Northwest Oregon Regional Partnership (NORP) Coordinator
The NORP is made up of over 30 agencies and non-profit organizations throughout seven counties in the northwest corner of Oregon. This position oversees the annual production and distribution of over 75,000 native trees and shrubs to partners for outplanting on 20-30 miles of riparian and wetland areas. This position works 40-hour workweek.
This position requires working independently and as a team player to coordinate a volunteer organization.
Primary Duties include:
♦ Manage and /or provide support for variety of native plant nurseries including facilities and stock.
♦ Coordinate and implement work plans to support activities at Camp Tillamook native plant nursery to ensure diverse cooperative tasks are completed: seed collection and sowing, potting of plants, and management of day to day activities. Arrange for the purchase of materials, manage work crews, and organize and lead partner volunteer days. Assist partners, as needed, at satellite nurseries. Maintain records of work plans and task implementation.
♦ Coordinate the propagation and distribution of over 75,000 native plants and native plant materials (both Oregon Coastal and Willamette Valley genotypes) to cooperative members for riparian and wetland restoration purposes. Collaborate closely with Partners to determine number of plants required each year.
♦ Coordinate educational opportunities for students, other coordinators, teachers, and volunteers on vegetative propagation, seed collection, extraction, storage, and sowing techniques for Native Plant species typically used for riparian and wetland restoration throughout the NW corner of Oregon.
♦ Oversee limited duration and/or part-time staff and volunteer efforts.
♦ Coordinate program development with other TEP-led programs, including the Backyard Planting Program.
♦ Maintain and enhance contact with NORP-partners.
♦ May include researching funding opportunities and writing grant proposals that support the NORP.
Preferred Attributes for Consideration include:
♦ At least two year’s of experience managing working in nurseries, preferably management
♦ Ability to initiate and manage multi—stakeholder resource management projects with minimal direction and oversight. Self motivation is a must.
♦ Strong organizational, detail oriented, and multi-tasking skills.
♦ Experience working with diverse populations, rural communities, and private landowners
♦ Experience working with and overseeing volunteer groups.
♦ Excellent oral and written communication skills.
♦ Proficiency with Office software
♦ Eagerness to continue education through attending workshops, trainings, annual conferences, and independent study.
♦ A positive attitude and enthusiasm to function as a part of a team.
♦ Passing a criminal background check
♦ Valid Oregon driver’s license at time of hiring.
Work is performed under the supervision of the TEP Executive Director. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects and assignments. This position is subject to the Employee Handbook, Safety Policies, Background Check, Fiscal Policy, and all other TEP policies. The Executive Director annually reviews employee’s work to ensure that the determinations and decisions made by the employee are in compliance with TEP’s policies and procedures and review overall performance expectations. This person will also work closely with the Habitat Restoration Project Manager as planning efforts for the nursery move forward.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
This is a very physically active position. The NORP Coordinator’s work involves office, greenhouse, and outdoor work. Field assignments may require bending, climbing, crawling, kneeling, lifting up to 30 pounds, pulling, reaching, sitting, standing, stooping, walking in rough terrain, in-water work, and occasionally contending with adverse weather conditions requiring special clothing and safety precautions. Travel, mostly local, is often required.
TEP classifies the Education Coordinator as a Regular Full-time Employee. The salary is dependent upon experience. The position is eligible for enrollment in TEP’s retirement program, and all other benefits provided by TEP including health insurance, holiday, vacation, and sick leave.
To apply, please submit (mail or email):
1) A resume,
2) A statement of qualifications and interest specifically detailing nursery work,
3) Three professional references. Up to three personal references may also be submitted.
The statement of qualifications should describe the applicant’s relevant experience and interest in the position and not exceed one full, single spaced page. Applicants are encouraged to submit any additional information that will assist reviewers in evaluating their qualifications and fit for the position. Contact information must include mailing address, phone number and email address. No new information will be accepted after the deadline unless otherwise requested by the TEP. Incomplete packets will not be considered.
Applications will be accepted until the close of business, 5:00pm, Thursday, July 21, 2016 and interviews will be scheduled to occur in the first two weeks in August.
Please email application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please contact us if you do not receive email confirmation that we have received your application).
Applications can also be mailed to:
Tillamook Estuaries Partnership Attention: NORP Coordinator
PO Box 493
Garibaldi, OR 97118
The TEP office is a friendly, supportive, and collaborative environment. This position will function as a vital part of our small but hard-working team and provide input to the organization’s ongoing activities. Initiative will be encouraged and enthusiasm and a positive attitude are a must. Applicants with interest and/or experience in natural resource management are encouraged to apply.
The Tillamook Estuaries Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Tillamook County’s (Oregon) estuaries and watersheds in their entirety.
The Tillamook Estuaries Partnership is an equal opportunity
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