Position Title: Outreach and Education Coordinator
Employment Status: Full Time, Salaried
Reports to: Watershed Center Executive Director
Office Location: 6800 Nimbus Road, Longmont, CO 80503
Salary Range: $37,327- $62,211
Since 2005, Left Hand Watershed Center (formerly Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group) has
worked to protect and restore watersheds for people and the environment using a
collaborative and science-based approach. While we continue to maintain our roots in the Left
Hand Watershed, we expanded our geographic scope and services to the greater St. Vrain Basin
in 2019. With this external growth, we now need to grow our internal staff capacity to
accommodate the increased demand for our community, river, forest, and adaptive
management services. If selected, you will be joining a team of three dynamic and supportive
staff members, who are led by a diverse board of passionate stakeholders. Existing staff have
strong backgrounds in watershed planning, science, and management and are excited to
collaborate with a new staff member that can help lead science-based community outreach and
education projects and services.
General Position Description
Under the general direction of the Executive Director, serve as outreach and education
coordinator for the Watershed Center’s community projects and services. The coordinator is
responsible for carrying out tasks relating to organizing, developing, and overseeing community
projects and services such volunteer stewardship events, citizen science projects, watershed
outreach and education, K-12 and community education programs, community events, and
other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director. The coordinator will also carry out
operational tasks such as volunteer tracking and reporting, donor tracking and stewardship,
grant writing, and program evaluation.
The position requires over three years of professional working experience in the fields of
education, community engagement, and outreach. The position will require a passion for
working with the community and building relationships. Knowledge of watershed management,
forest health and restoration, and the local watershed is desired. In addition, we are looking for
a highly organized and motivated self-starter with excellent written and oral communication,
interpersonal, and networking skills.
Primary tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Serve as lead coordinator for community projects and services. This includes but is not
o Planning, implementing, and overseeing volunteering stewardship and
community science projects and events;
o Volunteer recruitment, advertisement, outreach, and follow up communication;
o Preparing community outreach and communications plans;
o Developing community outreach and engagement/marketing materials;
o Planning and preparing social media content;
• Serve as lead coordinator for Front Range Watershed Days annual event. Planning event
logistics, tours, schedule, and partnership coordination. Act as lead chair of the event
• Serve as the lead coordinator for Watershed Center’s K-12 education partnerships,
partnering with local schools, co-creating watershed science curriculum and activities
with local schools and in coordination with Watershed Center’s staff scientists;
• Prepare grant applications related to fund the Watershed Center’s community services;
• Develop monthly newsletters in coordination with other Watershed Center staff;
• Lead forest health outreach activities and community events;
• Represent the Watershed Center at community meetings, partner meetings, and
• Carryout partnership building and organizational tasks as assigned by the Executive
Director such as:
o Developing and implementing a donor stewardship plan in collaboration with
o Cultivating and building relationships with individual donors and funding
o Maintaining and updating a landowner database, volunteer database, and donor
o Developing and implementing program evaluation tools;
o Preparing meeting minutes at meetings;
o Contributing to ensuring compliance with grant requirements and organizational
• Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree and over three years’ experience working in a
professional environment or equivalent. A background in communications, education,
outreach, and community engagement is desired. Understanding of watershed science
and forest restoration concepts is preferred.
• Enthusiastic, community-oriented individual, with a passion for connecting community
to their watersheds.
• Ability to translate technical information for diverse audiences.
• Experience and skills using a variety of outreach tools including social media, websites,
mailers, events, and more.
• Excellent skills in interpersonal relationships, organizational effectiveness, and
• Well organized, self-starter, detail-oriented, and adaptable with the ability to manage
both routine and complex tasks simultaneously.
• Familiarity with community outreach and engagement techniques for diverse audiences,
and K-12 Colorado environmental education standards.
• Experience or interest in working with and leading volunteers in data collection and/or
• Ability to prepare meeting materials and presentations and assist in facilitating
• Excellent writing, presentation, and public relations skills.
• Ability to work independently, establish work priorities and manage time effectively.
• A valid Colorado Driver’s License and ability to pass background check including a
good driving record. Must have own vehicle, mileage reimbursement available.
Work is performed inside and outside both day and night, under varying and extreme weather
conditions, and could include frequent driving of employee’s personal vehicle. Field conditions
will include steep, unstable terrain, proximity to fast-moving water, proximity to highway traffic,
and typical conditions associated with travel in the foothills and plains of the Rocky Mountain
region. Work may include working weekends. Work includes but is not limited to exposure to
sun, noise, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, and oils, moving vehicles, lifting and carrying up to 50
pounds, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching overhead
and above shoulders, use of both hand and fingers, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, standing,
and sitting for extended periods of time. Coordination of eyes, hands, legs, and body is needed.
Must have correctable near and far vision, ability to hear, speak, and write. Work also includes
the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, and the ability to utilize
Left Hand Watershed Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no otherwise qualified
individual shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or religious
affiliation, sex, familial status, age, genetics, disability, or national origin in any phase of
employment for this position.
Salary and Position Details
Full-time salaried position, annual salary will be in the range of $37,327- $62,211 depending on
skills and experience. Benefits for full time employees include paid vacation and sick time, an IRA
with 3% company match. The position is currently a remote-work position. Computer and basic
office supplies will be provided. Outdoor meetings expected to occur on a weekly basis. Office
space is expected to become available in 2022, although remote work is also an option.
Please email your cover letter and resume combined into a single PDF labeled
Lastname_Firstname_2021 to: applywatershedcenter [at] gmail [dot] com by March 1st for priority
consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The cover letter should clearly
demonstrate the applicants’ ability to fulfill the stated duties and meet the qualifications of the
position. The ideal candidate will begin employment by late March or early April 2021.