Marin County
University of California
Marin County

Community Education Specialist 3 (Marin County)

County Location: Marin County

Date Posted: May 9, 2018
Closing Date: May 23, 2018

Marin County is treasured for its open and connected landscapes including watersheds providing habitat for endangered Coho salmon and threatened steelhead trout. Homeowners, community organizations, and resource agencies have partnered and collaborated to maintain the connection of these landscape and enhance the critical plant and wildlife habitats they provide. The confirmed presence and potential expansion of the invasive plant – Japanese Knotweed – will undo the integrity of instream conditions in the San Geronimo Valley and Lagunitas Creek Watersheds.

The Communication Education Coordinator has the critical role in engaging residential homeowners and renters in these watersheds to:

  • Increase their knowledge and understanding of Japanese Knotweed and its impacts to the environment; and
  • Facilitate their participation in surveys, management, and monitoring of Knotweed patches on their respective properties.

The Coordinator will help lead these efforts in collaboration with a strong local partnership of homeowner associations, community-based organizations, and local, state, and federal agency partners. The goal of this collaboration is the complete removal of Japanese Knotweed from the watersheds by synchronizing knotweed management on public and private lands.

To fill this exciting and impactful position, we are looking for candidates that have a combination of training, skills, and experience in public communication, community engagement, and environmental science and demonstrated ability to organize and delivery education programs for homeowners that forge long-term effective working relationships.  

The position is currently funded for six months full-time with benefits, with anticipation of additional funding to extend the position.

Interested candidates can learn more about the position and submit their application, cover letter, and resume online at - https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61098. Applications will be accepted through May 23, 2018. Additionally, questions about the position can be directed to David Lewis (djjlewis@ucanr.edu) and Steven Swain (svswain@ucanr.edu) or 415-473-4204.

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

 

 



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