Job Board

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

Open Positions

Policy Analyst, California Coastkeeper Alliance, Application Deadline: September 30, 2016
Employer: California Coastkeeper Alliance
Type: Full-time
City: San Francisco
State: CA

To Apply: CCKA is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce. CCKA offers competitive salaries based on a non-profit scale and commensurate with experience. This is a full time salaried position with excellent benefits. The position is based in the San Francisco Bay Area/Sacramento corridor.

Please email a resume, cover letter and short writing sample (less than 10 pages) to with the subject line: “Analyst Application – (last name, first name).” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA) unites local Waterkeeper organizations to advocate for swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters throughout California. CCKA and Waterkeepers work together to develop, implement and defend policies that meet the needs of California’s communities and ecosystems. CCKA is a proud member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, which is an international network of water advocates with more than 290 organizations on 6 continents.

CCKA seeks a dynamic professional to support CCKA’s Executive Director’s and Policy Director’s work to advance integrated water resources management and resilient coastal ecosystems by influencing legislation, policies, and government investments. The Policy Analyst should be a self-starter who is productive working remotely and has experience successfully managing coalitions and executing campaigns in the environmental field.

• Track, analyze and develop written comments on permits, policies, monitoring plans, and other technical documents related to ocean health, water quality, and water supply.
• Draft and present oral testimony, and otherwise represent CCKA’s positions at public meetings, hearings and other forums, including participation on technical committees and in stakeholder groups.
• Assist with the implementation of campaigns to advance organizational priorities before the California Legislature, State Water Resources Control Board, Ocean Protection Council, and other entities.
• Create and maintain relationships with agency staff, advocacy groups, scientists and other stakeholders.
• Provide fundraising support, including researching opportunities and preparing proposals and reports.
• Provide organizational and coalition support, including organizing and facilitating meetings, and managing event logistics.
• Administrative duties include processing expense reports; tracking grants and budgets; proofreading, formatting, copying, and scanning documents; managing calendars; and maintaining email databases.
• Develop and disseminate digital media and social media content.

• Passion for California’s ocean, coast, bays and rivers.
• Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in public policy, environmental planning, environmental science and management, ecology, conservation biology, or a related discipline is strongly preferred.
• 1-3 years of full-time experience in the environmental, policy or advocacy field is mandatory.
• Broad understanding of science, regulatory and policy issues relating to water and coastal resources.
• Strong writing and editing skills, with a commitment to accuracy and rigor.
• Excellent communication and public speaking skills, including meeting facilitation.
• Ability to prioritize and efficiently execute multiple tasks, perform undirected work with meticulous attention to detail, meet deadlines, and work under pressure on multiple projects.
• Experience in campaign and coalition management and coordination is strongly preferred.
• Proficiency with social media, digital media content, mapping (GIS), and web-based data portals is preferred.
• Some travel required, particularly to Sacramento, as well as within California generally.

Volunteer Naturalist, Tualatin Riverkeepers, Application Deadline: December 1, 2016
Employer: Tualatin Riverkeepers
Type: Volunteer
City: Tualatin
State: OR
To Apply:
For more information contact Charissa at or call 503-218-2580.

Tualatin Riverkeepers Mission: Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) is a community-based organization working to protect and restore Oregon’s Tualatin River system. TRK builds watershed stewardship through education, public access to nature, restoration and advocacy.

Position Description: TRK seeks enthusiastic volunteers to assist its outdoor education field trip programs.

Volunteer Naturalists will facilitate school presentations and field trips using curriculum developed by the Environmental Education Coordinator. TRK works with children in grades K-8 who attend school in the Tualatin River watershed with an emphasis on serving students from low-income Title I schools. Field trips take place outside at Dirksen Nature Park in Tigard (11130 Tigard St, Tigard OR).

Principal Duties
– Implement Nature Awareness school field trip programs, in classrooms and outdoors while ensuring educational messages are delivered and participants have a positive and safe experience
– Help lead school field trips, time commitment for each school field trip is approximately four to six hours

Required Qualifications:
– Interest in working with youth to develop their appreciation and awareness of the natural environment
– Flexible schedule that allows for weekday availability, typically from 8:00am – 12:30pm
– Ability to pass a background check
– Attend Volunteer Naturalist Training
– Able to be on time and prepared for each volunteer commitment
– Able to walk on uneven surfaces, be outside in inclement weather, and safely carry up to 15 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:
– Strong communication skills
– Ability to speak comfortably in front of groups
– Willingness to provide programming to diverse audiences
– Experience in Environmental Education
– Multiple language proficiency
– CPR/first aid certification