Solano RCD currently has 1 vacancy for the Program Manager position. Individuals selected for this position will typically report to the Solano RCD office located in Dixon, CA, but will also attend meetings, events, and field trips in the cities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo and some unincorporated areas of Solano County. Meetings and some project activities may also take place virtually. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any additional vacancies that may occur up to six months after this vacancy is filled. Please visit solanorcd.org to explore our programs and activities in full detail.
The Program Manager manages several K-12 education programs, coordinates community cleanup events, and provides recruitment and outreach for new staff and programs. The person in this position must be civic-minded and enjoy interacting with diverse communities; works well with a dynamic and collaborative team as well as independently; and have strong time management and organization skills. The Program Manager reports to the Education Director and will assist with oversight of full and part-time education staff (ranging from 2-8 staff).
35% K-12 Education Program employee and volunteer recruitment and support
20% Plan, manage, and administer employee and volunteer recruitment efforts for Solano RCD’s education program (Engage with potential employees through job fairs, job boards and novel engagement opportunities; Coordinate and participate in interviews)
15% Coordinate volunteer team to ensure all programs and events have necessary staffing (Develop and facilitate a team of volunteers to support programs )
35% Education & Wildfire outreach program support (Schedule field trips to Lake Herman and drinking water education sites for 13 classes; Schedule in-classroom lessons for various education programs; Support the facilitation and promotion of fire safe council meetings, workshops, and demonstration projects to increase community engagement)
20% Large Event Planning and support
15% Large Event volunteer recruitment and outreach (Work with existing volunteer lists to staff county-wide clean up events; Expand outreach to potential volunteers through personal and multimedia outreach to local businesses, schools, partner agencies and the general population)
5% Plan and coordinate annual Solano County Tour for local funders, partners and political representatives to highlight RCD programming, contributions to the community, and further partnership opportunities (Coordinate participants and provide follow-up to ensure participation goals are met; Plan and secure transportation and all food, drink and support materials needed for a successful and effective tours)
10% Budget & Administration (Complete and submit timesheet and mileage forms; Effectively manage work communication; Support Operational Teams function and goal; Implement and oversee budgets)
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university ecology, biology, environmental science, K-12 education, environmental education or similar field;
Experience: 7 years of previous professional work experience in outreach and community engagement (or 5+ years’ experience plus graduate degree), including some previous project management experience
*Additional experience may be substituted for college degree
Must complete and pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) background check upon acceptance of job offer. Must be able to work in a variety of environments, including sitting inside at a computer for long periods of time, and standing/walking outdoors in extreme temperatures as well as on uneven terrain. Must have and maintain a valid California Class C Driver’s License and have personal liability insurance. Must be able to occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, and carry heavy objects up to 25 pounds.
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in related field
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Outstanding writing and communication skills
Experience coordinating large events
Strong time management, organization and prioritization skills.
Basic understanding of the natural and cultural history of Solano County and the water resources of the region
The ability to speak, read, and/or write in a language other than English that is spoken by our community
About Solano Resource Conservation District
Solano Resource Conservation District (Solano RCD) is a special district to the State of California which works closely with a variety of local and regional partners to enhance and protect Solano County watersheds through strategic restoration activities, water education and outreach programs, and by offering conservation planning and watershed coordination services to local residents and landowners. Solano RCD staff and its Board of Directors strive towards excellence, equity, inclusion, collaboration, and appreciation in the work performed and welcomes candidates who share these same values.