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1 Sep 2021

Full-Time Outreach Program Manager

Solano Resource Conservation District – Posted by Laura.Morgan Dixon, California, United States

Job Description

About Solano Resource Conservation District 

Solano Resource Conservation District (Solano RCD) is a special district to the State of California which works closely with a variety of local and regional partners to enhance and protect Solano County watersheds through strategic restoration activities, water education and outreach programs, and by offering conservation planning and watershed coordination services to local residents and landowners. Solano RCD staff and its Board of Directors strive towards excellence, equity, inclusion, collaboration, and appreciation in the work performed and welcomes candidates who share these same values. 

Position Summary  

Solano RCD currently has 1 vacancy for the Program Manager position. Individuals selected for this position will typically report to the Solano RCD office located in Dixon, CA, but will also attend meetings, events, and field trips in the cities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo and some unincorporated areas of Solano County. Meetings and some project activities may also take place virtually. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any additional vacancies that may occur up to six months after this vacancy is filled. Please visit solanorcd.org to explore our programs and activities in full detail. 

 

The Program Manager manages several K-12 education programs, coordinates community cleanup events, and provides recruitment and outreach for new staff and programs. The person in this position must be civic-minded and enjoy interacting with diverse communities; works well with a dynamic and collaborative team as well as independently; and have strong time management and organization skills. The Program Manager reports to the Education Director and will assist with oversight of full and part-time education staff (ranging from 2-8 staff). 

Work Hours 

To perform assigned duties, the employee will be required to work a mixture of evening and day hours, in the field and in the office. The regular work time will occur within the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday, with periodic night and weekend obligations. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

35% K-12 Education Program employee and volunteer recruitment and support 
 20% Plan, manage, and administer employee and volunteer recruitment efforts for Solano RCD’s education program 

  • Engage with potential employees through job fairs, job boards and novel engagement opportunities 
  • Coordinate and participate in interviews 

15% Coordinate volunteer team to ensure all programs and events have necessary staffing 

  • Develop and facilitate a team of volunteers to support programs  
35% Education & Wildfire outreach program support 
 
  • Schedule field trips to Lake Herman and drinking water education sites for 13 classes 
 
  • Schedule in-classroom lessons for various education programs 
  • Support the facilitation and promotion of fire safe council meetings, workshops, and demonstration projects to increase community engagement 
 

 

20% 

 

 

Large Event Planning and support 

 15% Large Event volunteer recruitment and outreach 
 
  • Work with existing volunteer lists to staff county-wide clean up events 
 
  • Expand outreach to potential volunteers through personal and multimedia outreach to local businesses, schools, partner agencies and the general population  
 5% Plan and coordinate annual Solano County Tour for local funders, partners and political representatives to highlight RCD programming, contributions to the community, and further partnership opportunities   
 
  • Coordinate participants and provide follow-up to ensure participation goals are met 
 
  • Plan and secure transportation and all food, drink and support materials needed for a successful and effective tours 
10% Budget & Administration 
 
  • Complete and submit timesheet and mileage forms 
 
  • Effectively manage work communication 
 
  • Support Operational Teams functions and goals 
 
  • Implement and oversee 2-5 education program budgets 
 
  • Track expenses for some projects and prepare quarterly invoices 
 
  • Write quarterly or annual progress reports for funders and partners 
  

Minimum Qualifications                 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university ecology, biology, environmental science, K-12 education, environmental education or similar field;  

Experience: 7 years of previous professional work experience in outreach and community engagement (or 5+ years’ experience plus graduate degree), including some previous project management experience 

*Additional experience may be substituted for college degree
 

Desired Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in related field  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 
  • Outstanding writing  and communication skills  
  • Experience coordinating large events  
  • Strong time management, organization and prioritization skills. 
  • Basic understanding of the natural and cultural history of Solano County and the water resources of the region 
  • The ability to speak, read, and/or write in a language other than English that is spoken by our community 

 

Conditions of Employment 

  • Must complete and pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) background check upon acceptance of job offer. The  cost associated with a background check is paid by Solano RCD. 
  • Must be able to work in a variety of environments, including sitting inside at a computer for long periods of  time, and standing/walking outdoors in extreme temperatures as well as on uneven terrain. 
  • Must have and maintain a valid California Class C Driver’s License and have personal liability insurance. 
  • Must be able to occasionally lift, bend, stoop, kneel, and carry heavy objects up to 25 pounds.  
  • Employment at the Solano RCD is employment at-will. Employment at-will may be terminated with or without  cause and with or without notice at any time by the employee or the District. 

Compensation and Benefits 

This position is an exempt, 80-100% full-time equivalent position. Solano RCD’s current compensation rate for full time managers ranges from $61,000 to $76,000 per year.  There are seven steps within this salary range and the successful applicant’s starting position within this range will be based upon experience. There are medical, dental, vision, and vacation benefits included as part of employment. Retirement benefits are available upon completion of a six (6) month probationary period. 

How to Apply

How to Apply  Submission: Submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position and a detailed resume with three professional references to Caitlyn Morrissey at caitlyn.morrissey@solanorcd.org by 5:00PM PST September 30, 2021. Mailed application materials are also accepted but must be postmarked by the submission deadline.   Notification:  All applicants will be notified of the status of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date.   Selection Process:  The application materials for applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for testing or interview. Solano RCD reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment procedures before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test.   Special Testing Arrangements:  If you require special arrangements due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact Caitlyn Morrissey at (707) 678-1655 x 3.  Solano Resource Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other status covered by local, state, or federal law. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.   

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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