Coastal Coordinator (Meadows Center for Water and the Environment)

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX, United States 🇺🇸

Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

Bachelor’s degree from accredited university in biology, natural resources, geography or other environmental/natural science discipline.
Professional experience in natural resources management.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree plus 5 years of experience.
Experience leading stakeholder-led environmental efforts.
Experience in environmental project management.
Experience working with academic institutions.
Experience overseeing grants and contracts.
Experience coordinating workshops and/or outreach and education events.
Demonstrates knowledge of critical issues facing Texas coastal communities.
Demonstrates fluency with MS Office Suite.
Demonstrates ability to interpret surveys, water quality data collection/analysis, cartography, other internet-based platforms.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Job Description

Responsible for providing professional support to a grant, the Coastal Coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact and project manager to ensure successful delivery of Texas coastal non-point source pollution programs at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. The Coastal Coordinator will work under supervision of the Director of Watershed Services to oversee multidisciplinary research, communications, deliverables and reporting among Texas State and partnering institutions of the Texas Coastal Collaborative. The Coastal Coordinator is expected to represent the Meadows Center with a broad audience of technical experts, public officials, academic institutions and other project stakeholders. This position will require a highly motivated, creative and adaptive individual with experience leading projects in watershed and/or coastal resources management. The Coastal Coordinator will be expected to seek funding for additional coastal planning and watershed-level projects.

Job Duties

Administer coastal grants and project deliverables in accordance with applicable grant requirements; develop tools and educational materials, ensure completions of TXSTATE and partnering institutions deliverables, quarterly reports, annual reports, research and technical reports as required by funders and community.; maintain relationships between partners and funders. Develop new coastal management or planning opportunities; strategic program plan, grant or funding proposal submissions, workshops, meetings, develop partnerships. Support Texas Stream Team Program in communities along the Texas coast; partner development, training support, outreach. Represent Meadows Center staff as needed; presentations, research data/papers, projects, planning and coordinating activities. All other duties as assigned.