Job opportunities: Polk County Conservation Board & Iowa Flood Center

Polk County Conservation Deputy Director – Polk County Conservation Board

The Polk County Conservation Board is seeking an energetic, highly motivated proven leader to serve as the Board’s Deputy Director, assisting the Director in planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating a multi-faceted conservation program that includes park management, outdoor recreation, natural resources management, environmental education, land/water management, wildlife/fishery programs, and revenue generating operations such as an equestrian facility and a golf course.

The Deputy Director must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to oversee, evaluate and lead multiple projects and programs as well as work and interact effectively with a wide variety of local and regional officials and the general public.

The ideal candidate will possess both a college degree in park/recreational management, natural resources, public or business administration, or a related field and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in an administrative/managerial capacity involving responsibility for planning, organizing, implementing, and supervising park/recreational programs and facilities including budget administration.

Submit application, resume and cover letter online by March 27, 2015.

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Public Relations Coordinator/Iowa Flood Center Outreach Coordinator – Iowa Flood Center

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, The University of Iowa has an immediate opening for the position of Public Relations Coordinator/Iowa Flood Center Outreach Coordinator. The candidate will assist in the development and implementation of communications and outreach programs for The Iowa Flood Center and other watershed projects across Iowa. This includes serving as an effective and knowledgeable liaison between the research staff and external stakeholders (agency personnel, policy makers, community leaders, and the general public). Examples of specific duties include: working closely with internal and external stakeholders to help develop, organize, and implement outreach programs; evaluating programs; preparing articles and reports; and developing and maintaining a database of external stakeholders across the state.

BS/BA in a science discipline, geography, engineering, education, public relations, communications, or closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

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