Watershed Coordinator I-IV

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX, USA 🇺🇸

Job Title: Watershed Coordinator I-IV

Agency: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Department: Harte Research Institute For Gulf Of Mexico Studies

Proposed Minimum Salary: Commensurate

Job Location: Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type: Staff

Job Description

PURPOSE

We seek a candidate who is eager to play an integral role in the Bringing Baffin Back initiative, which aims to dramatically improve the health of Baffin Bay, Texas, and its watershed. Baffin Bay is the jewel of the Texas coast, having traditionally supported an incredible fishery that is known throughout the U.S., but which has begun to be negatively affected by nutrient pollution over the past 3-4 decades. The Bringing Baffin Back initiative represents a sustained, multidecade commitment on behalf of its development team to improve the health of Baffin Bay and the surrounding marine-dependent economy.

In this role, the Watershed Restoration Coordinator will develop and maintain relationships with watershed stakeholders to identify and acquire resources for addressing issues that are influential to watershed health and water quality. The Watershed Restoration Coordinator will lead efforts to expedite implementation of restoration and management activities outlined in a recently approved Watershed Protection Plan (WPP). The Watershed Restoration Coordinator will also identify and arrange delivery of engagement activities and education programs, develop and distribute educational resources and in general will be a resource for stakeholders.

While the position will be located at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, the Watershed Restoration Coordinator will work closely with a team of collaborators at the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, the Texas Water Resources Institute, the Nueces River Authority, and Texas Sea Grant.

For junior candidates, this position is an opportunity to meet new people, play an integral role in the rehabilitation of a well-known Texas estuary, and grow into a leadership role in the exciting Bringing Baffin Back initiative that has considerable stakeholder support. For more experienced candidates, this position will allow them to assume an immediate leadership role in the initiative and coordinate multi-stakeholder efforts.

DESCRIPTION

For all candidates:

  • Establish and facilitate local working relationships with stakeholders to foster watershed plan implementation and future updates
  • Identify local resource needs and work to develop, deliver, and disseminate resources to watershed stakeholders
  • Lead implementation of the watershed protection plan, track implementation progress and success, and sustain stakeholder engagement through the delivery of educational materials, programming and coordination of stakeholder group meetings
  • Manage projects and project reporting
  • Other duties as assigned

For senior candidates:

  • Work with HRI administration and faculty; local, state, and federal government entities; industry partners; non-profit organizations; personnel with other universities, centers, and institutes; and stakeholders to plan and develop projects and grant proposals to address water issues affecting Baffin Bay and its watershed
  • Develop grant proposals to acquire funding resources for implementing watershed management strategies to restore water quality

QUALIFICATIONS

Project Coordinator I – Required education and training:

  • B.S in hydrology, water management, agricultural science, environmental science or closely related field
  • Three years of project management experience
  • Prior experience developing or implementing watershed restoration activities
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail and utilize sound judgment.

Project Coordinator II – Required education and training:

  • B.S in hydrology, water management, agricultural science, environmental science or closely related field
  • Four years of project management experience
  • Prior experience developing or implementing watershed restoration activities
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail and utilize sound judgment.

Project Coordinator III – Required education and training:

  • B.S in hydrology, water management, agricultural science, environmental science or closely related field
  • Five years of project management experience
  • Prior experience developing or implementing watershed restoration activities
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail and utilize sound judgment.

Project Coordinator IV – Required education and training:

  • B.S in hydrology, water management, agricultural science, environmental science or closely related field
  • Seven years of project management experience
  • Prior experience developing or implementing watershed restoration activities
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail and utilize sound judgment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.S in hydrology, water management, agricultural science, environmental science or closely related field
  • Four years project management experience
  • Experience writing grants and managing grant-funded projects
  • Thorough knowledge of watershed restoration activities and implementation of those activities

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development