[PNWHEALTH] Stewardship Coordinator position
margo at pnwhealth.com
Wed Dec 1 20:32:00 PST 2010
Exempt from civil service
Salary: $5,000-$6,200 per month DOQ, plus benefits
Location: Tacoma, WA - Center for Urban Waters
Opens: November 30, 2010
Closes: December 17, 2010
The Puget Sound Partnership (State of Washington) seeks a qualified
candidate for the position of Stewardship Coordinator. This position reports
to the Regional Stewardship Program Manager of the Partnership and will
assist the Partnership's mission by coordinating a variety of efforts across
the twelve-county Puget Sound region to engage residents in on-the-ground
Puget Sound is a healthy, sustainable ecosystem that supports the prosperity
of present and future generations.
To lead a science based, results driven, publicly embraced partnership to
implement the Action Agenda for the restoration and protection of Puget
The Puget Sound Partnership was established as a state agency by the 2007
Legislature and the Governor to develop and implement an aggressive action
agenda for restoring the health of Puget Sound by 2020. The Partnership is a
dynamic organization charged with taking a collaborative and accountable
approach to accomplishing its mission. It relies on the contributions of a
variety of entities, including state, local, federal and tribal governments,
community and environmental organizations, businesses, watershed and salmon
recovery groups. To achieve its mission the Partnership must successfully
engage the public in Puget Sound restoration efforts. The Partnership's work
will require creativity, innovation and a wide variety of tools and
approaches to engage individuals and groups throughout the region in the
stewardship and recovery of Puget Sound. More information on the Partnership
is available at our web site: www.psp.wa.gov <http://www.psp.wa.gov> .
POSITION OVERVIEW AND GOALS
The Stewardship Coordinator will implement and coordinate strategic,
regional, citizen-based stewardship initiatives in fulfillment of the Action
Agenda with primary emphasis on the social strategy work described in Action
Agenda (Section E.4). Work includes implementation of specific near term
actions, coordinating and monitoring work by contractors, coalition
management, applied social science and market research, identification and
prioritization of best management practices for Puget Sound health, audience
and issue segmentation, social media, regional campaign coordination,
stakeholder network engagement, and program evaluation. The position will
develop and manage the Partnership's stewardship grant award program and
will administer grants and contracts in support of a range of work,
including: assessment and prioritization of best management practices,
social marketing of best management practices, partner training programs,
public education, awareness and engagement efforts, and evaluation
. Coordinate regional outreach initiatives that involve significant
planning, social, legal, financial, political and ecological issues.
. Plan and coordinate regional programs that integrate recommendations
of planning efforts, that are consistent with regulatory requirements, and
that have the greatest potential for improvement in Puget Sound's health.
. Work as part of a stewardship team to implement Action Agenda social
strategies under Section E-4.
. Manage the Partnership's stewardship grant award program; coordinate
and monitor work by grant-funded subcontractors; administer contracts; track
budgets; report progress; administer non-accounting aspects of grants.
. Prepare, submit and administer various grant proposals and personal
service contracts, including contract administration, fiscal tracking, and
. Provide technical assistance to state and local agencies, non-profit
organizations, and community organizations regarding such things as program
planning, best management practices for stormwater and shorelines, social
marketing, project evaluation, and social science.
. Coordinate the formation, management and activities of various
committees and work groups as necessary; Serve as an agency representative
on various committees.
. Develop and maintain functional, informed networks of implementing
entities and stakeholders.
. Give presentations to various groups around Puget Sound; Attend
meetings and participate in or lead discussions; Develop strategic
approaches to present sensitive issues and information to a variety of
audiences; Prepare or supervise the preparation of graphics, displays,
brochures and handouts; prepare oral and written presentations including
findings and reports; respond to questions and solicits input as
DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
. Grant and contract administration (40%)
. Program coordination (30%)
. Stakeholder coordination (20%)
. Program evaluation (10%)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
All candidates must demonstrate experience and ability to:
. Work effectively with state, federal, local, and tribal government
officials, community and non-profit organizations, businesses, and interest
. Manage grants, contracts, and budgets; understand and follow
purchasing and spending policies and regulations.
. Conduct and interpret consumer and market research; develop
strategies to reach specific audiences.
. Gather, evaluate and document technical data; apply technical data to
practical social problems
. Understand, interpret, and apply social and ecological science
. Develop and implement program monitoring and evaluation strategies
. Read, interpret and apply scientific information
. Read, interpret and apply legal documents
. Independently prepare and implement comprehensive programs
. Evaluate, document and report on performance measures, progress
. Speak before groups and to co-workers and employees of other agencies
. Use a range of technology for day-to-day office communications,
program related communications, project management, networking and
coordination, and information analysis
The ideal candidate will exhibit:
. Working understanding of a broad range of communication tools and
techniques, including social marketing, buzz marketing, social media, and
. Experience with governmental operations and procedures; awareness of
sensitive issues and protocols
. Awareness of current literature, trends, and developments in social
strategies as applied to ecosystem recovery
. Awareness of Puget Sound recovery and related issues.
DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
The successful candidate will have:
. A bachelor's degree (or higher) in marketing, anthropology,
sociology, community and environmental planning, economics, geography,
political science, ecology, conservation biology, communications, or related
. Professional experience in a field listed above may be substituted,
year for year, for college education
. Three years of professional experience in outreach program
coordination or public sector grant management
. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
. Excellent organizational and time management skills
Salary is dependent on experience, not to exceed $74,400 annually. This
position serves at the pleasure of the Executive Director. Washington State
has a generous benefit package including health, dental and life insurance,
retirement, and an optional deferred compensation program. You may go to
www.hca.wa.gov <http://www.hca.wa.gov> for health benefit information and
www.drs.wa.gov <http://www.drs.wa.gov> for retirement benefit information.
Visit DOP's Website to Apply
To be considered for the opportunity, the following must be included in your
1. A letter of interest describing relevant qualifications;
2. A detailed resume including education and employment history;
3. The names of three professional references with current contact
For questions about this recruitment, please email evano at dop.wa.gov.
Application Deadline: December 17, 2010; 5pm. By submitting materials, you
are indicating that all information is true and correct. The state may
verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for
removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed. The Partnership
may hire only those who are legally authorized to work in the United States.
The Puget Sound Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons of
disability needing assistance in the application process, or those needing
this job announcement in an alternative format may call (800) 833-6388.
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