Hello, thank you for welcoming me to the Kalamazoo Conservation District. I am so excited to be Kalamazoo Conservation District’s new District Manager and Administrator! Together, with Linda, our MAEAP Specialist, Jean from NCRS, our new (coming soon) Invasive Species Educator, and all of our resource specialist partners, we will help our community make partnerships and connect resource needs to protect soil and water for generations; not only today's generation but future generations. For the past several years, I have held positions in the non-profit world in Kalamazoo county. I love to be connected to our beautiful community and make a difference! I graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Organizational Development. My skill set includes, but is not limited to, management, development, marketing, fundraising, event planning, and public promotion. I have a love of agriculture seeded in me, as I grew up on a large family farm and am surrounded by loved ones in my life who are experts in this area.
Title: Invasive Species Outreach Educator
Positon Details: This is a part time, 20 hours per week, grant funded, one-year term position.
Location: Kalamazoo County
Closing date: Applications must be submitted by Monday, August 22nd at 9 a.m. To apply: Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Kalamazooconservation@gmail.com
This work is funded by the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP). The position will be based out of the Kalamazoo Conservation District office with daily travel to educate and promote. Under the direction and supervision of the District’s Manager and the Barry, Calhoun, and Kalamazoo County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (BCK CISMA)
(CISMA) Coordinator, the Invasive Species Outreach Educator will set daily work plans to accomplish:
Serve as the local CISMA contact
Write and publish seven quarterly educational press releases in local media outlets
Develop CISMA brochures for dissemination at workshops and key public events and spaces
Have CISMA brochures approved at Q2 SC meeting and collectively print 2500 to distribute at workshops and events
Develop prioritized outreach mailing lists for CISMA
Collectively develop, print/order, and distribute as prioritized: 500 promotional flyers, 6000 postcards
Develop surveying/evaluation protocol for education and outreach workshops and events
Contact key groups to determine interest and need for public workshops and schedule said workshops
Hold at least 17 public outreach workshops on a variety of topics, at least one workshop covering each township
Complete CISMA/event/workshop surveying
Work with Road Commissions, DNR, county parks, liveries, lake associations and other groups to implement those SMP strategies and best management practices.
Hold at least 2 AIS landing blitz events or trainings
Submit expenditure documentation to CISMA Coordinator in a timely manner
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