWH is an equal opportunity employer and committed to fostering an inclusive workplace.

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex,

sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran, disability status, or any other bias prohibited by applicable law. CWH strongly encourages people from underrepresented communities to apply. CWH may modify/update this position announcement.

Benefits

A competitive benefits package with fully covered medical/dental/vision insurance, and retirement plan with employer contribution, paid time off and holidays.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency (written and conversational) in English and Spanish (or other).

Location

Work must be performed in or near Pasadena, CA

Apply to This Job

Instructions:

Cover letter, resume, three references, and samples from previous work that demonstrate writing long form (e.g. report, brochure, etc.) and short form (e.g., blog or social media, etc.) .


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