Outreach and Events Coordinator

Snohomish Conservation District

Lake Stevens, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $55,000-$62,000
Deadline Jul 15, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Position Summary

The Outreach and Events Coordinator supports Snohomish Conservation District’s community engagement strategies by producing and managing high-quality virtual and in-person events, including webinars, farm tours, fairs, workshops, and more. This role engages the community and encourages conservation through strategic events produced by SCD and with partner organizations. The position is part of the Education and Outreach Team which provides education, outreach, and communications support to all District programs–including Agriculture, Habitat, Community Conservation, and District Operations. This position will report to the Education and Outreach Department Manager.

About the Snohomish Conservation District

One of 45 conservation districts in the State of Washington, the Snohomish Conservation District is a leader among peers with robust agricultural resilience, habitat restoration, urban stormwater, farm planning, youth education, and community engagement programs. The District works with farmers, city residents, and rural and suburban landowners on a collaborative and voluntary basis throughout our service area which includes most of Snohomish County and Camano Island. We take the mission of the District to heart—“work cooperatively with others to promote and encourage conservation and responsible use of natural resources”—as we implement successful and innovative approaches to getting real work done on-the-ground.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Below are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The Outreach and Events Coordinator will lead the following tasks:

  • Coordinate all aspects of Snohomish Conservation District outreach events, including scheduling, registration, communication with participants, set-up and tear-down, and event evaluation.
  • Coordinate district-wide participation in regional and partner events, such as fairs, Country Living Expo, Focus on Farming, and Sorticulture.
  • Foster positive community partnerships and coordinate partner engagement in events, including as speakers, tabling, and/or co-hosting. Ensure events fulfill partner and funder goals and deliverables.
  • Support Communications staff in writing articles and social media posts, providing copy for press releases, and capturing photos.
  • Develop and coordinate successful community outreach campaigns and behavior change programs in partnership with the Communications staff.

Job Qualifications

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business, environmental science, or a related field; and three years of relevant professional experience. Experience in the job functions listed may substitute for education.

  • Experience in developing outreach strategies for the public–including urban/rural residents, underserved communities, farmers, and/or other stakeholders
  • Ability to engage with the public in a professional, friendly manner
  • Extremely organized and able to manage multiple competing priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to create engaging and accessible presentations in written, visual, and verbal formats
  • Proficient in Zoom and other virtual meeting and webinar platforms
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to build relationships with diverse community members and partners
  • Highly dependable and accountable to deadlines and team members. Able to work collaboratively to accomplish shared tasks and support program staff.

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Knowledge and experience in a conservation or natural resource field, such as habitat restoration, community gardening, agriculture, forestry, or stormwater management
  • Experience in project management software such as Smartsheet
  • Spanish language proficiency

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

This position includes primarily office and some field work, with regular travel to sites around Snohomish County and Camano Island for events. Some events may be held in a natural environment with rough terrain. This position requires the ability to:

  • Remain in a stationary position for long periods of time in a standard workday.
  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions and on rough or uneven terrain.
  • Ability to move equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to set up and tear down event supplies, including tents and tables.
  • Drive a District vehicle when travel is needed. Must hold a valid, unrestricted Washington State driver’s license (or have the ability to acquire upon hire).
  • Occasionally work on evenings and weekends.
  • Comply with District COVID protection protocols, including being fully vaccinated and boosted unless medically unable to do so, and providing documentation of vaccination status.

To apply for this position, please submit the following materials via our website at https://snohomishcd.org/employment:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in this position
  • CV or resume detailing your related experience

Candidates who advance in the hiring process may be requested to complete skills assessments.

If you have questions about applying or need accommodation during the application process, contact Sally Cunningham at hr@snohomishcd.org  or (360) 631-6736.

Applications will be reviewed beginning July 15, 2024. Position open until filled.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership, General / Stewardship
Tags Outreach