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THIS POSITION WILL OPEN ON NOVEMBER 1.
The Stormwater and GI Intern will assist the Executive Director, Stormwater Technical Manager and Board of Directors in creating a working relationship with the City of Sedona to promote Green Infrastructure, update MS4 Permit requirements, implement rainwater harvesting techniques and bring greater Stormwater pollution awareness to the Sedona community.

Reports to: Executive Director

Status:

$1,000 stipend following 150 service hours, expenses relating to job paid, i.e. gas money and up to 3 credit hours if partnered and approved with Northern Arizona University or other accredited university.

Position Description:

Full description PDF file HERE

The Stormwater and GI Intern will assist the Executive Director, Stormwater Technical Manager and Board of Directors in creating a working relationship with the City of Sedona to promote Green Infrastructure, update MS4 Permit requirements, implement rainwater harvesting techniques and bring greater Stormwater pollution awareness to the Sedona community.

This intern will gain a depth of knowledge in cross-organizational networking, Stormwater management and compliance, an understanding of municipal waterway responsibilities and a deep sense of how to effectively communicate social change through grassroots-hands-on projects.

Who We Are:

The Oak Creek Watershed Council is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization that has worked for over 20 years to protect, preserve and improve the water quality and water resources of the Oak Creek Watershed.

Together with our supporters, board, staff and grassroots network we fulfill our mission by collecting accurate information on the health of our waters, identifying sources of pollution, collaborating with others to ensure environmentally-sound policy and practices and empowering the public to be good stewards of our water resources through education and outreach. Please visit our website to learn more about what we do and how we do it: www.oakcreekwatershed.org.

The OCWC Board of Directors consists of dedicated individuals living throughout the watershed and the State of Arizona, who bring a variety of talents, skills and connections that greatly impact our success. Our culture is collaborative, hard-working and results driven. Our goal over the next year is to grow our staff and increase our presence on the water and at the table where environmental decisions are made.

Who we are looking for:

An enthusiastic individual that possess excellent communication, writing and social skills. A well-rounded, creative, person willing to think outside the box to generate social change with a message of water consciousness and advocacy. The ideal candidate would have a background in environmental engineering, government administration/management, sustainability, and/or Stormwater or water advocacy.

The job we need you to do:

General Responsibilities

• Engage and organize local communities through digital media to encourage volunteers and promote positive social change, especially in regard to Stormwater pollution.
• Work with Executive Director to assist in and implement media outreach strategies that engage community groups and individuals representing all age groups of the watershed.
• Update and maintain the Manure Share Program on a monthly basis.
• Work with Executive Director and City of Sedona MS4 Liaison to plan, market and host Rainwater Harvesting workshops and webinars.
• Participate in City of Sedona based MS4 Education and Outreach events.
• Attend City of Sedona Council meetings, when appropriate. Report findings and updates to Executive Director and Stormwater Technical manager on all Stormwater related issues.
• Assist Clean Water Crew in implementation and maintenance of Green Infrastructure/ Rain Water Harvesting project previously installed by Settlers Rest Stormwater Grant as well as future planned projects.
• Work with neighboring municipalities that have successfully implemented GI into their construction codes, i.e. Flagstaff and Prescott to gain a deeper understanding of how Sedona can implement these practices.
• Make connections with local media outlets including television, newspapers, online publications and magazines.

Other Duties

• Assist with promotion of cleanup events, educational events, program fundraising and other events online
• Become familiar with OCWC organizational and programmatic history and key issues and integrate those into on-going communications and relationships with volunteers, members and the public

What qualifies you for the job:

• Degree in natural sciences, sustainability, digital media with an environmental emphasis or working on degree that falls into any of those areas
• Experience/proficiency in digital and social media skills with an emphasis on ToGo Training (or other webinar based modules), Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr and Twitter
• Familiarity giving public presentations with use of visual aids such as Microsoft Power Point Presentation or other hands-on techniques
• Passion for community building around environmental issues
• Some work or volunteer experience in a nonprofit setting a plus
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license
• Must own or have access to a vehicle and computer for work-related use

Compensation:

The Oak Creek Watershed Council offers expenses stipend as listed above. If working in conjunction with college student, OCWC requires written permission from professor with regular meetings/updates from professor and student to be considered for school credit. If student quits or is dismissed from position due to poor performance prior to 150 hours of service, remuneration will not be issued.

Our Non-Discrimination Policy:

It is the practice of the Oak Creek Watershed Council to treat all employees and interns without discrimination based on race, religion, color, political affiliation, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, sex or age, except where sex or age is a bona fide occupational qualification.

For further information please contact:

Marie McCormick
Executive Director, Oak Creek Watershed Council
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cell (248) 444-0756
OCWC voicemail (928) 554-5460

Application instructions:

E-mail résumé and cover letter directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Oak Creek Watershed Council only retains résumés that are sent in response to specific, posted job openings. Open until filled.

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