Restoration Coordinator

Position Summary
Supports implementation of plans and programs relating to the lessons, events and activities of the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center’s Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA).  The WSA is a program that trains and supports community leaders to serve as Master Watershed Stewards in the protection, restoration and conservation of our watersheds.  Work involves planning and implementing instructional lessons and programs for the Watershed Stewards Academy and mentoring Stewards in the design, installation and maintenance of restoration projects. 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Develops instructional and outreach materials and activities for use in the Watershed Stewards Academy.
  2. Assists Master Watershed Stewards to plan and implement restoration and outreach projects.
  3. Assists WSA staff in communicating with the public about WSA programs and initiatives. 
  4. Organizes and maintains equipment and materials needed for instructional programs and activities.
  5. Assists with staff development workshops to train teachers and adults within the community in environmental education.
  6. Oversee interns and volunteers in outdoor education and off-site field activities.
  7. Serves as a liaison with environmental organizations, government agencies and local leaders to connect student experiences with practical application of environmental principles.
  8. Participates in a defensive driving course offered by AACPS in order to drive school system vehicles when necessary.
  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High School Diploma and two years of post-secondary education required.  Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university preferred.


  • Two (2) years of experience working in the environmental restoration field or an equivalent combination of education and experience deemed sufficient to prepare the applicant to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience in design, installation and maintenance of residential scale watershed restoration projects including rain gardens, tree buffers, conservation landscapes and rain barrels.
  • Experience with developing and managing contracts for restoration services. 
  • Knowledge of the regulatory and programmatic drivers of watershed restoration in Maryland.
  • Experience providing training to parents, volunteers and the general public.
  • Ability to exercise considerable patience, courtesy, tact, and judgment in working with students, teachers, administrators, fellow employees, parents, volunteers, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with office software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite -Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher) Ability to learn new software programs as necessary.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to develop publications geared toward specific goals and audiences.
  • Ability to navigate varied terrain including steep wooded trails and unpaved paths.
  • Successful completion of all required tests.

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Applicants must apply online, no later than November 24, 2017.

Questions may be directed to Suzanne Etgen at 443-871-0700 or