Employment

Water resource conservation is a constantly changing job market. In this section one can find careers from a variety of employers in the private and public sector. Check back often to keep informed of new postings.

Water Quality-Related Job Postings

Environmental Scientist/Biologist

Hiring OrganizationDewberry
Job Announcementhttps://careers-dewberry.icims.com/jobs/3889/environmental-scientist-biologist/job

Dewberry is seeking an Environmental Scientist/Biologist for our Baltimore, MD office. This position will support a growing water resources consulting practice in the areas of hydrology, hydraulics, watershed assessment and planning, infrastructure resilience, mitigation planning, ecological restoration design and planning, surface water assessment, and water quality in order to assist federal, state and local clients in the Mid-Atlantic and specifically for ecosystem recovery planning and implementation management.  Working knowledge of Chesapeake Bay TMDL /RESTORE/NFWF/NRDA planning is desired.

Please visit the job posting for additional information: https://careers-dewberry.icims.com/jobs/3889/environmental-scientist-biologist/job

8/24/2015

Clean Water Fellow

Hiring OrganizationIzaak Walton League of America, Inc.
Job Announcementhttp://www.iwla.org/jobs
Job Closing Date: 20 September 2015

Izaak Walton League of America, Inc.
Gaithersburg, MD

Application deadline: September 20, 2015

The Clean Water Fellowship is a temporary position of up to two years and is designed to provide applied experience in environmental education to a candidate with an undergraduate degree who is planning to pursue graduate studies in environmental education, natural resources conservation or a similar field. The Clean Water Fellow will work with the Clean Water Program Director to deliver and manage the Creek Freaks program. Creek Freaks is a national program that engages children ages 10-14 in hands-on stream studies including water quality monitoring. The Clean Water Fellow will conduct Creek Freaks environmental education programming for children and train and support adult Creek Freaks program leaders. In addition, the Clean Water Fellow will create videos, fact sheets, and website content and will promote the program using social media. The Clean Water Fellow also will recruit, train, and coordinate networks of adult volunteer water quality monitors.The Clean Water Fellow will receive a monthly stipend of $2,650.00 and the League will cover costs for equipment, phone, travel and other direct expenses. The Fellowship does not include health, retirement or other employee benefits. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to lmiller@iwla.org. In the cover letter, please address future plans for graduate school and how this fellowship aligns with those plans. For a full announcement including duties and responsibilities and qualification, please visit www.iwla.org/jobs.

8/24/2015

CWA is hiring in Baltimore

Clean Water Action has two full-time positions open out of our Baltimore office.

Clean Water Action is hiring a Program Coordinator to develop and implement the organization’s legislative, electoral and policy work in Maryland, as well as a Campaign Organizer to help develop and implement the organization’s environmental initiatives in Baltimore and statewide.

More details at:

http://cleanwateraction.org/job/maryland-program-coordinator

http://cleanwateraction.org/job/maryland-program-organizer

Email a letter of interest and a resume to Brent Bolin at BBolin@cleanwater.org

8/24/2015

Patuxent River Park Facilities Director

Hiring Organization: The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission
Job Announcementhttp://agency.governmentjobs.com/mncppc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=976161
Job Closing Date28 August 2015

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, a five-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award winner, is seeking a Facility Director to manage the day to day operations for its 7,000+ acre Patuxent River Park. This nature based facility, located 40 minutes outside of Washington DC, and provides interpretative programs, recreational activities (camping, boating, fishing, canoe & kayak rentals), natural and historical resource management, environmental research, and watershed protection.

Patuxent River Park is comprised of several properties along 55 miles of the Patuxent River. It is governed by a “limited use” policy to ensure park activities are compatible with the natural resources and preserve the scenic character of the river. Park headquarters are located in Upper Marlboro at the 2000+ acre Jug Bay Natural Area- a designated National Estuarine Research and Reserve System site under the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with a focus in research and environmental education. It is also a designated “Green Center” by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education. The chosen candidate is expected to utilize these designations to their fullest potential.This position supervises two full time naturalists, five full time maintenance employees, and 25+ part time/seasonal staff that vary throughout the year.

Job functions include nature-based facility management, budget management, environmental education program development for a primarily urban audience, administrative activities, natural and historical resource management, partnering with outside agencies (including NOAA and Maryland Department of Natural Resources), community outreach, event planning, and facilitation of environmental research internally and with partner agencies.

8/18/2015

Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Hiring OrganizationIzaak Walton League of America
Job Announcementhttp://www.iwla.org/about-us/jobs
Job Closing Date13 September 2015

The Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator will provide support for a Chesapeake Bay watershed-wide project focused on integrating citizen-based monitoring groups into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership. This project is the result of a collaborative partnership between the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance), the Izaak Walton League of America, the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) at Dickinson College, and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network (UMCES IAN). The project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The goal of the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring project is to increase the amount of water quality monitoring data available to make management decisions and track progress of Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. In order to achieve this goal, project partners will provide technical, logistical, and outreach support for the integration of volunteer citizen-based and other non-governmental monitoring networks into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership.

The Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator will support the project leads, the Izaak Walton League and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in coordinating a broad group of partners, including federal, state, and local government agencies; national, regional, and local nonprofit organizations; universities and research institutions; and other partners to integrate volunteer and other non-governmental water quality monitoring data into the Chesapeake Bay Program’s system for tracking progress toward Bay restoration goals. In addition to partnership-building, the position also will gather data and information to help develop new, scientifically-rigorous water monitoring protocols. The Monitoring Coordinator will assist with recruiting, training, and managing volunteers and other non-governmental entities to collect data to fill temporal, spatial, and other gaps in the existing data set.

For more information about the position and how to apply, please visit http://www.iwla.org/about-us/jobs.

8/18/2015

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection – Manager II, Division Chief, Watershed Management Capital Projects

Hiring OrganizationMontgomery County, MD Department of Environmental Protection
Job Announcementhttp://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/careers
Job Closing Date29 August 2015

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects the environment and public health in Montgomery County through a variety of programs that promote clean air, clean water, and clean land in a sustainable way. DEP is seeking an experienced senior manager to provide day-to-day planning, execution and management of the Stormwater Management Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the planning, design, permitting and construction program for the County’s watershed management program to meet the County’s Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer System (MS4) Permit requirements. The position is responsible for development of a multi-year strategy and plan for targeting the Department’s Stormwater Management Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budget on needs in County watersheds, and managing the coordination of resources within the Division to design and execute this plan. The position also develops the six-year Stormwater Management CIP budget; an annual procurement plan for planning/design and construction contract awards to support the multi-year CIP budget plan; and resource and staffing requirements for the Division in support of the CIP budget process.

To view the complete job announcement and to apply online, please visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/careers and then click on “Search Jobs.”

Create an account and submit resume for Requisition IRC18739. EOE. M/F/H.

8/18/2015

Education Coordinator

Hiring OrganizationNanticoke Watershed Alliance
Job Announcementhttp://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/nwa-education-coordinator-position-description-final.pdf
Job Closing Date28 August 2015

The Education Coordinator will be a motivated, strategic thinker who will play a crucial role in the student and teacher environmental education program in both Wicomico County, MD, and Sussex County, DE. The NWA environmental education program consists of in-classroom presentations, outdoor field trips, and student and teacher-led stewardship action projects. The Coordinator will serve as an integral member of a small team to manage office administrative duties, facilitate the annual fundraising plan, provide community outreach, and more. This position will also serve as a program assistant to the Nanticoke Creekwatchers Citizen Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program.

Please see the position description for full details, including application instructions.

8/18/2015

Clean Water Act Implementation ORISE research participant/intern

Hiring OrganizationEPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds
Job Announcementhttp://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/description.aspx?JobId=18398

The EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds seeks an Clean Water Act Implementation research participant/intern through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Internship/Research Participation Program.

The intern will be trained to research Clean Water Act issues and coordinate public education and outreach efforts with other federal and state agencies and non-government organizations, and to develop and implement broad public education and outreach efforts.

To learn more and apply, please visit: http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/description.aspx?JobId=18398

8/18/2015

Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator

Izaak Walton League of America
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Deadline: September 13, 2015

The Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator will provide support for a Chesapeake Bay watershed-wide project focused on integrating citizen-based monitoring groups into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership. This project is the result of a collaborative partnership between the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance), the Izaak Walton League of America, the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) at Dickinson College, and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network (UMCES IAN). The project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The goal of the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring project is to increase the amount of water quality monitoring data available to make management decisions and track progress of Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. In order to achieve this goal, project partners will provide technical, logistical, and outreach support for the integration of volunteer citizen-based and other non-governmental monitoring networks into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership.

The Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator will support the project leads, the Izaak Walton League and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in coordinating a broad group of partners, including federal, state, and local government agencies; national, regional, and local nonprofit organizations; universities and research institutions; and other partners to integrate volunteer and other non-governmental water quality monitoring data into the Chesapeake Bay Program’s system for tracking progress toward Bay restoration goals. In addition to partnership-building, the position also will gather data and information to help develop new, scientifically-rigorous water monitoring protocols. The Monitoring Coordinator will assist with recruiting, training, and managing volunteers and other non-governmental entities to collect data to fill temporal, spatial, and other gaps in the existing data set.

For more information about the position and how to apply, please visit http://www.iwla.org/about-us/jobs.

8/18/2015

Research Fellow in Aquatic Ecology

Hiring OrganizationInterstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
Job Announcementhttp://www.potomacriver.org/news/research-fellow-in-aquatic-ecology/
Job Closing Date1 September 2015

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) seeks an enthusiastic, talented problem-solver for a 1-year term position in its Aquatic Habitats unit. The position requires a level of knowledge and independence generally associated with graduate level education and work experience. The successful candidate will work with staff to

  • further develop a Chesapeake basin-wide index of biotic integrity for non-tidal stream macroinvertebrates (“Chessie” BIBI), and
  • analyze long-term water quality trends for streams and rivers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Ideal qualities include

  • a strong background in aquatic ecosystems;
  • sound technical and analytical skills;
  • an ability to assemble and manage databases and perform statistical analyses in R;
  • experience with field work;
  • an ability to integrate concepts and data from several disciplines to study ecological relationships; and
  • an ability to communicate effectively and work independently.

Requirements:

  • A PhD, or Master’s of Science and at least 2-3 years experience, in a relevant field of environmental science
  • Experience identifying stream macroinvertebrate taxa to family- and genus-level; taxonomic certification is desirable
  • Experience working with relational databases and conducting statistical analyses (proficiency in MS Excel, MS Access, and R programming environment required)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Available to start in October 2015

This is a 1-year term position, contingent on availability of funding, and includes benefits. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Submit resume to jobs@icprb.org by September 1, 2015. ICPRB is an EOE.

8/18/2015

Education Coordinator

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the resources of the Nanticoke River, seeks a qualified and highly motivated person to lead our environmental education program, manage office administration, assist with the Nanticoke Creekwatchers citizen volunteer water quality monitoring program, and other programs.

About the Alliance
Created in 1992, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance is a consortium of organizations working together to conserve the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Nanticoke River watershed. The mission, goals, and objectives of the NWA are developed by consensus with our partnership. Partners include organizations and businesses based in Maryland and Delaware that represent agriculture, industry, environmental, business, community, state, local, and federal governmental organizations. NWA’s core values are collaboration, communication, conservation, scientific integrity, and education. The NWA office is located in Vienna, MD, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Major programs include the award winning, EPA-approved Nanticoke Creekwatchers Citizen Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program, student and teacher environmental education, homeowner backyard conservation outreach, community outreach, and restoration projects, such as tree plantings, rain gardens and more. See www.nanticokeriver.org and www.facebook.com/NanticokeRiver for more information.

Education Coordinator Job Description
The Education Coordinator will be a motivated, strategic thinker who will play a crucial role in the student and teacher environmental education program in both Wicomico County, MD, and Sussex County, DE. The NWA environmental education program consists of in-classroom presentations, outdoor field trips, and student and teacher-led stewardship action projects. The Coordinator will serve as an integral member of a small team to manage office administrative duties, facilitate the annual fundraising plan, provide community outreach, and more. This position will also serve as a program assistant to the Nanticoke Creekwatchers Citizen Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program.

Responsibilities of the Education Coordinator
  • Develop and manage the seventh grade student environmental education program in cooperation with schools in Wicomico County, MD and Sussex County, DE, including developing curriculum, creating partnerships with schools, and facilitating in-classroom presentations, outdoor field trips, action projects, and more.
  • Apply for and manage environmental education-related grant funding.
  • Coordinate the annual fundraising plan, including individual appeals, partner appeals, special events, and more.
  • Process all financial activities, including paying invoices, making deposits, and tracking transactions in QuickBooks.
  • Assist in the coordination of the Creekwatchers Program, including helping with annual training events and recruitment materials, delivering water samples, entering data, and more.
  • Track all contact information and fundraising campaigns in our online database.
  • Serve as the managing editor of the Nanticoke Currents newsletter.
  • Assist with website management, including adding and updating program information.
  • Attend outreach events throughout the season.
  • Facilitate Board of Directors communication, including a monthly update and meeting minutes.
  • Oversee communication and contacts with Alliance partner organizations and facilitate joint outreach and engagement projects to encourage stewardship of the Nanticoke River.
Skills & Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, education, or related field required.
  • At least two years of experience in environmental education, conservation, restoration, or related field preferred. Emphasis will be placed on applicants with teaching experience.
  • Strong computer literacy is required: MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher)
  • Grant development and management experience is strongly desired.
  • Administration experience and knowledge of QuickBooks is strongly desired.
  • Experience with Salesforce or other contact databases preferred.
  • Website development (WordPress platform) experience preferred.
  • Prior experience with water quality monitoring equipment is preferred.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license are required.
  • CPR / First Aid certification and a background check will be required upon hiring.
  • Required characteristics include:
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Dynamic and capable of working in a fast-paced, open office environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and also as part of a team.
  • Candidates with experience in the non-profit sector and environmental education are particularly encouraged to apply

Location: Position to be located in the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance office in Vienna, Maryland. One weekly telecommuting day is available.

Salary: $22,000 - $28,000 and excellent benefits package included. Professional development opportunities are available.

To Apply:
Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references prior to August 28, 2015 to Shelly Baird at shellybaird@nanticokeriver.org. No phone inquiries please.

In your cover letter, please address your ability, based on your skills and experience, to accomplish the duties of the position in the three areas of environmental education, office administration and fundraising, and water quality monitoring.

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

8/11/2015

Director of Programs

Hiring OrganizationChesapeake Conservancy
Job Announcementhttp://chesapeakeconservancy.org/Employment-Opportunities

The Chesapeake Conservancy, a nonprofit environmental organization located in Annapolis, MD, is seeking a Director of Programs to lead the successful execution of all conservation, outreach, and restoration programs of the Conservancy. The Director of Programs builds and maintains relationships with partner agencies, organizations, funders, and consultants, promoting our work and reputation throughout the watershed.

The Conservancy’s mission is to strengthen the connection between people and the Chesapeake Bay, conserve the landscapes and special places that sustain the Chesapeake’s unique natural and cultural resources, and encourage the exploration and celebration of the Chesapeake as a national treasure.

Join this young, energetic and fast growing group as they lead large landscape conservation, develop new technologies to support conservation priorities, and create or expand public access throughout the Chesapeake Bay!

Candidates must have at least five to seven years of experience, with proven success in employee and program management.  The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree, preferably in conservation planning, environmental studies, natural resources, environmental management or similarly related field. Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordination and overall management of the Chesapeake Conservancy’s conservation, outreach, and restoration programs.
  • Leadership of the program department, including management of staff and overseeing the program budget.
  • Developing effective, measurable objectives and strategies to deliver mission-based program goals.
  • Coordinating and convening multi-jurisdictional, multi-stakeholder coalitions.
  • Working with the senior team to raise funds through private foundations, government contracts, and individual donations to support program needs.
  • Working as a member of a team of professionals dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Chesapeake Bay’s great rivers and special places.

7/24/2015

Anacostia Riverkeeper

Hiring OrganizationAnacostia Riverkeeper, Inc.
Job Announcementhttp://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Anacostia-Riverkeeper-Job-Position-.pdf

Anacostia Riverkeeper, Inc. is seeking a qualified, passionate, highly motivated individual to fill the position of the Anacostia RIVERKEEPER®. The Anacostia Riverkeeper is primarily responsible for developing and implementing programs that limit pollution from the waters of the Anacostia River watershed, educating the public on water quality issues and best practices, and increasing public awareness of the Anacostia River as a community resource to be valued and protected. The full-time position reports directly to the Board of Directors of the Anacostia RIVERKEEPER, Inc. and the President.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a thorough understanding of environmental and regulatory issues that affect water quality
  • Possess Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Be Proficient in MS Office Suite and advanced in online communication tools
  • A degree in environmental science or a related field is a plus, but is not required
  • Be comfortable operating watercraft
  • Have excellent organization and time management skills. Have the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Work independently with little direction from others
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Have an understanding of the importance of urban rivers

Please Send Resume with Statement of Interest and Salary Expectations to: hr@anacostiariverkeeper.org

Full Job Description here.

7/24/2015

Program Manager

Hiring OrganizationAlice Ferguson Foundation
Job Announcementhttp://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/trash-program-manager-announcement-april-2015.docx

The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) is seeking a Program Manager to oversee its Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative. AFF is an environmental educational organization focused on connecting people to the natural world, sustainable agricultural practices and the cultural heritage of their local watershed through education, stewardship and advocacy.

The Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative (Trash Initiative) is a leader in the metropolitan Washington DC region in addressing and studying the issue of litter. The Trash Initiative works to create lasting reduction of litter and waste in the Washington, DC region through public education, advocacy, market-based incentives and strong policy and regulatory efforts. AFF believes in building momentum and creating change by collaborating with local partners to ensure clean land, safe water, and healthy lives for the residents of the Potomac Watershed. www.fergusonfoundation.org

Position Summary
The Trash Initiative Program Manager is responsible for programmatic management and supervision of Trash Initiative staff. The Manager oversees a variety of grant funded projects, including management of financials and deliverables. The Manager also provides leadership in keeping AFF abreast of current changes in litter prevention, waste management and reduction, and community based social marketing, and provides external leadership for the organization in relevant fields. The Manager aligns the Trash Initiative with the Foundation’s strategic plan and mission.

The Program Manager will ensure successful administration and growth of the Trash Initiative’s projects and events. Its main project is a public service campaign that is implemented on jurisdictional and community, grassroots levels. Key events include the Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, a regional cleanup that serves over 14,000 volunteers and roughly 500 partners annually, and the Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit conference. Additional duties include advocacy work, including providing testimony, and facilitating collaboration among partners to address the region’s trash problem. The position is full-time with benefits, and will require occasional evenings and weekends. Applicants must have regular access to a reliable vehicle.

Requirements
The successful candidate will be a self-starter with experience in programmatic leadership and supervision, as well as planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs. The Manager must demonstrate ability to build and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders such as county governments and nonprofits, with the goal of serving existing audiences while expanding the scope and scale of stakeholders reached. The Manager will have project management experience and a demonstrated ability to keep projects on time and on budget. The Manager must have strong writing and communications skills, with experience using spreadsheets and other programs to analyze and present data. The Manager should have experience in developing projects for proposal to funders, including concept, scope of work, and budgets.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently on a variety of assignments with minimal supervision; be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collegial, team-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment; and be able to work with high level constituents, including donors and board members. The candidate should possess strong organizational, research, marketing, and business process skills. The candidate also must demonstrate creative problem-solving and decision-making skills, flexibility, initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy and discretion.

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. A dynamic and collaborative working environment is among the advantages of working at the Alice Ferguson Foundation which features a beautiful work environment in a national park setting at its Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center in Accokeek, MD. To apply, email cover letter with salary requirements and resume to HR@fergusonfoundation.org.

This announcement will remain open until the position is filled.

5/5/2015

Web Development Intern

Hiring OrganizationUniversity of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Job Announcementhttp://www.umces.edu/job/web-development-intern

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) invites applications for a Web Development Intern.  The successful candidate will work with an established and dynamic team in partnership with Chesapeake Bay Program staff at the Chesapeake Bay Program office in Annapolis, Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay Program maintains several websites as a primary method of informing citizens and stakeholders about Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration efforts. A vast array of audience groups rely on key web-based communications as the method for staying abreast of key issues facing Chesapeake Bay restoration.

For more information visit: http://www.umces.edu/job/web-development-intern

4/30/2015

Chesapeake Program Director

Hiring OrganizationThe Campbell Foundation
Job Announcementhttp://www.campbellfoundation.org/jobs/

The Campbell Foundation is seeking a Program Director for their Chesapeake Office.  Please go to the web-site for additional information.  No phone calls or emails please.

4/23/2015

Development Director

Hiring OrganizationMidshore Riverkeeper Conservancy Inc
Job Announcementhttp://midshoreriverkeeper.org/mrc-seeks-director-of-development/

Job Description – Development Director

Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) is seeking a qualified individual to serve as our Director of Development (DD). This individual, reporting to and in partnership with the executive director and deputy director, will spearhead development efforts as MRC continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the DD will have the opportunity to build the development function.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute MRC’s annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Manage the implementation of our Watergrass software and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
  • Develop, build, expand, and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Oversee organization of special events
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Develop new grant opportunities and write grant proposals and support other staff doing the same

Qualifications

  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • 5-plus years experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer database management

MRC is a non-profit river protection program located in Easton, Maryland. MRC presently has a staff of ten and works with hundreds of volunteers annually. We engage in river patrols, water quality monitoring, legislative, legal and policy advocacy, education and outreach, and develop and construct innovative pollution reducing projects in four counties. MRC presently has approximately 2,000 dues paying members.

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to: ann@midshoreriverkeeper.org

4/23/2015

Campaign Coordinator

Hiring OrganizationWaterkeepers Chesapeake
Job Announcementhttp://www.waterkeeperschesapeake.org/images/Documents/Campaign_Coordinator_04072015.pdf

The Campaign Coordinator will report to the Executive Director to implement Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Agricultural Transparency campaign, help to manage other coalition campaigns, and assist with communications for the organization. We are looking for a well-rounded campaign generalist, capable of grassroots organizing, building partnerships, developing communications materials, communicating internally and externally, and with a committed passion for environmental advocacy.

This position will take the lead in implementing and managing our agricultural transparency communications campaign, which includes managing the campaign, coordinating communications, managing partnerships, and supporting the development of the campaign’s grassroots capacity. This campaign is focused on using innovative communications to reframe discussion and support policy objectives to promote pollution reductions from the agricultural sector. Additionally, this position will take a role in managing and coordinating other campaigns such as our Polluted Runoff Initiative, Clean Water & Clean Energy, and Clean Water Defense.

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4/23/2015

Nature Center Environmental Educator

Hiring OrganizationHoward County Recreation & Parks, Robinson Nature Center
Job Announcementhttp://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/rnc_environmental-educator_application.pdf

Responsible for the development and implementation of environmental education programming in coordination with the Naturalist and Program Manager. Weekend work is required along with some evening hours. Work weeks will follow a Wednesday – Sunday schedule, totaling 37.5 hrs/week. Send completed applications and resume to Naturalist, Katie Peet, kpeet@howardcountymd.gov.

4/23/2015

Nature Center Facility Leader

Hiring OrganizationHoward County Recreation & Park, Robinson Nature Center
Job Announcementhttp://www.howardcountymd.gov/IFrameTemplate.aspx?ID=6442451745

This position performs intermediate level recreation services work ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the Center. This position provides support to the Facility Leader II and to full-time staff of the Center. This position will assist in providing customer service and support for center operations. Center hours are Wednesday-Sunday, weekend and some evening work is required.

4/23/2015

Postgraduate Intern at U.S. EPA: Fostering Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability for Clean and Safe Water

A postgraduate research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water (OW). The appointment will be served with the Office of Science and Technology (OST) in Washington, D.C.

The intern will join an OW team involved with a range of technical, policy and program support activities to assess how OW programs and policies can better foster consideration and integration of sustainability principles into its programs. Under the guidance of the mentor, s/he may be involved in:

  • attending meetings and conferences regarding water sustainability
  • creating connections for further integration of sustainability principles
  • implementing sustainability initiatives through research and policy priorities
  • writing blogs on sustainability across the nation
  • developing metrics and performance measures to assess progress
  • tracking EPA progress to implement sustainability goals

Through this project, the intern will develop a sound understanding of water resources management, including the critical challenges facing the U.S. and world, and gain an understanding of sustainability initiatives that are currently being implemented and are on the horizon to solve water resource issues. S/he will be exposed to regulatory, policy, technical, and research experiences related to Water Sustainability.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have received a master’s degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, environmental public policy or a related field within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date.

U.S. Citizenship required. The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.

The appointment will initially be for one year and may be renewed up to three additional years upon EPA recommendation and subject to availability of funding. The participant will receive an annual stipend up to $52,668. No funding will be made available to cover travel costs for pre-appointment visits, relocation costs, tuition and fees, or a participant’s health insurance. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. The participant does not become an EPA employee.

Technical Questions:

The mentor for this project is Jeff Lape (lape.jeff@epa.gov).

How to Apply:

An application can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/application.htmPlease reference Project # EPA Water 2015-343 when calling or writing for information.

3/24/2015

MDE Positions in Baltimore

MCET at the College of Southern Maryland has positions available supporting MDE in Baltimore. To submit applications please use this link to access all open positions.

https://csmd.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.welcome&category_id=15240&company_id=15554&version=1&startflag=1&parent=Benefited%20Positions&levelid1=15240

2/19/2015

Environmental Educator/Center Manager

The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum and Environmental Center (the Museum) is accepting applications for an opening as a part-time environmental educator/center manager of our new environmental center (21 hours per week). We are seeking an environmental professional and dedicated educator/interpreter with strong writing, organizational, and inter-personal skills and fund raising and grant writing experience. Contact Bruce Russell at barussell52@verizon.net for the job description and/or for more information.

1/22/2015

Program Coordinator

Young Organization Looking for multi-talented Program Coordinator, responsible for supporting SustainaFest and its leadership in planning, executing and implementing the organization's mission to include general public and student events and programs through performance of administrative, coordination and management duties.

SustainaFest is a 501(c)3 Maryland nonprofit established in 2012 with a mission to educate and engage people of all ages and interests to take action in their everyday lives to strengthen communities, improve the environment, and support local economies.  We use the power of cutting-edge film, awe-inspiring music, visionary speakers, social entrepreneurs, seasoned educators and innovative projects to spark dialogue, encourage innovations, and catalyze new solutions. We currently operate programs focused on accessing, educating and activating the general public (festivals and other events) and students (Student Sustainability Lab) in Maryland and throughout the region.

We are looking for an experienced Program Coordinator to join our team located in Annapolis, Maryland. Primary responsibilities include: Managing interns/volunteers, logistics planning for events, grant writing/fundraising, social media/email marketing, coordinating programs and projects within our participating schools throughout the region. The ideal candidate would possess: A Bachelors degree (preferably in a sustainability-related field), multi-tasking and organizational skills, ability to work independently and under tight deadlines, and have strong and polished oral and written communication skills.

For more information and application instructions, view the full announcement here.

Learn more about SustainaFest here.

1/22/2015

Jobs with the State of Maryland

Search available opportunities at http://www.jobaps.com/MD/.

1/21/2015

Communications & Campaigns Manager

The Communications and Campaigns Manager will report to the Executive Director to implement Waterkeepers Chesapeake's Agricultural Transparency campaign, coordinate communications for the organization, and help to manage other organizational campaigns. We are looking for a well- rounded campaign generalist, capable of grassroots organizing, building partnerships, developing communications materials, communicating internally and externally, and with a committed passion for environmental advocacy.

Primary Responsibilities

This position will take the lead in implementing and managing our agricultural transparency communications campaign, which includes managing the campaign, coordinating communications, managing partnerships and supporting the development of the campaign's grassroots capacity. This campaign is focused on using innovative communications to reframe discussion and support policy objectives to promote pollution reductions from the agricultural sector. Additionally, this position will have primary responsibility for communications work and take a role in managing and coordinating other campaigns such as our Stormwater Initiative, Fossil Fuels & Fracking, and Clean Water Defense. 

Download full job description to apply.

12/16/2014

New job openings have been posted at http://www.usawaterquality.org/volunteer/Special/jobs.html.

9/24/2014

Water Resources Engineer

Versar is seeking a mid- to senior level Water Resources/Civil Engineer to join our Natural Resources team in Columbia, MD, in support of watershed projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.   Projects will involve development of integrated ecological restoration and engineering designs for stormwater management and stream restoration, which may vary from site-specific to watershed scales. We are looking for a hard-working and motivated individual with strong technical knowledge and experience in stormwater management, using Environmental Site Design (ESD) / Low Impact Development (LID) principles as well as stream restoration. Responsibilities will include: 

  • Developing stormwater management design and retrofit plans, using LID and ESD approaches
  • Assessment and design of stream restoration
  • Creating site-specific conceptual designs through construction documents
  • Contributing to watershed plans that result in pollutant load, particularly to meet TMDL goals
  • Preparing specifications and cost estimates
  • Conducting inspections of stormwater facilities and/or erosion and sediment controls
  • Contributing to watershed assessment and monitoring

Position Requirements

  • BS in water resources, environmental, or civil engineering
  • Stormwater management design experience, particularly with innovative LID & ESD approaches
  • Fluvial geomorphology and stream restoration experience
  • Experience with AutoCAD and GIS
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of statistics desired
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland (Virginia also desired)
  • Familiarity with Maryland (and Virginia) stormwater regulations and design requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years engineering experience

Applications are through Versar’s web site: www.versar.com/careers/index.html
See Requisition #14-0058, Water Resource Engineer

5/21/2014

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