Job: Operations Manager, Oregon

July 28, 2019by ncdea

OREGON, Benton SWCD – The Benton Soil and Water Conservation District in Corvallis, Oregon is seeking a full-time Operations Manager.

This position provides operational management and administrative support for the District. The Operations Manager’s duties are central to the day-to-day functioning and smooth/safe operation of the District. This position provides high-level, and in some cases confidential, support to the Executive Director in managing office operations. Essential abilities include strong organizational and strategic skills to anticipate District needs; attention to detail and the ability to see the larger context; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to document and present information and ideas clearly and effectively to BSWCD staff, Board of Directors, contractors, volunteers, project partners, Benton County residents, vendors, and a variety of stakeholders with diverse needs and backgrounds; exceptional communication and customer service skills; and the ability to professionally represent the District to elected officials, donors and supporters, and the media. These duties are expected to be performed with tact, integrity and transparency, following established District policies and procedures.

BSWCD is a special district governed by an elected Board of Directors and supported through a property tax levy, grants, and other local, state, federal, and private funds. District employees (6 FTEs) engage Benton County residents in the conservation and stewardship of natural resources by providing educational, technical, and/or financial assistance. Our annual operating budget is approximately $1 million dollars. We work collaboratively with a diverse array of knowledgeable and dedicated partner organizations, landowners, and volunteers to achieve our mission. BSWCD is committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive, collaborative, and welcoming. We embrace diversity and we are in the process of developing an organizational equity action plan.


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Submit all application materials below in hardcopy or electronic form:

    • BSWCD job application form or obtain a paper copy at our office.
    • Cover letter describing your qualifications for and interest in the Operations Manager position. Please explain how you personally connect with the BSWCD mission, and the skills you would use to be successful in this job.
    • Resume (include your email address and phone number in the header).
    • At least two writing samples that demonstrate your professional writing style, for instance, meeting notes/minutes, budget report, or other sample relevant to the office manager position.
    • Three professional references, at least one of which is a past supervisor.

Send electronic submissions with the subject heading Operations Manager Application. Attach all application materials as a single PDF. Please do not include attachments in the body of your email.

Mail hard copy application materials to:
Attn: Holly Crosson
Benton Soil and Water Conservation District
456 SW Monroe Avenue; Suite 110
Corvallis, Oregon 97333

Finalists will be contacted for an interview. We will notify all qualified applicants when a decision has been made. Thank you for your interest in this position and for taking your valuable time to apply for a job with Benton Soil and Water Conservation District!

Equal Employment Opportunity

Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (BSWCD) is an equal opportunity employer. BSWCD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, marital status, parental status, or any other non-merit factor.

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