Community Gathering Facilitator

Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association (DMNA)

Contract position, estimated at 100 hours, that supports one education and outreach event part of a DMNA multi-neighborhood project. The project promotes stormwater management, neighborhood engagement, and education. The project is one of five funded under an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistance Agreement awarded to the UW-Madison Arboretum.

The event is envisioned as a gathering, to be held in April or May 2022, and will involve a combination of presentations and festival-like activities likely to take place in Wingra Park on the northeastern shore of Lake Wingra. Targeted audiences will be business owners, city elected officials, select city agency staff, neighborhood leaders and residents from neighborhoods within or near the Lake Wingra watershed, including underserved and mixed income neighborhoods. A member of the Ho-Chunk nation will be invited to offer an Indigenous perspective on water with the intention of inspiring attendees to reframe stormwater management as water stewardship.

The facilitator works with a Management and Implementation Team to plan and carry out the community gathering. The number of potential attendees has not yet been determined.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide input to the Project Management Team on their vision for the event and have a voice in the final agenda.
  • Conduct outreach and promotion activities with management team input.
  • Contact and secure event site (permits) and any needed items (tent, amplification, etc.).
  • Contact, secure, and work with main event presenter with team input.
  • Event registration setup.
  • Coordinate refreshments for event.
  • Be present at the event to assist.
  • Prepare final report following provided evaluation guidelines.

Skills or Experience Desired

  • Ability to coordinate and promote events and work collaboratively.
  • Background in or dedication to ecology or related fields, knowledge of stormwater-related issues and practices, and familiarity with the perspective of water stewardship, including its relationship to environmental and economic justice.

Time Frame/Compensation

  • Think of this as a paid part-time contract with a 100 hr. salary cap beginning in Fall 2021 when you begin with reserving site and planning event and speaker outreach, with another round of hours prior to and including the Spring 2022 community event. We will discuss how you see your schedule with you, and various arrangements for timing of compensation.
  • Compensation: $2000

Submit brief cover letter and resume to Sandy Stark, DMNA Path Co-Chair/grant at Contact Sandy if you have any questions.

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