Community Outreach Coordinator- Job Listing

Opening Date: July 1, 2015 until filled

Anticipated Starting Date: As soon as possible

Position: Community Outreach Coordinator

Compensation: $14-$16 an hour DOE. Average work schedule is 18 hours a week.

Benefits: package available, annual & wellness leave, PERS retirement plan

This is a part time, at-will, non-exempt position with the Polk Soil and Water Conservation District (the District) in Dallas, Oregon, with the potential to be a full time position if the candidate has the experience and ability to apply for and obtain additional funds for the position.  The District’s mission is to encourage voluntary, non-regulatory stewardship of our county’s soil and water resources.  We provide educational and technical guidance and planning for our landowners and the general public.  The Community Outreach Coordinator will provide educational outreach to land managers in line with the District’s Long Range Business Plan that is directed toward conserving natural resources, and develop partnerships with local government entities, private businesses, and the general public to fulfill this mission.

Required Abilities and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Education, Natural Resources (NR), or related field with major course work in agricultural sciences, natural resource management (NRM), and/or communications. A relevant amount of work experience in adult ag/conservation outreach will be considered as an alternative.
  • A minimum of three year’s work experience coordinating outreach in agricultural or natural resource management or environmental conservation fields. Volunteer experience may substitute for paid work experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and public speaking experience.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and must have the ability to adapt to changing software needs and use audio/visual equipment.
  • Ability to work with and manage a volunteer base.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, able to coordinate a varied schedule, and able to actively build on existing programming.
  • A Valid Driver’s license and current automobile insurance that meets minimum Oregon requirements. Although the District has a stick shift truck, use of the employee’s own vehicle may be necessary at times (reimbursement is based on mileage).

Desirable Experience and Abilities

  • Additional training or certifications involving NRM; such as Master Woodland Manager, Master Gardener, 4H program mastery, etc…..
  • Working knowledge and/or background with small farms, livestock, grasses, forage, forestry, or agricultural crops.
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Knowledge of Polk County’s historical land uses

Please email: or call 503-623-9680 ext. 110 for the full description and an application package…….  

or Polk SWCD Application & Community Outreach Coordinator 2015

The Needle: OSU Extension for Woodland Owners/Managers

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The Needle is the OSU Extension electronic announcements to help keep you informed about local workshops, tours, and other happenings for woodland landowners/managers in Benton, Linn and Polk Counties.


An Introduction to Pacific Northwest Agroforestry Practices

AgroforestryIntegrating trees and shrubs into an Agricultural Land use System to enhance productivity, profitability and environmental stewardship.

When: July 8 2015, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Willow Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant, 5915 Windsor Island Road North, Salem, OR

This is a free workshop with lunch provided. Please RSVP before seats fill up!!!

Contact: Marion SWCD at 503-391-9927

Partners: OSU Extension, Yamhill SWCD, Polk SWCD, Marion SWCD, North Santiam Watershed Council, Pudding River Watershed Council, and the USDA Agroforestry Center.

Download the flyer and  Agenda HERE!!

Discover YOUR Forest!!!

asset_525825Reconnect your family with Nature!  Discover a forest or park near you!