District Manager

Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District

About the organization

The Winooski NRCD was established in 1940, after Vermont passed the Soil Conservation Act, with an original purpose to drive locally-led voluntary conservation through contacts with farmers. In 1968, the Vermont State Legislature amended the Soil Conservation Act broadening our scope to conserve all natural resources. Since 1940, the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District has promoted the wise use, sustainable development, and conservation of our District’s natural resources. We connect residents with education and technical assistance to implement on-the-ground projects to improve water quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat. We serve residents and communities of Chittenden and Washington County Vermont as well as three towns in Orange County (Orange, Williamstown & Washington), making the Winooski NRCD the largest NRCD in the state by area and population served. Find out more at our website: www.winooskinrcd.org

Duties

The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCD) seeks to fill its full time District Manager position. The District Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the District, ensuring adequate progress towards the goals and objectives of our 5 year strategic plan, providing oversight, mentorship and support to the other District staff, and implementing innovative projects and initiatives to advance our mission. Since 1940, the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District has promoted the wise use, sustainable development, and conservation of our District’s natural resources. We connect residents with education and technical assistance to implement on-the-ground projects to improve water quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat. We serve residents and communities of Chittenden and Washington County Vermont as well as three towns in Orange County (Orange, Williamstown & Washington). You can learn more about the position here: https://winooskinrcd.org/news-and-events/take-action/volunteer/jobs/

Qualifications

4 to 6 years of relevant practical experience or MA/MS in natural resources management, environmental sciences or engineering, or related field.
Outstanding organizational skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and to work independently. Self-organizing and goal setting; detail-oriented; and ability to oversee multiple projects and staff concurrently.
Budgeting and accounting experience.
Experience in project management and oversight, procurement, contracting, engineer and contractor oversight, permitting, invoice processing, and reporting.
Outstanding persuasive writing skills and a record of success in grant research, writing, and administration.
Strong commitment to supportive and collaborative work environments both internally with the entire staff team and externally with partners.
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication, and public speaking. Ability to effectively deliver education in environmental and conservation topics. Ability to understand and interpret scientific data and communicate effectively with the public.
Commitment to Winooski NRCD Mission and Core Values and passion to help realize these values and mission through program development.
Ability to work cooperatively with varied and diverse audiences.
Candidate must be able to clear a thorough federal background check to work on the USDA NRCS computer system and have access to Personally Identifiable Information

Salary

22.36/hr

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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