About Our Organization: Tamarisk Coalition (TC) is a non-profit organization advancing the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education and technical assistance. TC has been working to help people restore native vegetation and to manage invasive plant species in western riparian areas since 1999. We are based in Grand Junction, CO and work with partners throughout the American West.
Position Description: We are seeking an individual to work in the dynamic field of riparian restoration. The Program Coordinator will work closely with TC staff, as well as many organizations, agencies, and individuals to support restoration efforts throughout the western United States. This position’s primary focus is TC’s Tamarisk Leaf Beetle Monitoring Program. The goal of the program, which is beginning its seventh year, is to provide land managers and restoration practitioners with information on the distribution and potential impacts of the tamarisk leaf beetle. The program has seen large advances in the past few years and the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining this progress, foster relationships with current and potential monitoring partners, and building upon the current database of tamarisk leaf beetle information at the TC.
Location/Hours: This position is based in Grand Junction, Colorado. Professional exempt position, 40hrs/week, flexible work schedule to accommodate project needs including travel and working occasional weekends.
Wages/Benefits: Based on education and experience. Range is $41,600 - $52,000/year plus benefits including health insurance, continuing education stipend, holiday/vacation/sick pay, 403(b)7 retirement plan, and employee assistance program.
Primary Responsibilities: This position reports directly to the Program Director. Primary responsibilities described below may also include support for other TC programs.
• Coordinating and leading both internal and external components of the Tamarisk Leaf Beetle Monitoring Program.
• Coordinating with land managers and their respective agencies to plan, develop funding for and implement tamarisk leaf beetle monitoring (includes grant writing).
• Maintain current partner relationships and develop and implement an outreach plan to develop new monitoring partners
• Proficiency in GIS mapping & GPS coordinate capture, data management in accordance w/TC protocols and ability to oversee development on an online geospatial database
• Developing a funding plan, applying for applicable grants and managing grants and associated subcontracts
• Developing and managing website content to increase online communication of both TC’s monitoring program and information about the distribution and impacts of the tamarisk leaf beetle
• Public presentations and outreach on the distribution and impacts of the tamarisk leaf beetle
• Conducting trainings for partners on monitoring protocols
• Possible planning and conducting tamarisk leaf beetle monitoring protocols with other TC staff, often in remote locations
• Researching, coordinating, drafting and/or editing technical papers
Qualifications: Three to five years of restoration or practical environmental science and project management experience; preferably working knowledge of western US riparian ecology. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in conservation, natural resource management, or related field. Must have knowledge of and/or experience working with current trends in conservation, land management, and riparian restoration.
• Ability to work in a team
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Understanding of the developing and/or implementing of monitoring techniques and protocols
• Demonstrated ability to form relationships and work with diverse stakeholders including landowners, funders, state and federal agency personnel and other nonprofit staff
• High level outreach, communication, organizational, and multitasking skills
• High level of GIS/GPS knowledge
• Computer skills (Word, Excel, etc.)
Special Job Requirements:
• Must have a dependable car and valid driver's license, registration, and insurance for travel throughout Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and other western states
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed
• Current or willingness to obtain Wilderness First Aid Certification
• Physical ability to hike, backpack, and raft (oar boat)
Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday, March 18, 2013. Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Stacy Beaugh, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org; please write “Program Coordinator Application” in the subject line.
Stacy Beaugh, Executive Director