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.
The Community Relations Manager for Capacity Building and Communities of Interest is a member of the PWI Team. The Community Relations Manager will use strategic capacity building techniques to engage Community of Interest (COI) stakeholders to strengthen PWI structures and efforts, connect members to resources and opportunities that enhance capacity, and works to ease barriers to participation across COIs and the entire PWI. This position represents the PWI and serves as a liaison to COIs and community groups to encourage healthy, vibrant, inclusive leadership structures and collaborative-based approaches.
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 capacity building and coaching diverse individuals and groups to accomplish desired outcomes. Experience with multicultural communities and communities of diverse races required.
Duties and Responsibilities
In close partnership with the Acting Director and other Initiative-wide staff, implement, track, and refine capacity building arc for Communities of Interest (COIs), COI staff, and other identified leaders, such as:
In close partnership with the Acting Director, manage PWI relationships with the COIs, peer institutions, and constituents, such as:
Equipment and Materials
Computer with a Windows-based environment and Office 365
The Community Relations Manager for Capacity Building and Communities of Interest has supervisorial responsibilities
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 associates, 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 Community Relations Manager is $65,000 to $72,500 depending on experience.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidate review will begin Friday, February 9, 2018. The position is open until filled.