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

Mid-Atlantic Leadership Development Manager - River Network

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Mid-Atlantic Leadership Development Manager

REPORTS TO: Leadership Development Director

LOCATION: Mid-Atlantic region. Position will be based out of a home office; specific geographic location is flexible.

TERM OF POSITION: Full-time salaried, non-exempt. Support for this grant-funded position has been secured through December 2018. Beyond that date, the position is contingent upon securing additional funding. Annual salary range: $55,000-$65,000.

POSITION SUMMARY: River Network seeks a motivated and highly organized individual to join our team as Leadership Development Manager for the Mid-Atlantic/ Chesapeake Bay region (includes WV, VA, Washington DC, MD, DE, PA, NJ and NY). This position will help increase the effectiveness of river and watershed groups and related community-based organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic/ Chesapeake Bay region. As River Network’s primary staff person in this region, their job is to help groups define their strategies and goals, expand their community organizing and civic engagement efforts, grow their nonprofit management and leadership skills, and work together for greater impact. The position serves as a resource, mentor, and trainer for staff and volunteers of member organizations, as well as collaborates with other individuals, organizations and funding entities. They need to fully understand the expertise available through the River Network team, engage various team members in delivering support (science, policy, leadership development, etc.), and establish partnerships with others to fill knowledge gaps. They will also help engage statewide and regional groups across the Mid-Atlantic with our network of statewide organizations and alliances.

This person must be flexible and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. We are looking for a candidate poised to become a successful member of our nationally dispersed team who is excited about helping to connect all people to achieve a sustainable and healthy future for our nation’s rivers and waters.

ABOUT RIVER NETWORK: River Network envisions a future of clean and ample water for people and nature, where local caretakers are well-equipped, effective and courageous champions for our rivers. River Network’s mission is to empower and unite people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain all life. Visit www.rivernetwork.org to learn more about our current priorities. Our headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado with staff and contractors working from various locations across the U.S.

River Network is committed to embracing diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas to achieve our mission. Through our programs we seek to connect with all communities and increase the impact of their efforts to secure clean and ample water. River Network is intentional about our staffing and engagement practices and strive to increase the diversity of our staff, board, members, and supporters with strategic recruitment and partnerships and an inclusive workplace culture.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Leadership and Organizational Development
–    Plan, design and facilitate in-person and online capacity-building training sessions;
–    Provide consulting services to local, regional and state groups on organizational development topics (e.g., fundraising, board leadership, strategic planning, program evaluation and others);
–    Deploy River Network’s organizational assessment tool with organizations and networks and analyze data to assess organizational capacity and identify training needs.

Civic Engagement and Advocacy
•    Design and deliver training sessions and programs on topics related to community organizing and civic engagement to promote increased public participation in decisions related to water;
•    Provide consulting services to organizations and networks on topics related to planning and executing advocacy campaigns and developing/maintaining effective coalitions.

Other
•    Establish and maintain communications with river and watershed organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic states;
•    Develop and manage outreach efforts to enhance the visibility of River Network programs and services in the region;
•    Handle referrals to other staff and consultants for assistance in other fields of expertise;
•    Collaborate with River Network staff on grant writing, project management and grant reporting activities;
•    Support planning activities and participate in River Network’s annual River Rally, the Chesapeake Watershed Forum and other regional and national training events;
•    Write and prepare materials for newsletters, blogs and training sessions.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in a field related to nonprofit management, environmental studies, or environmental policy with 1-3 years professional work experience; OR equivalent professional work experience of 5+ years.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills, group facilitation skills, interpersonal skills, strong technological abilities (e.g., Microsoft Office programs, Salesforce) and comfort learning new cloud-based systems (e.g., webinar and online communication platforms).
•    Positive, self-motivated, and quick learner with an upbeat attitude, entrepreneurial spirit, and drive to succeed with a wide range of stakeholders, partners, staff and volunteers.
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently, defining and tracking deadlines, progress, and contributions of others and staying on track and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
•    Commitment to values of mutual respect and collaboration, teamwork and diversity.
•    Ability to travel throughout the mid-Atlantic region (average 4-5 days/month); attend the annual River Rally conference and 1-2 staff retreats/yr.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume as one integrated PDF document to Diana Toledo (dtoledo@rivernetwork.org) with “MID-ATLANTIC LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT MANAGER” in the subject line of the email. All applications must be submitted prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 15, 2017. Expected hire date: end of May/early June. Applicants granted an interview will be asked to provide work samples and references. No phone calls, please.

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, May 10, 2017 . Subject: “ED job application — [insert your name].”

No calls, please.

Program Manager - Cumberland River Compact


ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

Cumberland River Compact was founded in 1997 and is an IRS designated 501(c)(3) serving the states of Tennessee and Kentucky. We are committed to enhancing the health enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education, collaboration, and action. We believe that water quality and a healthy environment are fundamental to sustainable, strong local economies. Since our founding, we’ve worked cooperatively with local, state and federal agencies, farmers, businesses, technical professionals, local neighborhood groups, and other watershed stakeholders who share this belief. Through a strategy of Teach, Protect, Connect we ensure clean and abundant water resources that support life, recreation, and economic well-being throughout the basin.

POSITION SUMMARY
Reporting to the executive director, the program manager is responsible for furthering the organization’s education mission through production of the Compact’s River Talks series, managing the Compact’s grant that funds work in Metro Nashville and leading the Green Ally Project. The program manager will plan and execute projects and must have a strong background in environmental issues and be able to provide subject matter and technical expertise in water quality and related issues. In addition to subject matter and technical expertise, the program manager should demonstrate experience in project research, planning and delivery and a proven ability to secure funding for environmental projects from a variety of sources including governmental agencies and public or private foundations.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEADERSHIP
• Serve as a trusted advisor to the executive director
• Maintain a high level of subject matter expertise and advise the organization, as needed
• Maintain strong connections to the key stakeholders connected to the organization’s work and facilitate connections for the organization, as needed
• Foster collaboration and provide leadership among organizations working on same/similar initiatives within the watershed
• Educate the public on water quality issues within the Cumberland River Basin and empower them to care for the basin through their own individual activities
• Coordinate work with other program managers to ensure seamless integration of related work

FINANCE/RISK MANAGEMENT
• Develop budgets for programs and projects
• Secure appropriate insurance coverage for each project
• Track and record all program deliverables; provide financial reports to internal and external stakeholders
• Coordinate with executive director to ensure timely reimbursement for projects

PROGRAM PLANNING/MANAGEMENT/EVALUATION
• Responsible for end-to-end programming and execution of the Compact’s River Talks series (20-24 events per year). Tasks include, but are not limited to securing speakers, securing River Center location, marketing and promotion, planning catering, enabling on-line registration and on-site logistics the day of the event.
• Responsible for end-to-end execution of the Compact’s work with Metropolitan Government. Tasks are documented in the grant partnership agreement and include, but are not limited to, tree plantings, rain garden planning and installation, stream adoptions and implementation of the Green Alleys Program
• Responsible for end-to-end planning and execution of Waterfest- a community education special event. Tasks include, but are not limited to, securing permits and venues, securing insurance, arranging vendors, activities and caterers
• Ensure that programs reflect the priorities set forth in the strategic plan and further the organization’s mission
• Recruit and supervise volunteers needed to deliver programs
• Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs to ensure quality
• Evaluate programs for effectiveness and clearly understand/articulate the organization’s program outcomes and impact
• Conduct ongoing outreach with partner organizations and share best practices to further collaborative efforts

COMMUNICATIONS
•Provide content for the Compact’s website or social media, as needed
Give in-person presentations to share organization’s mission in the community

ADMINISTRATION
• Provide administrative and project support for other programs and initiatives, as needed.
• Provide basic office support, which includes, but is not limited to, answering phones, fielding public inquiries for information, as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• BA or BS in related field, MA or MS desirable
• Minimum 1 year of experience at an environmental organization or other NGO
• Strong event planning/execution skills
• Proven ability to recruit and manage volunteers
• Subject matter expertise in water quality, watershed planning, mapping and general environmental issues
• Successful management, supervisory, program development and administrative experience, especially in outcome measurement and analyzing collected data
• Ability to research and procure funding for environmental programs/projects from a variety of sources including government funding and public/private foundations
• Proficient in Microsoft Office software, Adobe Suite, and Kindful
• Knowledge of native plants desirable
• Ability to lift, push, pull at least 40 lbs.

COMPETENCIES
The program manager should demonstrate the following competencies:
• Adaptability/flexibility: Flexibility, versatility and tolerance in a changing/start-up/entrepreneurial work environment
• Discretion: Act with discretion, particularly when handling sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality of all proprietary and personal data
• Ethical behavior: Ensure that personal behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with the standards set forth by the organization and aligns with the values of the organization
• Relationship building: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all stakeholders.
Communications skills: Persuasive and passionate communicator with strong verbal and written skills as well as strong listening skills.
• Creativity/innovation: Develop new and unique ways to create opportunities for the organization.
• Foster teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance project effectiveness.
• Leadership: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the project

Application Deadline
:  April 21, 2017
Type:  Full-Time
City: Nashville
State: TN

Application Instructions
:
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than April 21, 2017 to info@CumberlandRiverCompact.org. No phone calls, please.

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

Development Director - Savannah Riverkeeper

Savannah Riverkeeper seeks a full-time Development Director as part of our dedicated team working to protect and restore the Savannah River basin in Georgia and South
Carolina.

Who We Are: Savannah Riverkeeper serves as the primary guardian of the Savannah River
striving to respect, protect, and improve the entire river basin through education, advocacy, and
action. Savannah Riverkeeper strives to be an effective and sustainable organization solely
focused on making the Savannah River a healthy and productive watershed ensuring the
natural, economic, and recreational viability of the basin as a whole now and for generations to
come. Our culture is collaborative, dynamic, creative, hard-working, and results-driven. We
believe in following a strategic path forward, and in ensuring our mission and our integrity are
foremost in all that we do. We provide our staff with a flexible work environment, competitive
salaries commensurate with experience, a generous vacation policy, and benefits.

Who We’re Looking For:
The Development Director will lead fundraising efforts for the organization. Our ability to do our
best work depends on your skills. You must be self-motivated, outgoing, friendly, innovative and
dedicated. We need someone who is productive, organized, involved in the community, willing
to set goals and able to achieve them.

You enjoy the outdoors and spend time hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, or exploring our local
outdoor resources and have a desire to facilitate others’ opportunity to do those things too. You
believe nature, and in particular our waterways, are special for a number reasons: because they
are places that families go to have fun and make memories; they are part of our natural
heritage; they provide us with water for our homes and for drinking; and they are the lifeblood of
our community and economy.

You know that you have a role in protecting these places and resources for current and future
generations. Your role is building relationships with people and businesses who share the same
values and offering them the opportunity to be involved and to invest – in big ways and small –
in protecting this legacy.

The Job We Need:
You will be a key member of our team. You will direct Savannah Riverkeeper’s fundraising
efforts, with support from our Executive Director, staff, and Board of Directors, to meet our
annual budget of $300,000+. You will help design and implement fundraising campaigns, use
metrics to track success, build our membership base, assist with grant work, cultivate donors,
and ask for their support, execute our capital campaign, and meet strategic growth goals.

Major donors: Meet our major donor fundraising goals by coordinating our major donor program
and identifying, developing, facilitating and coordinating the building of relationships and
effective communication to expand the number of, and giving from, major donors and recurring
donors.

Corporate Relations
: Meet our corporate fundraising goals by maintaining and actively building
relationships to build corporate support for SRK programs and events.
Fundraising Appeals: Coordinate four quarterly fundraising appeals as a strategy to meet goals
for individual giving. Event planning: Coordinate our events and their committees throughout the
year including Paddlefest and Roast on the River.

Membership: Meet our membership and individual giving goals by developing strategies to
retain our current members and attract new members, including coordinating new member
appeals and membership renewals.

Foundations and Grantmakers: Meet our grant income goals by coordinating communication
with current grant makers, researching new grant prospects, assist with drafting grant proposals
and letters of intent, and meeting grant and report deadlines.

Fundraising Culture: Train, coordinate, and mentor our staff, board, and volunteers to inspire
our fundraising culture. Actively inform and aid in development our marketing, communications
and public relations strategies so they support our fundraising work. Assist with other SRK
programs, projects, and events as needed.

Event Coordination: Plan, organize, and delegate to execute our fundraising events throughout
the year. Work with Volunteer Coordinator to oversee an effective committee-based event team.

What Qualifies You: Bachelor’s or graduate degree. Two or more years of fundraising
experience. Proven event planning experience. Expertise, experience, traits and skills matching
the job responsibilities, proficiencies, and attributes listed above. Passion for clean water and a
healthy environment. Non-profit experience. Strong ability to cultivate relationships and ask for
money. Excellent writing and editing skills Proven record of success meeting fundraising goals.
Highly motivated. Ability to work with grassroots activists and major donors. Successful grant
writing and tracking. Computer skills, including problem solving and ability to work with donor
and membership databases, and social media. Valid driver’s license and ability/willingness to
travel extensively with your own transportation. Travel expenses are reimbursed.
Ability/willingness to regularly work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

Job Type
: Full time (40+ hours/week).

Compensation
: This is a full-time position that includes 401k, a generous vacation package, an
encouraging and flexible work environment, training, and career growth opportunities. Salary
commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Send an email to elena@savannahriverkeeper.org with the subject line
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR. The email should include a single .pdf attachment that contains a
cover letter, resume, list of references, and a fundraising-specific writing sample. The writing
sample could be a direct mail, email, in-person script, or other fundraising-specific piece.

Application deadline
: April 15, 2017.

Director - California River Restoration - American Rivers

American Rivers is seeking to fill the position of Director on their Central Valley River Restoration Team  We are looking for a professional who can help us build, publicize, and implement a well-developed program to restore floodplains, enhance stream flows, and improve habitat for salmon and other species along rivers in California’s Central Valley.  The Director position will be based in Sacramento and will focus on public affairs, public policy, agency coordination, and partnership building with an emphasis on improving communication about the benefits of floodplain restoration and recruiting partners to help advance floodplain projects.

ABOUT AMERICAN RIVERS
American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on‐the‐ground projects, and the annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers. American Rivers maintains a positive work environment with a culture of learning, support and balance. For more information please visit www.americanrivers.org.

JOB SUMMARY
The Central Valley River Restoration and Advocacy Director will help American Rivers take advantage of major opportunities to protect and restore floodplains in the Sacramento‐San Joaquin Basin, promote opportunities for Central Valley communities to recreate on Central Valley rivers, and promote a river stewardship ethic among California decision makers. The Director will contribute policy and communications expertise to our efforts to restore Central Valley floodplain functions and reform flood management policy at the state and national level. The Director will work to achieve program objectives in close collaboration with numerous partners, including other conservation groups, government agencies, universities and communities.

American Rivers’ vision is to restore vibrant river corridors across the Central Valley to solve two of the region’s most persistent problems – devastating floods and declining fisheries. Expanding floodways will restore fish and bird habitat, protect communities from flooding, improve reservoir flexibility and associated water supply reliability, and enhance the quality of life for residents of the valley. American Rivers is building its capacity to take best advantage of two interrelated forums – the Central Valley Flood Management Plan and the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan – to restore Central Valley fish and bird habitat, improve water supply security, and protect communities from flooding.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Represent American Rivers and advocate to protect and restore floodplain habitat in public planning forums such as the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan, and the State Water Resources Control Board’s update of the Delta Water Quality Control Plan to promote floodplain restoration and non‐structural flood management strategies.
• Cultivate and sustain private-public partnerships with landowners, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies to advance projects and programs in the Central Valley.
• Help develop solutions to technical, legal and political challenges of expanding floodways, restoring floodplains, and improving habitat for salmon and other wildlife in the California’s Central Valley.
• Take a lead role in developing public outreach and education strategies, as well as materials to promote understanding of the benefits of floodplain restoration and non‐structural flood management strategies.
• Participate in outreach to key decision makers in the local, state and federal government to promote program goals.
• Draft fundraising proposals for restoration projects in collaboration with our project advancement team.
• Coordinate with the American Rivers National River Restoration team.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
•Advanced degree with an emphasis in environmental planning, engineering, law, river science, economics, or policy; or appropriate combination of education and at least 7 years of relevant experience.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and the ability to effectively communicate with senior agency and legislative representatives.
• Demonstrated success persuading decision makers to support novel programs or projects.
• 5 years of experience in environmental or relevant public policy and communications field.
• Excellent understanding of California water law and policy, with focus on flood management, hydrology/hydraulics and river restoration preferred.
• Proficiency in and enthusiasm for using social media to shape public opinion.
• Multi-media and/or graphic communication experience or skills a plus.
• A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor.
• Initiative, coupled with creative and strategic thinking.
• Willingness to work from a home office near Sacramento and to travel frequently in the Central Valley.
• Personal commitment to American Rivers’ mission.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience. Full‐time employee benefits include health, dental and life insurance, a retirement plan, and generous leave time.

Application Deadline
May 6, 2017

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications will be considered immediately, and applications are due by May 6 at the latest. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as qualified applicants become available.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to slarsen@amrivers.org with “Director, California Central Valley River Restoration” in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

City: Sacramento, or home office in the Central Valley.
State:  California

Associate Director - California River Restoration - American Rivers

American Rivers is seeking to fill the position of Associate Director on their Central Valley River Restoration Team  We are looking for a professional who can help us build, publicize, and implement a well-developed program to restore floodplains, enhance stream flows, and improve habitat for salmon and other species along rivers in California’s Central Valley. The Associate Director will focus on project management with an emphasis on developing and implementing on-the-ground restoration projects.

ABOUT AMERICAN RIVERS
American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on‐the‐ground projects, and the annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers. American Rivers maintains a positive work environment with a culture of learning, support and balance. For more information please visit www.americanrivers.org.

JOB SUMMARY
The Associate Director, CA River Restoration will help American Rivers implement exciting new projects to protect and restore floodplains in the Sacramento-San Joaquin river and delta system, promote opportunities for Central Valley communities to recreate on Central Valley rivers, and promote a river stewardship ethic among California decision makers. American Rivers has recently secured funding for several important projects that will contribute to flood safety, habitat restoration and improved water management. In addition, several projects are pending with state and federal funding sources. The position will report to the program Director and will work closely with the numerous organizations the California office has partnered with, including other conservation groups, government agencies, universities and communities. In addition to project management, the Associate Director, CA River Restoration will contribute policy and technical expertise to our efforts to restore Central Valley floodplain functions and reform flood management policy at the state and national level.

American Rivers’ vision is to restore vibrant river corridors across the Central Valley to solve two of the region’s most persistent problems – devastating floods and declining fisheries. Expanding floodways will restore fish and bird habitat, protect communities from flooding, improve reservoir flexibility and associated water supply reliability, and enhance the quality of life for residents of the valley. American Rivers is building its capacity to take best advantage of two interrelated forums – the Central Valley Flood Management Plan and the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan – to restore Central Valley fish and bird habitat, improve water supply security, and protect communities from flooding.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Help develop solutions to technical, legal and political challenges of expanding flood bypasses on the lower San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers.
• Assist with implementation of floodplain restoration projects in Central Valley, including partner engagement, budgeting, contracting, invoice tracking, public outreach etc.
• Identify, map, describe and evaluate new opportunities for floodplain restoration and multi‐benefit flood management projects in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, including reservoir re‐operation.
• Conduct analysis of local, state and federal laws and policies to identify changes necessary to
expedite flood management reform in the Central Valley.
• Conduct research, including literature reviews, interviews with issue experts and stakeholders, and data collection.
• Review plans and environmental documents. Draft comments and advocacy letters to shape river management projects, programs and policies.
• Draft fundraising proposals for restoration projects and writ quarterly reports to funders.
• Conduct quantitative analyses as needed (Excel‐based modeling and data analysis).
• Represent American Rivers in public planning forums such as the Central Valley Flood Protection Planning process and the State Water Resources Control Board’s update of the Bay Delta Plan to promote floodplain restoration and non-structural flood management strategies.
• Coordinate with the American Rivers National River Restoration team.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Graduate degree in natural resources management or environmental engineering; or an appropriate combination of education and at least 5 years of relevant experience.
• Demonstrated experience in project management, permitting, and/or implementation.
• Experience leading watershed management or river/creek restoration projects/programs.
• Experience developing work plans and budgets.
• Good written and oral communication skills.
• Experience working with flood control agencies on permitting restoration projects in flood control channels in California.
• Proven experience of successful fundraising for restoration and watershed stewardship, particularly demonstrated success obtaining state and federal grant funds.
• Understanding of California water law and policy.
• Experience with quantitative modeling, particularly hydrology and hydraulics.
• Proficiency in and enthusiasm for using social media to shape public opinion.
• GIS analysis and cartography.
• Multi-media and/or graphic communication experience or skills a plus.
• A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor.
• Initiative, coupled with creative and strategic thinking.
• Willingness to travel frequently to Sacramento and other parts of the Central Valley.
• Personal commitment to American Rivers’ mission.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience. Full‐time employee benefits include health, dental and life insurance, a retirement plan, and generous leave time.

Application Deadline
May 6, 2017

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications will be considered immediately, and applications are due by May 6 at the latest. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as qualified applicants become available.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to slarsen@amrivers.org with “Associate Director, CA River Restoration” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

City:  Flexible: Berkeley, Nevada City, Sacramento, or home office in the Central Valley.
State:  California

Grants Management / Development Associate - Groundwork Hudson Valley

Groundwork Hudson Valley is an environmental justice non-profit that works with communities to improve their physical and social environment. This is done by collaborating on projects, among them: turning vacant lots into community gardens, planting trees, replacing graffiti with murals, and forming alliances within the community. Some of these projects are done through school programs and many of them are intergenerational. We are dedicated to environmental stewardship and community empowerment. All of our projects engage local residents in hands-on projects, from design to implementation. Program areas include Healthy Communities, Sustainability and Science Education, Youth Development, Rivers and Trails, and Community Art.

Major accomplishments include:
1.    the $35M daylighting of the Saw Mill River in Downtown Yonkers;
2.    development of an award winning youth conservation program which has been recognized by the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the EPA, and the White House;
3.    the ongoing development of the Yonkers Greenway, a multi-use pedestrian trail utilizing a former rail line to link downtown Yonkers to Van Cortland Park and the NYC subway line;
4.    recognition by the Omega Institute’s Leadership in Sustainable Education Award.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Grants Management & Development Associate will work under the Director’s supervision to prepare grant proposals and applications, write progress reports, and handle donor communications and research. The Associate will also be responsible for grant administration: tracking and coordinating the logistics of the organization’s grant and Foundation fundraising, capturing and monitoring grants activity in the organization’s database, and keeping a schedule of upcoming and completed grants. The selected candidate will also assist with grant research to identify and develop new fundraising opportunities; and will also provide writing support to the organization’s overall fundraising efforts. The position is located in downtown Yonkers, NY, a thriving urban community with easy access to Metro North and bus lines. Groundwork Hudson Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer–people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing opportunities for career development.

Responsibilities

Principal responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1.    Maintain funder and prospect records in the department database, maintain accurate mailing and contact information for funders, generate mailing lists and income reports from database;
2.    Review foundation and government funding guidelines, write grant reports and funding proposals and manage relevant staff through the process, produce relevant supporting materials;
3.    Maintain accurate records of all incoming funds as well as ongoing funding projections;
4.    Maintain records of incoming gifts and write acknowledgement letters for foundation grants;
5.    Share grant agreements and reconcile foundation gifts with Finance team;
6.    Update, maintain and track grant proposal and report submission deadlines as well as ongoing engagement activity with funders in database; apprise appropriate development and Program staff of upcoming deadlines, work closely with senior staff to assist with meeting deadlines and maintaining grant-funder relations;
7.    Draft correspondence with funder contacts and help to implement a funder communications strategy;
8.    Prepare cultivation materials and mailings for funder contacts and help to organize meeting prep and funder-related travel plans for the Executive Director and other senior staff;
9.    Conduct research on current and prospective funders;
10.    Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following experience and skills:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills: Verbal and written communication is a significant component of this role, and the right candidate must possess proficient skills and have substantial experience with persuasive and compelling writing, understand writing to unique audiences, and editing other people’s work. The right candidate will also be proficient with working with numerous internal stakeholders, building relationships and practices to ensure the collection and tracking of all needed information regarding grants administration.

Exceptional detail-oriented project management skills
: The ability to manage a lot of projects simultaneously and to move between them with ease is a requirement of this role. A command of details of content and financial budgets for grants is essential, as is the ability to bring projects to timely completion. The successful candidate must also demonstrate an ability to be comfortable working in a fluid, multiple-stakeholder environment, and think creatively about sourcing for the organization’s projects.

Commitment to customer service
: This candidate will serve as the first point of contact for funders and s/he must be comfortable answering questions and enthusiastically educating funders about the programs of our organization. S/he must know how to handle challenging personalities and be able to maintain a mature response to the occasional challenging interpersonal exchanges with funders.

Interest in Racial Equity
: Our organization is committed to building and deepening its commitment to racial justice. The successful candidate will share this commitment and be willing to expand his/her knowledge about the role that racial inequity plays in our society through professional development and work in our organization.

Government and Foundations
:  Experience writing, applying to and managing grants from Federal, State and Local municipalities and/or Foundations.

Style of Work:  Preference for working as a team player, with a cultivated sense of humor and wit.

Education
:  Bachelor’s Degree required.

Compensation

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. We offer a generous benefits package for employees working 20 hours or more per week, including participation in our health insurance plan, 11 paid holidays per year, 10 paid vacation days per year, 7 paid sick days per year, and additional paid comp-time at the discretion of the Executive Director. We also offer a Simple IRA and access to TransitChek pretax transportation benefits.

How to Apply: Send a thoughtful cover letter that speaks to how your experience and skill-set meet the qualifications for this position to info@groundworkhv.org.  Include your salary requirements, your résumé, and a writing sample.

Project Director - Haywood Waterways

              
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Haywood Waterways Association (HWA) and the Southwestern NC Resource Conservation & Development Council (RC&D) are seeking a Project Manager to join our team and help protect and improve the natural resources of western North Carolina. The position is split between the two organizations; work for the RC&D will focus on natural resource management from forestry, agriculture and water quality in the seven western counties; work for Haywood Waterways will focus on the Pigeon River Watershed in Haywood County, NC.

This is a full-time contractual position (40 hrs/wk average). The Project Manager will work an average of 20 hrs/wk for each organization.

OVERVIEW OF POSITION:
The Project Manager will support HWA and RC&D in meeting their goals and objectives. General areas of responsibility include education, outreach, grant writing, monitoring, and developing and implementing watershed restoration projects. The position is grant-funded for two years. It may be extended based on satisfactory completion of job requirements and available funds. The anticipated starting date is May 1, 2017.

COMPENSATION:
A competitive wage commensurate with experience plus expense reimbursement, travel, flexible hours, and paid time off. Hourly wage range is $17 to $20.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Associate’s degree or higher in education, aquatic ecology, biology, natural resources or related field.
• Ability to do field work such as stream cleanups, monitoring, streambank plantings, and moderate hiking.
• Computer experience including strong proficiency with presentation, word processing and spreadsheet software.
• Creative, highly organized and detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities.
• Capable of working independently and with a team.
• Must effectively communicate with a wide variety of people in a professional and confident manner both orally and through written methods.
• Experience with desktop publishing/design/photo editing, and/or event planning/coordination preferred.
• Must live in Haywood County or a near-by county and be readily available for education and outreach events, sometimes in the evening or on weekends.
• Work or volunteer experience in a nonprofit setting is beneficial.
• Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license
• Must own or have access to a vehicle for work-related use

A full job description can be obtained by contacting HWA at info@haywoodwaterways.org. More information about each organization can be found at http://www.haywoodwaterways.org and http://southwesternrcd.org.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: HWA and RC&D are equal opportunity employers, and their hiring policies and practices are applicable without regard to race, age, gender, religion, national origin, physical ability, or sexual orientation.
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017

Employer: Haywood Waterways Association, Inc.

Type:  Full-Time Contractor/Consultant

City: Waynesville
State: NC

Application Instructions
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Please submit:

(1) your current resume detailing how you meet the qualifications;

(2) two references that can attest to your professional ability and your interpersonal skills;

(3) a cover letter that explains why you feel qualified for this position and why you believe the work of RC&D and HWA is important.

Electronic submissions only: email to lsprague@haywoodnc.net and info@haywoodwaterways.org.

No phone calls, please.

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

 

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.