Information Officer – Resource Room Coordinator

  • NEIWPCC
  • Burlington, VT, USA
  • Mar 27, 2024
Full time Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Protection Sustainability Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Are you passionate about educating others on environmental issues, such as the protection of our region’s lakes? NEIWPCC is seeking a creative and enthusiastic information officer to be responsible for the daily operations of the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) Resource Room located in the ECHO, Leahy Center in Burlington, VT.

You will:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the LCBP Resource Room including supervising and scheduling staff and volunteers to cover all shifts.
  • Coordinate, evaluate, and oversee Resource Room program activities as well as develop and implement new education and outreach programs.
  • Present and discuss a variety of watershed concerns with the public and provide resources for getting involved or changing behavior to benefit the watershed.
  • Prepare and update exhibits and develop outreach materials.

What We Are Looking For

The successful candidate will be reliable, punctual, and have solid attention to detail. We are seeking candidates with:

  • A bachelor’s degree in environmental education or interpretation, environmental science, natural resources, natural resource policy or a related field.
  • At least three years of technical and professional experience with effective leadership and management skills.
  • Experience educating and presenting information to the public, with excellent communication skills and the ability to actively listen and respond respectfully to different perspectives.
  • Knowledge of or experience with Lake Champlain watershed resource issues.

Candidates with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.

What We Offer

The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $55,000 to $70,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees:

  • Pays 75% of premiums for health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans.
  • Provides 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, paid holidays and volunteer leave per year.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program

Position Logistics

This full-time NEIWPCC position will work 8 hours per day and is based out of the Resource Room at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT as well as out of the LCBP’s office in Grand Isle, VT. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with access to own transportation. Travel to Quebec may be requested, for which a private means of transportation and a valid passport or enhanced license will be required.  This position requires the incumbent to be in the office or at the assigned work location for all assigned work hours and is not eligible for telework. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by April 21, 2024. Please reference #24-LCBP-005 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled. A full position description and benefits listing may be viewed at: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/careers.

About NEIWPCC

NEIWPCC is a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality. We engage and convene water quality professionals and other interested parties from New England and New York to collaborate on water, wastewater, and environmental science challenges across shared regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise. Our mission is to advance clean water in the Northeast through collaboration with, and service to, our member states. NEIWPCC serves as the primary program administrator of the LCBP, and administers the Program’s personnel, finances, and contracts. The LCBP coordinates and funds efforts that benefit the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources.

NEIWPCC’s Diversity Commitment

NEIWPCC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. NEIWPCC is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, physical and mental disability, ancestry, genetic information, age, political or union affiliation, pregnancy or related medical conditions, military service or application for military service, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by applicable law. Physical or mental disabilities will be considered only as they may relate to the candidate’s ability to fulfill bona fide job requirements. This policy refers to all personnel practices including employee recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, disciplining, terminating and all other conditions. Read more about NEIWPCC’s commitment to diversity here: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/.

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO

Salary

The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $55,000 to $70,000.

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