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

Current Job Openings:

Community and Technical Program Associate

Job Description – March 2021

Role of the Community and Technical Program Associate: The Community and Technical Program Associate helps build and support a base of community level organizations working to protect water in the Great Lakes region and manages our technical needs.


  • 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.
  • Manage G Suite for the organization.
  • Lead and manage any and all maps, surveys, apps and ArcGIS related material & projects.
  • Provide technical assistance to staff as needed.
  • Maintain and make changes to websites.
  • Participate in program development.
  • Participate in and assist with Freshwater Future staff meetings and events.
  • Attend board meetings as appropriate.
  • Assist with organizational planning and fundraising when appropriate.

Qualifications: The Community Program and Technical 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. 

Reports to: Freshwater Future Executive Director

Location: Job location is negotiable within the Great Lakes region.

Salary Range: $30,000-$35,000, depending on experience. Full benefits including health, dental, vision, retirement, disability insurance, and paid time off.

Freshwater Future is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply on Indeed, click here.

Analytical Chemist

Job Description – March 2021

Role of the Analytical Chemist: Implement lab analysis and documentation for our PFAS and lead in water testing programs and help to ensure communications to clients are accurate and understandable.


  • Conduct routine QC, instrument stability testing, prepare and maintain records and summaries.
  • Involve in training and transfer of methods to and from QC and contract manufacturers as assigned.
  • Modify and validate analytical procedures to meet QC objectives.
    Support design and development of experimental protocols, SOP’s, etc., consistent with cGMP/GLP.
  • Execute special projects on analytical and instrument problem solving.
    Conduct chemical testing (perfluoroalkyls by LC/MS/MS, trace metals by ICP/MS) per SOP.
  • Perform testing on time and record quality of product.
  • Interface with QA officer and Public Relations officer to validate results and communicate to Client.
  • Maintain sample Chain of Custody and analytical traceability documentation.
  • Maintain, operate, and adapt analytical instrumentation.Involve in procedure review and propose modifications and updates.
  • Ensure work environment is clean and safe complying with all appropriate safety regulations.
  • Report monthly on supply inventory for orders involving devices, chemicals, and reagents.
  • Contribute to industrial, R&D qualification and validation activities and support routine maintenance.
  • Represent the organization at events, which may include some travel throughout the Great Lakes.

Skills and Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Experience managing all parts of lab process.

Reports to: Flint Development Center Director and Freshwater Future Executive Director

Location: Flint, Michigan

Salary: $36,000 – $40,000 yearly salary
Freshwater Future and Flint Development Center are Equal Opportunity Employers

To apply: Send resume to:, for questions call: 231.348.8200

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