The Utah Rivers Council is looking for an energetic, organized individual to help conduct outreach work for our WaterRoots Campaign to protect some of the West’s most important aquatic ecosystems. WaterRoots is a grassroots campaign to engage Utahns in solving the root problems facing our aquatic ecosystems by leading Utah into a more sustainable water future.
The WaterRoots Coordinator works to ensure this campaign is successful by helping to engage and educate the public through events, presentations, and via our water conservation programming. The Utah Rivers Council is the statewide advocacy leader in water policy, water conservation and river protection. We are looking for a fun, independent person to join our hard working staff of advocates who enjoy our work and our amazing outdoor landscapes.
The WaterRoots Campaign teaches individuals about their water use and how it impacts Utah’s rivers and lakes and the array of wildlife that depend upon these aquatic ecosystems. The campaign provides real tools for water conservation success from the individual to the agency level and engages community leaders in solving Utah’s water problems on the local level.
The ideal candidate has a personable communication style, good writing skills, computer skills, is well-organized and has a serious work ethic. Other skills desired include an understanding of current environmental problems and/or water policy, persuasive writing and event logistics. This is an excellent entry level position for those seeking to get into nonprofit environmental work.
Bachelor’s Degree or nearing completion of degree.
Nonprofit experience preferred but not required.
Event logistics experience highly desired.
Good speaking skills and interest in engaging the public in one on one settings.
Good writing skills.
Keen understanding of environmental problems.
Valid drivers license with access to an automobile periodically.
Social media experience desired.
The position is an AmeriCorps service position requiring 900 hours of work to be completed between April 1 and December 1. The position is flexible enough to allow either a part time or full time schedule. We are looking for someone that excels working both independently and in a collaborative team setting. The URC strives to maintain a fun, informal work environment where progress and accomplishment are balanced by time off and outdoor recreation.