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Coordinator (Independent Contractor)

About the ZRC:

The Zion Regional Collaborative (ZRC) facilitates regional planning and communication between the communities and land management agencies in the Zion Region in southwest Utah. The ZRC’s goal is to protect and enhance community character, well-being of the natural environment, economic vitality, quality of life for residents and quality of experience for visitors.

The ZRC enables planning and projects that help manage and protect the region’s scenic, archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, and recreational resources. Throughout this process, the ZRC promotes collaboration and communication among all stakeholders in the region. The ZRC provides a forum for communication and relationship-building between a number of different entities and creates opportunities to develop regional solutions to regional challenges.

About the ZRC Coordinator Position:
The Zion Regional Collaborative (ZRC) is seeking a qualified individual to fill the ZRC Coordinator position. This is a twelve month long independent contractor position. While there is no guarantee the position will be extended, the ZRC anticipates continued funding for the role and encourages candidates to consider this position as a longer-term commitment.

The Coordinator will be accountable to the ZRC Guiding Subcommittee and will make regular reports to the subcommittee regarding progress. The ZRC Coordinator will primarily work independently without direct supervision to ensure ZRC projects, programs, and initiatives move forward. That being said, for up to three months of the contract period, the new Coordinator’s contract will overlap with the current Coordinator; during this time, the current Coordinator will provide onboarding support to the incoming Coordinator.

The Coordinator position is an independent contractor. There will be no employee-employer relationship between the Coordinator and the ZRC. The Coordinator will report to the ZRC Guiding Subcommittee (which is composed of representatives from entities that provide funding for the position). However, the Guiding Subcommittee will not direct the day-to-day activities of the Coordinator. The Coordinator is responsible for establishing timelines, project schedules, and strategies to effectively accomplish all the tasks in the scope of work.

The Coordinator position is scheduled to begin on October 1, 2023. The contract is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2024. Compensation for the independent contractor will be $45,000 - $50,000, commensurate with experience, paid in monthly installments.

Hiring Organization: Zion Regional Collaborative
Paid: Yes
Opportunity Type: Full-time
Job Seeker Type: Student or Alumni
Job Responsibilities:

Conducts outreach to and develops relationships with all regional stakeholders by attending and/or proposing meetings (in-person and virtual), building awareness around local events and projects, and maintaining informal communication networks; acts in a convening role for regional stakeholders; builds awareness of and support for the ZRC with regional stakeholders and partners

Provides comprehensive project management support for ZRC initiatives by:

  • Writing and submitting grants (federal, state, and foundation)
  • Building support among regional partners and drafting letters of support
  • Conducting research into project elements, required resources, and requisite processes
  • Following up with relevant parties to ensure completion of tasks

Executes administrative tasks including:
- Scheduling meetings

  • Assembling agendas and drafting minutes
  • Managing the ZRC Shared Drive
  • Following up with relevant parties to ensure completion of tasks

Designs and facilitates ZRC meetings (including at-minimum quarterly Workshops, standing and temporary subcommittees, project-focused gatherings, etc.) utilizing a variety of professional techniques and exercises

Preferred Qualifications:


  • A knowledge of the Zion Region and southwest Utah
  • Ability to work independently
  • Professional or academic experience with meeting management
  • Demonstrated success as a neutral facilitator and ability to act within that capacity in southwest Utah
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a history of stakeholder relationship development
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with Google Workspace and Microsoft Office
  • Administrative background
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent


  • Familiarity with GIS software, graphic design, and/or website development
How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Thomas Dansie at Pending application review, please make available 3 references upon request. Submittals must be received by 5:00 PM on July 15th, 2023.