We are currently taking applications for the position of Watershed and Waterways Program Coordinator now until position is filled.
Prairie Rivers of Iowa is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit whose mission is to promote economic development through the restoration and conservation of Iowa’s cultural and natural resources.
A major focus of our organization is to educate and work to improve water quality in Iowa through our Watersheds and Waterways Program. We are looking for a collaborative team leader who can help expand our reach and results in Central Iowa. Working in a non-profit setting is a unique opportunity to focus and develop long term unique partnerships that will improve our natural resources in Iowa.
The Watersheds & Waterways Program Coordinator will lead our time and work on watershed planning and implementation in the South Skunk Watershed. This work will be conducted with a particular focus on conservation practice implementation and assist in other watershed initiatives as identified. This position will work closely with government agencies, non-government organizations, farmers, and community members in the watershed in a way that is inclusive of all stakeholders and their ideas.
The major duties in this position include:
- Identifying and securing farmers and landowners to implement conservation practices
- Coordinating technical and financial assistance for conservation practices within the watershed
- Overseeing watershed grants and providing leadership to the watershed community through outreach efforts related to protecting and enhancing watershed health (i.e. field days and farmer-focused meetings and workshops)
- Work with the watershed team to develop and implement strategies for building and expanding the program
- Quarterly and annual grant reporting on outreach activities, conservation practice implementation, and manage budgets
- Assisting and attending Watershed Management Authority board quarterly meetings
- Maintaining and developing new public-private partnerships to support watershed activities
- Writing and submitting relevant grants to continue to support long-term watershed efforts
- Other duties as identified
- MS degree in environmental sciences, water resources, community planning, or a related natural resource management field (or BS plus ten years’ experience)
- Ability to coordinate and manage a complex, multi-organizational project
- Ability to be a self-starter, a creative problem-solver, establish priorities, and meet deadlines
- Working knowledge of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the agronomic aspects of conservation practices
- The ability to work as a team with Prairie Rivers of Iowa staff and government agencies
- Preferred training and/or experience in organizational development, communications, consensus building, facilitation, and leadership skills
- Experience in grant writing
- Excellent writing, presentation, and public relations skills
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Valid Driver’s License and personal transportation
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $40,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year
- Grant Writing: 1 year (Preferred)
- Driver’s License (Required)
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Flexible schedules
- Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules
To apply send cover letter and resume to: