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Employment Opportunities

Palouse Conservation District offers benefits for regular and project employees that include:

•    Medical/dental/vision, basic life and long-term disability insurance through the Washington State Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) 
     o    100% of the premium cost for the employee is covered by PCD
     o    35% of the premium cost for spouse and dependents is covered by PCD
•    Retirement through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)
     o    Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) 
     o    Optional participation in the Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP)
•    Annual LifeFlight Membership that covers employee and dependents.
•    12 days paid annual and sick leave per year. 
•    12 paid holidays.
•    WSU Tuition Waiver that covers up to 6 credits per fall/spring semester. 

We are currently recruiting for these positions:​​

Education & Outreach Manager

Position Summary

The Education and Outreach Manager oversees and serves as the lead for the Palouse Conservation
District (PCD) Education and Outreach Program. The Education and Outreach Manager is responsible for
development and implementation of education and outreach initiatives that promote the role, mission,
and goals of the District and its programs.

Essential to this position is: 1) being familiar with local conservation issues, resource concerns, and
conservation needs, 2) maintaining relationships and partnerships with other agencies, 3) identifying
conservation education needs and opportunities, 4) writing grant proposals to fund those opportunities,
5) administering District grants, 6) coordinating projects, and 7) implementing programs, events and
activities. It is the responsibility of the Education and Outreach Manager to ensure that grant provisions
are met including completion of scope of work and all supporting legal requirements, tracking grants
(tasks and financial), writing reports, and keeping the Director and Board of Supervisors informed of grant
and program status.

The Education and Outreach Manager recruits, leads and supervises the Education & Outreach Program
team consisting of District staff, AmeriCorps Member(s), volunteers, and/or interns. The position will
identify conservation education needs and opportunities and develop education programs and projects
that address those needs; plan, organize, and coordinate educational lessons for youth, landowners, and
the general public; plan, organize, and coordinate public events; develop effective communication and
marketing materials; and assist other staff in carrying out miscellaneous grant or contract-related tasks as
part of the District’s annual plan of work.

The goal of the Education and Outreach Manager is to develop and sustain an Education and Outreach
program that increases community awareness of local natural resource conservation needs to help
encourage a conservation ethic within the community. Outcomes of successful program administration
include: education and outreach programs that enhance community engagement (K-12, college, and
general community); increased public input into the District’s planning processes; increased awareness of
the District’s programs (including availability of technical and financial assistance); and increased
conservation practice implementation.

Position Details

FTE: Full Time (40 hours/week)
Compensation: Grade 11 | Starting at $69,107.00 (DOE) | Salary range: $69,107.00 - $89,835.00
Position Type: Regular (benefit eligible)

Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree (MS/MA) in Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or Studies, Education,
Marketing, Communications or a related field. Qualifying experience may substitute year-for-year
for the education requirement.
• Three (3) years of supervisory experience, program management, grant/contract/agreement
review and administration, budget development, deliverable tracking, maintaining program
requirements, record keeping and reporting.
• Excellent communication skills in working with private landowners in a non-regulatory
• Knowledge and experience with natural resource education and outreach.
• Knowledge of designing, implementing, and analyzing outcomes for efficient and effective
education and outreach programs.
• Experience designing and developing print and/or online outreach material.
• Good understanding of local and regional conservation issues, resource concerns, and
conservation needs.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
• Valid, unrestricted driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

• A certificate in Environmental Education.
• Curriculum development adhering to Washington State Science and Learning Standards (WSSLS).
• Five (5) years of supervisory/program management, budget management and funding
development experience.
• Strong writing skills and grant writing experience.
• Experience with Smartsheet.
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.
• Experience with various media platforms including video, audio, podcast, social, etc.
• Professional knowledge of policies and practices of Conservation Districts.
• Knowledge of or experience in budget management and record keeping.
• Knowledge of or experience maintaining program records and writing reports.

Application Instructions

To apply, please click the link here.


Please submit a letter of interest, a resume, and three (3) professional references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interested applicants should apply if the announcement is still posted. Applications that do not include both a letter of interest and a resume will not be considered. Palouse Conservation District is an equal
opportunity employer.

Position Description

To view a full position description, please click the link here.


Palouse Conservation District complies with Federal, state, and local civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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