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Greening Coordinator
Posted July 24, 2014

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The Dundalk Renaissance Corporation (DRC), www.dundalkusa.org, has been engaging community volunteers in watershed improvement and neighborhood greening activities since 2008.  The DRC is currently seeking a full time Greening Coordinator to help implement environmental restoration projects and a water quality monitoring program in the Bear Creek-Old Road Bay Watershed.  DRC’s objective is to implement projects consistent with the Baltimore County Small Watershed Action Plan for Bear Creek-Old Road Bay.  

This full time, salaried position will work under the direction of DRC’s Executive Director.  Activities will include:

1) Restoration Projects –
a)    Tree Plantings and Identification of Sites for Future Plantings  
Identify sites for at least 500 trees to be planted in 2014-15, and initiate and manage the approval process with DEPS to enable these trees to be planted in the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.  Priority will be given to private locations including homeowners and institutions (neither of which require County approval), and street trees (which do require County approval) consistent with SWAP goals.
b)    Identification and Implementation of Buffer plantings
In coordination with DEPS, identify locations, initiate approval process, and implement at least 4 buffer planting projects in 2014-15, consistent with SWAP goals.
c)    Storm Drain Stenciling
Identify locations and materials (decals or stencils) and maintain records using Google Earth to mark at least 200 storm drains in 2014-15, prioritizing 5-6 neighborhoods each year as per the SWAP Action Strategies table.  Track and map specific drain locations using Google Earth to prepare reports for funding agencies.
d)    Downspout Disconnection Program
Identify location and oversee logistics for planting two rain gardens in Spring 2015.  All materials must be specified and sourced.  Plan and execute the logistics of selling and distributing at least 30 rain barrels in Fall 2014.  Develop outreach and education materials for educating Dundalk-area residents about the value of conducting a water audit, including installing a rain barrel, planting a rain garden, and adopting other yard care practices consistent with Bayscaping.

2) Education and Outreach –
a)    Rain Barrel and Bayscaping Workshops
Conduct 4 workshops to train residents from multiple neighborhoods on bayscaping techniques for their yards and downspout disconnection strategies including installing rain barrels during 2014-15.  Initiate partnerships with Master Gardeners, garden centers, senior centers, green schools, neighborhood organizations, garden clubs, DEPS, and other groups to establish an information network in support of the initiative.
b)    Trash and Recycling Outreach
Coordinate with DEPS on the development and promotion of a Trash Treaty for the Bear Creek-Old Road Bay watershed.  Promote proper trash handling and recycling by coordinating with neighborhood leaders, coordinating with volunteers the sale of discounted trash cans and recycling containers, working with code enforcement, and other activities.  Per SWAP action plan goals, neighborhood signage, educational events, and prizes for neighborhoods building awareness of the need to curb trash will be part of the effort.


3) Stream Watch/Water Quality Monitoring –
a)    Work with volunteers and recruit new volunteers to continue a water quality monitoring program.
b)    Implement monitoring activities.  Water quality will be monitored monthly by volunteers using Secchi disks dropped from piers.  Volunteers will maintain monthly records of observed water clarity conditions.  It is anticipated that DEPS has Secchi disks available for use by DRC volunteer monitors.  
c)    Collect and provide monthly monitoring records to DEPS.

4) Grantwriting to support costs of implementing the above projects and to grow our greening program
The grant applications will range from small project grants to more involved programmatic initiatives to help us increase our impact on our watershed and expand sources of support for the program.

This Job Requires:
Enthusiasm for working with people to improve communities and the environment.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Willingness to get hands dirty.
Willingness to work evening and weekend hours to implement projects with volunteers and partners.
Own and operate vehicle (mileage reimbursement available).
Attention to detail and good record-keeping and organizational skills.

Other Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience with greening activities strongly preferred.
Demonstrated experience working with and recruiting volunteers strongly preferred.
Experience with grantwriting strongly preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of the Greater Dundalk area desired.

Compensation
Starting salary range for this position is $28,000 to $34,000.  Health benefits and paid time off.  Work hours are flexible.  Fun, mission driven environment.  

The Dundalk Renaissance Corporation (DRC) is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references as soon as possible to jobs@dundalkusa.org.  No phone calls please.  Position is expected to be filled no later than September 10th if not before.

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