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Have you ever wanted to work with Freshwater Future? Now is your chance!

Current Job Openings:


Program Director

Posted: September 2021

Job Description

The Program Director is responsible for researching, planning, developing and implementing Freshwater Future’s programs in concert with other leadership staff.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train and be a motivating mentor to staff.
  • Lead discussions to answer questions and remedy complaints.
  • Create and nurture effective communication within the organization.
  • Build a strong team through open communication and by collaborating on decision-making responsibilities.
  • Manage program staff.
  • Initiate and set goals for programs based on the organization’s strategic objectives.
  • Plan programs from start to finish, including identifying processes, deadlines and milestones.
  • Develop operations plans and budgets.
  • Prepare funding proposals and reports to support programs

General Job Requirements:

  • Participate in management decisions for the organization.
  • Participate and assist with Freshwater Future staff meetings and events.
  • Attend board meetings as appropriate.
  • Assist with organizational planning.

Position Type: The Program Director position will be a full-time position. Job location is negotiable within the Great Lakes region.

Qualifications:
The Program Director will have excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership skills, strategic mindset, problem-solving skills, nonprofit or advocacy background, excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent computer skills, expertise using and learning digital communications tools, experience with program and staff management, Bachelor’s degree preferred. The position requires excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently and a commitment to equity and inclusion. Travel is required.

Compensation: Salary Range: $58,000-$63,000, depending on experience. Generous benefits including health, dental, vision, retirement, disability insurance, paid time off.

Freshwater Future is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to stephanie@freshwaterfuture.org.

Job search will remain open until filled.


Community Program Associate

Posted: August 2021

Job Description:
The Community Program Associate helps build and support a base of community level organizations
working to protect water in the Great Lakes region.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide training, coordination and engagement opportunities to grassroots water efforts.
  • Track and develop stories of policy implementation outcomes.
  • Connect local community efforts to meaningful opportunities for water policy change.
  • Maintain engagement databases and move participants to new levels of engagement.
  • Participate in program development, implement programs, and assess and track progress.
  • Participate in and assist with Freshwater Future staff meetings and events.
  • Attend board meetings as appropriate.
  • Assist with organizational planning and fundraising when appropriate.

Job location is negotiable within the Great Lakes region.

Qualifications:
The Community Program Associate is an entry level position and will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with a water/environmental resource, policy, nonprofit or advocacy background. The position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills; computer skills including databases, websites, spreadsheets, and word processing as well as social media outreach and growth; organizational skills, ability to work independently and a commitment to protecting water resources. Position reports to the Executive Director.

Compensation: Salary Range: $32,000-$37,000, depending on experience. Generous benefits including health, dental, vision, retirement, disability insurance, paid time off.

Freshwater Future is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply please submit resume and cover letter to stephanie@freshwaterfuture.org.

Job search will remain open until filled.


 

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