Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc. Project Coordinator Milwaukee, WI · Full time

We are seeking a Project Coordinator to join our team! The Project Coordinator will work under the supervision of Sweet Water staff to implement projects, grants, and events.


Project Coordinator Position Description

Who We Are

Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc. (Sweet Water) is dedicated to improving the Greater Milwaukee Watersheds. We take a regional approach that bridges jurisdictional boundaries by leveraging sound science to engage residents and local governments in stormwater pollution reduction.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Project Coordinator to join our team! The Project Coordinator will work under the supervision of Sweet Water staff to implement projects and events. Project support will include time sensitive fulfillment of grant deliverables and engaging in a variety of tasks to support organizational watershed programs. Event management will include coordinating our annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference and Quarterly Meetings with municipal and county partners. This position is supported until December 31st, 2024. Possibility for extension based on performance and funding.


  • Roles and responsibilities breakdown: 50% grant management, 40% program support and event planning, 10% administrative.
  • Develop an intimate understanding of the challenges facing regional waterways and the regulations, stormwater permits, policies, and programs that address these issues.
  • Command a Leaf Management Study in a local municipality by addressing project deliverables, tracking outreach activities, recording community participation, and managing project expenses.
  • Liaise with internal staff and external partners to gather input, secure resources, and ensure the smooth execution of events and projects.
  • Plan and coordinate tasks related to the annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference, including speaker recruitment, event logistics, catering, and participant registration.
  • Organize and facilitate municipal quarterly meetings.
  • Assist the Watershed Program Director and Watershed Program Manager in implementation of tasks related to watershed programs.
  • Field work and outdoor educational event attendance.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent organizational skills to independently plan, prioritize, and delegate tasks
  • Working knowledge of challenges facing regional waterways, or ability to learn quickly
  • Friendly, approachable demeanor, interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Must be able to lift and carry or otherwise move 40 pounds occasionally
  • Flexibility to work on weekends when needed
  • Ability to traverse uneven terrain outdoors
  • Valid driver's license with reliable transportation

Desired Qualifications

  • Social media, graphic design, and/or marketing skills
  • Grant management experience
  • Science communication skills

Additional Information

  • This is an exempt, full-time position, with a base salary range of $40,000 - $42,000 annually with performance-based incentives
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan participation available
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Professional development opportunities
  • The majority of work will be conducted in an office setting with occasional travel and work from home opportunities

To Apply

We are accepting applications until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email Erin Povak at [email protected] and Brigid Meyers at [email protected]. Use the subject line “Project Coordinator 2024 Application [YOUR NAME]”.

Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in accordance with state and federal law.


$40,000 - $42,000 per year