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Outreach Manager (Apply)

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Hours/Week: 40
Full job description: PDF icon Outreach Manager Position Description.pdf, PDF icon Employment Application.pdf

Starting Salary Range: $77,031 - $92,437 DOQ

About the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is a local unit of government responsible for managing and protecting the water resources within the 178 square miles that drain into the Minnehaha Creek and ultimately the Mississippi River. Over the past 50 years, the MCWD has implemented over 70 projects, conserved and restored over 700 acres of land, and implemented countless partnerships in an effort to protect some of our state’s most iconic resources. 

MCWD believes that clean water and a healthy natural environment are essential ingredients in creating vibrant, sustainable communities. The lakes, streams, wetlands, and green space that make up the MCWD landscape create a sense of place that provides a local identity, adds economic value and increases well-being. This belief is core to our mission of working with public and private partners to protect and improve land and water for generations to come.

MCWD is looking forward to the next decade as we continue to implement our vision through our newly adopted Watershed Management Plan. With its driven staff, strong Board of Managers, and growing partnerships, MCWD is poised for continued success.

MCWD has an annual budget of $15 million and employs a dedicated professional staff of 26 who work on natural resource planning, project development, land conservation, land use policy, water quality monitoring, permitting, education and communication.

MCWD offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional development, opportunities for growth, and a collaborative work environment. As a result you will find a culture that supports staff coordination, innovation and execution, with the purpose of improving the MCWD’s delivery of service to its constituents.

Position Description/Summary of Position

The Outreach Manager is responsible for cultivating MCWD’s Outreach program and developing custom tailored campaigns that directly support the District’s strategic focus on developing high impact capital improvement projects, and influence policy to improve the integration of land and water planning.


The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the field of marketing, public relations, communications, journalism or a related field with a minimum of five years of experience.

A successful candidate must:

  • Thrive in a high performance, fast pace, innovative environment
  • Be a driven, strategic thinker with a growth mindset
  • Value the power of organizational collaboration
  • Develop a rich and nuanced understanding of the District’s mission, strategy, and workflow
  • Be capable of conducting research, deriving insights and developing strategic vision
  • Inspire, lead and manage teams to execute strategic objectives with excellence

Position open until filled. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and application form to