Local recruitment: Education Programs Manager via Indeed

Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC)

Flint, MI, USA 🇺🇸

Full Job Description

● 100% employer-paid health and vision insurance
● 20 days PTO
● Flexible work schedule, hybrid option

Hours: Full-time, exempt
Location: Flint, Michigan – in-person availability required
Reports To: Executive Director; additional collaboration with staff, Board of Directors, and Community
Stakeholders

The Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC) is seeking an effective Education Manager to fulfill our mission of partnering to protect, promote, and improve the Flint River and its watershed. FRWC is excited to continue our respected role in serving as the voice of the Flint River, and to grow and shape the organization into the future.

The successful applicant will have a combination of education, skills, and experience necessary to sustain, implement, and grow all youth programs. Programming includes: Flint River GREEN Core, Flint River GREEN
Bridges, GREEN After School, and Flint River Environmental Youth Leadership Series, Out of School Time
(OST). Ideal applicants will have a thorough understanding of the diverse needs of teachers, students, and school administrators and how to best serve them for delivery of watershed education.

Position Responsibilities
● Recruit and retain formal and informal educators opportunities that connect classroom learning to real-world problems around environmental issues.
● Effective communication with multiple community partners, educators, students, grant administrators, and other stakeholders
● Coordinate and collaborate with staff, partners, and committee members to develop and implement programs
● Coordinate professional development opportunities for teachers, mentors, and youth
● Program management including collaborative budget development, expense tracking, program reporting, participating in and organizing of program focused committees, and developing community partner relationships

● Order, properly store, track, and distribute program materials and inventory including equipment supplies

● Lead the implementation of the Student Summit, including leading the planning committee, recruiting presenters, logistics, vendor management, volunteer management, sponsorship recruitment and recognition, participant coordination, and event follow up

● Coordinate the Flint River GREEN youth stream monitoring program, including in-school, out-of-school, and youth action projects.

● Train and coordinate teachers and mentors in GREEN programming www.flintriver.org 1

● Facilitate sample and data collection, management, and reporting
● Represent FRWC education programming at FRWC & other community events

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Required Skills and Abilities
● Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and commitment to follow through
● Strong communication skills: written, verbal, facilitation, and public speaking
● Ability to plan and design effective strategy that leads to program and participant success
● Ability to comfortably use standard office equipment, technology, and software, including Google Suite
● Ability to work independently, identify and prioritize tasks, and utilize sound judgment
● Experience working under grants including program planning to ensure grant requirements are satisfied, ensuring appropriate data and documentation is collected, and completing grant reporting
● Ability to support the development of balanced program budgets
● Demonstrated knowledge of school systems and youth education best practices acquired via experiential learning and/or formal education

Personal Attributes and Qualifications
● Relevant interest in areas such as environmental quality, water quality, and watersheds
● Comfortable and successful at managing numerous projects while maintaining a healthy work environment
● Organized and able to self-manage time and priorities
● Participatory and respectful engagement with community stakeholders, board, and co-workers
● Respect for, experience with, program management that results in an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion
● Has a work history coupled with academic credentials that lay the foundation for success in navigating school systems, program development, outreach, and community collaboration.
● Values that align with FRWC’s mission to protect, promote, and improve the Flint River Watershed

Application

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis – interested parties are encouraged to apply early.

● Resume
● Letter of interest describing your interest in this position and relevant experience
● Three references – at least two professional references

Applicants invited to interview will be asked to submit to a background check. Please reach out if you have any concerns.

FRWC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, genetic information, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, or disability.

Background

The Flint River watershed is more than 1,358 square miles and encompasses portions of 7 counties, 20 cities
& villages, and 58 townships. The Flint River is 142 miles long and is formed in Lapeer County near
Columbiaville where the river’s South Branch and North Branch join. The Flint River empties into the www.flintriver.org 2

Shiawassee River, which then merges with the Cass and Tittabawassee rivers to form the Saginaw River, finally emptying into the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron.

The Flint River watershed lies within the ancestral, traditional and contemporary lands of the Anishinaabeg –
Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bode Wad Mi peoples. FRWC offices exist on the traditional territory and homelands of the Anishinaabeg. This land was ceded in the 1807 Treaty of Detroit during forced and systematic removal of Indigenous peoples. FRWC affirms Indigenous sovereignty and commits to ongoing protection of the cultural and natural histories of these homelands.

Founded in 1998, FRWC promotes citizen stewardship of our natural resources by providing our members with the sources, knowledge, and capacity necessary to protect local water quality and watershed habitat. Under new leadership, the FRWC board seeks to re-envision the work of the organization to better meet community needs and produce valuable programming and services. Strengthening FRWC’s membership program and grassroots support will be vital to ensuring continued engagement of existing members and attracting new ones. www.flintriver.org 3

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: Up to $21.15 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Flint, MI 48504


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development