To Apply: Submit the following information electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 14 enter “project manager” in subject line Cover Letter, Resume, and three (3) professional references Deadline for application May 14th, 2021 The Washington RC&D is an equal opportunity provider and employer
The Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council (WRC&D) is a statewide non-governmental organization that leads the development and support of capacity for better economic, environmental, and community outcomes related to natural resources challenges. The WRC&D is the fiscal sponsor of the Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative and the Washington Prescribed Fire Council (WPFC).
The WRC&D is looking for a candidate that understands collaborative work environments, can work with diverse groups of people, can coordinate efficient completion of projects, and is willing to learn and work collaboratively to increase the capacity of our organization and our partners.
This position will support the mission of the Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council under the supervision of the Washington Prescribed Fire Council Program Director. WRC&D completes many time sensitive project so it is important that a successful candidate is available to start work as soon as possible.
The position is funded at 32 hours per week and pays $24 to $28 per hour. Sick leave, vacation, and holiday pay are included benefits. The WRC&D also has a health insurance plan available. The Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council Office is located at 109 S 3rd Street, Yakima WA. Flexibility of work location may be available depending on candidate’s ability to work remotely. At this time, all WRC&D employees are working from off-site, home based offices in response to Center for Disease Control recommendation for reducing risk of spread of Coronavirus. As it becomes safe to lift restrictions, some travel to meetings and field trips will be added as requirements for the position.
Position activities and responsibilities including supporting the operations, projects, partnerships, and organizations of both the Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative and the Washington Prescribed Fire Council. Washington Prescribed Fire Council This position will support the Washington Prescribed Fire Council, the Executive Officers, and the Steering Committee through support of regular meetings, quarterly Steering Committee meetings, the Council Annual Meeting, and other workgroups and meetings as needed. Develop and manage WPFC internal and external communications, including email, social media, websites, and mailing list. Support local initiatives and projects, including the Cascadia Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) Program, cooperative burning, cross-boundary burning projects, and community led fire management. Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative Support the Tapash Executive Team, partners and stakeholders through Executive Team Meetings, Executive Team Yearly Retreat,
quarterly stakeholder meetings, Joint Task Force meetings, and other meetings as required.
Work collaboratively with WRC&D staff and partners to coordinate project completion according to the policies and procedures of the WRC&D and the strategic plan and priorities of Tapash and WPFC, respectively.
Manage and facilitate completion of tasks and action items
Develop funding applications and grants collaboratively
Network activities and priorities between landscape and community partners at the local, regional, state, and national level
Develop communication and outreach materials; manage communication, website, and social media platforms; develop content in collaboration with partners Facilitation
Plan meetings, workshops, field trips, and conferences with partners and diverse stakeholder groups
Coordinate and facilitate meetings and communicate effectively with participants to promote collaboration and problem solving
Schedule, organize, and manage meeting logistics, including scheduling venues, AV needs, refreshments, handouts, and other details as needed
Manage meeting registration and participant invitations
Assist in agenda development and meeting goals
Distribute meeting notes, products, and list of action items
This position will support and maintain the forward and efficient progress of contracted work that supports both Tapash and WPFC, as well as support the completion work detailed in funding agreements.
Manage projects related to WRC&D agreements with funding agencies and partners
Assist with managing project budgets, goals, and timelines and ensure schedules and budgets are met
Maintain progress and success related to project deliverables
Undertake project tasks as required
Complete written reports – Requirements:
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
Work experience related to natural resource recovery, environmental studies, environmental science, sustainability, community resilience, community support, prescribed fire and/or wildfires.
Experience developing, running, and facilitating meetings as part of a strategic initiative with attendees from diverse back grounds.
Experience coordinating groups of people from diverse backgrounds. In particular, experience working with diverse communities in central and eastern Washington State or similar communities.
Experienced and practiced communication skills including experience with speaking, writing, note taking, and reporting.
Experience working with website updates, social media (such as Facebook and Twitter), and communicating with online formats or through email.
Proven ability to work independently, self-initiate duties and prioritize tasks.
Ability and experience using common office software (Microsoft Office Programs)
Ability to use and/or ability to learn to use on-line collaboration software like Zoom Meetings to connect people from remote locations.
Experience working with diverse community members including people whose primary language is not English. Ability to communicate in Spanish or other languages commonly used in Washington.
Familiarity with Washington’s rural communities and natural resource issues
Experience with National Environmental Policy Act processes
Experience working with the concepts of sustainability, community resilience, environmental justice challenges and,
Experience working with Forest Collaborative groups, air quality initiatives, prescribed burning, or other fire related work.
Grant writing/reporting experience