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Community Education Coordinator: Regenerative & Non-Toxic Land Management for Watershed Resiliency

Application deadline July 15, 2020

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Job Description:
Sonoma Safe Ag Safe Schools (SASS) is seeking a motivated and skilled community
education coordinator with a firm understanding of regenerative land management,
watershed health, and environmental health principles of toxicology. The focus of this
position is to provide community education about regenerative and non-toxic land
management for fire prevention and watershed resiliency for the Russian River area of
West Sonoma County. This is a part-time, consultant position, with the potential to be
more fully developed with the right candidate.
The ideal candidate has the following skills and abilities:
●Excellent written and verbal communication skills
●Ability to effectively collaborate and engage with multiple stakeholders (including
SASS Board of Directors, partner organizations, community members, farmers,
educators, and families)
●Community engagement and education
●Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn about local watershed, ecology,
environmental health, toxicology, and regenerative land management
●Bi-lingual, bi-literate English/Spanish preferred
●Multicultural competence and commitment to equity
●Develop resource materials (educational materials such as flyers, doorknob signs,
postcards, newsletter, other outreach/engagement materials) in English and
●Computer skills include google docs, google sheets (or excel) for data tracking,
website administration, social media posts, some graphics design (info-graphics
and flyers)
●Ability to work within a budget and on time
●Ability to work with multiple advisors while maintaining focus on the scope of
grant specifications
●Volunteer solicitation and coordination
●Connections and networks within West Sonoma County communities and fire
Scope of Work:
●Develop public outreach strategy
●Partner with local fire districts and county agencies to scope out fire prone
areas for outreach focus.
●Work with community stakeholders to identify issues/concerns
surrounding land management and disaster preparedness
●Partner with Yard Smart Marin, Sebastopol Toxics Education Program
(STEP), and other local experts to prepare literature and outreach script in
English and Spanish tailored to three target groups:
●Private residential homeowners
●Farmers and landscape professionals
●School districts
●Identify and train canvass teams to perform door-to-door, phone banking,
social media, and/or text outreach
●Outreach to at least 1,500 households, 5 farms, and 3 school
●Host public events (on-line and in-person, if possible)
●Conduct a series of at least 3 community events aimed at the three target
groups to provide information and resources
●Create a public service media campaign to advertise and promote
messaging in the campaign and the community events
●Provide or procure bilingual translation and materials at events
●Coordinate hazardous waste disposal events to promote at and/or
coincide with the community events
●Coordinate efforts and provide useful data to local partners​
●Participate in other local events on regenerative land management,
environmental stewardship, and disaster preparedness to distribute
campaign materials
●Schedule meetings with Sonoma County decision-makers and elected
officials to discuss findings of the outreach campaign and suggest potential
future strategies
●Present findings and outcomes at school board meetings
●Provide data summary reports to fire protection districts to use in future
community outreach
●Provide leads to fire protection districts of willing landowners and
stewards who are ready to take action on toxic-free, fire safe vegetation