Watershed Protection Coordinator-Mills River, NC
Organization: Mills River Partnership
Position Title: Watershed Protection Coordinator
Location: Mills River, NC
Hours and Compensation: Not listed.
Application Deadline: Not listed.
The Mills River Partnership (MRP) seeks a Watershed Protection Coordinator to support the MRP board in carrying out water quality protection projects. This is a request for proposals for services to be contracted. The Mills River Partnership is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization whose mission is to monitor, preserve, protect, and enhance the quality of the Mills River watershed, a drinking water supply watershed for Henderson and Buncombe counties. To accomplish this, the MRP analyses and identifies water quality problems, works with property owners through voluntary, soil, water and land conservation practices, and educates property owners and the public on watershed stewardship.
Qualifications for the Contractor
- Experience and/or post-secondary education related to watershed protection
- Ability to advocate for water quality improvement in the Mills River watershed while winning the trust of the local community
- Familiarity with design and installation of erosion and sediment best management practices (BMPs)
- Experience developing online media and printed educational materials
- Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills
- Strong ability to work independently and in support of a team
- Energy, creativity, and initiative
- Provide the Mills River Partnership board with administrative support – including coordinating meetings and serving as a central point of communication.
- Serve as a point of contact with landowners, contractors and partners in carrying out MRP business, including with implementation of erosion and sedimentation management practices.
- Work with Soil and Water Conservation District to implement and maintain BMPs.
- Work with other stakeholders to accomplish the mission of the MRP.
- Develop online media and printed educational materials to build greater public awareness of MRP and its work.
- Lead educational programs and landowner outreach efforts to build awareness of options, such as agricultural best management practices and conservation easements, that can improve and protect water quality.
- Seek out sources of funding to sustain the work of the MRP into the future. Help administer current grant funds and report to funding agencies.
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