Coordinator (Watershed Stewards Program)

University of Maryland

Queenstown or Derwood, MD, US

Position Number: 123801

Title: Coordinator

Functional Title: Coordinator (Watershed Stewards Program)

Category Status: 35-Exempt Contingent Category 2

Applicant Search Category: Staff

University Authorized FTE: 1.00

Unit: AGNR-UME-Sea Grant Extension

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Watershed Restoration Coordinator will assist the University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension (UME) Watershed Restoration Specialists to coordinate and manage programs and develop activities and outreach materials, such as videos, fact sheets and educational brochures related to the University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension Watershed Protection and Restoration Program to include the Watershed Steward Academies (WSA).

Home office location negotiable: Wye Research and Education Center, Queenstown, MD or Montgomery County Extension Office, Derwood, MD

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Environmental Science, biology, planning, communication, education, or related field.
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to write effectively.
  • Strong computer skills required in MS Office Suite.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to contribute and manage online content.
  • Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Must have a vehicle and a valid driver’s license.
  • This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.


  • Experience with website development and/or management.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

—Assist in organizing, developing, managing, and implementing UME Sea Grant Watershed Stewards Academy volunteer training programs. 
o Build and maintain a statewide Steward database and reporting structure
o Provide administrative support for existing and new academies
o Assist with marketing and promotion
o Coordinate continuing education opportunities and an annual conference

—Assist with the implementation, development, and reporting of the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program in cooperation with the statewide Watershed Restoration Specialists and Maryland Sea Grant Extension. 
o Collect planning and reporting information from Watershed Restoration Specialists and assist the UME Program leader in completing reporting requirements for Maryland Sea Grant and Maryland DNR. 
o Assist Watershed Restoration Specialists with gathering background information and other supporting documents for competitive grants.
o Assist Watershed Restoration Specialists with long term sustainability planning.
o Coordinate and assist in developing educational materials such as videos, fact sheets, web resources, and educational materials.
o Collect information and write articles on success stories and accomplishments of the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program and WSAs and provide input to newsletters, web sites and local news media.
o Coordinate and assist in uploading educational materials and current events into web sites and social media outlets.

— Assist Watershed Restoration Specialists with long term sustainability planning.
o Assist Watershed Restoration Specialists with gathering background information and other supporting documents for competitive grants.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with experience, with a base salary of $49,600 per year. The position is a 12-month full-time contract that may be renewed annually, based on performance and funding.

APPLICATIONS: All candidates must apply online at for position A complete application packet includes a letter of application, a current signed resume, transcripts (copy acceptable for application process, official transcripts required if offered the position), and three (3) references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail address.

Posting Date: 04/25/2018

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 05/20/2018

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • This position frequently presents information through verbal and written communication to individuals of various ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds. The ability to express or exchange ideas verbally is important, as well as the ability to hear and perceive information at normal spoken work levels.
  • A routine part of this position’s responsibilities would be to transport materials to and from teaching/event locations, including loading and unloading the vehicle. The employee will frequently lift and/or move items weighing up to 20 pounds. Set-up and tear-down of displays, tables, and chairs would be necessary at many teaching sites.
  • Environmental conditions vary. Primary work will occur in an office, but the employee may also be visiting demonstration sites or attend programs or events. This may occur during very hot and/or inclement weather. 
  • Visual acuity is required to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal for extensive reading and website design.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.