Watershed Program Assistant via Indeed

Middle South Platte River Alliance

Greeley, CO, US

Position Title: Program Assistant

Employment Status: Full-time, Salaried

Reports To: MSPRA Watershed Coordinator

Location: Greeley, CO

Salary Range: $35,000-$42,500 DOE with a monthly stipend for benefits


The successful applicant will be a motivated, independent, enthusiastic problem-solver who is capable and willing to serve the larger purpose of restoring an environment and community that survived a recent disaster. The Program Assistant will assist the watershed coordinator in executing day-to-day management, outreach, education and administrative tasks. The assistant will provide support for Middle South Platte River Alliance meetings, grant submittals and tracking, and project implementation in a community of diverse situations and needs. This will require communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge and perseverance. A willingness to perform a variety of tasks, learn new skills and exercise high levels of creativity will be necessary.

We offer you the opportunity to have a position with a high degree of independence and flexibility, the ability to work in a unique and innovative program, gain experience with a cross section of disciplines and engage with a variety of stakeholder groups.

To Apply:

Please see http://www.middlesouthplatte.org/opportunities.html for instuctions on how to apply. In email inquiries you must include, as the subject of the email: Last Name – Program Assistant Position. Applications also can be mailed to: PO Box 614, Loveland, Colorado 80539. The cover letter should clearly demonstrate the applicant’s qualifications and ability to fulfill the stated duties of the position. All applications must be received by 5:00pm MST on May 26th, 2017.

Primary Duties:

  • Project Management and Volunteer Coordination: Provide assistance to the Coordinator in using the Watershed Master Plan and the MSPRA Strategic Plan to implement and evaluate priority programs and projects in an efficient and compliant manner ensuring collaboration with all stakeholders. Initiate, support and track volunteer projects. Research potential funding sources and assist with grant submissions. Track project status during planning, implementation and monitoring phases.
  • Coordinate Watershed Coalition activities : Provide assistance to the Coordinator in leading decisions and strategies for the Alliance. Assist and support the continued development of the MSPRA as a non-profit organization. Research and support the status of grants, project planning and implementation status and other opportunities pertinent to the Watershed Coalition. Assist in preparing meeting agendas, taking minutes, interface with stakeholders, preparing presentations or handouts and other logistical needs of the Coalition.
  • Community Outreach and Education: Assist in the creation and maintenance of a stakeholder database. Communicate strategies, projects and news about the watershed to all landowners and stakeholders using the appropriate media for each target audience. Represent the coalition at existing community events. Leverage resources from various volunteer organizations. Prepare outreach materials, PowerPoint presentations and displays. Development of an interactive and engaging website and other social media platforms. Assist in increasing the scope and scale of outreach efforts in order to engage the larger Weld County community as well as surrounding areas.
  • Organizational Sustainability: Assist and support all administrative and program management activities. This includes regulatory compliance, accounting and budgeting, collecting and tracking data and preparing reports. Assist with office administration including equipment maintenance, office supplies etc. This effort will increase over time to assure long-term organizational sustainability.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3 – 5 years experience working in a professional environment. Marketing, Public Affairs, Business Administration, Natural Resource Management, Emergency Management or other related fields of study and experience are preferred. GIS experience would be helpful but not required.
  • Ability to prepare meeting materials, presentations and assist in the facilitation of meetings.
  • Creative, innovative and passionate about social equity, community resiliency and ecological health.
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal relationships, organizational effectiveness, community outreach, writing, presentation and public relations
  • Ability to work independently, establish work priorities and manage time effectively. Must be able to demonstrate high levels of organization.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint), ability and willingness to learn new computer applications, website development and maintenance. Microsoft Access or other relational database experience would be helpful but not required.
  • Reliable and insured personal transportation. Ability to occasionally attend multi-day conferences, work evenings and weekends.
  • Physical ability to hike sometimes remote, strenuous conditions and lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to pass a Background Security Check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Middle South Platte River Alliance provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Middle South Platte River Alliance complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The Middle South Platte River Alliance expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Middle South Platte River Alliance’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.