Restoration Projects Coordinator

Eagle River Watershed Council

Listing Expires on 06/08/2018

Eagle River Watershed Council seeks a Projects and Events Coordinator to manage our stream restoration projects and volunteer events. The Projects and Events Coordinator oversees the logistics, budget and timeline for our restoration projects, Community Pride Highway Cleanup (1000 volunteers), and Eagle River Cleanup (300+ volunteers). Our restoration projects are varied but often entail revegetating streambanks with native plants, installing erosion control features, etc and typically utilize volunteers. Our projects and events help us to meet our mission to advocate for the health and conservation of the Upper Colorado and Eagle River basins through research, education and projects. The Projects & Events Coordinator will: be the lead in recruiting and engaging volunteers; vet/plan/implement stream restoration projects; coordinate the two cleanup events, and acquire project funding. The Projects & Events Coordinator will build an understanding of the other work of ERWC so that they may speak with authority on, and expand the community’s awareness of, our work.

Key responsibilities
1. Coordinate ERWC’s stream restoration projects by:
• receiving, purchasing, requesting equipment,
• drafting requests for proposals (RFPs) for contractors and subsequently reviewing, meeting
with and scoring the bids
• communicating with contractors, consultants, staff/board and volunteers
• organizing project committees, as necessary
• identifying potential funding sources and submitting grant applications for projects
• implementing projects, being mindful of goals/outcomes and constraints on budget and time

2. Coordinate ERWC’s primary events (currently two annually)
• Serve as the primary point of contact for events
• Work with other staff, board and/or committee members to plan events and oversee the
logistics of each
• Recruit and manage event volunteers, vendors, etc.
• Solicit loyal and new event sponsorships, recognize sponsors, and maintain a relationship

3. Maintain/expand ERWC’s overall volunteer efforts
• Recruit volunteers
• Organize/manage volunteers during projects/events
• Encourage volunteers to come back again by recognizing them and making them feel as
though they are part of our team
• Engage and communicate with volunteers year-round
• Work with the Education & Outreach Coordinator to incorporate an educational element with
volunteers and on projects in general

4. Work with the Education & Outreach Coordinator to market projects & events, through:
• Advertising/other promotions (e.g., posters and flyers)
• ERWC’s social media and website
• Press releases

5. Maintain all contacts (volunteers, funders, vendors, etc) in the database
6. Participate in (and coordinate, as necessary) ERWC meetings, events and functions
7. Provide support as needed to ERWC Executive Director, Board and staff/consultants
8. Attend training to develop relevant knowledge and skills
9. Share in the responsibility of maintaining the office/workplace

Specific Skills Desired:
• Degree in natural resources preferred
• Project, event and volunteer management experience
• Grant writing
• Able to communicate and motivate via written media as well as through public speaking
• Must be adept in MS Office, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
• A willingness to learn and expand skills as necessary

Personality that will thrive in this position:
A self-starter with a positive outlook, good organizational skills, attention to detail and a clear focus on
priorities. A creative, forward-thinking planner who is comfortable dealing with diverse community
stakeholders, board members, and donors. Someone who is reliable and a strong communicator. A hard
worker who is equally capable of working independently, collaborating as part of a team, taking direction,
or taking the lead. An enthusiastic individual with a sense of humor.

Personal Situation: Able to work extended hours on occasion (meetings, events, etc), when required.
Has reliable transportation that accommodates mountain living.

Other Details:
Work requires some physical exertion such as walking, standing, lifting (up to 50 lbs), carrying, or similar
activities, sometimes in inclement weather.
Must have reliable transportation that accommodates mountain living.
Full-time position. Typical business hours with some evening/weekend events. Flexibility available.
Compensation commensurate with experience. 401K; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; wellness (ski pass, health club, etc) reimbursement.

To apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to The position will be open until filled. We plan to reply
to all applicants within three weeks of application receipt. Employment offer will be subject to background