About the Puyallup Watershed Initiative
The Puyallup Watershed Initiative (PWI) launched in 2012 as a new model for community-centered change and aims to improve social and environmental conditions throughout the watershed that comprises more than 1,000 square miles from Mt. Rainier to Commencement Bay. The PWI values transparency, accountability, inclusivity, collaboration, and learning. We seek to demonstrate these values in all our activities and our workplace.
As an organization committed to collaboration and learning, we apply what we learn from our actions, the work of our Communities of Interest, and our community partners to improve upon the past. By sharing what we learn and collaborating with community partners, we hope to help others do the same.
The PWI is committed to all people's right to a healthy environment and to participate in the decisions that most affect their lives. The Initiative is engaged in building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that honors lived experience and community connections. The PWI strives to create a supportive work environment and regularly reviews internal policies to improve our efforts.
About the Forests Community of Interest
The Forests Community of Interest (FCOI) is a collaborative body focused on improving forestlands from urban areas such as Tacoma and Puyallup, to small forestlands in rural Pierce County, and to large working forests in the foothills of the Cascades. The FCOI’s interest in forests aligns with our three goals: 1) active engagement by small landowners in managing their forestland, 2) conservation of working forests that provide economic benefits to the community while providing ecosystem services, and 3) protection and enhancement of urban forest habitats and their benefits to the community. It is expected that the candidate for Manager will commit to the vision and goals of the PWI and FCOI.
The FCOI Manager is a member of the PWI Team that focuses on direct management, coordination, and support of the Forests Community of Interest. The Manager leads by tending to the FCOI vision and goals, while tracking and advising numerous concurrent projects. The ideal candidate will have strong community engagement and project management skills; forestry knowledge is an advantage. The ideal candidate is a life-long learner with a passion for diverse environments and bringing people and ideas together. Open-minded and empathetic, the candidate will have programmatic expertise around long-term planning and project management. Experience with multicultural communities and communities of diverse races required. This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position.
Duties and Responsibilities
The FCOI Manager will use strategic community building and organizing techniques to engage urban residents, small forest landowners, forestry related businesses, municipal and government staff, elected officials, local Tribes, and aligned nonprofits to advance the FCOI efforts. Responsibilities of the position include:
Equipment and Materials
Computer with a Windows-based environment and Office 365
This position has no direct reports. The FCOI Manager reports to the PWI Acting Director in consultation with FCOI members.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Requires frequent sitting, standing, and occasional walking. The employee is occasionally required to lift objects weighing up to 10 pounds and must infrequently lift more than 20 pounds or carry objects with both hands and arms. This position frequently requires continuous hand and finger movement. This position frequently requires visual acuity at 20 inches or less, and frequent hearing acuity for speech discrimination. The employee must be able to understand written and oral communication as well as give written and oral instruction. The position requires the ability to calculate mathematic problems. Minimal travel required for professional development, organization related conferences, and community relations.
Compensation and Benefits
The PWI offers a competitive compensation and benefit package to employees including medical, vision, and dental insurance, life insurance, generous paid time off, and a 401k retirement savings plan. We support workforce diversity and are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The salary range for the FCOI Manager is $55,000 to $60,500 depending on experience.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and succinct answers to the following supplemental prompts to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 PM February 12, 2018.
1. Demonstrate an experience you have had working with multicultural populations
2. Demonstrate a time you successfully managed a project where your group facilitation skills were an asset.
3. Provide information regarding your grant writing experience.