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Education and Engagement Coordinator (Apply)

Staff Contact: Chris Lizee
Position closes: Open until filled
Hours/Week: 40
Full job description: PDF icon Education Engagement Coordinator_2017.pdf

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is seeking applications for the full-time position of Education and Engagement Coordinator. The position is part of a team that collaborates with other District programs to protect and enhance the natural resources with the Minnehaha Creek watershed through engaging target audiences with relevant programming, soliciting public input, implementing place-based learning opportunities, and assessing outcomes.

The Education and Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the District’s efforts to build high impact capital projects and change the land use/water policy environment, in addition to helping create educational opportunities and materials about water resource protection for audiences throughout the District. Duties include developing and implementing community education and engagement activities, designing and facilitating public participation plans for District projects and initiatives, working with partner organizations to provide experiential learning opportunities, data and project management, designing educational materials and using the District’s website, social media channels and other technology to communicate with target audiences, among other duties.

Qualified candidates shall possess a Bachelor’s degree with coursework in community engagement, public participation design, education, or related field and moderate experience in community engagement or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The successful candidate will possess strong abilities in written and oral communications, engaging audiences in decision making and behavior change, program development and management, fostering strong relationships to support the District’s work, organizational skills, and demonstrating a commitment to the organization’s core values. Additional consideration for skills in natural resources or environmental science and a Master’s Degree.

The salary range for the position is $37,112.92 - $55,660.23 annually; starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit a cover letter, resume and a completed application to be considered for the position. For application materials and a full job description, visit, call 952-471-0590 or email the District at Applicants can either apply by email to or by mail to 15320 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55345, attn. Chris Lizee.

The position will remain open until filled. Initial review of applications will begin on October 23.