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The responsibilities of the Communications & Program Associate would be distributed across four areas of work:
(1) Communications (30%): Day-to-day responsibility for developing and distributing routine communications tools including our monthly organizational newsletter, social media posts, and blogs to keep our stakeholders informed about our work. This work would be supported by a part-time professional communications strategist contracted by Sweet Water to guide our communications work.
(2) Community Outreach (20%): Assisting the Director of our community outreach and education program, Respect Our Waters (ROW), particularly at local festivals, block parties, and other community and education events, to inform members of the public about what they can do to reduce stormwater pollution. See http://www.respectourwaters.org for more info about ROW. Working with the Coordinator of our Mini-Grant program to liaise with community groups that have been awarded mini-grants. See http://www.swwtwater.org/mini-grants/ for more info about our mini-grant program.
(3) Event Planning (20%): Assisting with logistics for three annual events: our Annual Meeting; our annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lakes regional conference; and the 'Love Your Sweet Water' Soiree (a social/fundraising event).
(4) Research & Analysis (30%): A research topic that aligns with the Associate's interests and capacities as well as our organizational needs and agenda will be identified and developed throughout the year. This will likely include substantial desk work and attendance at relevant meetings of NGO, government, business, and community stakeholders as well as consultations with academics and other watershed experts, potentially through one of the work groups spun off of our policy and/or science committees. Ideally, this work would culminate in a white paper that would provide the basis for future funding applications and workplans.