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Now Hiring! Ecological Restoration Program Coordinator

January 23 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

Texas Community Watershed Partners (TCWP) is hiring a Program Coordinator for our Ecological Restoration Program; this position is part of our Green Infrastructure for Texas (GIFT) project team. GIFT empowers Texans to build resilient communities adaptable to economic, social, and environmental change through the use of green infrastructure. The team is a multi-level approach to water quality and quantity focused on using living landscape features from individual properties to large-scale undeveloped lands.

The Program Coordinator leads our Wetland Restoration Team volunteer program which focuses on freshwater restoration projects in the Lower Galveston Bay watershed. The Program coordinator forms partnerships and pursues additional restoration projects in a variety of habitats, meets grant requirements and deliverables, maintains project budgets, assists with grant applications, provides outreach opportunities to diverse clientele, operates TCWP wetland nurseries, and carries out wetland vegetation monitoring protocols.

The qualified candidate will have experience with field work in the Houston region, ecological monitoring practices, working collaboratively with community project partners, recruiting and managing volunteers, grant management, and reporting.

This position requires at least 50% field work. It is a full-time position based in Houston, TX at the TCWP office in Clear Lake City. TCWP is a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M University System. A BS in Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management or similar degree and two years of experience are required.

 

Key responsibilities:

Operate TCWP wetland nurseries including sourcing and propagating plants.

Recruit and manage volunteers and staff for workdays and planting events.

Complete wetland monitoring following established protocols.

Prepare and present to stakeholder groups, students, the public and other groups.

Coordinate project partners and subcontractors in all phases of restoration projects, from initial meetings to planting and monitoring.

Manage grant contracts, budgets, and deliverables.

Integrate programmatic efforts with other TCWP programs (Constructed Stormwater Wetlands, Coastal Planning, WaterSmart, and Green Infrastructure for Texas)

Prepare and submit publications and reports.

Assist with grant proposals.

 

Qualifications:

A BS in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Natural Resource Management or similar degree and two years of experience are required.

Strong written and verbal communication.

Experience using ArcGIS

Preferred experience: using ArcGIS in conjunction with Trimble product; volunteer management; preparing large-scale planting plans; know of local hydrology; website editing; familiarity with CAD and graphic skills using Photoshop, Illustrator or similar program.

 

Work conditions:

Working outdoors in summer and winter, lifting loads up to 50 pounds, and walking two miles.

Frequent day travel in the 8-county Houston-Galveston Region.

Public speaking to groups varying in size and demographics.

 

Application process: Submit a letter of interest and resume to Charriss York at cyork@tamu.edu. Please use the subject line “TCWP Restoration Coordinator”.

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Start:
January 23 @ 8:00 am
End:
February 28 @ 5:00 pm