Positions Available

NFJDWC is Hiring!  Our dedicated staff is seeking new team members.  We are looking for people who are comfortable in the field and also love working with communities.  Our motto, “Community Focused, Landscape Reflected!” describes our dedication to the resources and residents of our watershed.  So, if you enjoy operating in both environments, read on to view our job openings….

1)  Education & Projects Coordinator 

Job Summary:

            The Education & Projects Coordinator position is an opening which offers a diverse work plan.  The necessary skills are defined by strong organization, pleasure working with people (individuals of all ages), and technical-writing/communication skills.   It is comprised of two primary functions:

            A) Soliciting, organizing, contracting, implementing, monitoring and reporting on diverse landscape and habitat management activities for the North Fork John Day Watershed Council

            B) Organizing and overseeing field projects for high school students

   The Education & Projects Coordinator works closely with all personnel at NFJDWC to optimize the output of the organization and uphold its mission.  This is a job for the person who likes both natural resources and people.

 Essential Functions

  • Plan and implement complex projects related to landscape improvement and community support.  These will include landowner projects as well as educational project opportunities for students.
    • Prepare work plans, contracts, proposals, permit applications, timelines, and deliverables for restoration projects, educational programs and other organizational efforts.
    • Supervise students on field projects
    • Work collaboratively and effectively with landowners, schools, funding entities, agency personnel, and organizations.
    • Oversee contracts and contractors to assure optimal delivery of project goals
    • Technical writing to include grant applications, proposals and interim/final reporting in a timely and organized fashion.
    • Mapping and data management in a variety of systems
    • Project management to include timeline tracking; reporting, communication with funders, partners and Executive Director; and assuring that project objectives and deliverables are met.

 Education & Experience Required: 

            Experience is necessary in the development, implementation, and support of complex projects.  Versatility between office and field operations is required to follow projects from development, through implementation, to completion.  Candidate must have knowledge of natural resources systems.  Attention to safety is imperative.  Must be patient with young adults and enjoy sharing time and knowledge with them.

 The Education & Projects Coordinator must be proficient in:

  • Technical Writing Skills – essential
  • Project organization and supervision
  • Communication
  • Electronic platforms: excel, word, mapping software

 Desired Work Traits

The North Fork John Day Watershed Council is looking for someone who…

  • Has the desire, drive, versatility and creativity to seek solutions, and implement projects that help meet our stakeholders’ needs
  • Is very well organized and results oriented, with passion and ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Will strive for excellence in achieving our organization’s mission
  • Seeks to learn and grow with the organization

 The Candidate must enjoy working in a small rural community, remote from many services.

This document describes the position currently available.  It is not an employment contract.  Our organization reserves the right to modify the job duties or job descriptions at any time.

Application can be made by sending: Resume’, Cover Letter, and a Technical Writing Sample to: elaine@nfjdwc.org


2) Summer Crew Leader

    Job Summary: The summer crew leader supports and directs a team of 4 – 8 teens in field experiences.  The crew leader must be comfortable in the field under all conditions and must thrive on working with the energy of teens to complete physical tasks such as wilderness surveys and fence building.  The crew leader is required to be safety conscious at all times and to transfer that awareness and care to the crew members.  This person must encourage enthusiasm and teach students about the natural world.  Some camping with the crew will be required. The crew leader works closely with all NFJDWC  staff to create an exciting and educational experience for the team.

Essential Functions:  Schedule, organize and implement the assigned project opportunities with an approach that offers positive experiential learning to youth. 

Assign duties to individuals and critique work skills with positive reinforcement

Develop a regular daily schedule of briefing, stretching, job preparation, and action.  Help crew to keep a photographic record of the summer.

Drive team to work sites.

Assure all participants abide by rules, fill out necessary forms and time sheets, participate in all activities, receive feedback on their daily contribution.

Organize gear, meals, and schedules. Teach students to use hand tools and field equipment. 

Attend team leader training.

Help students to keep daily journals for school credit and complete year end reports.

Diligently maintain a safe work and travel environment.

   Education and Experience:

Crew leader should be a college graduate or have 4 years post high school experience.

A high degree of organization and safety are essential.

Communication Skills and Enthusiasm are critical to this position.

 Candidate must be able to solve problems in a field situation with minimal resources.

The Crew Leader must enjoy working with a small rural community, remote from many services.

This description illustrates the position currently available.  It is not an employment contract.  The NFJDWC reserves the right to modify the job duties or job description at any time.

Applications can be made by sending: Resume, Cover Letter, and Three References to: education@nfjdwc.org




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