Buffalo Creek Watershed Coordinator

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

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Position Description

The Buffalo Creek Watershed Coordinator (BCWC) will assist with implementation of the Buffalo Creek Watershed Conservation Plan 10-Year Update and will serve as the primary point of contact for environmental education activities at Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s (ASWP) new Buffalo Creek Nature Park in Sarver, PA.

Position duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the watershed project management, including communication and relationship building with project partners and stakeholders, data analysis, budgeting, developing solutions to identified issues, goal-setting, and tracking results;
  • Develops and deliver informal and formal environmental educational programs and materials for various audiences and serves as a naturalist for the Buffalo Creek Nature Park;
  • Provides technical assistance and conducts outreach to landowners, municipalities, community partners, and schools;
  • Organizes and builds the Buffalo Creek Watershed Coalition and associated activities;
  • Coordinates outreach activities and special events such as watershed festivals, litter pickups, and tree plantings;
  • Assists with land management activities on ASWP’s properties and on private property;
  • Recruits and coordinates volunteers;
  • Supports various projects, including water quality monitoring, installation of watershed signage, development of website, invasive pest monitoring and management, and other duties as assigned.

Skills and Competencies

  • Educational experience related to the needs of the position;
  • 3 – 5 years of professional experience in watershed or land management, natural resources, environmental education, or related fields;
  • Dedication to the mission of Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania; personal qualities of credibility, organizational agility, and job ownership;
  • Experience with ArcGIS preferred;
  • Able to lift 50 pounds and to work independently under physically demanding conditions, including rough terrain and a variety of weather conditions; and
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Compensation

Salary range is $35,000 to $45,000. This is a full-time position. Staff housing available in lieu of partial salary. Audubon Society is dedicated to providing a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a flexible work environment where we connect to nature every day. We are committed to creating a diverse workplace 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.

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter, via e-mail to: Sarah Koenig, Conservation Director, at skoenig@aswp.org by May 3.

About Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) is an environmental education and conservation engagement organization founded in 1916 and based in Pittsburgh (Fox Chapel). The mission of Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is to connect the people of southwestern Pennsylvania to birds and nature through our programs, projects, and places. ASWP is a fiscally and legally independent chapter of National Audubon Society and serves a seven-county region consisting of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmorland counties. ASWP maintains four public facilities – Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Fox Chapel, Allegheny County; Succop Nature Park in Butler, Butler County; as well as Todd Nature Reserve and Buffalo Creek Nature Park in Sarver, Butler County. With an annual operating budget of approximately $1.6 M and 16 employees (plus seasonal help), ASWP conducts both formal and informal programs in schools, local parks, and at its four locations, advocates on behalf of birds and nature, and conducts conservation programs throughout western Pennsylvania.

About The Buffalo Creek Watershed and Important Bird Area

Buffalo Creek, a 34.4-mile tributary of the Allegheny River, drains 171 square miles of eastern Butler, western Armstrong, and a very small portion of northern Allegheny Counties in western Pennsylvania. An Audubon-designated Important Bird Area (IBA) and High Quality watershed, Buffalo Creek is an area of high biological diversity and is home to many species of conservation concern. This scenic river is important ecologically, recreationally, economically, and culturally. ASWP has over 75 years of conservation history in Buffalo Creek. With the opening of the Buffalo Creek Nature Park in June 2021 and the launch of the Buffalo Creek Watershed Coalition in 2020, ASWP is excited continue to expand our conservation and education impact in this unique region.

To apply for this job email your details to skoenig@aswp.org