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Stakeholder and Engagement Manager

*Please note: this is a full-time staff position

About Estuario

The Corporation for the Conservation of the San Juan Bay Estuary is a 501©3 non-profit organization that operates the San Juan Bay Estuary Partnership, or Estuario. The Estuario became part of the National Estuary Program (NEP) in 1994 and is the only tropical and non-continental location within the NEP under Section 320 of the Clean Water Act. The Estuario’s mission is to restore and conserve the waters and associated ecosystems of the San Juan Bay Estuary and its watershed as a sustainable axis of social and economic development. Estuario’s work is guided by a master restoration plan known as the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for the San Juan Bay Estuary.

The Stakeholder and Engagement Manager assists the Executive Director and the Management Conference with engagement, educational, and outreach activities. The position oversees and coordinates Management Conference (MC) committees and pursues new partnerships and funding opportunities; they provide staff support for the Management Conference and serves as a liaison for various external working groups.
The Stakeholder and Engagement Manager is expected to plan, develop, and execute communication initiatives, promotions, campaigns, and projects that engage key people, staff, and community cohorts to implement the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP) and are aligned with the 5-year strategic plan for the San Juan Bay Estuary Programs (SJBEP).


  • Coordinates stakeholder engagement, intergovernmental collaboration including relevant municipalities,
    State Agencies, and Federal Agencies, inter-organizational collaboration, Citizen Advisory Committee, and
    Water Community Network.
  • Coordinates, supports, and/or facilitates MC committees, working groups, events, and other activities, as
  • Responsible for engaging with the public to ensure active participation in the SJBEP’s projects and
    initiatives to produce the necessary thinking and behavioral changes that are needed to sustain the
    progress made through our programs in implementing the CCMP.
  •  Responsible for building relationships and developing communication channels and dialogue with local
    government officials, private sector, and other outside organizations key to implementing the CCMP.
  • Provides relevant information to stakeholders, the public, and media, to generate interest and promote
  • Organizes and manages community relations events.
  • Tracks emerging stakeholder community concerns/issues.
  • Responsible for the coordination of the CCMP Revision process.
  • Develops sponsorship/business arrangements and relationships with businesses, individuals, schools, and
    other organizations interested in supporting the San Juan Bay Estuary Program’s general operations and
    program areas as needed.
  • Arranges and attends stakeholder meetings with technical team members and ensures feedback from
    stakeholders and requests to technical teams are responded to within agreed timescales.
    • Prepares and manages workshops, roundtables, and forum logistics including developing agendas, project
    plans, minute taking, and production of reports.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive and innovative community outreach plan
    targeting individuals, private, corporate, schools, and other organizations.
  • Ensures that an accurate audit trail of all stakeholder engagement is properly kept and that all contacts
    and/or activities are recorded on a stakeholder database.
  • Works with the Grants and Compliance Manager to develop proposals to engage potential partners on
    behalf of the San Juan Bay Estuary Program in a timely and consistent manner, including the concept
    development, gathering and formatting of information, and preparing clear communications.
  • Recruits, coordinates, and evaluates volunteers for the organization’s volunteer program; promotes
    community involvement, and coordinates the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC)’s meetings.
  • Ensures that the overall reputation and profile of the organization is enhanced, developing new plans to
    showcase the current and emerging strengths to drive reputation within relevant sectors and within our


Required Qualifications (Education and Experience):

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Environmental/Marine/Biological Sciences,
    Engineering, or related fields
  • Over 5-7 years of experience in environmental or urban planning, environmental conservation, or
    similar areas, preferrable in non-profits


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the
points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
• Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
• Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative
solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
• Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
• Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
• Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
• Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop
and evaluate options and implement solutions.
• Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose
the most appropriate one.
• Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future
problem-solving and decision-making.
• Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
• Proven ability to work and multi-task under pressure, respond quickly to changing situations in complex
project environments, prepare responses/narratives quickly and clearly and use personal initiative.
• Good interpersonal and networking skills, highly articulate team player.
• Strong project management and people management skills.
• High degree of accuracy in executing work.
• Ability to schedule work and deliver to tight deadlines.
• Broader project communications experience and skills desirable.

Start Date:


Language Required:

Fully bilingual in English and Spanish.


How to apply:

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume/CV by email to [email protected] by May 18, 2024. The email must be directed to Brenda Torres, Executive Director, and must specify in the subject the title of the position, «Stakeholder and Engagement Manager»

Sources of funding:

EPA 320 Grant 29, State Revolving Funds, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Corporation for the Conservation of the San Juan Bay Estuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that operates the San Juan Bay Estuary Partnership. The Corporation for the Conservation of the SJBE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics. MBE/WBE and other certified minorities and small businesses are encouraged to apply.

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