CLOSED: Community & Landscapes Project Coordinator

February 15, 2018

Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council
Community and Landscapes Project Coordinator Position
Yakima, WA

The Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council (WRC&D) is dedicated to promoting sustainable, rural communities throughout the State of Washington. We are a leading nongovernmental organization that facilitates processes for better economic, environmental, and community outcomes in rural communities.

WRC&D’s office is located in Yakima Washington; offsite work arrangements could be considered. The WRC&D offers flexible work schedules and a collaborative work environment.

In Washington State, fire plays a significant role in the ecosystem processes of our landscapes and communities are affected by fire in many different ways. The WRC&D leads, coordinates, and supports several projects in support of Fire Adapted Communities and resilient landscapes including the
Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (WA FAC LN), the Washington Prescribed Fire Council (WPFC), local coalitions, and multi-stakeholder engagement processes such as the Manastash-
Taneum Restoration Project. Recently, the WRC&D was asked to provide coordination and capacity building in support of two related projects:
 Completion of contracted NEPA for the Manastash-Taneum Restoration Project
 Coordination and Facilitation of the Kittitas Fire Adapted Communities Coalition

The WRC&D is looking for a candidate that understands collaborative work environments, can work with diverse groups of people, can coordinate efficient completion of projects, and is willing to learn and work collaboratively to increase the capacity of our organization and our partners. This position will
support the mission of the Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council under the supervision of the WRC&D Executive Director.
This position is a project position with funding through June 30th, 2019 and may be extended if additional funding is available. WRC&D completes many time sensitive project so it is important that a successful candidate is available to start work as soon as possible.

Job Duties
 Provide coordination capacity for WRC&D members, partners, and projects.
 Coordinate completion of deliverables for WRC&D, track progress of deliverables schedule
related to WRC&D grant agreements with various governmental and non-governmental
 Coordinate and communicate project goals, objectives, deliverables, partnerships between
WRC&D staff, contractors, members, partners, and others in order to move projects efficiently
 Specifically, coordinate and communicate Fire Adapted Communities related work and resilient
landscape work between WRC&D staff, board members, programs, and partners in Kittitas and Yakima Counties

 Facilitate meetings with diverse stakeholder groups engaged in Fire Adapted Communities,
Resilient Landscapes, and Safe Efficient Wildfire Response Activities.
 Work with coalitions and other work groups to develop meeting agendas
 Insure meeting space and meeting logistics are organized and in place prior to meetings
 Insure meeting invitation lists are kept up to date
 Make sure meetings start and end on time
 Make sure meeting agendas are followed
 Distribute meeting notes, products, and lists of action items to project participants
 Specifically, facilitate continued progress of the Kittitas Fire Adapted Communities Coalition and provide support to the Yakima Valley Fire Adapted Communities Coalition.
Project Management
 Manage projects related to WRC&D agreements with funding agencies and with the communities we support.
 Maintain progress and success related to project deliverables as articulated in agreements with
WRC&D and project partners.
 Insure project schedules are met by completing work in agreements with WRC&D and WRC&D partners
 Insure project budgets are met according to agreements between WRC&D and project partners.
 Complete written reports as required by project agreements
 Specifically, maintain forward and efficient progress of contracted NEPA work for United States Forest Service in Manastash-Taneum NEPA project area and subsequent project work in the Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative project area.
 College degree or equivalent work experience coordinating projects related to natural resource
recovery, sustainability, community resilience, prescribed fire and/or wildfires.
 Experience Coordinating groups of people from diverse backgrounds. In particular, experience
working with diverse communities in central and eastern Washington State.
 Experience developing meeting agendas and experience leading or co-leading meetings.
 Experience working with web site updates, social media (such as Facebook and Twitter), and
experience communicating with online formats or through email.
 Proven ability to work independently, self-initiate duties and prioritize tasks.
 Experienced and practiced communication skills including experience with speaking, writing,
note taking, and reporting.
 Ability to work with public and staff from partner organizations
 Ability and experience using common office software (Microsoft Office Programs) required
 Valid State Driver’s License
Desired qualifications:
 Experience working with diverse community members including people whose primary language
is not English. Ability to communicate in Spanish or other languages commonly used in
 Experience running/facilitating meetings as part of a strategic initiative with attendees from
diverse back grounds
 Experience and familiarity with Washington’s rural communities and natural resource issues,
 Experience working with the concepts of sustainability, community resilience, environmental
justice challenges and,
 Experience working with Forest Collaborative groups, air quality initiatives, prescribed burning,
or other fire related work.
 Grant writing/reporting

The position is currently scheduled at 32 hours per week.
Compensation DOE and includes health insurance, sick leave, vacation, and holiday pay.
Additional time and duties may be added as funding is developed for coordination of related initiatives.
To Apply:
Submit the following information electronically to; enter “coordinator” in subject line
Cover Letter, Resume, and three (3) professional references
Deadline for application February 25, 2018
The Washington RC&D is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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