Local recruitment: One Water Coordinator

New Braunfels Utilities

New Braunfels, TX, USA 🇺🇸

Position Summary

The One Water Coordinator will advance the vision and work of the One Water New Braunfels Program, a multiagency program established by New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) in partnership with the city of New Braunfels and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority. The vision of One Water New Braunfels is to ensure water remains a celebrated and protected feature of this community by collaboratively managing water resources to safeguard watersheds, waterways and groundwater. Reporting to the Director of Customer Solutions, the One Water Coordinator will be instrumental in advancing the New Braunfels One Water Roadmap with the One Water Advisory Council and One Water Working Group, established working groups that include staff from the three participating agencies. The Coordinator will be responsible for overall program management, coordination across partners, and management of discrete projects included in the Roadmap, and will serve as primary point of contact for the Program with community stakeholders, government partners, business and community organizations, and media outlets.

NBU and partner agencies of One Water New Braunfels are looking for candidates with a minimum of three years’ work experience with a background in water or natural resource management, urban planning, public policy, public administration or a related field. Compelling candidates will have a zest for water sustainability, excellent relationship building and communications skills, including proven proficiency in public speaking, strong project management skills, and demonstrated ability to serve diverse audiences and lead collaboratively.

Interested candidates can learn more about the position and NBU and submit an application at https://www.nbutexas.com/career-and-apprenticeship-opportunities/.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
ONE WATER NEW BRAUNFELS LIAISON
– Serve as primary point of contact/liaison for the One Water New Braunfels Program, a collaborative program of New Braunfels Utilities, the city of New Braunfels, and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
– Coordinate and facilitate activities and decision-making processes of the One Water Advisory Council (OWAC), One Water Working Group (OWWG), and additional subcommittees
– Support growing the regional effort to include additional government partners, community organizations, and businesses
– Work collaboratively to coordinate in-person and virtual support for the region, including facilitating workshops, knowledge sharing, and stakeholder management
– Represent the program and effort through presentations and other speaking engagements at conferences, meetings, and events
– Actively participate in regional and national One Water and other related events, programs, etc.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
– Manage day to day responsibilities of the One Water Program
– Manage multiple project deliverables while maintaining a high level of collaboration with staff, consultants, and partners
– Manage regular OWWG, OWAC, and additional meetings
– Track and document projects to assess progress toward established goals and vision
– Evaluate water and other scientific data to inform project goals
– Coordinate trainings and convenings, both in person and virtual
– Manage the Program’s annual budget; directing the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, consultants, contractors, equipment, materials, and supplies
– Contribute to grant writing and reporting
– Refine and monitor impact measures for projects
– Participate in program strategy development
– Support cross-program efforts as directed

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT
– Serve as primary point of contact/liaison for the Program with community stakeholders, government partners, business and community organizations, and media outlets
– Develop accessible communications and educational materials for diverse audiences in line with DEI best practices
– Coordinate and lead water resource and related environmental education efforts, including organizing training programs and participating in local clean up and other water-related events
– Plan, coordinate and promote One Water New Braunfels and other regional events

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
– Develop and produce reports, tools, and resources that help grow the One Water New Braunfels movement and scale projects and processes
– Develop systems to capture, translate, and share knowledge generated by the OWWG and OWAC with a broad range of audiences and stakeholders
– Create educational campaigns regarding subject matter for internal and external stakeholders

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
– Maintain regular attendance generally and attend NBU required meetings and events
– Adhere to NBU safety guidelines and practices at all times and in all situations
– Maintain a clean and safe work area, office, field site and vehicle as applicable
– Contribute to an inclusive working and learning environment
– Adhere to NBU policies and procedures
– Exemplify NBU Core Values (Safety, Team, Integrity, Culture, and Stewardship)


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development