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Community Outreach Coordinator

Summary 

We are seeking a self-motivated, outgoing outreach coordinator to work closely with the CESOSS Director and the CESOSS team to conduct outreach, network building, acequia training and education, fundraising, and leadership development among water-right owners in the Middle Rio Grande region. The outreach coordinator will be responsible for working and expanding acequia membership and involvement to promote water conservation measures and the protection and preservation of individual water-right owners. The Outreach Coordinator will co-facilitate acequia meetings and trainings and implement water-rights development trainings throughout the year. The Outreach Coordinator will work with our Director and partners to advance the Pajarito Landmarks Project and to support local residents to understand, claim, and put their water to beneficial use.  

To apply for this position please email your resume and cover letter to info@cesoss.org 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Work closely with CESOSS Director and team to formulate a plan to conduct outreach, network building, training, education, fundraising, events, and leadership development.

  2. Conduct public outreach, acequia education, and acequia technical assistance for the implementation of the water rights application process and promote agricultural land and water conservation projects to members served by the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District and in collaboration with Acequia Leadership.

  3. Be responsible for working and expanding acequia membership by working with SVRAA. 

  4. Identify community members that could benefit from partner agency programs and funding sources that improve the water delivery, on-farm irrigation efficiency and overall water delivery practices. 

  5. Provides specialized administrative support in the development, implementation, and marketing of the various programs and services CESOSS offers to the community. 

  6. Implement acequia surveys to learn and advance water rights ownership and protection, host community listening sessions to seek direction from our community and partners on conservation and agriculture enhancements. 

  7. Help organize the Acequia Walk and Talk to build awareness and increase member participation in acequia culture and use.

  8. Facilitate acequia meetings to provide opportunities for local residents to learn and become members of their local acequia association.

  9. Serves as a central point of contact between community members, parciantes, and partners, and/or external constituencies on day-to-day programmatic, operational, and administrative matters; coordinate seminars, meetings, special projects, and/or general problem resolution.

  10. Coordinates activities of support staff, consultants, faculty, and/or volunteers engaged in implementation and administration of program objectives.

  11. Writes, edits, and coordinates development of promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures, as appropriate. 

  12. Maintains program/project records, researches information and gathers and computes various data; prepares special and/or one-time reports, summaries, or replies to inquiries, selecting relevant data from a variety of sources.

  13. May assist with grant and/or proposal writing as appropriate to the objectives and funding nature of the program; may participate in other fundraising activities.

  14. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments

  • Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events

  • Advanced clerical skills, word processing, and/or office skills

  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications

  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

  • Ability to lead and train assigned staff

  • Records maintenance skills

  • Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures

  • Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques

  • Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports

  • Advanced writing and editorial skills

 

Distinguishing Characteristics

Position requires:

a) independent coordination of all day-to-day aspects of a specified, contract/grant funded program activity;

b) administrative program planning, implementation, and monitoring;

c) implementation of effective operational/administrative policies and procedures specific to the achievement of the objectives of the program;

d) writing, editing, and publication of marketing, promotional, and/or educational materials and integrated reports specific to the program;

e) day-to-day team interaction with, liaison between, and coordination of a wide range of internal and external constituencies involved in program activities;

f) bilingual preferred; assistance with planning, preparation, and management of program budgets and expenditures.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

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