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24 May 2022

Full-Time Water Rangers Program Coordinator

Socially Responsible Agriculture Project – Posted by SRAProject Anywhere

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Job Description

The self-motivated, outgoing Program Coordinator will assist the Water Rangers Program Director in the buildout and design of the Water Rangers program, which provides research, education, and advocacy opportunities around water quality and water monitoring issues to communities being impacted by industrial livestock facilities. The Coordinator will work closely with communities, assisting them in dealing with water pollution from factory farms, and helping to make SRAP’s Water Rangers program’s presence known to groups, coalitions, and ally organizations. The Coordinator will identify and participate in advocacy and organizing opportunities with a specific focus on reaching and supporting diverse communities dealing with water pollution issues due to nearby industrial livestock facilities. The Water Rangers Program Coordinator will report to the Water Rangers Program Director. The ideal candidate will embody the values of SRAP. Specifically, the Coordinator will:

Program Design, Buildout, and Coordination:

  • Contribute to team-wide brainstorming and strategy discussions and assist with the creation of webinars, events, and panel discussions on issues related to industrial agriculture, socially responsible agriculture, and the impacts of each on diverse communities, with specific emphasis on water quality issues;
  • Create training materials, including PDFs, factsheets, lesson plans, and presentations, to be used in educational offerings and events;
  • Plan, organize, promote, and participate in webinars and other educational and training events to teach community residents how to monitor water, build relationships with agency officials, and advocate for improved agriculture policy;
  • Assist in fundraising efforts to expand the scope and offerings of the Water Rangers program;

Communications and Outreach:

  • Create newsletters, promotional materials, and action alerts to promote program offerings and events;
  • Plan, organize, promote, and participate in meetings and listening sessions to learn about the needs of diverse communities that are experiencing water pollution issues due to nearby factory farms, processing plants, and other industrial livestock facilities;
  • Support outreach and communications planning to make SRAP’s presence known to outside communities, coalitions, and organizations;
  • Network and collaborate with other national, regional, and state groups that are organizing in communities impacted by industrial livestock facilities, with a specific focus on groups working on water quality issues and water monitoring;
  • Actively participate in regular team meetings and provide regular progress reports on responsibilities and duties to immediate supervisor and SRAP leadership, when requested;
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

Desired Skills, Abilities & Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace Suites.
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage diverse projects simultaneously in a remote setting;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and self-motivation. Graphic design experience, a plus;
  • Experience working with diverse communities, particularly indigenous or Native communities, a plus;
  • Comfort with social media and digital communication preferred.

Computer Skills: The incumbent must work in a computerized environment and have adequate knowledge of word processing, email, database, Internet and spreadsheet software; in particular have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with WordPress and email marketing services, a plus.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferred, as well as at least two years of experience working in program design and/or development, community organizing, and/or social or environmental justice issues. Knowledge of socially responsible food and agriculture systems, as well as knowledge of the impacts of industrial agriculture, a plus.

Compensation: Salary of $48,000 to $52,000, dependent upon experience. Benefits include fully covered health, vision, dental and life insurance, as well as a 403b retirement plan and generous paid time off.

Location: Remote position with some evenings, weekends, and travel expected.

About SRAP:

For more than 20 years, Socially Responsible Agriculture Project (SRAP) has served as a mobilizing force to collaborate with communities to protect themselves from the damages caused by industrial livestock operations and to advocate for a food system built on regenerative practices, justice, democracy, and resilience. 

Our team includes technical experts, independent family farmers, and rural residents who have faced the threats of factory farms in their communities. When asked for help, SRAP offers free support, providing communities with the knowledge and skills to protect their right to clean water, air, and soil and to a healthy, just, and vibrant future.

How to Apply

  • Send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and three professional references to the attention of Katie Engelman, Operations and Human Resources Director, at [email protected]. Include the position title of Water Rangers Program Coordinator in the subject of the email. No phone calls, please.
  • SRAP is a proud equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, veteran status, or other status protected by law.
  • SRAP is committed to creating an inclusive organization, and we believe that having a staff that is reflective of the communities we serve will help best advance our mission. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Job Categories: Water. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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