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Application Due Date: 4:30 pm on Friday, January 11, 2019

Hiring Range: $48,015 - $54,017 DOQ
Status: Full time with benefits (no union)
To apply: Send both a cover letter and resume
Website: www.dakotaswcd.org

The position is to provide administrative support to SWCD program staff, the Finance & Accounting Specialist and the District Manager. The position will be responsible for assisting with day to day operations of the SWCD including customer service, organizing and distributing meeting materials, file management and financial record keeping, and assisting with development of work plans or reporting documents.

Minimum Qualifications: Associates degree in Administrative support or closely related field AND two years of progressively responsible office, administrative and/or general accounting experience.

OR one year of specialized office administrative training beyond high school AND three years of progressively responsible office, administrative and/or general accounting experience

OR an equivalent combination of education and experience to equal or exceed four years.

For more informatoin and where to submit your resume and cover letter:
Brian Watson, Manager Dakota County Soil & Water Conservation District
4100 220th St. W., Suite 102
Farmington, MN  55024
or email to brian.watson@co.dakota.mn.us


Application due date: Open Until Filled
          Priority given for applications received by January 23, 2019
Salary Range: $62,380 to $77,980 DOQ
Type: Full Time
Website: www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/jobs  
or www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mncities

Chanhassen is looking for a Water Resource Coordinator to be a part of the Engineering & Public Works teams. The position will develop and implement the City's Surface Water Management and NPDES MS4 Programs. Duties include providing plan review for new developments and building permits, coordinating the City's response to drainage, erosion control, and wetland issues. The Coordinator will act as the City's liaison with Watershed Districts, TEP's and other government agencies and serve as an education and information resource for the City.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Environmental Engineer, Water Resources or closely related field. Equivalent experience in water resources and design of storm drainage systems and BMPs will be considered.
- Four years of progressively responsible experience in storm and surface water resources and design of storm drainage systems and BMPs. Project management experience desired.
- Proficiency with Microsoft and ArcGIS.

- Two years of experience with hydrology and water quality modeling programs (Hydrocad and P8)
- Certified to delineate wetlands
- Experience using asset management software.

Please see the website for application instructions and procedures.


Application Due Date: Position open until filled.

     Plan on finishing reviewing applications by February 15, 2019
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Location: Forest Lake, MN
Website: www.clflwd.org

CLFLWD is looking for a Program Coordinator to assist with duties that will include leading the District’s invasive species prevention and management program, assisting with education and outreach communications, managing inspections and maintenance of District-owned projects and facilities, completing water monitoring plans and reports, and coordinating volunteer monitoring. Secondary responsibilities include coordinating the best management practice cost-share program and research initiatives.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in environmental or natural sciences, environmental planning or related field.  Master's degree or 2 to 3 years professional experience preferred. Experience with plant/animal species identification a plus.

For More Information: Call 651-395-5855 or email Michael.Kinney@clflwd.

Position Announcement and Description


Application Due Date - Open until filled / will start reviewing applicants 1/2/2019

Location: 2424 Territorial Road, St. Paul, MN
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Julie Fliflet at jfliflet@freshwater.org
Website: www.freshwater.org

Freshwater Society is a 50-year old organization on a mission to inspire and empower others to value and preserve our freshwater resources. We work for clean and reliable water in Minnesota through citizen engagement, applied research, and public policy efforts. The Board is seeking a mission-focused, seasoned executive to lead our dynamic organization. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and leads the entire organization of 10-12 employees.

Leadership and Management
The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Freshwater’s staff and programs. The Executive Director will execute an annual work plan that aligns with the strategic plan and goals established by the Board of Directors, and will be an inspirational leader that will ensure financial stability, manage staff, and align priorities with the core mission and values of the organization. The Executive Director will foster a workplace culture that will attract and retain high quality and dedicated staff, and will foster relationships with policy makers, donors, supporters, media, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other partners. The Executive Director will also help develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors while serving as an ex officio member of the Board and each of its committees. 

Policy & Research
Policy direction is a key component of this position. Together with the Research and Policy Director, the Executive Director will be responsible for developing the Freshwater policy agenda. The ideal candidate will possess experience and/or knowledge related to policy, planning, and governance of water resources in Minnesota. Existing relationships with Minnesota legislators, water resource agencies, NGOs, and key stakeholders is desirable, as well as knowledge of emerging local, state, and federal water resources policy issues and budget processes. 

Resource Development
Freshwater is a 501(c)(3) public charity with a diverse revenue stream. The Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring sufficient funding is achieved to reach Freshwater’s revenue goals. Together with the Development Officer, the Executive Director will formulate and execute comprehensive development strategies that will enhance revenue from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. 

Fiscal Operations
The Executive Director, in coordination with the Director of Administration and Finance, will oversee the financial status of the organization including developing long and short-range financial plans, monitoring the budget, ensuring sound financial controls are in place, and setting financial priorities that support the needs of the programs and staff.

The Executive Director, with the Director of Programs, will ensure the development, ongoing programmatic excellence, efficient operation, and quality delivery of citizen engagement and education programs. This includes ongoing evaluation for effectiveness and alignment with Freshwater’s mission and strategic goals, and instituting systems to measure outcomes that can be effectively communicated to the Board, funders, and other constituents. 

Public Relations and Communication
The Executive Director will be the primary spokesperson for Freshwater as we build on and expand our credibility and reputation. The Executive Director will seek opportunities to increase the organization’s branding and promote its positions, programs and activities. 


- Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in water resources or other environmental science strongly preferred.  Master’s degree preferred.
- 10+ years of management experience with a water management, advocacy, governmental, policy, or nonprofit organization preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Minnesota water resources issues and policies required, with an extensive network in the field of water preferred.
- Knowledge of legislative policy processes, and relationships with key legislative, governmental, and nonprofit organizations preferred.
- Familiarity and knowledge of nonprofit organizations, and ability to work with a Board of Directors and cultivate new Board members in identified areas of expertise required.
- Willingness to cultivate and solicit individual and corporate donors required, with demonstrated fundraising and development experience preferred.
- Ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders required, with demonstrated marketing and public relations experience preferred.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills required.
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptive, and visionary approach to organizational management preferred.


Application Deadline: Open until filled, will start reviewing applications on 12/28/2018
Program Area: Extension Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AFNR)
Location: Negotiable from a subset of Extension regional offices,
Extension Website: www.extension.umn.edu
Salary: DOQ plus benefits

The Extension Educator will bring in-depth expertise to address complex water management and water quality issues, specifically in geographic areas with a significant agricultural land use. The educator will collaborate with diverse organizations to identify, develop, implement and evaluate educational programs that will have a measurable impact on water resources. Will engage with water professionals, policy-makers, farmers, land managers and others across the state.

- MS degree in engineering, hydrology, soil science, natural resources science, agricultural education or related discipline
- Experience in watershed management, rural water systems, hydrology, soil science, soil drainage, natural resources sciences, or related disciplines
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and collaborations
The position will bring in-depth expertise to address complex water management and water quality issues, specifically in geographic areas with a significant agricultural land use.

For questions regarding the position, please email Karen Terry, Chair of the search committee, at:    kterry@umn.edu

- Must apply online, please go to website. The Job Opening ID is 327617.
- Please include resume or Vitae and a cover letter.
- Three professional letters of references and transcripts for all college work may be required during the application review process.

After completing the application, you can submit your cover letter and other attachments by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents there.

To request an accommodation, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call 612-624-8647.


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