The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association educates, inspires, and engages the community to take action to keep wild salmon here for future generations. We enhance river, creek, and riparian habitat while educating people of all ages to provide Pacific salmon & steelhead the best chance at survival. Through on the ground engagement NSEA programs create active participants with the increased capacity from WSC members. Members will serve in both in outdoor field and office settings to reach out to local communities by organizing educational workshops and events, designing, and implementing streamside restoration projects, educating students in classrooms, and recruiting volunteers of all ages to take part in these projects and programs. At NSEA we work every day to expand the consciousness of our local community to include our streams and the salmon that do and could inhabit them. We are dedicated to providing Whatcom County residents with hands-on experience in restoration and the tools to act as stewards to salmon habitat. We believe that when we begin to understand ourselves as citizens of our watersheds, the vision of sustainable wild salmon runs can become a reality. Our growing community of volunteers, students, and donors provide momentum as we work together to ensure that Whatcom County will be home to wild salmon for generations to come. For more information, please visit our webpage: www.n-sea.org. At NSEA, we strongly encourage candidates of all racial and gender identities, cultural and economic backgrounds, and of any sexual orientation to apply for employment and service opportunities. NSEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.
The Stewardship Program Coordinator position will implement NSEA’s community outreach, education, and restoration programs. They will facilitate salmon habitat restoration projects through our Stream Stewards Program helping to recruit, train, and increase our volunteer capacity. Additionally, the position will directly support the Salmon Discovery Program and Nooksack River Stewards Program, hosting salmon sighting events, distributing educational materials, and planning community campaigns to increase awareness and appreciation for salmon.
The position is approximately 60% field-based and 40% office-based but varies based on the season. Work weeks fluctuate and will include weekend and evening events. A successful candidate will be experienced and excited about facilitating community-based programming, driven to learn, self-motivated and independent, efficient, adaptive in a fast-paced office and outdoor environment, willing to collaborate, and passionate about salmon recovery. More information –
This is a full-time, regular, non-exempt position, not to exceed 40 hours per week. Occasional weekend and evening hours will be required. Compensation includes a rate of pay of $18/hour and a competitive entry level compensation package: holiday, sick and vacation paid time off, medical/dental insurance, long- and short-term disability insurance, and employer matched retirement plan.
• 18 years or older
• Passion for NSEA's mission
• Willingness to work in both an indoor and outdoor setting, in all types of weather
• Willingness to work independently and on a team
• Skills in time management, organization, and communication
• Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record for the past three years
Additional Desired Qualifications
• Degree in environmental field, or equivalent experience
• Prior leadership experience in education, public speaking, and/or community outreach
• Experience with NSEA
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