Water Quality Programs Coordinator

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Deadline to Apply:

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:00am



Houston, TX
United States

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Job Description:

The Water Quality Programs Coordinator position serves to directly engage the local citizenry in monitoring Galveston Bay. One of the position’s most essential responsibilities is the oversight of GBF’s water quality monitoring team, a group of 60+ volunteers who are trained to collect monthly data at sites around Galveston Bay. The position also helps facilitate the Galveston Bay Action Network, GBF’s innovative webpage and mobile application that allows citizens to report pollution events directly to the proper authority. In addition, the position assists with water quality data analysis and presentation, including developing unique ways to communicate these data through outreach and marketing materials, social media and web content, as well as scientific writing. The position is well-suited to someone who can manage multiple projects independently, enjoys working with and presenting to diverse audiences and volunteers, has a dynamic personality, and thrives on team collaboration.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing GBF’s Water Monitoring Team:
  1. Providing volunteers with training, guidance, supplies, and data management
  2. Building relationships with and among volunteers on the team
  3. Coordinating schedules for Water Monitors to drop off and Volunteer Lab Assistant to receive and process bacteria samples
  4. Ensuring the accuracy and integrity of all water monitoring data on an ongoing basis
  5. Promptly preparing and delivering sampling results to volunteers and other stakeholders
  6. Continually updating findings on public database portals
  7. Working with the Water Quality Manager to communicate the data to various stakeholders and community groups
  8. Upholding GBF’s Quality Assurance Project Plan for volunteer water quality monitoring
  9. Co-leading Water Quality Research Internships with Water Quality Manager
  10. Maintaining laboratory supplies and organization
  • Helping run GBF’s Galveston Bay Action Network (GBAN) pollution reporting app:
  1. Facilitating communication with and among GBAN partners to ensure tool meets their needs
  2. Following up with monthly pollution reports to track cleanup success
  3. Promoting GBAN across the region and training citizens how to properly submit reports
  4. Promptly responding to questions and working closely with developer to complete any improvements or maintenance needed based on feedback from citizens, partners, and GBF staff
  • Assisting with other GBF water quality programmatic data, as needed, and managing special projects as assigned by the Water Quality Manager

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in water resource management, environmental science, or related fields
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience in environmental science preferred; experience in environmental outreach and volunteer management; nonprofit experience a plus
  • Background in applied water quality concepts, field and laboratory skills, and data management required
  • Experience with statistical analysis and utilizing data to answer research questions
  • Highly energetic and motivated personality with the ability to identify and respond to operational issues, specifically with managing volunteer and data management systems
  • Strong organizational skills, a keen eye for detail, and quality control are imperative, as well as being able to multi-task and work on multiple projects at once
  • A commitment to customer service; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated success in working in a team-oriented environment as well as ability to work independently, once trained
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and Outlook; Access preferred

How to Apply:

To apply, email cover letter and resume to jobs@galvbay.org by Friday, December 14, 2018. Please reference position title in subject line of email.