Community Engagement Coordinator – Pomperaug Watershed Coalition
The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) is responsible for planning and implementing community engagement opportunities for the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition (PRWC). The individual works in partnership with towns, neighborhoods, schools, and other community and youth-serving organizations to deliver activities that connect people with the Pomperaug River, its tributaries, and the surrounding watershed with the ultimate goal to protect and improve water quality and habitat.
The CEC will develop and implement a yearly calendar of community outreach, education, and volunteer engagement activities including presentations, workshops, guided hikes, ambient water quality monitoring, planting projects, special events, tabling and more to educate community members about water conservation, stream ecology, stormwater pollution, threats to water quality, and provide opportunities and resources to protect the watershed (or the environment).
The CEC will play a central role in expanding PRWC’s relationships with individuals and groups that make up our community, deepen existing partnerships, and develop new collaborations with the goal of increasing program participation and participant diversity. An ideal candidate is a confident, enthusiastic person with direct experience in environmental conservation, public speaking, social media, and working with different demographics in the community. A passion for bringing people together, a commitment to following the science, and a love of the outdoors will help you find success in this position. A background in education, environmental science, and/or environmental studies is encouraged.