The Conservation Education Coordinator is responsible for implementing water conservation programs for TRWD, district customers and the general public; focusing on school-age education program activities; building and maintaining community partnerships; and performing related work as required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Education, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Recreation or other related fields from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
- Thorough knowledge of natural resources, water conservation, urban and natural water cycles, pollution prevention, and storm water management and the ability to apply such knowledge to various projects and programs.
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, especially with public speaking and teaching/instruction.
- Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.
- Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment.
- Ability to occasionally work extended, evening, and/or weekend hours.
- Possess good customer service qualities.
- Good organizational skills and abilities.
- Able to proficiently use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
- Valid Texas Driver’s License.
- One year of experience in education, public relations, consultation, parks and recreation outreach, outdoor learning areas, or related activities.
- Candidates with water education experience.
- Candidates with knowledge of and experience with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards.
- Candidates with experience working with students, teachers, principals and schools.
- Candidates with experience with organizing, implementing and participating in public events.
- Candidates with digital communications experience.
- Candidates with Spanish language (speak, read and write) proficiency.
Essential functions and responsibilities:
- Establish a clear vision and direction for the water conservation school-age education program.
- Design, develop, coordinate, and administer school-age education programs pertaining to water conservation and district information.
- Participate, as needed, in public interviews and special events.
- Prepare press releases and public notices.
- Act as a subject matter expert to members of the public, community organizations, elected officials, other agencies, and the media. Relate information to diverse groups clearly and in a manner that is responsive to the styles and needs of each group. Provide conservation program support including responding to customer inquiries and evaluating customer needs.
Nonessential functions, skills and experience:
- Performs other duties as required.
- Coordinate scheduling and logistics.
- Manage information, maintain records, prepare memorandums and conduct research.
Success factors/job competencies:
- Growth – Job requires the ability to adapt to new technologies and market trends.
- Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Time Management – Managing one’s own time and work efficiently.
- Innovation – Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas and answers to work-related problems.
- Collaboration – Job requires the ability to work closely in a team environment.
Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and may have occasional field work that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.