The Lancaster Clean Water Partners seeks a Water Quality Communications and Program Manager to join the collective team based in Lancaster, PA.
The Lancaster Clean Water Partners
Coordinating a diverse group of experts from multiple sectors, the Lancaster Clean Water Partners have come together with a common goal of clean and clear water for Lancaster County. They recognize the urgency for change because the streams in Lancaster need to see improvements at a pace that is not only on target with the Bay watershed’s 2025 goals but also achieves local water quality success. The cross-sector collaboration of this group is essential and it requires intentional outreach, strategic and strong partnerships, as well as transparency and inclusive practices. The Partnership includes local leaders with years of experience in business, municipal public service, higher education, conservation planning, non-profit management, and more. These leaders have come together to design and drive a strategy with a collective approach so that Lancaster County will see improved water quality across the landscape.
The Partners’ mission is to coordinate efforts and expand the impact of our partners working to improve the health and viability of our local streams. Our vision is to make Lancaster County’s streams clean and clear within our generation.
The Lancaster Clean Water Partners is a program of the Conservation Foundation of Lancaster County (CFLC), an independent 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote, support, and sustain the stewardship, education and conservation activities undertaken by the Lancaster County Conservation District and other local partners. The other program of the CFLC is the Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium, which is focused on supporting the municipalities within the county. The Foundation shares staff and office space with Lancaster County Conservation District and relies on the Conservation District for administrative support.
CONTEXT OF THE POSITION
The Communications and Program Manager will provide support for the Consortium and Lancaster Clean Water Partners projects related to communications and marketing development, data and systems management, and logistics assistance. The Manager will be an employee of the Conservation District, reporting to the Lancaster Clean Water Partners Coordinator.
Specific functions and tasks will include:
- Designs concepts and develops content for publications, website,
advertisements, collateral materials, exhibits, illustrations, informational signs,
social media, and digital marketing
- Monitors other key partner publications and websites for consistency, reader needs, and community issues related to clean water topics in order to generate more useful collections of media for all partners
- Handles aspects of media relations and general communications, including: fielding media calls; pitching story ideas; writing features, news releases, and photo opportunities; coordinating media tours; preparing grant and award applications; writing letters and speeches; and creating audio-visual presentations for the collective Partners group to use as they build momentum for cross-sector clean water work.
- Administer funding support that will enable more collaboration for stormwater
partners across the county
- Design and administer the data tracking system for a new county-wide buffer maintenance program that integrates all partner organizations doing buffer implementation and maintenance
- Manage a system and schedule that supports partners who host volunteer events so they are creating broad opportunities in a coordinated way that allows more participation from diverse audiences
- Support and document work done by each Action Team
- Sort and create reports and publications from data as requested
- Promotes or assists with special events and programs related to local goals
- Other administrative duties as assigned
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Successful candidate should have at least 2 years’ experience with communications, data entry, website management, Microsoft Office, and Google-based systems (Drive, Sheets, etc). Ability to multi-task is a must. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. The candidate should be a creative thinker interested in strengthening collaboration in Lancaster County.
This is a grant-funded full-time position we anticipate working 40 hours per week. The position will be physically located in the Lancaster County Conservation District office.
The Lancaster Clean Water Partners offer competitive compensation and benefits as well as a flexible work environment.
The Lancaster Clean Water Partners encourages diverse candidates to apply and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. The Lancaster County Conservation Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.