Watershed Institute Coordinator via Idealist

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Pennington, NJ, US

At the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBMWA), keeping water clean, safe, and healthy is the heart of our mission. We work to protect and restore our water and natural environment in central New Jersey through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. The Watershed Institute is a program of SBMWA that promotes the health and resiliency of NJ’s watersheds by strengthening, connecting, and mobilizing watershed organizations.

SBMWA is seeking motivated and organized candidates to fill the position of Watershed Institute Coordinator. Position is located at the Watershed Center in Pennington, NJ. The Watershed Institute Coordinator reports to the Policy Director.

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate and provide administrative/technical support for the New Jersey Council of Watershed Associations, a coalition of watershed nonprofits dedicated to serving as a unified voice for clean water across the state
  • Manage a grant program that supports watershed associations and conservation organizations in New Jersey
  • Provide one-on-one technical assistance to New Jersey watershed groups on various environmental and organizational issues
  • Organize and execute an annual workshop series for nonprofit environmental professionals
  • Coordinate the NJ Confluence, an annual conference for volunteer water monitors
  • Manage the Institute’s website, social media, email listserv, and other outreach tools
  • Implement the Institute’s programmatic strategic plan
  • Assist with policy efforts of the Advocacy Department and other SBMWA projects, initiatives, and events as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with three years of related experience
  • Expertise in the environmental field and commitment to the stewardship of water resources
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Project or program management experience
  • Partnership and coalition-building experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interface in a professional and warm manner with diverse stakeholders
  • Preferred applicants would also have familiarity with nonprofit management, grant writing, watershed management, policy and/or advocacy work. Website/social media experience desired