Regional Invasive Plant Coordinator

Website Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition

Are you an experienced biologist who wants to pursue your professional goals as part of a fun and
productive team? Are you tired of agency bureaucracy? Craving flexibility? Does your creative spirit need to be
unleashed? Consider joining SAWC. We are a small but growing non-profit watershed organization with a professional
staff of 5 full-time employees. With an expanding program of work, we are looking to add new capacity in the form of a
Regional Invasive Plant Management Coordinator for Southeast Alaska.

Key job responsibilities include:

  • Stakeholder Group Development, Coordination, and Planning:
    • Establish a regional invasive plant stakeholder group to address invasive plant issues
    • Organize and facilitate regular meetings of the group
    • Involve Tribal, municipal, state, and federal governments, non-profit organizations, and general public
    • Work with the group to develop a regional invasive plant management plan
    • Independently and with stakeholders write grants to fund invasive plant management priorities
    • Write reports
  • Invasive Plant Data Consolidation and Delivery:
    • Identify existing invasive plant inventory data for the region
    • Assess data quality and consolidate to the greatest extent possible
    • Make data accessible to stakeholders through existing (e.g., Alaska Invasive Plant Information
      Clearinghouse) or another platform
  • Outreach, Education, and Partnerships:
    • Develop and maintain a Southeast Alaska Invasive Plant website
    • Create flyers, pamphlets, and digital media for relevant invasive plant topics
    • Provide invasive plant management information to the public and professionals through presentations,
      training, one-on-one interactions, and other means.
    • Represent SAWC and the stakeholder group at outreach and education events
    • Continue existing invasive plant management partnerships at SAWC and develop new partnerships
  • Invasive Plant Management:
    • Conduct on-the-ground invasive plant inventories
    • Develop community- or watershed-level invasive plant management plans
    • Acquire permits and permissions for IPM projects
    • Implement invasive plant control projects and effectiveness monitoring; assist partners with same
    • Write grant proposals and completion reports
    • Work with existing tribal work crews to assess and treat invasive species
    • Help develop new tribal work crews to treat invasive species

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