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Open Positions

Watershed Resources Manager - Riverlink



Who We are

Founded in 1986, RiverLink is a non-profit organization promoting the economic and environmental vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed as a place to live, learn, work, and play.

Job Description

The Watershed Resources Manager directs RiverLink’s watershed improvement projects that improve water quality throughout the French Broad River watershed. These projects are developed in concert with private landowners, communities, and municipalities to restore degraded streams, install stormwater control measures, conserve riparian land and steep slopes, improve river access, and engage the greater community in watershed stewardship.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Water Resources Manager will be a key member of a small staff with a primary responsibility to assist RiverLink’s water quality implementation program.

Primary duties include:
• Grant Writing and Management
• Project Management of current initiatives in stormwater control measures (BMP’s), stream restoration, watershed management plans, greenway development, and French Broad River Paddle Trail river access, portage and campsites
• Land Conservation Management to work with landowners and community to acquire land and conservation easements and to steward existing properties
• Assist citizens with questions and concerns regarding water pollution, stormwater control measures, sedimentation and erosion, stream health, and the French Broad River Paddle Trail
• Management of Watershed Resources Coordinator (Americorps Project Conserve Member)
• Public speaking and adult education
• Other duties as assigned


The successful candidate will be a self-starter and adaptive with the ability to think strategically to prioritize competing demands and possess a proven record and understanding of community-centered watershed health improvement strategies and non-point source pollution control initiatives. Excellent communication skills – written and oral – are required as are superb people skills. A four-year college degree is required; a degree in landscape architecture, science or engineering is preferred.

A high impact opportunity to be part of an organization that is regionally and nationally recognized among environmental, sustainable development groups, government agencies, and foundations. The work environment is challenging and rewarding as we seek to replicate our Asheville-based success in the greater watershed.
Application Deadline:
Employer:  RiverLink, Inc.
Type:  Full-Time
City:  Asheville
State:  NC

To Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to  Applications will be received until position is filled.

Web Specialist - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay


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: with Web Specialist in the subject line.
No phone inquiries please.
Application Deadline: 03/01/2017

Executive Director - Foothills Conservancy

To Apply:

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

No calls, please.

Manager of Philanthropy, Harpeth River Watershed Association

Harpeth River

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
– 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

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
City:  Boston
State:  MA
Application Instructions:  For more info and to apply, please visit:
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.