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Friday, November 19, 2010

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District - Communications Manager & Education Manager

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is a local governmental unit responsible for the protection and management of water and related natural resources in the drainage area of the Minnehaha Creek, including Lake Minnetonka , Minnehaha Creek, and the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. Currently, the MCWD has the following job openings:

Communications Manager

This position has the responsibility for the development and implementation of community relations and communication activities within the MCWD. Successful applicants will have the advanced strategic communication planning and implementation skills needed to create and maintain watershed-wide communications programs that promote public awareness for the responsible use and management of natural resources, demonstrable experience working with governmental entities and diverse stakeholders, and in managing and working with outside vendors and consultants.

This position requires a BA/BS degree in marketing, communications or public relations and a minimum of five (5) years professional experience in communications, public relations, or in writing content/editing/producing newspaper, television news or audio/visual communications materials. Work experience in natural resources or local government is preferred. Specific skills are required in oral and written communications, including editing, layout, interviewing, public speaking and writing press releases and news stories.

Education Manager

This position has the responsibility for the development and implementation of educational programs within the MCWD. Successful applicants will have the training and experience in preparing and implementing educational materials and programs for diverse audiences that promote understanding and personal action for the responsible use and management of water and related natural resources; demonstrable experience working with governmental entities and diverse stakeholders and in managing and working with outside vendors and consultants.

This position requires a BA/BS degree in natural resources science, environmental education, or education and a minimum of five (5) years professional experience in adult environmental education or related field. Work experience in communications, public relations or local government is preferred. Specific skills are required in oral and written communications, including editing, layout, interviewing, public speaking and writing press releases and news stories.

Hiring range for both positions depends on experience. 
 
Please send a cover letter and resume to admin@minnehahacreek.org or to:
 
L. Eric Evenson, Administrator
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
18202 Minnetonka Blvd.
Deephaven, Mn  55391

 
A complete job description is available on line at www.minnehahacreek.org.
 
Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. December 3, 2010.