Watershed Programs and Outreach Manager

West Creek Conservancy

WCC seeks a detail-oriented, collaborative, and experienced professional to manage the organization’s Watershed Management, Stewardship and Outreach Program. WCC’s projects are complex and involve collaboration with public and private partners. The Watershed Programs and Outreach Manager will be responsible for and facilitate (with the CLE Program Manager) all watershed related initiatives including, but not limited to, restoration/enhancement initiatives, watershed planning, land stewardship, volunteer engagement, and other similar projects, consistent with WCC’s policies and procedures.


The Watershed Programs and Outreach Manager will be expected to work independently and perform a wide range of duties including, but not limited to the following:

- Lead organizational marketing, outreach and volunteer program

- Land management/stewardship, site visits & general ecological management

- Initiate/lead/implement/assist with habitat restoration projects, stormwater/GI projects, park/trail/greenspace projects

- Grant research, writing, management, tracking

- Watershed planning/NPSIS

- Assist with watershed partner efforts throughout Greater Cleveland as well as the Central Lake Erie Basin, in coordination with CLE Project Manager

- Municipal/resident education/outreach

- Community liaison for West Creek throughout northeast Ohio

- Conceptualize projects, watershed improvements

- Leverage partnerships-resources

- Assist with tree plans and Conservancy partnership nursery

- Assist with organizational events and programs

- Facilitate volunteers/volunteer program

- Assist with membership (outreach, writing, and management/tracking), in coordination with Finance Director

- Assist with Cuyahoga AOC

- Assist with general conservation initiatives, site visits, ecological inventory


- Minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in environmental science, ecological/natural resource restoration/management

- A passion for conservation

- A successful track record of implementing and managing projects/programs as detailed above

- Excellent communication and listening skills

- Ability to maintain and develop long-term partnerships with stakeholders

- Experience obtaining funds from public and private sources for land and conservation easement acquisitions, and working knowledge of grants /contract compliance

- Works effectively both unsupervised and with teams

- Strong commitment to high standards and personal accountability

- Demonstratable experience in watershed restoration/management

- GIS experience preferred

- Ability to work in a fast-paced multi-task environment managing a variety of relationships

- Strong organizational, problem-solving, analytical skills and ability to make sound decisions with little supervision; able to manage priorities and workflow

- A commitment to maintain strict confidentiality

- Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and safe driving record

Job Type

This position is full time with some flexibility.


The Watershed Programs and Outreach Manager will report to the Executive Director. WCC offers competitive salary, paid vacation & holidays, and benefits commensurate with experience. West Creek Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.


Email a letter of interest and resume (including references) to Please insert “Watershed Programs and Outreach Manager” in the subject line. Address cover letter to Derek Schafer, Executive Director. Position is open until filled. Applications will be accepted 6/1/2021 through 6/18/2021.

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