Careers & Professional Opportunities

Welcome to the River Network Careers page! Here you will find a variety of opportunities with groups working to improve rivers and waters, including staff and contract jobs, internships, and volunteer assignments.

Want to apply your science or technical expertise to further the cause? Our River Science Connection helps member organizations share their science and technical service needs. We hope to catalyze no-cost mutually beneficial partnerships, but the connection includes paid contractual opportunities as well. View open science and technical service requests 

Open Positions

Institutional Relations Director - River Network - Boulder, Colorado

 

 

 

 

Position: Institutional Relations Director

Reports to: President / CEO

Location: Boulder, CO (strongly recommended)

Term and Salary: Full time, exempt ($70k/year plus benefits)

ABOUT RIVER NETWORK:  River Network is the foremost national organization connecting, empowering, and expanding the efforts of thousands of individuals, groups, and coalitions who work on river conservation and water equity across the United States. Today, nearly 6,000 NGOs work at the local level to protect and restore rivers and safeguard clean water across the United States. These champions are on the scene when rivers run dry, become contaminated, or pose a threat to homes and livelihoods. We serve as a backbone organization to this network, providing the tools, resources, and alignment opportunities that help propel individual and collective efforts and impact. River Network staff are located across the United States, with headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization. Through our programs, we seek to connect with all communities and increase the impact of their efforts to secure clean and ample water and help align for collective action on key issues to address today’s water crisis. Through our internal practices, we seek an inclusive workplace culture that attracts diverse staff, board, members, and supporters.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Leads the development, implementation of, and refinement of River Network’s institutional investment opportunities and portfolio (foundations, government, and some corporations) in collaboration with various staff, achieving or exceeding revenue goals.
  • Researches, writes, compiles and submits clear, compelling and targeted concept briefs, LOIs, proposals, interim and final reports, and other written and verbal communications to current and prospective foundation, corporate, and public funding sources with appropriate input from
  • Creates and maintains systems to track opportunities, set clear expectations with staff, and gain timely input from River Network collaborators with adequate advance notice.
  • Develops and maintains thorough records and files for all institutional investors in SalesForce and Sharepoint.
  • Stays abreast of best practices in partnering with foundations, corporations, and government agencies as well as emerging and evolving priorities that align with River Network’s existing work and aspirations (drinking water, citizen science, resilient cities and communities, civic engagement, working with the agricultural sector, equity diversity and inclusiveness, etc.).
  • Contributes to River Network’s Leadership Team.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work and travel (up to 10%).

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Five years professional fundraising and/or grants management, with experience raising funds in excess of $1,000,000 from institutional investors.
  • Exceptional research, writing, and oral communication skills, proven experience translating complex and technical concepts into compelling and clear prose for specific audiences.
  • Extensive experience developing and delivering successful proposals to a variety of foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret nonprofit financial statements and work with program and finance staff to develop project budgets to accompany grant proposals and reports.
  • Detail-oriented, with proven experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and delivering assignments within stringent deadlines. This position requires discretion and confidentialit
  • Highly technologically savvy, with proficiency in donor management systems (Salesforce), grant research systems (Foundation Center), and MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Sharepoint, etc.).
  • Commitment to values of mutual respect and collaboration, teamwork and diversity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of current and evolving trends in charitable giving, particularly in the foundation, corporation, and government or public funding arenas.
  • Knowledge of river conservation, current issues within the water
  • arena, and equity, inclusion and diversity.
  • Experience engaging with a dispersed team, where everyone does not work from the same office.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume as one integrated PDF or Word document to Storey Blackwell (sblackwell@rivernetwork.org) with “INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS DIRECTOR” in the subject line of the email. References, work samples, simulations, and questions will be part of the selection process. Position will remain open until filled with a preliminary deadline for applications extended to July 30, 2018. No phone calls please.

Conservation Associate - American Rivers - Seattle, Washington

 

 

 

ABOUT AMERICAN RIVERS
Named one of the best groups to support in 2017 by “Outside” magazine, 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 an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 275,000 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.

American Rivers embraces and celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Rivers Connect Us is more than just our tagline. The beauty of rivers is that they connect all people and communities, and we seek to build and embody this diversity in our organization and throughout the conservation field. The life experiences, knowledge, innovation, and talent that each individual brings to our work provides perspectives, experiences, and competencies which are critical to our effectiveness in protecting wild rivers, restoring damaged rivers, and conserving clean water for people and nature.

JOB SUMMARY
The Conservation Associate works to advance floodplain restoration and dam removal projects in the Puget Sound-Columbia River Basin.

The Conservation Associate leads American Rivers’ floodplain restoration work in the Basin, managing projects, building regional capacity to implement floodplain restoration, and advancing policies to support floodplain restoration. The Conservation Associate’s responsibilities include generating and managing floodplain restoration projects and developing basin-scale strategies for reconnecting floodplains to rivers to reduce flood risk, restore ecosystems for fish and wildlife, and improve community well-being and economic resilience. The Conservation Associate works closely with River Restoration Program staff and the PSC Basin Director to manage floodplain projects, advocate for policies that support floodplain restoration, pursue funding opportunities, develop project proposals, and represent American Rivers in county and state working groups and watershed committees. The Conservation Associate also collaborates with American Rivers’ national floodplain restoration team to develop research, informational materials, and written articles for American Rivers’ online Restoration Resource Center and other outlets.

The Conservation Associate supports the lead dam removal project manager with Puget Sound-Columbia River Basin dam removal projects and program-building. The Conservation Associate will assist with providing technical assistance, grant management, budget management, and fundraising assistance to dam removals projects, as well as helping with outreach and multimedia communications for both the project and other restoration efforts throughout the region.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
The Conservation Associate leads American Rivers’ floodplain restoration program in the PSC Basin and supports the Dam Removal Project Manager with dam removal projects, including the Middle Fork Nooksack Dam removal, and program-building.
Tasks include:
• Lead and participate in coalitions focused on floodplain restoration in the Green-Duwamish, Puyallup-White, Yakima, and Chehalis watersheds.
• Identify, prioritize and initiate floodplain restoration projects and assist with the same for dam removal projects.
• Build and maintain relationships with key partners and funders. Proactively identify and pursue opportunities to build new relationships and promote floodplain restoration and dam removal.
• Engage in advocacy campaigns to improve floodplain restoration policies.
• Work with Restoration Program and PSC Basin staff to update and implement our regional capacity building plans for growing floodplain restoration and dam removal.
• Advance floodplain restoration and dam removal in the region through outreach and multimedia communication.
• Monitor project budgets.
• Prepare consultant and contractor contract documents.
• Work with relevant staff to engage in fundraising activities.
• Represent American Rivers by attending relevant conferences and speaking at events regionally and nationally.
• Be an active teammate with the American Rivers national River Restoration team and the PSC Basin team, engaging in team meetings, collaborating with colleagues on project ideas and approaches, and participating in team retreats and other related activities.
• Produce materials for the online Restoration Resource Center, articles for technical and general audiences, press releases and other communications and media pieces.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:
• Minimum of two years of experience working in fields of natural resource management or ecosystem restoration, with an understanding of relevant federal policy.
• River restoration project management experience preferred.
• Experience in river management and conservation or a related topic preferred.
• Strong oral and written communications skills, for both technical and general audiences.
• Strategic thinker; highly organized and able to meet deadlines independently.
• Strong analytical skills and political judgment.
• Team player and demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues to advance an organization’s broader goals.
• Ability to work with a team via phone and video conference.
• Ability to travel by car throughout Washington and Oregon.
• High energy level, self-motivated.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a one-year position, to be renewed annually dependent on grant funds. Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time and full-time equivalent employee benefits include health, dental and life insurance, a retirement plan, and generous leave time.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to: jobs@americanrivers.org with “Conservation Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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

Invasive Species Program Coordinator - St. Croix River Association - St.Croix Falls, Wisconsin

 

 

 

Invasive Species Program Coordinator

The St. Croix River Association (SCRA) seeks an Invasive Species Program Coordinator to lead our established Invasive Species program. Someone with a strong commitment to healthy watersheds and to solving environmental problems through partnerships, and a passion for rivers will find this an appealing appointment. SCRA is the official nonprofit partner of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. We work throughout the watershed to protect this national park that flows through its heart.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Invasive Species Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of SCRA’s Invasive Species program. The coordinator must be adept at creating and sustaining an active network of partners for prevention and control of invasive species. Further, the coordinator will engage in field work to implement the established invasive species plan for the St. Croix watershed and conduct public education and outreach activities.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and coordinate the implementation of the St. Croix Watershed Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan
  • Build, strengthen and maintain partnerships with key watershed stakeholders to complement and enhance local and regional efforts and projects
  • Collaborate on projects and programs with diverse partners including government and tribal agencies, non-profits, lake associations, watershed districts, businesses and other regional stakeholders
  • Conduct invasive species education and outreach through a variety of outlets such as public presentations, press releases, editorials, reports, social media and events
  • Serve as a resource and provide information to the many and varied river-user groups regarding aquatic species threats and impacts
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate seasonal Invasive Species interns and volunteers
  • Carry out invasive species detection and monitoring activities, which may include boat inspections, survey work, and detection sampling
  • Maintain detailed, accurate and timely accomplishment and budget reports to fulfill multiple grant requirements
  • Pursue additional sources of funding to support program activities and new ideas
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (conservation, natural resources, environmental education, environmental studies, parks and recreation, etc.)
  • Experience with aquatic and terrestrial invasive species identification, monitoring, control and management
  • Familiarity with grant application procedures, administration, and reporting
  • Ability to track and report relevant data and project results
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience
  • Experience effectively and cooperatively coordinating projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent computer skills, with Microsoft office, Global Positioning System (GPS) and ArcGIS software proficiency
  • Able to self-manage time and assignments, capable of working under pressure while managing multiple tasks and deadlines and highly developed organizational skills
  • Must have car and valid driver’s license, and be able to work evenings and weekends as needed

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to move and work on all types of uneven surfaces, and both inside and outside environmental conditions
  • Experience with boats or kayaks/ canoes, or ability to learn
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

This position is full time and is based in St. Croix Falls, WI. Salary commensurate with experience. It includes a comprehensive benefits package, an energetic work environment, and the chance to associate with other passionate staff and a wide array of partners committed to protecting the St. Croix River and its watershed.

Qualified applicants please send cover letter and resume to monicaz@scramail.com.

Application deadline is July 27th, 2018 or until the position is filled. The SCRA is an equal opportunity employer.

Project Coordinator, Watershed Science and Stewardship Program - Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group - Niwot, Colorado

 

 

 

 

Employment Status: Full Time
Reports to: LWOG Executive Director
Office Location: 6800 Nimbus Road, Longmont, CO 80503
Salary Range: $34,246-$48,775

General Description
Under the general direction of the Executive Director, serve as project coordinator on watershed science and stewardship projects. The project coordinator is responsible for carrying out tasks relating to implementing and overseeing stewardship and watershed science projects such restoration site monitoring, citizen science projects, weed control, revegetation, and other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director. The project coordinator will also carry out program and administrative tasks including planning and organizing meetings and outreach/volunteer events, grant research, preparation and compliance.

We are looking for someone with over three years of professional working experience in the fields of watershed science, ecological restoration, and/or stewardship. The position will require skills and experience in restoration monitoring and watershed science (such as specialties in watershed science, ecology, geomorphology, hydrology, water quality, fisheries or similar), stewardship (weed control and revegetation), and volunteer recruitment and oversight. In addition, we are looking for a highly organized and motivated self-starter with excellent communication, interpersonal, and project management skills.

Tasks
Primary tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Serve as project coordinator (and project manager, as appropriate) of watershed science and stewardship projects. Specifically, this includes but is not limited to:
o Overseeing and implementing restoration project monitoring tasks and monitoring tasks to assess overall watershed health;
o Preparing an annual state of the watershed report;
o Researching and preparing grant applications related to funding LWOG’s watershed science program;
o Coordinating monitoring efforts with citizen science groups, and stewardship efforts with volunteer groups;
o Maintain a restoration and watershed monitoring database and provide regular updates to internal and external parties.
o Represent LWOG in the community and marketing LWOG as a science-based organization that other coalitions can look to as a resource;
• Complete education and outreach tasks as assigned by the Executive Director, such as organizing monitoring training activities, and organizing outreach and volunteer events, and distributing watershed related information to the community.
• Coordinate stewardship activities on project sites as needed, such as weed control, revegetation, and more.
• Maintain a GIS database and create maps as needed.
• Coordinate site access and communication with landowners.
• Complete fee for service monitoring activities for partner agencies.
• Carryout other program development tasks as assigned by the Executive Director and as identified in the annual plan.
• Carryout LWOG administration tasks and day to day management activities as assigned by the Executive Director such as:
o Maintaining and updating a landowner database, volunteer database, and donor database.
o Preparing meeting minutes at LWOG Board meetings.
o Researching, selecting, comparing, and purchasing appropriate materials and supplies while adhering to LWOG’s procurement policy and annually approved budget;
o Scheduling, planning, and coordinating education and outreach events and project related activities;
o Contributing to ensuring compliance with grant requirements.
• Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Desired Qualifications
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree and over three years’ experience working in a professional environment or equivalent. A background in watershed science, natural resource management, hydrology, geomorphology, or similar will be helpful. Understanding of watershed and restoration science highly desired.
• Ability to express compassion in addressing resident and landowner issues.
• Excellent skills in interpersonal relationships, organizational effectiveness, and community outreach.
• Well organized, self-starter, detail-oriented, and adaptable with the ability to manage both routine and complex tasks simultaneously.
• Familiarity with restoration monitoring techniques including vegetation surveys, geomorphic assessments (x-sections, long-profiles), benthic macro invertebrate sampling and more.
• Familiarity with stewardship techniques including weed control and revegetation.
• Experience working with and leading volunteers in data collection and/or stewardship activities.
• Ability to prepare meeting materials and presentations and assist in facilitating meetings.
• Excellent writing, presentation, and public relations skills.
• Ability to work independently, establish work priorities and manage time effectively.
• Proficiency in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Access.
• Ability to learn new computer applications, with preference given to candidates who are proficient using ESRI geographic information systems (GIS) and GPS units.
• Experience with relational database development and management, as well using data queries in Access.
• Experience with development and adherence to data collection standard operation procedures.
• Experience with statistical analysis is a plus.
• A valid Colorado Driver’s License and ability to pass background check including a good driving record. Must have own vehicle, mileage reimbursement available.

Working Conditions
Work is performed inside and outside both day and night, under varying and extreme weather conditions, and could include frequent driving of employee’s personal vehicle. Field conditions will include steep, unstable terrain, proximity to fast-moving water, proximity to highway traffic, and typical conditions associated with travel in the foothills and plains of the Rocky Mountain region. Work may include working weekends. Work includes but is not limited to exposure to sun, noise, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, and oils, moving vehicles, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching overhead and above shoulders, use of both hand and fingers, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, standing, and sitting for extended periods of time. Coordination of eyes, hands, legs, and body is needed. Must have correctable near and far vision, ability to hear, speak, and write. Work also includes the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, and the ability to utilize communication equipment.

Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no otherwise qualified individual shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or religious affiliation, sex, familial status, age, genetics, disability, or national origin in any phase of employment for this position. Further, the work to be performed under this contract is subject to the requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 1701u (Section 3) which states that employment and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing.

Salary and Position Details:
Full-time salaried position, annual salary will be in the range of $34,246-$48,775, depending on skills and experience. Benefits include paid vacation and sick time, an IRA with 3% company match. The location of the office for the position will be at the Left Hand Water District office, 6800 Nimbus Road in Longmont CO.

To Apply:
Please email one PDF with your cover letter and resume (both in one file) to: Jessica Olson at applylwog@gmail.com by July 23rd. Files e-mailed as separate PDFs may be rejected. Please use the following file naming instructions for the PDF file: Lastname_Firstname_Lefthand The cover letter should clearly demonstrate the applicants’ ability to fulfill the stated duties and meet the qualifications of the position. Interviews for selected candidates will be conducted the week of July 30th. Ideal start date is in early to mid-August.

San Joaquin Valley Restoration Biologist - River Partners - Turlock, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you value clean water, wild rivers, and healthy forests? Are you willing to lend your voice and your hands to protect fish and wildlife? Would you rather plant a tree than write a report? Are you excited to work with a team of ecologists, farmers, and entrepreneurs? If you answered yes to all of these questions, River Partners needs your help.

River Partners is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of rivers and floodplain ecosystems. Over the last 18 years, our organization has restored over 8,000 acres of flood-prone farm fields into forests teeming with wildlife. In doing so, we have planted over 2 million native trees and shrubs. Our staff is committed to getting things done. Since 2010, we have purchased $33 million worth of real estate throughout California. Once we acquire property, we implement native habitat restoration that benefits target species. After restoration is complete, River Partners donates the property to State and federal land management agencies to be preserved and protected in perpetuity. We believe in achieving results that directly benefit people and the environment.

River Partners is a successful, financially stable, entrepreneurial nonprofit. We generate an average of $7 million in revenue each year by securing for-profit contracts and government grants. We are the largest, and most experienced, riparian habitat restoration contractor in California and we have built strong relationships with the agricultural, agency, and nonprofit communities as a result of our record of success. Our work has been recognized with several awards, including the Governors’ Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.

Notwithstanding our accomplishments and awards, the single best thing about River Partners is the people. Our staff is committed, creative, collaborative and diverse. We produce amazing results and have a lot of fun along the way.

Position Title: Restoration Biologist
Office Location: Turlock, CA
Reports to: Restoration Ecologist

Organizational Summary: River Partners is a private, nonprofit corporation located in Chico, California. River Partners’ mission is to create wildlife habitat for the benefit of people and the environment.

Position: The Biologist works with the Science Team and Implementation Team to identify, evaluate, implement and complete restoration, mitigation and consulting activities and interacts with agency staff, research scientists and the public.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Biological monitoring of restoration projects including monitoring and reporting on occurrences of nesting birds and species of special concern within the project area.
• Developing data collection and monitoring protocols and implementing these activities.
• Collaborating with the field implementation department and assisting in the translation of the site specific design and sensitive species avoidance protocols across the project area.
• Reporting the results of monitoring to the River Partners team orally and in writing.
• Working on educational activities for the public, as well as attending public events to promote the organization and its mission.
• Developing and maintaining good relations with agency personnel, contractors, and neighbors.
• Working long hours and/or weekends in a variety of field conditions.
• Traveling to multiple restoration projects for planning and monitoring, which may include, which may include River Partners’ other branches.
• Other duties as required.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
• BS in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related science.
• Three years of appropriate work experience.
• Creatively solve problems and learn new skills.
• Demonstrate good organizational skills and ability to work under multiple deadlines.
• Driver’s license with no restrictions.
• Possess the ability to communicate in basic Spanish (preferred, but not required).
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Must enjoy working with diverse people and organizations to get things done.
• Effectively communicate complicated biological findings orally and in writing.
• Possess knowledge of California plants, riparian ecology, hydrology, soils and /or wildlife.
Experience with bird monitoring protocols a plus.
• Ability to work on both a team environment and independently.
• Demonstrate good organizational skills, ability to work under multiple deadlines, and flexibility to handle changing priorities.
• Experience collecting, organizing, and analyzing field data.
• Experience with MS Access or other relational database programs.
• Understand effective use of GIS information.
• Ability to communicate in basic Spanish preferred, but not required
• Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instruction.
• Integrity and ethics beyond reproach.
• Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.

To Apply:
Email (1) cover letter describing qualifications for this position and interest in River Partners, (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information for three references to Mona Dagy at info@riverpartners.org with “San Joaquin Biologist” in the subject line. Applicants may be subject to background checks. The position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified. Please submit questions via email (no phone calls) to info@riverpartners.org. River Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Naturalist I (Education Specialist) - Cleveland Metroparks, Watershed Stewardship Center - Parma, OH

 

 

 

 

 

Job Description

The Naturalist I (Education Specialist) is a temporary full-time grant funded position at the Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Reservation. The Naturalist I (Education Specialist) plans, develops and implements Outdoor Experiences programs to increase the public’s environmental awareness and concern for the conservation, preservation, and management of local watersheds and their plant and animal communities through interpretation education, and stewardship activities.

Naturalist I is a temporary position that is grant funded by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and is currently funded through 12/31/2019.

• Proposes, plans, develops and implements innovative watershed programs emphasizing the natural, historical and cultural aspects of Cleveland Metroparks in support of the mission of conservation, education and outdoor recreation in support of the centers mission to improve the health of urban watersheds: Coordinates programs held at assigned reservations and off-site locations, and may include but are not limited to:

• school groups
• professionals
• community groups
• special interest groups
• general public programs
• special events
• interpretation of onsite storm water control features and in-field restoration efforts; sustainability initiatives; programs in support of Outdoor Experiences and other divisions within the Park District.

• Communicates watershed science through natural and cultural history, outdoor education, environmental and park-related information to the communities we serve and co-workers, peers and volunteers: Maintains up to date understanding of the Park District’s rules and regulations, strategic plans, land acquisitions, and relationships of divisions; designs and co-leads programs that mutually benefit outdoor education, recreation, natural resources, and other Park District divisions; communicates information through personal contact, telephone, Internet, employee portal, park publications, social media, other written information, and the media by utilizing the individual’s strengths/talents in, but not limited to:

• field and/or laboratory skills
• curriculum development and delivery
• audio/visual programs
• social media communication
• coordinating workshops and activities
• written articles
• interpretive lectures
• original artwork and photographs

• Researches, designs, reviews, and maintains interpretive exhibits and displays in nature centers: Implements graphic arts and design elements for use in temporary exhibits; implements graphic arts and multimedia elements for design of effective educational exhibits and basic signage; researches and designs creative new temporary or permanent exhibits based on thematic relevance to nature center and interpretive goals.
• Assists with wild animal care (reptiles, amphibians, and fish) for animals housed in naturally reflective exhibits, and the care and enhancement of nature center outdoor wildflower gardens: Researches and designs creative new temporary or permanent exhibits based on thematic relevance to nature center and interpretive goals. Maintain the appearance of temporary and permanent exhibits, including animal care; completes regular hygienic maintenance of enclosures, proper handling, and veterinary care ordering and stocking and offering food items, security and protection of wild animals featured in exhibits; oversees maintenance and beautification of entryway gardens to offer visitors a welcoming experience.
• Researches, writes, develops and reviews written interpretive materials: Writes content, publishes, and monitors social media educational posts (e.g. Cleveland Metroparks Facebook page and Emerald Necklace newsletter articles;) prepares maps and location guides (publications); designs and publishes brochures, handouts, signage, and rack cards; enhances and edits photo files; prepares and packages files for outsource printing or in-house press printing.
• Participates in environmental research and special projects specific to each nature center/reservation that utilize an individual’s strengths/talents: Organizes observations, prepares reports, and communicates findings effectively to the Center Manager and Natural Resources division; completes special projects including ecosystem restoration, biomonitoring, stream monitoring, and monitoring of spring migration of amphibians.
• Reviews program feedback and visitor input to continually improve programming: Gathers and reviews feedback via online program evaluation surveys provided to teachers, camp coordinators, camp counselors, home-school parents, and adults in attendance of public programming; researches new and creative opportunities for enhancing experiences of visitors and program attendees by monitoring journals, magazines, newsletters, organizational websites for new and exciting program ideas to weave into the curricula.
• Participates in field training and related assignments: Attends in-services, conferences and workshops locally, within the state and out of state; serves as guest speaker for other organizations.

Qualification

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in watershed/coastal management, natural resources, biology (aquatic/field biology emphasis), environmental education, environmental studies, natural history/cultural interpretation, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum of three years of experience in informal science education, classroom education, field exposure including wildlife contact. Watershed experience preferable.
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license under the laws of the State of Ohio. Must be certified as an interpretive guide (“Certified Interpretive Guide — CIG” by the National Association of Interpretation, or obtain certification during employment.
• Knowledge of state and local regulations as they relate to environmental management, urban design, engineering, and/or policy.
• Enjoys interacting with and serving the public.
• Ability to organize and effectively manage a diversity of program services
• Ability to convey and instill a solid philosophy of outdoor education and recreation to employees and park visitors
• Clear understanding of the relationship between people and the environment.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, including employees and the general public.
• Ability to speak and write clearly, concisely and persuasively using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation with ability to communicate one-on-one or in group settings.
• Ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy and organization.
• Management skills and strong business acumen, including problem solving, vision, ability to manage multiple programs and meet deadlines, collaboration, leadership, decision making and ability to analyze diverse facts and develop clear and concise reports and recommendations.
• Ability to work cooperatively with others.
• Proficiency in software programs including all Microsoft Office programs.
• Mature professional attitude and considerable discretion, including ability to manage confidential information.
• Ability to perform with considerable independence and initiative.
• Must be available to work a variable schedule, including weekdays, weekends, occasional evenings and holidays.
• Must be non-smoker/tobacco user.

Filing Deadline: 7/5/2018

Application Instructions

Submit an electronic application and resume on the Cleveland Metroparks career site: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1151751&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000371897806#/

Clear Water Program Director - River Alliance of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Clear Water Program Director engages Wisconsin businesses—including agricultural producers, retailers, breweries, etc.—in water stewardship and advocacy. The Clear Water Program Director will oversee and scale two existing initiatives, the Clear Water Business Consortium and the Clear Water Farms program. Developing both programs will be central to this role, with an emphasis on Clear Water Farms, which encourages water stewardship among agricultural producers and leverages River Alliance supporters as consumer advocates. We seek to transform the agriculture industry, using market forces, to one that prioritizes healthy and sustainable local water resources as the foundation of profitable farm operations in Wisconsin.

Essential Professional and Personal Qualifications

• Strong commitment to water conservation and environmental protection
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences
• Knowledge of and familiarity with agricultural production and supply chains
• Collaborative approach to working with government and other stakeholders
• Demonstrated experience in program implementation, development and management
• Demonstrated experience engaging businesses or other stakeholders in behavior change
• Background in building networks and managing diverse partners
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Willingness to travel statewide and attend occasional evening and weekend events
• A Bachelor’s degree and/or background in natural resources
• Valid driver’s license
• Desire to laugh out loud and have fun!

Desired Qualifications

• Experience working with agricultural producers and processors
• Knowledge of various approaches to addressing water quality issues
• Familiarity with water policy and related issues, particularly in the Midwest
• Knowledge of effective behavior change principles and approaches
• Grant writing and grant management experience

Core Responsibilities

• Direct and scale the ongoing design and implementation of the Clear Water Farms pilot program, with partners from the agricultural industry, academia, and government
• Direct and scale the existing Clear Water Business Consortium, to activate local businesses to support water-friendly practices and policy
• Contribute to communications and marketing needs in collaboration with teammates
• Manage program budgets and associated contracts
• Identify funding opportunities and partnerships to scale the Clear Water programs

This position is full time and based in Madison, WI. Salary commensurate with experience. Includes a comprehensive benefits package, an energetic work environment, and the chance to work with passionate board members, staff and advocates committed to clean fresh water.

Application Instructions

Please submit letter of interest, resume and three references to info@wisconsinrivers.org. Applications may also be mailed to: Clear Water Program Director, River Alliance of Wisconsin, 147 S. Butler St., Suite 2, Madison, WI 53703. No calls, please. Application deadline is June 30, 2018 or until the position is filled. River Alliance of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer.

Environmental Educator - Coastal Watershed Council - Santa Cruz, California

 

 

 

 

 

Job Description

Start Date: September 17, 2018
Compensation: $16 to $24/hour
Status: Permanent Part-Time (32 hours/week) with a potential to grow to Full Time.
Benefits: Benefits available after 90-day introductory period: Health, vision and dental insurance fully covered by CWC, along with SIMPLE IRA retirement plan including CWC contributing 3% of salary. Job-related professional development and training opportunities.
Reports to: Education Coordinator

General Responsibilities:

The Environmental Educator supports the Coastal Watershed Council’s Watershed Rangers education program by developing and leading education lessons in the classroom, field and after-school.

Summary:

The Coastal Watershed Council (CWC) is seeking an Environmental Educator with excellent teaching skills, classroom management skills, and a passion for connecting youth to their local environment and inspiring them to act. The Environmental Educator position is an entry-level position at CWC, an environmental nonprofit working to transform the lower San Lorenzo River into a community destination by inspiring people to explore, enhance and protect this critical natural resource.

The Environmental Educator will work in collaboration with the Education Coordinator to engage kindergarten through eighth grade youth in the Watershed Rangers program. CWC works with elementary and middle schools across Santa Cruz County from Watsonville to Davenport and partners with local youth organizations to engage youth in environmental enrichment activities during school, after-school and during the summer. Environmental education lessons focus on watershed exploration, water conservation, stormwater management, pollution prevention, and water quality monitoring. The Environmental Educator is responsible for developing and leading classroom, field trip, after-school and summer activities and assisting with coordination, research and development of program content, and lesson planning.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This position requires a flexible, creative and energetic individual who is passionate about environmental issues and genuinely enjoys teaching and inspiring youth. Excellent classroom management, conflict management and a high comfort level presenting to youth in group settings are essential. We are seeking an Environmental Educator who is proficient in Spanish and would be comfortable leading lessons in both English and Spanish.

Typical Physical Activities:

Sit and stand for extended periods of time.

Use of basic office equipment including computers, phone, photocopiers, etc.

Drive via motor vehicle to event sites.

Lift and carry ~25 lbs.

Physical outdoor work in all weather conditions.

Hikes to river on paths and uneven terrain.

Qualifications Required:

Coursework in Teaching, Environmental Studies, Environmental Education or a related field.

At least two years of relevant job/volunteer experience.

Ability to Perform the Following Duties:

Lead classroom presentations and field trips.

Effectively manage groups of student and respond to conflict and challenging situations.

Manage and reduce risks to ensure safe experience for all participants.

Teach curriculum as described and adapt as appropriate for student needs.

Coordinate logistics (schedules, transportation, materials) for after-school and summer programs.

Outreach and build partnerships with youth groups and organizations.

Research content for development of new lessons and activities.

Knowledge of:

Basic environmental principles.

Teaching practices and principles.

Leading after-school or community service activities.

Qualifications Desired:

Ability to prepare and deliver lessons in Spanish.

First Aid/CPR certification.

Experience with English Language Learners or urban youth.

Prior experience leading Service Learning activities and/or after-school programs.

Other Requirements:

Access to a private vehicle.

Ability and willingness to operate 12- and 15-passenger vans.

Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C driver’s license.

Ability to obtain a California Class B driver’s license (CDL) with passenger transport endorsement (to be obtained upon employment).

Possession and proof of a good driving record as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration. The driving record must not contribute to an increase in CWC’s automobile insurance rates.

Employment is contingent upon employee background check.

About the Coastal Watershed Council

The Coastal Watershed Council is a dynamic and growing 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Santa Cruz, CA, working to transform the lower San Lorenzo River into a community destination by inspiring people to explore, enhance and protect this critical natural resource. When people care for the river, learn about its significance and build a connection to nature, it benefits the river ecosystem and the community we serve. Learn more about CWC’s approach for a cleaner, healthier San Lorenzo River.

CWC is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. CWC prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the U.S. Armed Forces, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all personnel transactions, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, placement, training, compensation, benefits, leave of absence, transfer, promotion, demotion, discipline, layoff, and termination. Beyond following the law, CWC leadership is committed to making this the best place in the county to work, where we’re all proud of what we’re doing with the Santa Cruz community.

To apply:

Applications accepted on a rolling basis and due no later than Sunday July 8.

Submit your application to Mollie Behn, Education Coordinator at mbehn@coastal-watershed.org. Please include “Environmental Educator” in the subject line of your email and attach the following:

1) Resume
2) Cover letter
3) 1-2 page writing sample (on any topic)

Online Media and Marketing Intern - River Network - Boulder, Colorado

Location:  River Network’s headquarters in Boulder, CO

Application deadline:  July 31, 2018

Term of position:  August – December 2018

Work Schedule:  10-20 hours a week

Do you love clean rivers and drinking water as much as reporting about environmental issues and promoting success stories? If yes, this internship is for you!

For 30 years, River Network has worked with determination and purpose to become the foremost national organization connecting, empowering, and expanding the efforts of over 6,000 groups and coalitions—and countless individuals—who work on river conservation and water equity across the United States. That network includes local community groups, national conservation organizations, First Nations, environmental justice groups, municipal water supply providers, government agencies, foundations, companies, and individual supporters.

River Network provides that network with training, tools, resources, and collaborative learning opportunities necessary to advance water solutions. Our staff include water-quality experts, field organizers, scientists, lawyers and public policy specialists, and educators who work from our organizational headquarters in Boulder, CO and locations throughout the U.S. River Network embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work. We cultivate an inclusive workplace and culture. Visit www.rivernetwork.org to learn more.

Internship Overview:

The internship will involve: (1) developing online content, including interviews, blogs, articles, and social media posts (2) supporting monthly communications such as River Voices, our e-newsletter (3) and developing special campaigns and online promotion plans. Through this internship, the successful candidate will learn about the nature of our nation’s water challenges and the wide network of nonprofits, agencies, and businesses engaged in protecting this precious resource. This is an opportunity to cultivate valuable media and marketing skills, plus experience foundational to a career in marketing and communications for nonprofits or for businesses with strong social and/or environmental missions.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Tracking and soliciting network member news, events, and community successes for ideas and coverage.
  • Conducting and producing interviews of member groups and community leaders, board members, donors, and River Network staff.
  • Collecting ideas from staff for stories and writing at least one article per week.
  • Creating 3-5 social media posts weekly: edit photos, incorporate River Network brand visuals, and draft concise, compelling text.
  • Assisting with special campaigns that promote River Network membership, online toolkits/guides, workshops, webinars, and events.
  • Helping to build monthly newsletters in WordPress.
  • Creating email campaigns in Mailchimp.
  • Writing content for and updating website (WordPress) as needed.
  • Drafting press releases and performing media outreach, as needed.
  • Collecting metrics for quarterly reports.
  • Participate in staff meetings.
  • Other marketing responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in River Network’s mission to empower and unite people and communities to protect and restore rivers and water, strong research and writing skills, project management experience, exceptional inter-personal skills, and an understanding of digital content and social media best practices. Specific background requirements include:

  • Self-motivated and excited by independent work.
  • Familiarity with social media and digital media best practices.
  • Strong journalism training and/or digital media experience.
  • Impeccable editorial skills. Proven ability to distill information and articulate ideas using clear, concise, compelling language.
  • Comfortable setting and conducting phone interviews, transcribing interviews, researching environmental topics, and polishing drafts for publication. Receptive to feedback.
  • Good eye for photography, and basic photo-editing skills.
  • Copyediting and proofreading training preferred.
  • Access to a computer/laptop. MacBook or Apple laptop recommended.
  • Comfort working in Google Analytics, WordPress, Canva, Hootsuite, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, MS Office products, and Outlook calendar preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

Intern will gain career-relevant experience and mentorship from marketing and communications director and other staff at River Network’s headquarters in Boulder, CO. The successful intern can expect future employment support, such as recommendations, job leads, and networking opportunities. No cash stipend or benefits are available. Academic credit may also be available.

Think you have what it takes to intern with this fast-paced, growing nonprofit? To apply please provide your resume and a cover letter answering the following questions:

  • What is the most important river, lake, or stream to you? Why?
  • What do you hope to gain from this experience?

Please email your cover letter and resume with Online Media and Marketing Intern in the subject line to Radha Marcum (rmarcum@rivernetwork.org) no later than July 31, 2018. No phone calls, please.

Development Associate - Coastal Watershed Council - Santa Cruz, California

 

 

 

 

 

Job Description

Start Date: July 2018
Compensation: $37,440 to $42,000 (dependent on experience)
Status: Full time
Benefits: Benefits available after 90-day introductory period: Health, vision and dental insurance fully covered by CWC, along with SIMPLE IRA retirement plan including CWC contributing 3% of salary. Job-related professional development and training opportunities.
Reports to: Executive Director

General Responsibilities:

The Development Associate is responsible for community fundraising and coordination of donor activities of the Coastal Watershed Council (CWC).

Summary:

CWC is seeking a Development Associate with excellent writing and communications skills, interpersonal skills and a passion for both people and the planet.

The Development Associate position is an entry-level position at CWC, an environmental nonprofit working to transform the lower San Lorenzo River into a community destination by inspiring people to explore, enhance and protect this critical natural resource.

The Development Associate will provide support to and work in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Outreach and Development Manager. The position requires close attention to detail, organization skills, written and verbal communication skills and an ability to prioritize a variety of tasks. The ideal candidate will excel in this role because they are inspired by CWC’s work and are dedicated to securing the resources necessary to support CWC programs.

The Development Associate will be responsible for maintaining CWC’s donor database system; managing community fundraising activities, including annual direct mail campaigns, phone-a-thons and donor events; maintaining relationships with CWC’s donors and reporting on fundraising progress to CWC’s staff, Board of Directors and committees.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This full-time (40 hours/week) position requires a detail-oriented, personable and energetic individual who is passionate about environmental issues and genuinely enjoys communicating with others about their community and the environment.

Typical Physical Activities:

Sit and stand for extended periods of time.

Use of basic office equipment including computers, phone, photocopiers, etc.

Drive via motor vehicle to event sites.

Lift and carry ~25 lbs.

Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject.

At least two years of relevant volunteer or job experience.

Knowledge and experience working with database system management, ideally with specific experience using Salesforce.

Natural networker and relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills.

Strong oral and written communication skills with diverse stakeholders.

Highly organized and detail-oriented individual with strong organizational and time-management skills.

Self-motivated in identifying challenges/opportunities and recommending creative solutions.

Team player who demonstrates a willingness to jump in and help the team wherever needed.

Ability to Perform the Following Duties:

Manage community fundraising activities including mail campaigns, e-mail campaigns, phone-a-thons, donor events, house parties and other fundraising activities.

Building and maintaining relationships with CWC donors through meetings, events, phone calls and regular correspondence.

Support CWC’s Executive Director to grow the organization’s Leadership Circle ($1,000+ annual donors) through the research, cultivation and stewardship of donor prospects.

Manage Salesforce database system and prepare Salesforce reports.

Organize fundraising campaigns including writing letters and emails, generating mailing lists and managing Board and staff phone-a-thons.

Process donor gifts with CWC’s bookkeeper and coordinate acknowledgement processes.

Plan, promote and organize events.

Participate in the development of fundraising strategy for the organization and programs through meetings and discussions with program staff.

Work with volunteers to host events, conduct peer to peer fundraising and to collaborate with CWC’s Board of Director’s Philanthropy Team.

Quickly learn and utilize fundraising best practices.

Positively represent CWC at public events, donor meetings and in the community.

Create and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, partners and donors.

Strategize key activities to achieve organizational and fundraising goals and objectives using sound professional judgement.

Respond in a timely and efficient manner to all incoming inquiries and correspondence, both internal and external.

Balancing taking initiative with positively accepting direction.

Articulate your individual interests in CWC’s work.

Proficiently use the internet for research, problem-solving and finding best practices.

Other job duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

Fundraising best practices.

Basic environmental principles.

Microsoft Office (mostly Word and Excel).

Salesforce database management, Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress.

Modern office procedures.

Qualifications Desired:

Ability to communicate with donors and volunteers in Spanish.

Ability to create marketing and communications materials.

Other Requirements:

Working occasional evenings and weekends for CWC events.

Employment is contingent upon employee background check.

About the Coastal Watershed Council

The Coastal Watershed Council is a dynamic and growing 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Santa Cruz, CA, working to transform the lower San Lorenzo River into a community destination by inspiring people to explore, enhance and protect this critical natural resource. When people care for the river, learn about its significance and build a connection to nature, it benefits the river ecosystem and the community we serve. Learn more about CWC’s approach for a cleaner, healthier San Lorenzo River.

CWC is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. CWC prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the U.S. Armed Forces, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all personnel transactions, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, placement, training, compensation, benefits, leave of absence, transfer, promotion, demotion, discipline, layoff, and termination. Beyond following the law, CWC leadership is committed to making this the best place in the county to work, where we’re all proud of what we’re doing with the Santa Cruz community.

To apply:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and due no later than Sunday, July 8.
Submit your application via email to Laurie Egan, Outreach and Development Manager at legan@coastal-watershed.org. Please include “Development Associate” in the subject line of your email and attach the following:
Resume
Cover letter
1-2 page writing sample (on any topic)

Program Assistant to the Executive Office - American Rivers - Washington, DC

 

 

 

ABOUT AMERICAN RIVERS
Named one of the best groups to support in 2017 by “Outside” magazine, 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 an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 275,000 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.

American Rivers embraces and celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Rivers Connect Us is more than just our tagline. The beauty of rivers is that they connect all people and communities, and we seek to build and embody this diversity in our organization and throughout the conservation field. The life experiences, knowledge, innovation, and talent that each individual brings to our work provides perspectives, experiences, and competencies which are critical to our effectiveness in protecting wild rivers, restoring damaged rivers, and conserving clean water for people and nature.

JOB SUMMARY
The Program Assistant provides administrative support to the President and the Senior Vice President of Conservation (SVP). This position will also assist the Advancement Department with fundraising travel, events, and state registrations; the Associate Director of Philanthropy and Board Relations with board meeting planning and other events; and the Conservation Department’s Vice Presidents and Program Directors as needed. While the position’s primary duties are administrative support, it offers direct experience and exposure to the organization’s policy and field work. This is an ideal position for a college graduate in environmental policy, natural or physical sciences to gain experience with a national conservation organization prior to pursuing graduate studies.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Administrative Responsibilities
• Ensure that the President and SVP receive high level administrative support.
• Proactively manage activities, schedules and calendars for the President and SVP.
• Provide timely, well-organized background information and materials for calls and meetings.
• Schedule and arrange all travel logistics for the President and SVP; prepare detailed itineraries with all relevant information, briefings and other materials they will need on trips.
• Ensure that all requests for information, assistance, documents, approvals, or other responses from internal or external sources are tracked and met.
• Draft, edit and proof correspondence, agendas, reports, web text, presentations, and other documents.
• Handle all aspects of state registrations for charitable solicitations in coordination with the Advancement and Finance and Administration departments.
• Work closely with and assist the Associate Director of Philanthropy and Board Relations, providing logistic and administrative support for Board meetings and other special events.
• Compile, review and submit out-of-pocket and credit card expense reports.
• Compile monthly updates and annual assessment material from all program and department leads into one document.
• Share in receptionist duties; direct calls to appropriate staff, and greet guests.
• Perform other duties as directed and provide administrative support to other office personnel when needed.

Program Responsibilities
• Track projects and activities for conservation operations, and prompt the SVP on upcoming deadlines and commitments.
• Conduct research, draft fact sheets or write papers on a variety of subjects as needed for the SVP and Conservation Department.
• Coordinate, assist and attend Vice President and Basin Director meetings, both in-person and bi-weekly conference calls.
• Assist project managers with contract approval and other administrative tasks.
• Assist with the recruiting and mentoring of conservation interns and fellows.
• Manage special conservation projects as directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree and at least 1 year of office experience, or at least 3 years of office experience.
• Exceedingly well organized, flexible and resourceful.
• Prefer a candidate with knowledge and enthusiasm for our river conservation mission. Familiarity with non-profit organizations helpful.
• Proven success at anticipating needs and taking initiative; capable of following through on assignments with minimal direction.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including transcription, proofreading, and editing.
• Reliable and punctual.
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish good relationships with Board members, donors, government officials, and colleagues in person and remotely.
• Decisive and self-motivated; able to work independently and proactively.
• Ability to work collaboratively in promoting the goals and objectives of the organization.
• Ability to prioritize tasks, work on several projects concurrently and meet deadlines.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
• Knowledge of typical administrative support procedures and office equipment.
• Experience with planning and/or coordinating small events preferred.
• Ability to lift and carry 20 lbs.

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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications will be considered immediately. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to: jobs@americanrivers.org with “Program Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline: 7/28/2018

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

Executive Director - Save the River - Clayton, New York

Position Summary
The Executive Director is primarily responsible to the Board of Directors for the administration, program implementation, and financial health of Save The River. In addition to these areas of primary focus, the Executive Director is the principal spokesperson and fundraiser for Save The River.

As a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance the Save The River Executive Director is designated as the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, serving in this role as the primary voice and advocate for the Upper St. Lawrence River.

The Executive Director will have a strong commitment to Save The River’s mission of environmental protection and will have highly relevant experience for a river protection organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

Program:
Intervene/comment on major Save The River policy directions: Design program strategies and conduct policy development and advocacy for river protection. Attend meetings, generate and collaborate on letters and media concerning St. Lawrence River issues. Plan and participate in major Save The River forums/events.
Program/Issue support: Develop and maintain key relationships with decision-makers and civic leaders in support of Save The River programs.
Community Outreach: Speak and/or write on Save The River’s programs and issues for various interest groups throughout the Thousand Islands community.

Fundraising:
Development works: Oversee progress on Development Plan and help raise general funds through cultivation of existing and new family foundations and major donors. Work with board and staff on setting up meetings and events to invest funders in Save The River. Use speaking and writing opportunities to enroll funders in the general vision of Save The River.

Administration:
Staff oversight: Maintain smoothly running, congenial office of five staff, plus interns and volunteers.
Financial oversight: In consultation with the Bookkeeper and treasurer, prepare yearly organizational and program budgets, review monthly revenue-expense and balance sheets, and maintain oversight of cash flow and required reports.
Membership Program: Provide essential oversight of the Membership database, making sure that mailings go out in a timely manner and data base is kept up to date.
Board work: Provide staffing for board meetings.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental education, or relevant social sciences.
At least four years’ experience in environmental conservation, advocacy, environmental education, or related government work.
Strong track record as highly motivated, highly productive professional.
Capacity to manage a number of projects at once and deal effectively with the stress of multitasking.
Strong commitment to working in a team effort with board, staff, volunteers, and members.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable teaching volunteers and speaking before small and large groups.
Must have facility with Microsoft Professional Office Suite and Google Docs.
Familiarity with the Clean Water Act and other protection/restoration laws and techniques strongly preferred.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two professional references by June 30, 2018. Application materials may be sent to jobs@savetheriver.org or Save The River – Executive Director Search, 409 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624.

Seasonal Field Technician - The Galveston Bay Foundation - Houston, Texas

The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) seeks three (3) temporary, full-time field technicians to conduct and promote habitat management and restoration activities on conserved lands throughout the Galveston Bay watershed. GBF protects more than 8,000 acres and is looking for dedicated students, recent graduates, or other interested applicants to assist with conservation management and restoration activities. GBF staff will provide training, supervision, and direct feedback throughout the entirety of the 15-week term. Additionally, the position will provide career development skills to improve prospects for future employment in the conservation field. GBF is looking to fill three positions for 15 weeks, beginning August 1 through mid-November 2018. For a detailed job description, including duties, qualifications, requirements, and compensation, visit www.galvbay.org/jobs.

To apply, e-mail a letter of inquiry stating your interest in the position and resume to jobs@galvbay.org by June 25, 2018. Please reference the position title in the subject line.

Stormwater and Water Conservation Specialist - Neponset River Watershed Association - Canton, Massachusetts

Organizational Background
The Neponset River Watershed Association is a regional nonprofit conservation group working to protect and restore the natural resources of the 14-town watershed area that drains to the Neponset River in Greater Boston. The Association’s tight knit and mission-driven staff of eight applies its expertise in watershed science, policy, and communications to the cross-disciplinary challenges of managing an urban watershed. Two critical goals for the Association are to reduce stormwater pollution and restore more
natural streamflow patterns in our highly developed watershed. Toward those ends, we work with municipalities and property owners to reduce polluted stormwater runoff, increase
groundwater recharge, reduce peak flows, and reduce the volume of water diverted from the watershed by municipal water supply and wastewater management activities.

Position Description
The Association has an immediate opening for a part-time Stormwater and Water Conservation Specialist. The Specialist will work alongside our other program staff to provide technical
assistance, training, and outreach to residents, business owners and municipalities on stormwater management and water conservation issues. This may include activities such as:
● Working with businesses or municipal staff to evaluate opportunities to install stormwater BMP retrofits or update fixtures to increase water efficiency.
● Analyzing water use data to recommend and implement targeted water conservation outreach interventions and/or incentives.
● Contacting landscapers and retailers to encourage compliance with the MA fertilizer law and best practices.
● Delivering technical training for municipal staff, business groups or local residents on stormwater and water conservation topics and organizing training to be delivered by third party instructors.
● Helping to organize regional collaboration among municipalities in order to more efficiently implement stormwater and water conservation initiatives.
● Working with citizen and institutional volunteers to conduct education and implementation tasks such as installation of educational signage or constructing demonstration best management practices for stormwater.

Applicant Qualifications
The successful applicant should have a bachelors or masters degree in civil or environmental engineering, hydrology, geology, hydrology water resource management or a related field.
Experience with stormwater management, water supply, and/or wastewater management will be invaluable as will experience working with municipalities. Experience with locating and designing stormwater best management practices and/or management of municipal water conservation programs will be very helpful.
The position requires strong analytical skills, including the ability to use spreadsheet, database, and GIS software to collect and make sense of environmental and utility data and develop
evidence-based strategies to achieve environmental results.
The position requires strong communication and interpersonal skills that will allow the Specialist to effectively engage, educate, motivate and assist local residents, business owners, municipal
staff, and volunteers in various settings including over the phone, through one on one interaction, group meetings, workshops and written communications.
Finally, the successful applicant will be excited about the opportunity to work in the nonprofit sector and apply their creativity and skills to produce tangible environmental results in partnership with a small team that has the freedom to focus on achieving meaningful conservation outcomes.

Position Details and Application Process
This is a part-time (20 hr/week) permanent position, with the potential to expand to full time work in the future if desired. The schedule is very flexible and the position is based out of the Association’s office in Canton, MA. Applicants must have their own transportation and be comfortable working outdoors on uneven terrain. The position requires occasional participation in evening or weekend meetings or events. The position reports to the Association’s Executive Director. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Applicants should forward a resume and a cover letter explaining their interest and relevant qualifications via email to Ian Cooke, Executive Director at cooke@neponset.org. Please also indicate where you heard about the opportunity.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We expect to begin scheduling interviews for promising candidates by mid-June 2018. Visit www.neponset.org/about/employment

Application deadline August 31, 2018.

Environmental Sr. Scientist or Environmental Lead Scientist - Denver Water - Denver, Colorado

Candidates MUST submit a completed Denver Water application in order to be considered. Applications must include all of your relevant work experience as it is a legal document. Please do not use “see resume”. Cover Letters and resumes must be attached to the application as one (1) document.

Hiring Salary Range:
Environmental Sr. Scientist: $5,550.13/monthly (min) to $6,825.00/monthly (mid)
Environmental Lead Scientist: $6,066.67/monthly (min) to $7,645.74/monthly (mid)

Full Time, Regular/Exempt position, 40 hours per week,
Location of position: Main Campus, Administration Building

Opening Date: May 25, 2018
Closing Date: June 15, 2018

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received. Denver Water reserves the right to either close or extend a posting. If you plan to apply, please do not wait until the posted closing date.

Apply on-line by visiting www.denverwater.org/careers
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JOB POSTING:
Denver Water’s Environmental Planning Section of External Affairs is currently seeking a qualified candidate to assist us as either an Environmental Sr. Scientist or Environmental Lead Scientist. The level will be determined by the selected candidates’ experience.

Under general supervision, performs professional level analysis of natural resource sciences for environmental assessments and permitting; assists in developing strategies for environmental permitting, mitigation, and natural resource protection related to Denver Water’s water development and supply operations; and manages or assists in managing the collection of biological/ecological data and associated information needed for environmental compliance. Works collaboratively with resource agencies for compliance with permit terms/mitigation programs to satisfy state and federal environmental regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Participate in and/or manage environmental studies and data collection for use in water resource planning and regulatory processes related to the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
• Conduct field work and special studies on botanical and aquatic resources, wildlife, and stream restoration for data collection, permit applications, mitigation design and monitoring.
• Assess environmental impacts, issues and permit requirements for existing and proposed water supply facilities.
• Research and prepare written and oral technical reports and recommendations pertaining to environmental issues and regulatory compliance.
• Communicate effectively with federal, state and local regulatory agencies, environmental groups and other stakeholders, as well as Denver Water staff and contractors related to the planning and operation of existing and future water resource facilities and other activities.
• Perform related work as required.

In addition to the duties listed above, the Environmental Lead Scientist will also:

• Lead critical negotiations with regulatory agencies to protect Denver Water’s interest in complex and controversial water supply development projects.
• Develop, analyze, recommend and present permitting strategies to Denver Water’s Executive Team and Board of Commissioners.
• Serve as project manager and contract administrator of multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, attorneys, consultants and external stakeholders on major projects.
• May have formal supervisory responsibilities over other employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university Environmental Science, Watershed Science, Aquatic Biology, Natural Resources Management, Climate Science or a related field.
• Minimum 4 years of related work experience for Environmental Senior Scientist.
• Minimum 6 years of related work experience and 2 years supervisory experience for Environmental Lead Scientist.
• Any equivalent combination of certifications, education, or experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities for either position.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Masters degree in a Scientific or Natural Resource Management discipline.
• Strong interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects in a collaborative team environment, resolve conflicts, and negotiate with multiple workgroups or organizations
• Excellent verbal and written communication and organization skills and computer literacy.
• Familiarity with Section 404/401 Clean Water Act permitting and application preparation; mitigation and restoration plan preparation for streams and wetlands; NEPA analysis and document preparation; FERC license monitoring and compliance reporting, western flora, fauna and natural systems; wetland delineation; protected species surveys and habitat analysis; Section 7 ESA consultation and/or water quality assessments.

Licenses, Registration and Certifications:
• May require HIPAA Training.

About Denver Water:
Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation. The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.

Denver Water is committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited on Denver Water property at the main campus.

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Veronica Hernandez
1600 W. 12th Ave.
Denver, CO. 80204-3412
Veronica.Hernandez@denverwater.org
EOE/MF

Membership & Events Coordinator - Gills Creek Watershed Association - Columbia, South Carolina


The GCWA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the Gills Creek Watershed by bringing together citizens, local government, businesses, and other organizations. The position is to manage and increase the Gills Creek Watershed Association’s (GCWA) membership program and assist with fundraising events.

Work Areas:

1. Membership
Coordinator will be responsible for increasing and managing the membership program. This includes managing the membership database, sending renewal reminders, thank-you notes, updating e-newsletter database, providing membership reports to the Executive Director, assist the Executive Director with writing/sending monthly e-newsletter to GCWA mailing list.

2. Events
Assist the Executive Director with GCWA’s two fundraisers/membership events each year. These duties include marketing, solicitations, event coordination, and event reporting to the Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Salesforce, database management, Mailchimp, marketing, events coordination and working with a non-profit organization.

Knowledge/Skills/Expertise Required:

Required: Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and membership email programs. Proficient with internet-based database management and data entry. Able to assist the Executive Director with fundraising events and increasing membership.

Preferred Experience: SalesForce database management (with Non-Profit Toolkit) and online marketing tools such as Mailchimp. Experience in event-based fundraising for non-profits.

Compensation:
Membership and Events Coordinator is a contract-based position, to be renewed at the end of each six-month period. Some times of the year may require more work hours than others. Compensation is $15 per hour, with a maximum of 25 hours per month. GCWA expects to renew this contract every six months for the foreseeable future. However, GCWA can decide not to renew this contract at any time. It is anticipated that normal membership management workloads will not exceed 5 hours per week, with more hours around special events.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

Application Instructions: Position will be open until filled. Send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Executive Director at coordinator@gillscreekwatershed.org.

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