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The Texas Coastal WatershGhirardi2ed Program (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension/Texas Sea Grant) seeks a part time WaterSmart Program Assistant. The Successful candidate will: Organize volunteer workdays, recruit and supervise volunteers, work with volunteers in the field to install and maintain WaterSmart landscapes. Plan and execute outreach events including informational booths and presentations. Work as part of the project team to create short “how to” videos on landscaping, outdoor water conservation, and water quality topics. Manage the WaterSmart Program social media program to share information and raise awareness of projects and WaterSmart landscaping principles. Assist with workshop planning, preparation and execution.  Perform other job related duties as required. Bachelor’s degree or higher in horticulture, biology, natural resources, landscape architecture, agriculture or related field required or equivalent combination of training and experience. Skills & Abilities: Excellent English language verbal and written communication skills; Excellent communications and public speaking; Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others; Ability to supervise and direct small groups of volunteers; excellent computer skills including utilization of Word, basic web page management and editing, and social media platforms; Knowledge of gardening, irrigation, and native plants; Knowledge of organic landscaping practices, irrigation installation, rain water harvesting and rain gardens. Direct inquiries to: cyork@tamu.edu.



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