Careers & Professional Opportunities

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Remote
Posted 1 week ago

Summary

River Network seeks an experienced and proactive philanthropic strategist and fundraising professional, capable of aligning River Network’s strategic plan and program goals with the priorities and interests of institutional funding partners (foundations and government sources). The Philanthropy Director works closely with the Vice President of Philanthropy, Vice President of Programs and President/CEO and will lead River Network’s efforts to meet annual institutional revenue goals, averaging $2.5 - $4M annually. The Philanthropy Director joins the organization at a pivotal moment in time: recently named as one of 12 National Pass-Through Partners by USDA and USFS in their Urban and Community Forestry Program and serving as a partner organization in a recently announced $50 million National Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking Program from EPA. This position is external facing by design with a focus on building relationships with and growing revenue from new and existing foundation and government partners and seeking opportunities to leverage historic levels of federal investment. Comfort and experience managing remote projects and teams is a must with supervisory responsibility for our Corporate Partnerships Manager and Philanthropy and Operations Manager positions. This position will also work closely with River Network’s Board of Directors and serve as the liaison to the board’s Development Committee helping to direct efforts to identify, qualify and cultivate funders and inspire the board to help meet our revenue targets. Our ideal candidate has experience designing and leading fundraising strategies and campaigns, the ability to strategically position the organization as a reliable partner and key ally with funders, and an inherent desire to attract critical resources to River Network to continue to grow and strengthen the nationwide network of water, justice, and river advocates. SALARY AND TERM: $75,000 to $90,000/year for a Full Time / 1 FTE, exempt position. TO APPLY: Complete the application form on River Network's Workable profile by March 15, 2024. Only materials submitted through Workable will be considered.

Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • At least seven years professional fundraising and/or grants management experience.
  • Strong and effective oral and written communication skills with a proven ability to nurture and expand relationships with internal colleagues, key external partners, and board members.
  • Extensive experience developing and delivering successful proposals to various foundation and government agencies over $100,000.
  • Demonstrated experience as a manager or supervisor, including managing teams.
  • Ability to work closely with organizational leadership, program staff, and finance to develop compelling and clear grant proposals, including participation in budget development as needed.
  • Detail-oriented, with proven experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and delivering assignments with specific deadlines.
  • Highly technologically savvy, with proficiency in donor management systems (Salesforce), grant research systems (Foundation Center), and MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook, SharePoint).
  • Commitment to values of mutual respect and collaboration, teamwork and embracing and promoting diversity and ability to operate with discretion and confidentiality as needed.
  • Willingness to travel for current and potential funder visits, River Network board meetings and other conferences and events to aid in relationship building and fundraising efforts.
PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Knowledge of current and evolving trends in charitable giving, particularly in the foundation, corporate, and government funding arenas.
  • Knowledge of river conservation, current issues within the water arena, and equity, inclusion and diversity.
  • Experience engaging with and managing a fully remote team.
WHAT TO EXPECT: We’ll review your application materials for experience, knowledge, and abilities required to successfully perform the job. Only those selected to advance in this process will be contacted for an interview. Candidates must possess current and valid U.S. Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without sponsorship. As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with each qualification in the job description, please go ahead and apply anyway! You might be just the right candidate for this role. Consistent with our values and our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as stated above, River Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Benefits

River Network offers medical, dental, and vision health insurance; 403b retirement savings plan; vacation and well-being leave; life insurance; technology stipend; and paid holidays. River Network operates on a 32-hour work week, with all our offices closed on Fridays.

About River Network

River Network envisions a powerful and inclusive movement that ensures abundant clean water for all people and nature to thrive. Our mission is to grow and strengthen a transformational national network of water, justice, and river advocates. Central to our approach is our commitment to principles for equitable and inclusive work. Through our programs, River Network strengthens organizations and leaders to improve and protect their waterways, create climate-resilient communities, and ensure equitable access to safe, affordable drinking water. We accomplish this locally and nationally by responding to the capacity and training needs of organizations and communities, and by synthesizing, elevating, and activating proven and promising practices from the field. We equip and connect advocates at the local, state, and federal levels to advance and implement policy, increase investments, and build power for greater collective impact and action. Our staff is fully remote and based in communities across the U.S. While we are a dispersed staff team, we are highly collaborative, and value distributed leadership approaches that aim to disperse authority and responsibility to the staff closest to the work. We aspire toward humility, collaboration, equity, and inclusion, both internally and externally, and honor the contributions of diverse voices. We believe the sustainability of our staff and their well-being is directly linked to our capacity to impact the protection and sustainability of our waterways, simultaneously supporting a system of healthy people and environment. Find information about our financials here (annual reports, financial statement, 990). 🔔 To be considered for this position, you MUST apply via Workable at: https://apply.workable.com/river-network/j/C3C956BBB5/. Applications submitted below will not be reviewed. We apologize for any potential confusion. 🔔

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River Network

Salary

$75,000-$90,000

Location

Remote

Summary River Network seeks an experienced and proactive philanthropic strategist and fundraising professional, capable of aligning River Network’s strategic plan and program goals with the prioriti...


Northeast
Posted 2 weeks ago
Potomac Conservancy is hiring a Director, Community & Media Relations to join our growing team. If you love nature and connecting with people who want to make positive difference in our community, Team Potomac is your place. We’re seeking a passionate champion for clean water who enjoys engaging media, the community, and key stakeholders in mission-based work. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in media relations, marketing strategies, and public outreach. Founded in 1993, Potomac Conservancy is a nationally accredited land trust and clean water leader in the Potomac River region. We’re fighting to restore the Potomac to full health for the five million people who depend on the river for drinking water and outdoor enjoyment. Our conservation strategies improve local water quality by strengthening natural defenses against pollution and the impacts of the climate crisis. Our passionate movement of 30,000 supporters empowers us to protect streamside forests, pass water protection laws, and restore shoreline habitat. The Director, Community & Media Relations will be integral to our goals as we embark on an ambitious strategy to restore swimmable and fishable waters to the Potomac River in the next 10 years.

Position Overview

This role offers an exciting leadership opportunity to creatively evolve and expand the organization’s public relations and outreach strategies, building off the organization’s foundation of successful conservation programs, digital content marketing, and fundraising. The position requires a balance of remote and in-person work. This position will report to the Vice President of Communications and will work in close coordination with programmatic staff to elevate Potomac Conservancy’s profile in the Potomac River region and attract new supporters and allies in our clean water efforts.

Key Responsibilities

Media Relations (25%)

  • Develop and execute media strategies to promote PC’s clean water experts as local and regional experts in conservation, advocacy, and environmental issues.
  • Identify and work with local, regional, and sometimes national media outlets and cultivate relationships with reporters, bloggers, editors, and other media professionals.
  • Pitch story ideas, participate in interviews, and craft compelling press materials that achieve media results.
  • Regularly evaluate and improve the efficacy of our media strategies.
  • Provide light coaching for spokespersons to ensure effective and consistent public messaging.

Community Relations (45%)

  • Lead a public outreach strategy to increase our brand visibility and profile in the region. • Connect with community leaders, businesses, and influencers to build relationships and explore co-branded opportunities that can help us reach new audiences and advance our mission
  • Oversee a paid marketing and advertising budget.
  • Manage key components of our climate awareness work and public clean water campaign.
  • Represent the organization at select public events and develop a scalable strategy to increase volunteer presence at community-led activities.
  • Coordinate and assist with some community-building events and public awareness activities (e.g., socials, digital expert panel, co-hosting activities with sponsors, etc.).
  • Center BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and historically marginalized communities in our work.

Brand (20%)

  • Assist the President with public engagement activities and identify new opportunities that increase their profile as a trusted thought leader.
  • Provide light coaching for brand ambassadors to ensure cross-organization consistency; expand our ambassador cohort in the out-years.
  • Manage branded supplies, create and oversee a new digital store, and secure community sponsors for co-branded materials.

Additional responsibilities (10%)

  • Assist with light invoicing and communications-related administrative tasks.
  • Participate in group diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) learning and integrated work.

Qualifications

This position uses a variety of skills. We encourage you to apply if you think you would be a great fit, even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in journalism, communications, marketing, and/or public outreach with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; 5+ years of relevant work experience with no college degree.
  • Experience in media relations and press outreach is a must. Stellar verbal and written communications skills; adept at persuasion messaging.
  • Excellent people and relationship-building skills; desires in-person interaction.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Brings a creative, goal-oriented mindset.
  • Proficiency in assessing market trends and analyzing key performance metrics.
  • An ability to get up to speed fast with digital tools we use daily: EveryAction CRM, Microsoft Teams, ClickUp, Canva, Google Drive, Flickr, Miro, etc.
  • Commitment to PC’s values and mission.
  • Additional skills that will be considered (not required):
    • Volunteer management and/or brand ambassador training;
    • Established relationships with regional reporters, bloggers, and/or influencers a plus.
    • Fundraising, advocacy, conservation, and other related clean water work;
    • Fluency in Spanish or languages;
    • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work or training;

Compensation, Benefits, and Location

  • This is a full-time position with a salary range of $60,000-64,000 based on the level of experience and skills you bring.
  • Potomac Conservancy’s office is located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland within a short walking distance of the Silver Spring MARC and Metro stations.
  • As a regionally focused organization, we value having staff live locally in our watershed.
  • The organization champions a flexible hybrid policy with generous allowances for remote hours. Community-based activities and meetings with partners must be in person as much as possible.
  • An annual professional development budget for each employee.
  • Flexible work schedule. Hours must be typical office hours, but our organizational culture maintains responsible flexibility for life needs and work-life balance.
  • Medical benefits offered with 80 percent of individual premiums covered by the organization.
  • Life Insurance paid for by the Conservancy.
  • 18 days paid time off and 11 holidays per year. Three additional personal holidays per year.
  • Summer Friday afternoons and one week at the end of the year are provided as paid time off.
  • Travel reimbursement for work-related trips.
  • Working with bright, fun coworkers and interacting with a supportive board of directors.
  • 403(b) matching with no vesting period and flex spending accounts.
Desired start date: March/April 2024. The position will remain open until it is filled. To Apply: Email a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and 2-3 relevant writing samples to Melissa Diemand (diemand@potomac.org). Please include “Director, Community & Media Relations” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled. Applications submitted before February 29, 2024, will be given first consideration. Potomac Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. We recognize the environmental movement has a history of excluding historically discriminated communities including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), people from working class backgrounds, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. We encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other communities that have been historically excluded from the environmental movement. Potomac Conservancy staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This vaccine requirement applies to all staff working remotely, in a hybrid work arrangement, and on-site. Effective June 2, 2022, new hires will be required to provide proof of full vaccination with a government-approved vaccine as a condition for employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation or exceptions (medical or religious reasons) will be considered. Candidates are NOT required to state their COVID-19 vaccine status in their application.

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$60,000-64,000

Location

Silver Spring, MD/hybrid

Potomac Conservancy is hiring a Director, Community & Media Relations to join our growing team. If you love nature and connecting with people who want to make positive difference in our community,...

Northeast
Posted 2 weeks ago
The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) seeks three motivated individuals to assist with our Community Science program that manages invasive water chestnut plants in the Connecticut River Watershed in Connecticut. Removing water chestnut from water bodies will be the primary purpose of this role. Staff will participate in 4 staff pull days a week, depending on team schedule. They will also organize weekly volunteer pulling events on Saturday. Staff will organize four pulling events a week, one of which shall occur on Saturdays, with volunteer participation. Each event lasts 4 hours, from meeting to departure, including time for an orientation and securing boats onto vehicles. This work takes place on several water bodies located in Hartford, Glastonbury, South Windsor, and Middletown.  Kayaks or Canoes and all other necessary supplies are provided to staff. There will be also opportunity to assist with CRC community engagement events, by involving youths, locals, and new friends to our work. This position requires access to a car and mileage accrued while working will be reimbursed at the IRS rate.

Position Responsibilities

  • Helping the AIS Control Field Manager host water chestnut pull events and participate in the pulls themselves. This includes volunteer management and support.
  • Volunteer management may include individual volunteers, school groups and community groups.
  • Supporting the AIS Control Field Manager in data collection and reporting of invasive species removal and spread.
  • Assist with hydrilla prevention activities including talking to boaters at popular boat launches.

Position Requirements

  • Interest for the environment and river ecology
  • Paddling experience or an interest in learning
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Application Details

Deadline to apply: March 19th, 2024 Use the form to submit a resume and brief cover letter in 1 PDF document. Interviews will take place during the first two weeks of April. Hiring manager: Rhea Drozdenko (she/her), rdrozdenko@ctriver.org, 860-929-8021

Overview of the Organization

The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) protects and restores clean water and healthy habitats for New England’s largest river and its watershed communities. CRC has been a steward of the Connecticut River and its tributary streams since 1952. Our programs include advocacy, aquatic invasive species management, dam removal, habitat restoration, migratory fish surveys, recreation, trash cleanups, and water quality monitoring. Through collaborative partnerships in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, CRC leads and supports efforts for resilient and life-filled rivers from source to sea. We are uniquely positioned to leverage local, state, regional, and federal resources as the only science-based nonprofit working throughout the entire watershed. Our values of inclusion, collaboration, resilience, and stewardship guide our ongoing work to address the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and pollution. Together through community engagement and education, we’re helping to ensure healthy rivers for all. Learn more at ctriver.org. Connecticut River Conservancy is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and will engage in an inclusive recruiting and hiring process. It considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

COVID Policy and Benefits Package

The Connecticut River Conservancy requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. We offer an employer supported retirement plan for employees who expect to earn at least $5000 in the calendar year. Please reach out with any questions about our current COVID-19 safety procedures and/or benefits packages.

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Salary

$18/hr

Location

Hartford, CT

The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) seeks three motivated individuals to assist with our Community Science program that manages invasive water chestnut plants in the Connecticut River Watershed in...

Northeast
Posted 2 weeks ago
Seasonal assistant to the River Steward in Connecticut for the Connecticut River Conservancy water quality monitoring programs taking place in Connecticut. Assistant will coordinate CRC’s participation in Save the Sound’s Unified Water Study (UWS) from May through October, twice a month and day of week is flexible depending on boat availability, but sampling occurs at sunrise. Assistant will also coordinate bacteria monitoring program June through August, weekly on Wednesdays. Assistant will work closely with and with direction from the Water Quality Program Manager. Opportunity to assist with community engagement and outreach efforts. Field work will be in person, other work can be done remotely or at the Hartford office. Start date is flexible depending on official UWS training dates (TBD). This position requires access to a car and mileage accrued while working will be reimbursed at the IRS rate.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Connecticut Seasonal Water Quality Assistant will be responsible for leading CRC’s participation in UWS. This includes: 
  • Coordinating with boat captain and other CRC staff to assist with monitoring 
  • Using a sonde muti-probe to sample from boat (training provided) 
  • Pre- and post-trip probe calibration (training provided) 
  • Preparing samples to be mailed 
  • Input and management of field and laboratory data 
The Assistant is also responsible for coordinating the bacteria monitoring program which includes: 
  • Preparing and providing supplies to volunteers 
  • Training volunteers (materials and curriculum provided) 
  • Collecting samples (training provided) 
  • Picking up samples and transporting to the lab 
  • Verifying completeness of field sheets and maintaining chain of custody 
  • Assisting with lab analysis (training provided)
  • Input and management of field and laboratory data 
Direct Reports: No employees will be reporting to this person

Required Skills

  • Comfort being on a boat and working early in the morning
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Experience with basic lab and field procedures 
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills 
  • Ability to follow complex written procedures 
  • Experience coordinating volunteers or teaching 
  • Comfort using email, Microsoft Teams, Excel and web database applications

Application Instructions

Deadline to apply: 3/1/2024 Please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF using the form. Interviews will take place during the second week of March and applicants will be notified 1-2 weeks later.

Overview of the Organization

The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) protects and restores clean water and healthy habitats for New England’s largest river and its watershed communities.  CRC has been a steward of the Connecticut River and its tributary streams since 1952. Our programs include advocacy, aquatic invasive species management, dam removal, habitat restoration, migratory fish surveys, recreation, trash cleanups, and water quality monitoring. Through collaborative partnerships in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, CRC leads and supports efforts for resilient and life-filled rivers from source to sea. We are uniquely positioned to leverage local, state, regional, and federal resources as the only science-based nonprofit working throughout the entire watershed. Our values of inclusion, collaboration, resilience, and stewardship guide our ongoing work to address the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and pollution. Together through community engagement and education, we’re helping to ensure healthy rivers for all. Learn more at ctriver.org.  Connecticut River Conservancy is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and will engage in an inclusive recruiting and hiring process. It considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.  

COVID Policy and Benefits Package

The Connecticut River Conservancy requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. We offer an employer supported retirement plan for employees who expect to earn at least $5000 in the calendar year. Please reach out with any questions about our current COVID-19 safety procedures and/or benefits packages.    

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Other Positions

Salary

$20/hr

Location

Hartford, CT

Seasonal assistant to the River Steward in Connecticut for the Connecticut River Conservancy water quality monitoring programs taking place in Connecticut. Assistant will coordinate CRC’s participat...

Northeast
Posted 2 weeks ago
Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) is seeking a motivated and passionate individual to join our team as a Seasonal Environmental Education and Outreach Assistant. This part-time seasonal position will play a key role in our efforts to promote environmental education and community engagement in the Connecticut River watershed. Assistant will lead CRC’s Compass Youth Paddles from July through August, once a week. Assistant will participate in school visits, summer camps, and events as needed. The assistant will also create environmental education programming and materials. Opportunity to assist with Source to Sea Cleanup in the fall. Most non-event work can be done remotely or at the Hartford office. This position requires access to a car and mileage accrued while working somewhere other than the office will be reimbursed at the IRS rate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the Compass Youth Paddle program which teaches young people to paddle
  • Participate in outreach events to promote awareness of issues affecting the Connecticut River Watershed, occasionally on evenings and weekends
  • Assist in the development and delivery of environmental education programs for diverse audiences, including schools, community groups, and the public
  • Collaborate with team members to create engaging educational materials and activities

Position Requirements

  • Enthusiasm for the environment and river ecology
  • Experience teaching or organizing events
  • Comfort with working with a wide range of ages
  • Experience with paddling or willingness to learn
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings or weekend events

Application Details

Deadline to apply: March 4, 2024 Use the form to submit a resume and cover letter in 1 PDF document. Interviews will take place in mid-March. Hiring manager: Rhea Drozdenko (she/her), rdrozdenko@ctriver.org, 860-929-8021

Overview of the Organization

The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) protects and restores clean water and healthy habitats for New England’s largest river and its watershed communities.  CRC has been a steward of the Connecticut River and its tributary streams since 1952. Our programs include advocacy, aquatic invasive species management, dam removal, habitat restoration, migratory fish surveys, recreation, trash cleanups, and water quality monitoring. Through collaborative partnerships in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, CRC leads and supports efforts for resilient and life-filled rivers from source to sea. We are uniquely positioned to leverage local, state, regional, and federal resources as the only science-based nonprofit working throughout the entire watershed. Our values of inclusion, collaboration, resilience, and stewardship guide our ongoing work to address the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and pollution. Together through community engagement and education, we’re helping to ensure healthy rivers for all. Learn more at ctriver.org.  Connecticut River Conservancy is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and will engage in an inclusive recruiting and hiring process. It considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

COVID Policy and Benefits Package

The Connecticut River Conservancy requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID19 vaccinations. We offer an employer supported retirement plan for employees who expect to earn at least $5000 in the calendar year. Please reach out with any questions about our current COVID-19 safety procedures and/or benefits packages.

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Other Positions

Salary

$20/hr

Location

Hartford, CT/hybrid

Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) is seeking a motivated and passionate individual to join our team as a Seasonal Environmental Education and Outreach Assistant. This part-time seasonal position wil...

Mid-Atlantic
Posted 2 weeks ago
Waterkeepers Chesapeake (WKC) seeks an experienced policy advocate with a passion for coalition building to support action plans centered on protecting communities and local waterways from pollution. The Director of Advocacy & Member Support develops and implements state and regional campaigns that include legal and policy strategies to secure swimmable, fishable, and drinkable waters throughout the region. The position supports the 17 Waterkeepers of the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays in leveraging their power to achieve collective impact in the fight for clean water that protects communities, rivers, and streams. We seek an experienced candidate who values environmental protection, and who is committed to centering racial justice at the intersection of water protection, access, and equity. The position reports to the Executive Director and works in close collaboration with WKC staff, Waterkeeper members, and partners.

Job Responsibilities

Advocacy & Policy (50%)

  • Craft, plan and implement multifaceted advocacy campaigns for and in collaboration with the Waterkeeper members, including research, outreach, and advocacy.
  • Assist Waterkeeper members in articulating and harnessing their collective power in legislative and policy outreach.
  • Represent and assist Waterkeeper members in advocacy arenas and coalitions.
  • Manage WKC’s legal actions, including the relicensing of the Conowingo Dam.
  • Cultivate relationships with lawmakers and agency representatives and facilitate meetings with them and Waterkeepers to further policy objectives.
  • Oversee legislator education and legal teams.
  • Manage interns and volunteers, as needed.
  • Support the team/campaign work with other tasks as needed.

Member Support (35%)

  • Provide member services and support to Waterkeepers within our coalition, including representation in front of legislators, setting up joint meetings with decision-makers, drafting testimony and comment letters.
  • Facilitate regular membership calls and provide important updates to membership.
  • Organize monthly Waterkeeper meetings for training and deep-dives into issues.
  • Assist in organizing annual WKC member retreats for the membership, including planning training workshops.
  • Work with Waterkeeper members to facilitate communication, resource and information sharing.
  • Work with Waterkeeper members to strengthen them internally and assist them in achieving their missions and upholding the Waterkeeper Quality Standards.

Communications (10%)

  • Work with staff and interns to create advocacy and messaging content to promote campaign initiatives and raise awareness.
  • Produce press releases, blogs, briefings, reports, memos, letters, public comments, and other communications deliverables.
  • Participate in the development of communications strategies and plans for campaigns.

Administrative & Fundraising (5%)

  • Participate in the drafting of the annual budget.
  • Assist in strategic planning processes.
  • Provide program and policy updates to the board of directors.
  • Assist Executive Director and Grants & Program Manager with outreach to funders and contribute to grant proposals and reports as needed.
  • Assist in the tracking and monitoring of restricted grant deliverables and expenditures on campaigns and programs.

Essential Expertise and Qualifications

  • Proven campaign leadership abilities, including demonstrated ability to craft and implement multi-part, strategic, and creative campaigns from start to finish in a mission-driven working environment.
  • Experience working on the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s conservation issues—including agricultural runoff, stormwater runoff, wastewater treatment, toxic contaminants, development, climate change, environmental justice—and an understanding of relevant laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Experience with environmental enforcement actions within the Chesapeake Bay region.
  • Deep experience and excellent judgment with policy-making systems, how to influence them, how to navigate political sensitivities, and how to lobby in Bay states.
  • Existing relationships with state legislators and federal and state officials—particularly in EPA Region 3 and state environmental agencies—and ability to expand relationships.
  • Significant, existing relationships within the regional nonprofit advocacy community and other stakeholder groups and ability to expand those connections.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including researching, writing, public speaking, and excellent listening skills.
  • High level of professionalism, self-motivation, and team orientation.
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills with an attention to detail, high standards, and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work independently, including proactively identifying and solving problems.
  • Four-year degree (graduate or law degree preferred) in relevant field or commensurate work experience.
  • Minimum of five years (seven preferred) of demonstrated, successful, and related policy and/or lobbying work experience.

Commitment to Inclusion, Racial Justice and Anti-oppression

WKC strives to integrate values of equity, fairness, inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability into our work, which includes reflecting our commitment to racial justice in our programmatic work and our organizational structure and values. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create an inclusive work environment and world.

How to apply & job details

Statistics show that women and people of underrepresented groups are more likely to apply to jobs only when they meet 100% of the job qualifications. We encourage individuals to break those statistics. No candidate ever meets 100% of the requested qualifications. We look forward to your application. Waterkeepers Chesapeake is an equal opportunity employer. The location of the position is flexible within the Washington, DC metro area, but must be convenient to routine travel to Annapolis and Richmond when the legislatures are in session. We are a primarily remote workplace and our office is located in Silver Spring, MD. The position is full-time, with an expectation of 15-25% in the legislatures or office, and requires occasional evening and weekend hours. Salary range is $75,000 – $80,500 depending on experience. Some flexibility may be negotiable for more senior candidates, such as reduced hours Apr-Dec (outside of the legislative session). WKC values employee development. Position includes a benefits package designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance including: health insurance, retirement benefit, generous vacation and time off, and flexible work arrangements. Position is open until filled, with an ideal start date of April 15. Please submit a resume, and cover letter indicating your specific interest in this position. Send to info(at)waterkeeperschesapeake.org with subject line: YOUR LAST NAME: Director of Advocacy & Member Support application. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications should include 2-4 writing examples such as testimony, comment letter, op ed or campaign plan. Applications will be accepted until we hire, but we strongly encourage interested individuals to submit their applications as soon as possible. Interviews will be set up on a rolling basis. Application deadline March 9, 2024.

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$75,000 – $80,500

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Flexible within the Washington, DC area

Waterkeepers Chesapeake is hiring a Director of Advocacy and Member Support. We hope to find an experienced policy advocate and campaigner with a passion for coalition building and a desire to protect...

West
Posted 2 months ago

What We’re Looking For

WestWater Research is seeking qualified applicants for a Water Resources Lead in our Fort Collins, Colorado office. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in Western U.S. water rights, water resources, and/or water supply planning and management. The successful candidate will be responsible for water supply planning, water right transaction advisory, water asset valuations, and management of projects and staff teams. Experience in water rights transactions and water resource economics is preferred, but not required. This position will provide essential knowledge on Colorado water rights including water court and administrative water right processes. Experience with water rights administration in other Western States is preferred. The position is ideally suited for technical water professionals who desire to broaden their economic, finance, and business skillsets. The Water Resources Lead will become a subject matter expert and thought leader in Rocky Mountain water markets.

What You Will Be Doing

  1. Water Supply Planning and Acquisition. The Water Resources Lead will assist clients in planning and developing raw water supplies through technical water resource studies and advising acquisition of water rights. The position will lead water supply planning studies to inventory, evaluate, and recommend water supply acquisition and development alternatives. The position will assist acquisition implementation, including origination, negotiation, and execution of water right transactions.
  2. Water Market Research. The position will manage projects that evaluate water rights trading activity in the Rocky Mountain market region. The Water Resources Lead will become a subject matter expert on water market activity in the region by developing an understanding of market dynamics, commonly traded assets, regulatory process, and by developing professional relationships with market participants. The position will provide direction on identifying, researching, and collecting data on water right trades. The position will also lead development of market reports that describe current trends and changes in trading activity and pricing. In addition, the position will develop and maintain communication with industry professionals within the region.
  3. Water Valuation Projects. The position will provide water asset valuations, financial analysis, economic reports, and other client deliverables completed through a collaborative process involving both associates and senior staff. The position will be responsible for managing projects that include data collection, analysis, and report writing. Strong project management, analytical, and writing skills are required.
  4. Water Right Consulting. The Water Resources Lead will advise clients on a wide range of water rights and water resource matters. Clients will include municipalities, water utilities, industrial water users, developers, investors, agricultural producers, and individual water right owners. The position will individually contribute and manage small teams to complete consulting projects.l The position will not engage in water court activity.

About WestWater Research LLC

WestWater Research is an economic consulting firm providing water market intelligence, water resource economics, water rights consulting, and financial and investment services. With a national practice, WestWater assists clients that are buying and selling water rights and other water assets through comprehensive financial and economic analysis of water markets on a regional and local level. Since its inception in 2001, WestWater Research has received national recognition for advising on complex water market and trading issues across every Western State. Our team has over fifty years of focused experience in the water right sector. The firm is rapidly growing and seeks motivated and energetic staff to grow with the company.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in one of the following fields:
    • Agricultural, Resource, or Applied Economics
    • Civil, Agricultural, or Environmental Engineering
    • Natural Resource Science
    • Other water-related fields
  •  Demonstrated experience in water rights and/or water resource management in the Western United States.
  • Understanding of water rights regulatory frameworks.
  • Knowledge of financial and economic analyses.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in water rights and/or water resource management in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, or New Mexico.
  • Prior consulting experience.
  • Experience managing and directing staff to complete complex water resources projects.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team environment to drive results
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, and investigative skills
  • Ability to present complex data in a simplified and meaningful way.
  • Ability to apply knowledge and creativity to resolve complex issues.
  • Proficiency in statistical and financial modeling.
Location: The position will be located in Fort Collins, CO. Remote or hybrid working options will be considered on an individual basis.

Compensation

The Water Resources Lead is a salaried position within WestWater and offers a comprehensive compensation package including health benefits, 401k retirement plan, and an opportunity for annual bonus and company profit sharing. Salaries will be competitively determined based on experience and skill set.

Growth and Advancement

The position provides significant opportunities for growth and advancement within the company.

Application Instructions

To be considered, please send the following:
  • Cover letter with a statement of interest in joining WestWater
  • Resume which addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications
  • A writing sample may be requested.
Send the application materials to: employment@waterexchange.com https://waterexchange.com/now-hiring-rocky-mountain-water-resources-lead/ 

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WestWater Research is seeking qualified applicants for a Water Resources Lead in our Fort Collins, Colorado office. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in Western U.S. water rights, w...