Full-Time River Steward
The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) , the principal citizen voice for the entire 4-state watershed since 1952, is looking for a dynamic and talented advocate to run our programs in the state of Connecticut’s portion of the watershed.
CRC’s 18-person staff works hard out of four offices on a wide variety of educational, advocacy, restoration, and water quality projects throughout the 11,000 square mile watershed. We love our work, which includes: advocating for high environmental standards, creating original artwork and literature with school kids, taking down dams, planting trees, making sure development is done right, fixing environmental problems, collecting high quality environmental data, building partnerships, spending time exploring our river, organizing thousands of volunteers to help clean up and protect our rivers, responding to questions about the river and our watershed, and ensuring we meet the public’s high standards for the quality of life and environment in their watershed.
Our work informs our vision of ecological and economic abundance.
This position is responsible for leading the Conservancy’s work in the Connecticut portion of the watershed, working in coordination with the other program, outreach, administrative, and development staff. This includes developing outreach events; educational programs; initiating aquatic and riparian restoration projects; engaging sponsors, donors and members to support our work; advocating for CRC positions at the local, state, and federal level; and engaging a wide spectrum of the public about their interests, passions, concerns, and aspirations for their rivers and water.
Demonstrated Competencies & Experience
This is a demanding position in a hardworking organization that has high expectations for its work on behalf of the public. The successful applicant will demonstrate that they:
- Are tenacious, personable, adaptable, and able to conceive and implement effective advocacy strategy
- Have raised funds through individuals, foundations, corporate, or government sources
- Can communicate complicated, technical information clearly and concisely so that it is understandable by the general public, verbally and in writing
- Effectively manage projects that involve subcontractors, volunteers, and government agencies
- Know their way around state and federal environmental statutes, regulations, licenses, and permits
- Are able collaborators who can build teams and coalitions that improve outcomes for all participants
- Can work successfully in a one-person office with ability to travel throughout Connecticut and the entire watershed as needed
- Don’t take themselves too seriously and know how to have fun
The position reports directly to the Executive Director, Andy Fisk, and is based out of the CRC’s office in Middletown, CT. Salary commensurate with experience with retirement, sick leave, paid family medical leave and paid vacation benefits.
Please upload as one file cover letter that describes why your qualifications suit you to this job, resume, names of 3 references and salary requirements using the link below. Want to learn about why this is a great place to work? Give Andy Fisk a call at 413-772-2020 x208.
Deadline to apply: July 7th, 2019.
About Connecticut River Conservancy
Connecticut River Conservancy is the voice for the Connecticut River watershed, from source to sea. We collaborate with partners across four states to protect and advocate for your rivers and educate and engage communities. We bring people together to prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote enjoyment of your river and its tributary streams. Healthy rivers support healthy economies. CRC is an equal opportunity employer.