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Full-Time Salaried Position (Exempt)
Salary: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 40
Start Date: Immediate
Reports to: Board President
Program Overview: Friends of the Rouge (FOTR), founded in 1986, is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem through education, citizen involvement and other collaborative efforts. The Rouge River is one of the nations most polluted waterways and is located in the Metropolitan Detroit area of southeastern Michigan. The river has been the focus of intensive federal, state and local restoration efforts. REP is a school-based water quality monitoring program that was established in 1987 for the purpose of furthering Friends of the Rouge’s mission to stabilize and improve the watershed. Starting with 16 schools, the success of the program grew to its highest point, at which as many as 90 schools, located within the Rouge River Watershed in Southeast Michigan, were participating.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Rouge Education Project Program Manager, with oversight of the FOTR Board President, will be responsible for the overall coordination, implementation and evaluation of the Rouge Education Project (REP), a nationally recognized school-based water quality monitoring program founded in 1987. Under the direct supervision of the Board President, duties shall include, but are not limited to:
Supervision of the REP Assistant Program Manager and Support Staff
Coordination of returning REP Schools and retention of those teachers and schools
Assisting the Assistant Program Manager with recruitment of new schools to the program
Coordinating communications with teachers and dissemination of materials (through email, mailings, fax and phone)
Coordinating the planning, logistics, and implementation of all REP workshops and Student Congress events (also facilitation of workshops as needed and/or necessary)
Conducting ongoing evaluation of REP and making recommendations for improvements to the Board President.
Conduct grant writing activities as needed and necessary
Provide oversight, implementation, tracking and reporting on grant related activities as prescribed by each individual grant
Provide oversight of Adopt-a-School Campaign and coordination of corporate volunteers
Provide assistance to teachers, CSA’s, students and volunteers in collection, analysis and interpretation of water quality monitoring data
Coordinating, as necessary, updates to and production of the Guide to REP (a teacher and volunteer guide) , REP Resource Guide CD and all other REP written materials
4901 Evergreen Road – 220 ASC ♦ Dearborn ♦ MI 48127 ♦ www.therouge.org
Office (313) 792-9900 ♦ REP (313) 792-9626 ♦ PI (313) 792-9621 ♦ FAX (313) 593-0231
Promoting restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem through education, citizen involvement and other collaborative efforts, for the purpose of
improving the quality of life of the people, plants and animals of the watershed
Oversee data collection, entry, tracking and reporting, assuring to the greatest extent possible and practical that schools participating in REP provide water quality testing results to the REP staff in an accurate and timely manner
Solicitation of coverage, coordination, and tracking of media coverage of REP Monitoring Days
Acting as a spokesperson for the REP Program overall
Working with FOTR Team members and partners to maintain the correlation of the REP to the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations
Fostering partnerships and collaborative efforts with institutions and organizations including colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Wayne County Department of Environment, Earth Force/GREEN and others to enhance the REP, and keeping the Board President apprised of these activities
Serving as ex officio chair of the REP Task Force and REP liaison to the Board of Directors
Creating first draft of annual budget for REP program and implementing program activities within constraints of that budget
Leading and teaching in class lessons to elementary and middle school students.
Tracking REP expenses and revenues for reporting purposes to both Board President and Director of Operations
Reviewing all information and correspondence prior to release and/or posting in public forums
Development of marketing plans designed to secure the interest and financial sponsorship commitments from business and corporate sponsors
Promoting and building support for the REP with key school administrators, local government officials and corporate representatives
Qualifications: A BA/BS environmental degree preferred. Ability to use Windows –Word, Power Point, Publisher, and Excel required. Familiarity with Access, SPSS, Adobe Photoshop and/or Content Management Systems a plus. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends. Some physical lifting is required (up to 30lbs). Must be a team player with good com-munication skills, able to multi-task, prioritize and maintain attention to detail. This position requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to speak in public. Must have reliable transportation.
Please be advised that this is an in office position with little outdoor work and little interaction with the children participating in the program.
Terms of Employment – At-Will Employment Status
All persons employed at FOTR, regardless of classification status, are employed on an “at-will” basis. As such, your employment can be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at either your option or the option of FOTR. No supervisor, coordinator, manager, or other representative of FOTR other than the Board President has the authority to enter into any agreement or contract for employment for any specified period of time. The provisions contained in this policy supersede any and all previous oral or written statements or representations that have been made by FOTR or by someone purporting to represent FOTR. Employees should be aware, while FOTR employees are required to participate in regular performance evaluation; this evaluation process is not intended to be a means of creating legal rights and does not affect the “at-will” nature of the termsThe Rouge Education Project was founded in 1987 as a K-12 water quality monitoring program that brings students to the banks of the Rouge River to experience hands on science. If interested in this position, please review the job description here. Interested parties may email their resume', cover letter and three references to Attn: Emily Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call 313.792.9626 if you have any questions.