Position Open: OLWC Coordinator

Job Description: Oswego Lake Watershed Council Coordinator

Applications Accepted Until June 10, 2017

CLICK HERE for instructions on how to apply for the Coordinator position 

OLWC is a volunteer based organization with an active and engaged board of directors. The council is presently supporting restoration at five sites. These restoration efforts are supported by grants received from the City of Lake Oswego Habitat Enhancement Fund (HEF) and Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) small grants. The council is also dedicated to community education about watershed function and stormwater management.

This position will coordinate both the restoration and education/outreach efforts of the council. These activities include:

  • Volunteer Management – Recruit, train, support and recognize volunteers for work parties removing invasive species and planting native plants on restoration sites. Assist with developing onsite training for volunteers.
  • Project Management – Coordinate activities at the project sites to allow volunteers or contracted restoration crews to work effectively. Includes having necessary equipment and supplies (including plants) available at the site. Work with OLWC board members to recruit contract labor and supervise their activities. Work with OLWC board members to order native plants and ensure delivery to restoration site locations.
  • Landowner Relations – Coordinate work parties and subsequent monitoring with the participating landowners. Includes scheduling access to the property and recognition of landowners’ contributions to the project success. Work with landowners to develop a mutually acceptable planting plan.
  • Publicity and Outreach – Publicize work parties to recruit volunteers. Work with board members to publicize restoration accomplishments and educate the public on watershed function. Support annual State of the Watershed event. Coordinate quarterly newsletters. Work with webmaster to regularly update OLWC website and social media outlets.
    • Record Keeping and Reporting – Maintain financial records of expenditures and ensure all invoices are paid in a timely manner. Maintain records of accomplishments for each restoration site. Write reports required by grant obligations and submit grant reimbursement requests.
  • Grant Writing – Work with Board of Directors to write grants to support Council restoration and outreach activities.
  • General Organizational Support – Attend monthly OLWC Board meetings. Assist with other duties as assigned.


  • Experience with invasive plant removal and riparian area restoration including erosion control.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Experience writing grants, reports and documenting project activities.
  • Ability to manage a budget.

Hourly wage – $20.00 per hour for an average of 80 hours per month. Work schedule is flexible but will require some weekend work to coordinate volunteer work parties. (There are no benefits associated with this position.)

Physical requirements – Must be able to walk over rough terrain and carry 20 pound objects for a sustained distance.

Applications deadline: June 10, 2017.
CLICK HERE for instructions on how to apply for the Coordinator position 

About the Oswego Lake Watershed Council

The Oswego Lake Watershed Council (OLWC) is a locally organized, non-profit, non-regulatory watershed stewardship organization established to improve the condition and health of the Oswego Lake watershed and its stream network.

The mission of the OLWC is to foster stewardship, education, participation and financial support for the purpose of the conservation, restoration, enhancement and maintenance of watershed functions that achieve and sustain a healthy watershed. Our vision is of streams, wetlands, riparian forests, upland forests/trees, Oswego Lake, and other natural resources working together as a sustainable ecological system that supports good water quality, productive habitat for native plant and animal communities, and enhanced quality of life.