Watershed Program Coordinator via Indeed

Butte Environmental Council

Chico, CA, United States 🇺🇸

Under supervision of the BEC Executive Director, the Watershed Program Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating BEC’s Watershed Program.

BEC’s Watershed Program seeks to protect and enhance watersheds throughout Butte County. In partnership with interested citizens, government agencies, landowners, and private enterprise, the Watershed Program works to foster understanding, promote sustainable land management, and further ecosystem restoration and conservation efforts.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Advocacy Issues and Programming

  • Assist with the coordination of educational, membership, and fundraising events such as the Annual Endangered Species Faire, Chico Creeks Cleanup, Gala, Member meetings, workshops, presentations and more.
  • Interact with the public by directing volunteers, speaking at public events, and collaborating with a wide range of personalities and demographics.

Marketing and Outreach

  • Coordinate production of outreach and promotional materials such as brochures, posters, billboards, PSAs, newspaper ads, press releases, and more.
  • Write about current issues for BEC’s monthly email newsletter, website, and more.
  • Create, update, and promote websites and other social media content.
  • Assist with coordinating and staffing BEC outreach booths as needed.

Budgeting and Fundraising

  • Develop and maintain budgets for watershed program, and assist with efforts to secure additional funding through grants, private donors/sponsors, or other sources.
  • Participate in strategic efforts to solicit funds from individuals, groups, foundations and governmental entities to support BEC and the watershed program.
  • Prepare and submit financial and programmatic reports to funders.


  • Recruit, interview, orient, supervise and evaluate volunteers and interns.
  • Provide brief reports for the Executive Director for regular BEC Board of Directors meetings and appear when requested.
  • Assist with general housekeeping as needed.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Minimum educational requirement is a BA or BS degree from accredited university OR demonstrated work experience in a related field.
  • Basic knowledge of watersheds, ecosystems, and other environmental issues.
  • Ability to understand complex issues and explain them to members of the public.
  • Experience in organizational development, communications, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently, establish work priorities, and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with individuals, groups, and others in a team.
  • Basic supervisory or managerial experience.
  • Well-developed writing, presentation, and public relations skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and knowledge or ability to learn new computer applications for producing outreach materials, including Adobe In-Design, PhotoShop, Publisher, etc.
  • Familiarity with basic budgeting practices and protocol.
  • Valid driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one) and reliable personal transportation.
  • Familiarity with the Butte County region.
  • A commitment to BEC’s mission and goals

Pay Rate : $15/hour with opportunities for performance-based salary increases.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit and stand for extended periods. Lift 35 -50 pounds periodically (especially for events and tabling opportunities). Work environment is primarily in an office setting with regular shifts scheduled outside the office during weekdays, some weekends and/or evenings for events, tabling, workshops, and presentations.

Terms and Conditions of Employment

This position is a 20-30 hr/week position, with seasonal increases/decreases based on program and organizational needs. A performance review (conducted by the Executive Director, with input from relevant staff and board members) will be conducted annually. Health benefits are available for employees over 30 hours/week after successful completion of six months’ probation. All BEC Personnel Policies apply to this position. BEC is an equal opportunity employer