Delaware Center for the Inland Bays: Watershed Coordinator

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays invites applications for its Watershed Coordinator who will coordinate with partner organizations the implementation, tracking, and progress reporting for the Inland Bays Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan including the Inland Bays Pollution Control Strategy. The Watershed Coordinator will have as their first primary responsibility coordinating the five-year update of the Inland Bays Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan including a climate vulnerability analysis of the plan.

The Center is a private non-profit organization located at the Indian River Inlet in Delaware Seashore State Park near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The Center is a community-collaborative National Estuary Program that has successfully worked in partnership to protect and restore the Inland Bays since 1994. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits and salary dependent on candidate background and skills. This position will remain open until an appropriate candidate is selected; interviews will be arranged shortly after qualified applications are received.


  • A Master’s degree in natural resource management or environmental planning, biology, hydrogeology or a related field and two years resource management/planning experience is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in any of the above disciplines and four years resource management/planning experience is the minimum requirement. 
  • Experience coordinating organizations to implement and report on plan implementation. 
  • Track record of successful grant solicitation and management. 
  • Demonstrated success in project management. 
  • Excellent communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with partnership development, watershed models, and negotiation is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current practices, principles and technological developments of watershed management and water quality restoration.
  • Skill in operating or managing the operation of watershed nutrient loading models.
  • Knowledge of water quality laws, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of leadership and negotiation techniques and the ability to build and motivate multi-organizational teams to achieve voluntary objectives.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional networks to accomplish goals.
  • Skill in administering tracking databases and creating effective reports.
  • Skill in multi-partner grant procurement and administration.
  • Skill in developing and implementing water quality restoration plans and projects.
  • Skill working in a service oriented team environment with understanding of roles
  • Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write persuasively.
  • Ability to conduct technical research and integrate results into project plans.
  • Skill in managing contracts.
  • Working familiarity with GIS.

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To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them.
— Theodore Roosevelt