Stormwater Engagement Program Manager

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 7:00pm



Seattle, WA
United States

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is recruiting for a motivated, creative, community-oriented, data-driven, and equity minded Stormwater Engagement Program Manager. The successful candidate will be a part of the Pollution Prevention Community Engagement team within SPU's Drainage and Wastewater line of business. This person is responsible for implementing a community-centered approach to engaging the public in storm drain care behaviors which protect and improve water quality and reduce flooding. This includes implementing programs that center the needs of those most impacted, particularly communities of color, low-income, immigrant, and refugee communities. The Stormwater Engagement Program Manager will work collaboratively with internal and external partners to run programs that are community centered, data driven, and focused on equity. This person will work to build public partnerships and work with stakeholders and affected communities. 

About Seattle Public Utilities: Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is a Community Centered Utility whose mission is to foster healthy people, environment, and economy by partnering with our community to equitably manage water and waste resources for today and future generations. We deliver high quality, vital services, across four major lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses. In addition, SPU provides drinking water for 1.5 million regional customers in Seattle and other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable, and cost-conscious utility services and to achieve the highest benefits possible for every investment we make. 

SPU is committed to increasing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion through our work. We actively take steps to dismantle systemic racism and increase service equity. We value diverse life experiences and strive to create a workplace that is welcoming to all. We take steps to be inclusive and equitable in our recruiting, hiring and promotional opportunities. 

Job Responsibilities

The Stormwater Engagement Program Manager will support the storm drain care team by:

  • Engaging volunteers to mark storm drains to raise awareness and prevent pollution into the storm drain system and surface waters
  • Supporting Adopt-a-Drain needs around communications, volunteer engagement, and supplies distribution
  • Implementing a fall campaign encouraging residents to rake leaves away from storm drains to prevent flooding
  • Working with youth corps and internship programs to support storm drain care campaigns
  • Running a campaign to encourage people to pick up and properly dispose of pet waste
  • Implementing a community centered campaign to address vehicle related stormwater issues such as fixing oil leaks and trip reduction.


Experience:  Two (2) years of experience in planning and research related to land use, urban economics, human services, environmental issues, conservation; or other work directly related to City planning and development work.
Education:  Bachelor's degree in planning, urban design, environmental studies, public administration, or related field OR two (2) additional years of relevant experience.
License:  Washington driver license to travel to community meetings and events.

The ideal candidate should possess some or most of the following:

  • Community outreach and engagement experience, including working with communities of color
  • Familiarity with Seattle communities or demonstrated history of building effective relationships/partnerships with diverse and BIPOC community groups 
  • Experience in social science-based marketing or behavior change campaigns
  • Excellent customer service
  • Experience with race and social justice issues
  • Understanding of urban stormwater systems
  • Strong written, oral, and digital communication skills
  • Ability to convey complex technical information in engaging and easy to understand ways
  • Desire to work in a public-facing role.

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$41.66-$48.48 hourly