Camano Coordinator Job Description






August 2019

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT SWS – Camano Island Coordinator  

Position Summary:

Sound Water Stewards of Island County is seeking a well-organized and energetic person to work with staff and volunteers to support program activities in Camano Island.  This is a part-time permanent position for variable hours up to 20 hrs/wk (average ) including occasional evenings and weekends. The Island Coordinator is a key team player, providing administrative and program support to the Camano Committees and Project Teams. The coordinator assists in planning, organizing and scheduling a variety of volunteer and community events; facilitates communication among volunteers and staff, maintains records, manages data, and builds relationships with community members and partners.


Reports to SWS Executive Director


Working Conditions: Staff works independently and remotely and at various locations on Camano Island for meetings and events. Phone and WEB-based meetings with staff on Whidbey are regular. Relies on own transportation (with mileage reimbursed as defined in SWS policies).

Wages & Benefits: Salary range is $18-22/hour; based on candidate qualifications and experience. Benefits are currently not included for less than full time classification.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills – activities, people and information
  • Time management – proven capacity to prioritize and complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    Interpersonal relationship skills – team builder and team player
  • Administrative – information processing and record keeping.
  • Ability to take initiative, make sound judgments and appropriate decisions;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with standard office software including Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Outlook, Word) and Google Business Suite
  • Above-proficient Technology and information / data management skills.
  • Valid WA State Driver’s License and have a vehicle to use for work travel
  • Background security check


Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience in leadership roles with volunteer organizations is highly desirable. 
  • Familiarity with SWS and / or local marine issues and organization.
  • Close proximity to Camano Island for regular engagement


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Coordinator manages and supports the operations of SWS core activities on Camano island by:

  • Working with Camano Project Leads to facilitate volunteer involvement in established SWS projects, support volunteer activities, schedule rooms for meetings, and spaces for events
  • Maintaining communication with volunteers, Executive Director and Whidbey Coordinator; (emails, phone calls)
  • Maintaining records, tracking information / filing  
  • Maintaining physical inventory (equipment and supplies)
  • Maintaining the SWS website calendar, social media and online presence (with other staff)
  • Managing production of monthly e-newsletter.
  • Assisting VET-Camano to advertise, recruit and coordinate trainees for Camano. Assist with scheduling presenters, communication, room and equipment set up, etc.
  • Supporting and managing data systems as needed


The coordinator may (at times) also work with staff and committee leads to develop relationships with partners, develop training materials or new project proposals, interpretive materials, or curriculum, and assist with training and presentation of interpretive programs and outreach events.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to by Aug 19, 2019

Sound Water Stewards of Island County does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, sex, religion, creed, political belief, national origin, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, height, weight, marital or familial status, or disability.