Careers

Welcome to the River Network job board! Here you will find career opportunities within the river and watershed community. If your organization would like to post an available position, please fill out a job submission form. Posting is free for members of River Network and non-members can post for a fee.

Open Positions

NPS Project Coordinator - Friends of the Rouge

Friends of the Rouge (FOTR), founded in 1986, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem through education, citizen involvement and other collaborative efforts. The Rouge River is one of the nation’s most polluted waterways and is located in the Metropolitan Detroit area of southeastern Michigan. The Rouge has been the focus of intensive federal, state and local restoration efforts.

Project Overview
Stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution in the Rouge River watershed. Green infrastructure (GI) uses vegetation, soils, and natural processes to manage stormwater and create healthier urban environments. The project is designed to teach the public about stormwater issues and corrective actions individuals can take to reduce stormwater runoff and nonpoint source pollutants from entering the Rouge River.

Position Purpose
The NPS Project Coordinator will coordinate and implement the Green Infrastructure Education, Installation, and Marketing project funded by the MDEQ Nonpoint Source Program through December 2018. The purpose of the project is to reduce the impact of stormwater in the Johnson Creek and Tonquish Creek subwatersheds as well as other green infrastructure projects throughout the Rouge River watershed. The NPS Project Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the River Restoration Program Manager. The position responsibilities involve event planning, communicating with volunteers and FOTR team members, meeting with watershed residents and community groups, conducting soil analysis of GI project sites, selecting GI project sites, developing GI project plans, and leading GI project installations, data entry, as well as promoting the mission and work of Friends of the Rouge.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
Duties for the NPS Project Coordinator shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Provide excellent customer service to volunteers and community partners.
• Promote FOTR and stormwater management through the creation and distribution of mailings, flyers, and social media posts, press releases and reports.
• Prepare for and implement public education workshops and community meetings related to GI education, installation and marketing.
• Collaborate with community partners to identify sites for GI projects.
• Conduct research on GI project sites to determine risk of contaminating ground water.
• Take soil borings and conduct analysis of soil at GI project sites.
• Design GI projects and submit project plans to MDEQ for review.
• Recruit volunteers and lead workdays to install GI projects (i.e. rain gardens, bioswales, etc.).
• Accurately compile and enter survey data.
• Track program participants and GI project information in database(s).
• Plan and implement workdays to maintain GI projects
Job Duties & Responsibilities (continued)
• Plan and execute invasive plant control workdays
• Track all hours worked and submit timesheets biweekly.
• Provide additional support to other FOTR programs as requested.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the position. A background in Landscape Architecture or Civil Engineering preferred. Natural Resource Management, Landscape Ecology, or other related field acceptable. Applicant must have a minimum of 1 year experience designing and installing rain gardens or native landscapes. Knowledge, interest and ability to lead hands-on demonstration plantings. Knowledge, interest and experience with soil borings and soil analysis using the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS). Knowledge, interest and ability to prepare landscape designs. Applicant must have the ability to effectively and independently use Microsoft Office and Google Apps. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends. Must be a proactive team player with excellent communication skills, able to multi-task, prioritize and maintain attention to detail. This position requires excellent organizational and customer service skills. Must have reliable transportation.

Preferences
Knowledge of plants native to southeast Michigan. Knowledge of invasive plant species and control methods. Understanding of the hydrologic cycle. Experience working with volunteers. Familiarity with Microsoft Access a plus.

Physical Requirements
Office work will include extended periods of time sitting while using a desktop computer. Some physical lifting is required (up to 30 lbs.). Outdoor work may involve walking on uneven ground and steep slopes along the river and bending over during plantings.

Work Environment
This position is primarily an office position with occasional outdoor work. Outdoor work occurs in all seasons.

Type: Full-Time
City: Dearborn
State: Michigan

Application Instructions
All interested parties are invited to submit 1) a resume, 2) three references, and 3) a statement indicating why you are interested in this position which describes experience designing and installing green infrastructure. Mail/e-mail to: Cyndi Ross, River Restoration Program Manager, cross@therouge.org, 4901 Evergreen Road KM, Dearborn, MI 48128. Deadline for submission: April 7, 2017. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline:  April 7, 2017

Campaign Manager - Delaware Nature Society
Public Lands Outreach Coordinator - West Virginia Rivers Coalition
Policy Program Associate - Freshwater Future
Project Manager - Washington Water Trust

The Project Manager joins a talented technical team whose members bring many years of experience in collaborative natural resource management, stream and flow restoration, and multi-stakeholder conservation projects. The Washington Water Trust (WWT) team includes recognized statewide experts in the fields of water law, instream flow transactions, water banking, and funding and implementation of large-scale infrastructure projects. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, WWT is a nonprofit leader in river and stream flow restoration throughout Washington, with offices in Seattle and Ellensburg. Using voluntary, market-based approaches and partnerships, we develop water management alternatives that produce environmental, economic and social benefits for Washington’s communities, while serving our mission of improving flows in Washington’s most endangered rivers and streams.

Position Summary
WWT seeks an experienced professional to join our team as a Project Manager. This full-time position requires a person who will partner with landowners, tribes, conservation districts, land trusts, local, state, and federal agencies to implement and fund innovative programs and projects with lasting benefits to endangered fish, streams, and local economies. Project Management methodology must include a collaborative, consultative approach in addition to a technical and scientific skill set so that high quality services are delivered which leverages flexible funds for each project.

Responsibilities and Expectations
• Develop effective working relationships that result in projects and/or proposals with water rights holders, public agencies, tribes, local governments, conservation and irrigation districts, and salmon recovery funders in WWT’s targeted basins
• Identify opportunities , have discussions about active water management, water rights, hydrology, and ecological priorities, and develop projects that will demonstrate meaningful and measurable benefits
• Manage collaborative projects which contain a level of complexity commensurate with Project Manager’s (PM) experience and expertise; entry level complexity might be a single entity, a single landowner, or less complex constraints and issues within the project
• Research and prepare, for internal review and approval, ecological, economic, financial, legal and political data for inclusion into regional flow restoration and water rights acquisition strategies and water rights agreements
• Prepare fact sheets for Board approval, with input from other PMs, for seeking outside funding for project proposals and offers
• Provide technical representation and convene stakeholder groups to develop strategic watershed plans that identify and prioritize restoration activities. Demonstrate that outreach activities have been developed and are leading toward a project proposal
• Negotiate basic acquisition agreements
• Help develop new funding and program opportunities for organization’s priorities and partner with other agencies to clarify priorities
• Participate in WWT compliance monitoring of agreements, flow outcomes, and help coordinate and communicate with partners on flow and project effectiveness monitoring
• Complete performance metrics reporting
• Manage project files, databases and all supporting scientific and economic information
• Represent and support WWT’s mission and be a passionate spokesperson

Skills and Attributes
• Working knowledge of Washington state water management and water law
• Understanding of biologically-based flow needs and flow-habitat relationships
• Strong project management and organizational skills, including task management, developing timelines and schedules, developing and tracking budgets, managing project files
• Be self-directed as well as able to collaborate and coordinate among stakeholders and team members
• Ability to develop and make persuasive presentations and influence negotiations
• Able to manage project data, spreadsheets, and databases, provide succinct and persuasive reports and scientific summaries using analytical tools
• Able to read and interpret GIS maps
• Able to assess simple water/land use to determine who owns water rights and how the water is being used; understand the data associated with stream and land management
• Ability to write simple contracts; research and close simple water rights transactions
• Demonstrated critical thinking and creative problem solving
• Ability to write basic grants, technical reports, scientific reports, proposals
• Ability to learn quickly on a steep learning curve
• Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills that articulate the WWT mission and goals
• Willingness to travel frequently throughout Washington state

Preferred Experience and Education
• Working knowledge of western water rights law
• Understanding of agricultural practices
• Understanding of hydrology and watershed restoration
• Working knowledge of water markets/banking, real estate acquisition, or conservation easements
• Understanding of alternative funding strategies for market-based natural resource conservation
• Demonstrated negotiation expertise, including at least one year’s experience negotiating real estate or water right acquisition agreements for conservation purposes, or equivalent experience
• Understanding of local communities in rural Washington highly valued
• Experience in the use of ESRI ARCVIEW or equivalent GIS software preferred
• Experience establishing and promoting conservation markets (water banks or alternative ecosystem service models) a plus
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required; graduate degree a plus

Salary and Benefits
WWT offers competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. We also offer a generous benefits package which includes: 100 % paid coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance; 12 days of paid holidays; and paid vacation/sick leave.
WWT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, marital status, physical disability or veteran status.

Application Deadline: 03/30/2017
Employer: Washington Water Trust
Type: Full-Time
City: Seattle
State: WA

Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter and resume which addresses the skills and attributes needed for this job. The cover letter and resume can be sent or emailed to:

Susan Adams, Executive Director
1530 Westlake Avenue N, Ste 400
Seattle, Washington 98109
susan@washingtonwatertrust.org

Applications will be accepted through March 30, 2017

 

President and CEO - Grand Rapids WhiteWater (GRWW)


Grand Rapids WhiteWater
(GRWW), a newly created nonprofit, is dedicated to revitalizing and putting the namesake rapids back in the Grand River for everyone’s enjoyment.

GRWW is seeking a President & CEO to be a steward of the “river vision,” a catalyst for design and project initiatives, a skillful manager, and a collaborative leader to oversee an active, complex organization as well as manage consultants, budgets, and advocacy efforts.

The CEO will work with diverse stakeholders to implement and execute the Grand River Revitalization Project on time and on budget. Upon completion of the Project, the CEO will transition GRWW to a model focused on river front property development, environmental management, access, maintenance, and dynamic programming.

Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Type: Full-Time

Opportunity Profile can be found at: http://grandrapidswhitewater.org/opportunityprofile/
Apply to: EconDev@dhrinternational.com

Application Deadline April 8, 2017
Reference: GRWW President & CEO

Executive Director - Foothills Conservancy

To Apply:

See full job listing at www.foothillconservancy.org, then send letter of interest, resume and two writing samples to edsearch@foothillconservancy.org no later than Wednesday, February 15. Subject: “ED job application — [insert your name].”

No calls, please.

Part-time Advocacy Director - Neponset River Watershed Association - Canton, Massachusetts
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Position Background
The Advocacy Director is a key member of the Association’s senior staff team, helping to achieve fishable-swimmable water quality standards, restore more natural in-stream flows, enhance and restore aquatic and wetland habitats, preserve natural areas and open the river up as a recreational resource for local residents.

Some of the activities the Advocacy Director will assist over the next several years include:

  • Provide technical assistance to watershed municipalities on updating stormwater bylaws, zoning, and other rules to reduce polluted runoff
  • Encourage municipalities to allocate adequate funding for stormwater, water and wastewater infrastructure through mechanisms such as stormwater utility fees
  • Work with public and private land owners during local and state permitting processes to ensure that wetland resources and in-stream flows are protected, appropriate public access is provided, stormwater pollution is prevented, contaminated sediments are cleaned up, and stream habitats are restored.
  • Represent the Association before legislators and state or federal agencies on policy issues that affect water quality, streamflow, habitat, funding for infrastructure needs, and operating budgets for environmental agencies.
  • Engage with permittees and agencies to ensure that water withdrawal, stormwater, and wastewater permits incorporate effective protections.
  • Support efforts to increase ecosystem and infrastructure resiliency in the face of current and anticipated climate change.
  • Organize community support and partnerships to advance the Association’s agenda.

Position Details
This permanent position is available immediately. It is presently funded for 20 hours per week. It may continue as a long-term, part-time position or there may be an opportunity to expand it into a full-time role in the next 12 to 24 months. The schedule is very flexible but requires regular participation in evening meetings and occasional weekend events. The Advocacy Director reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Association’s Environmental Scientist, Outreach and Education Director and other staff. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Qualifications
The successful applicant will have broad experience with environmental law, civil engineering, hydrology, or watershed management, with 3-5 years related work experience at a minimum. They may be rooted in a science, engineering, or policy background, but will be able to bridge all three of these disciplines. They will have worked with at least some of the following permitting programs: the MA Wetlands Protection Act, the Water Management Act, the MA Stormwater Policy, the USEPA MS4 program, the 21e program, and/or Chapter 91. They will have excellent writing skills and be able to write effectively for lay, legal, and technical audiences. They will have strong presentation skills and the ability to cultivate strong working relationships with agency and municipal officials in spite of the potential for differences of opinion. They will have a strong work ethic, and be able to plan projects and work independently in a fast paced environment. They will be motivated by the opportunity to apply their skills and creativity to advance the Association’s mission.

To Apply
To apply, please submit a copy of your resume and a cover letter describing your interest to Ian Cooke, Executive Director, via email to cooke@neponset.org.

See our website at http://www.neponset.org/

"Report Card" Coordinator - Galveston Bay Foundation
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Job/Volunteer Description:
The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) seeks a full-time coordinator for the “Galveston Bay Report Card,” a citizen-driven, scientific analysis of the health of Galveston Bay done in coordination with the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC). The goals of the Report Card are to engage community members in meaningful discussion about the health of Galveston Bay as well as to inspire people to take actions that preserve and protect the Bay. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in communications, public affairs, or a related field; in addition, 1-3 years of professional experience in conservation advocacy is preferred. To view the full job description, including detailed duties and qualifications, please visit http://galvbay.org/about/about-us/work-for-gbf/.

Employer:  Galveston Bay Foundation
Type: Full-Time
City:  Houston (Clear Lake area)
State:  Texas

Application Instructions:
E-mail cover letter and resume to jobs@galvbay.org by March 20, 2017. Please reference the position title in the e-mail subject line.
Application Deadline:  03/20/2017

Director of Development - Colorado Water Trust
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Founded in 2001, the Colorado Water Trust’s mission is to restore flows to Colorado’s rivers in need. We do this by working with willing participants, providing the funds, support, and technical and legal expertise required to put water back in our dry rivers. We work with diverse partners throughout the state to support both rivers and the people who rely on their water. For more information, please visit www.coloradowatertrust.org.

Over the past nine years, we have grown from a single staff person to a staff of nine. Our growth has been intentional and planned, through implementation of a strategic plan and with capacity-building funds secured over the growth period. Continuing to amplify the development needs of the organization is essential for the sustained success of the Water Trust. This is an exciting time for us. For the first time, we are in a position to employ two development staff people: one to focus on institutional giving (Grants Specialist, who is already on staff) and one to focus on individual giving and donor relations, a Development Director, which is the position we are looking to fill with this search.

Position
The Development Director, in partnership with and reporting to the Executive Director, will spearhead new fundraising strategies and build upon existing efforts to cultivate, acquire, and steward individual, corporate, institutional, and small business donors. S/he will develop programs, events, and communications to engage these groups. S/he will collaborate with the Executive Director and Grants Specialist, a seasoned fundraiser with two years of experience with Water Trust development activities, to redevelop our comprehensive fundraising program for the organization, helping to integrate all development strategies throughout the organization from the staff to the Board of Directors to our loyal supporters and volunteers. The ideal candidate will share our passion for Western water and healthy rivers and be particularly good at inspiring others to get involved with and support the Water Trust. We also seek someone who is comfortable with the Water Trust’s highly collaborative approach to flow restoration; in our world, everyone is welcome. While knowledge of Western water issues would be helpful, it is not required for this position.

Anticipated Annual Revenue Goal for the Water Trust:
$1.8 to $2.5 million from a diverse portfolio of supporters – individuals, small businesses, foundations, corporations, water providers, and government agencies.

Responsibilities
• Secure financial support from individuals, small businesses, and water providers/users with a focus on unrestricted funds.
• In coordination with the Executive Director and the Grants Specialist, develop and execute the Water Trust’s annual fundraising plan, including establishing short- and long-range unrestricted fundraising goals.
• Create and execute acquisition and cultivation strategies for a large sustained base of annual individual and small business donors.
• Develop and grow a major donor program.
• Organize special events including our annual fundraiser, RiverBank.
• Coordinate with the Grants Specialist on institutional fundraising, assisting in the production of proposals and reports and helping ensure that all deadlines and opportunities are met.
• Coordinate with the Communications Specialist on donor communications, such as email campaigns, printed mailings, and annual reports.
• Manage the fundraising budget and coordinate with the Director of Finance on financial reporting, budget variance reporting, audit support, and reconciliations.
• Maintain donor records in SalesForce database and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing.
• Enlist Water Trust staff and Board of Directors’ support to enhance the Water Trust’s culture of philanthropy.
• Coordinate and organize the Board Fundraising Committee in partnership with the Committee Chair and the Executive Director, and regularly present fundraising results to the Board
• As a member of the Water Trust’s leadership team, help develop organization-wide strategies.
• Be willing to travel to support the Water Trust’s statewide mission.
• Help to do whatever else it takes for this dynamic and changing nonprofit to be successful and sustainable.

Qualifications
• Development/Fundraising: More than five years of development experience in the nonprofit sector with a focus on individual giving and/or donor relations, with a history of both developing and implementing strategies to increase donor engagement.
• Relationship Building: Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships across all levels of an organization and externally.
• Communications: Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising. Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials.
• Project Leadership: Experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, including coordinating staff and a Board of Directors to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress.
• Entrepreneurial Spirit: Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones. Demonstrated commitment to a results-oriented culture.
• Collaboration: Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives.
• Wisdom and verve: Knowing the right time to do the right thing in the right way, gained from the melding of knowledge and experience.
• Education: Bachelors degree (required), Masters or other graduate degree (a plus).

Compensation
This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, exempt position. Salary will be commensurate with experience, but is likely to be in the range of $60,000 to $64,000. The Colorado Water Trust offers a competitive benefits package including a comprehensive insurance package that includes health insurance and, as funds permit, long- and short-term disability, life, vision, and dental; an FSA; generous paid time off; other need-based leave; and a retirement fund with employer contributions.

Application Deadline: 
03/17/2017
Employer:  Colorado Water Trust
Type:  Full-Time
City:  Denver
State:  Colorado

Application Instructions:
Please submit a resume and cover letter by March 17 via e-mail to admin@coloradowatertrust.org with “Development Director Position” in the e-mail subject line.

No calls or drop-ins, please.

Web Specialist - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

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About the Alliance: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, is a regional non-profit organization headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, Founded in 1971, the Alliance has been in the forefront of restoration efforts in the watershed. The Alliance mission is to lead, support, and inspire local action to restore and protect the lands, rivers, and streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Alliance believes the best restoration results come from building strong and diverse partnerships with residents, communities, businesses, NGOs, and governments across the six Bay watershed states and Washington, DC. The Alliance works to achieve its mission through the creation and support of innovative local and regional programs that help reduce stormwater pollution, plant trees and conserve forests, build individual stewardship, and produce measurable and lasting results.

The Web Specialist is responsible for providing support to Communications and Program staff including the planning, development, management and maintenance of the Alliance’s website and all user centered digital products and online resources needed to meet the goals of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and/or to support our partners.

Primary Responsibilities:

Serve as Webmaster for the Alliance website and maintain online platforms;
Provide technical support to the Communications and Development staff to manage the portfolio of Alliance websites and tools, including 1) technical support and guidance on current and prospective websites, 2) conducting or overseeing contract work for maintenance and new feature development, and 3) providing recommendations for future Alliance’s web-based activities;
Design, develop, test, and publish new web pages, revise and ensure all pages are up-to-date, functional, and effective to use;
Maintain optimal site performance, review website statistics, monitor usage and traffic levels, and use search engine optimization to create and maintain compelling web pages;
Take proactive steps to research and recommend new web tools or updates to existing web tools, and access if these changes should be undertaken in-house or performed under contract;
Research and explore ways new technologies and/or tested web tools that can be used to further the Alliance’s mission and expand programs;
Seek out funding opportunities and develop partnerships that further web-based solutions to accomplish the Alliance’s goals;
Ensure proper & best practices for hosting, backups, and data storage/delivery are being utilized in all web tools, providing priorities for improvements and modifications;
Work with the Communication & Development Team and Alliance state office staffs to facilitate efforts and ensure the Alliance’s messaging & branding are consistent;
Support Alliance social media and provide graphic design support for other Alliance communications products;
Work with all Alliance staff to understand the web-related needs of the organization and specific programs, ensuring web tools are up-to-date, dynamic, and relevant;
Advocate the importance of User Experience (UX) and User Center Design (UCD) within the organization, conduct training related to user experience and be able to teach others to effectively communicate science on the web;
Lead the analysis and refinement of requirements for web sites and web-based applications;
Use web analytics and user data to improve social media communication, web content and effectively market online products, and provide monthly reports on analytics.
Research new standards, approaches, and methodologies for the dynamic delivery of environmental information to target audiences;
Research new standards and methodologies for secure and dynamic information delivery for improving the quality, speed, and content of applications;
Assist in the setup of database systems used for websites and web applications.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on information technology, computer science, programming, communications or web development or a minimum of 3 years experience in related work with demonstrated expertise in web and graphic design.
Strong writing and verbal communications skills including producing content for websites, newsletters, and social media platforms.
Strong editing and proofreading skills.
Interest/experience with environmental stewardship work preferred.
Strong attention to detail, flexible, adaptable and able to manage multiple projects and tasks.
Ability to communicate technical web speak and problem-solving methods to staff, funders, and partners.
Desire and ability to work independently in a self-directed, small-office environment and to manage priorities and meet deadlines especially during times of peak activity
Strong organizational skills and storytelling expertise.
Proficient in WordPress, including a strong understanding of core as well as the ability to write/modify plugins & custom functionality, required.
Strong understanding of database systems and web coding languages including PHP, MySQL, HTML5/CSS3, and JavaScript.
Graphic Design ability with experience in Adobe CC products: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.
Familiarity with server and domain management preferred.
Experience with Google Analytics, GIT, SCSS, Grunt/Gulp, Frameworks (Bootstrap & Foundation) preferred.
Solid interpersonal skills, team player able to work with diverse groups.

Supervision: The Web Specialist reports directly to the Director of Communications and Development.

Location: The Web Specialist will be based at the Alliance’s headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland.

Salary: 38K-50K based on experience. Benefit options available.  Full-time.

Closing date: March 1, 2017

To Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to: contact@allianceforthebay.org with Web Specialist in the subject line.
No phone inquiries please.
Application Deadline: 03/01/2017

Manager of Philanthropy, Harpeth River Watershed Association

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Position Description:
The Harpeth River Watershed Association seeks an outgoing, highly organized and savvy individual to work closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and program staff to manage and implement the organization’s philanthropic efforts and communications.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the position will be responsible for:
– Managing individual donor, foundation, and corporate relationships, other than major donor relationships
– Helping develop and implement new fundraising strategies that both expand donor support and the organization’s reach
– Coordination of signature fundraising events including sponsorship and logistics
– Managing and implementing membership fundraising campaigns and communications, including responsibility for the annual newsletter, web site, social media, and other fundraising materials
– Forming and managing organizational committees and volunteers for donor and fundraising activities
– Networking to promote the organization’s mission
– Managing donor records with complete confidentiality
Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree or higher with 5+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector managing a combination of donor development, fundraising events, publicity, and outreach
– Established ties and networks in middle Tennessee, particularly Williamson and Davidson Counties
– Professional, detail-oriented, energetic and outgoing, and passionate about conservation
– Excellent writing ability, and communication/public relations experience, that includes social media, website management, marketing, and design of donor outreach materials
– Strong management abilities, and experience managing the financial aspects of fundraising
– Excellent technology and computer skills including in-depth experience with DonorPerfect or similar donor management software, and familiarity with web design, and social media platforms as must
– A team player with demonstrated experience in project management leadership with staff and volunteers.
– Have an understanding of water quality, conservation, or environmental issues in general
– Able and willing to work outside of the constraints of a standard work week, as required, including weekends and before and after scheduled hours

About the Harpeth River Watershed Association:
Founded in 1999, the Harpeth River Watershed Association is a, non-profit conservation organization dedicated to clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee as an expansion from our founding efforts on the State Scenic Harpeth River, as it flows through six counties in the greater Nashville area. HRWA collaborates with a broad range of federal, state, and local public and private sector partners to implement river restoration and watershed conservation and shape conservation policy based on our experience in the Harpeth to ensure biologically healthy rivers and clean water around the state. Our work leverages the scientific and technical training and experience of our staff, advisors, partners, and board with the efforts of a diverse corps of volunteers who are crucial to every aspect of our programs. Support for our programs comes from individual donors, corporations, foundations, government grants, events, and contracts.

Application Deadline: 02/28/2017

Application Instructions:
Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to:
Dorie Bolze
Executive Director
hrwa@harpethriver.org

Streamflow Restoration Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game

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Streamflow Restoration Specialist
The Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game works to preserve the state’s natural resources and people’s right to conservation of those resources, as protected by Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution. To carry out this mission, the Department exercises responsibility over the Commonwealth’s marine and freshwater habitats that support them.

The Division of Ecological Restoration works with community-based partners to restore aquatic ecosystems. The Division’s ecological restoration work brings clean water, recreation opportunities, and other ecosystem services to the citizens of Massachusetts.

The Streamflow Restoration Specialist works with partners to gather and assess high quality data on streamflow and to promote and support restoration of more natural streamflow regimes and aquatic ecosystem health. This position will support the collection and analysis of streamflow data to inform sustainable water management and ecological restoration actions. Work will involve monitoring equipment installation and maintenance, field measurements, local outreach and education, volunteer coordination, technical and policy support, and data analysis and modeling. The Streamflow Restoration Specialist will also coordinate and manage holistic streamflow restoration projects, and provide technical assistance, such as monitoring support, to the Division of Ecological Restoration’s river and wetland restoration projects.

This is anticipated to be a one-year contract position. The salary assumes 1800 hours over a period of a year with an added stipend in lieu of benefits of $2.68/hour that has been included in the hourly rate.

Application Deadline:  2/08/2017
Employer:  MA Department of Fish and Game, Division of Ecological Restoration
Type:  Full-Time
Contractor/Consultant
City:  Boston
State:  MA
Application Instructions:  For more info and to apply, please visit: https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=160008O5
Please submit / attach a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and your resume. These documents must be specifically attached to the requisition for which you are applying.