Program Specialist (Green Infrastructure) via Idealist

Anacostia Watershed Society

Bladensburg, MD, US


Program Specialist: Green Infrastructure

The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) seeks a Program Specialist: Green Infrastructure to inspire and inform communities about the Anacostia Watershed, and develop and implement innovative green infrastructure (i.e. low impact development, storm water retrofit, etc.) strategies to restore the Anacostia River and to engage these communities in the restoration of the Anacostia River. This position will manage, administer, and be responsible for building and implementing meaningful programs and projects within DC and Maryland that engage communities and stakeholders in our restoration efforts. The Program Specialist: Green Infrastructure works directly with the Manager of Community-Based Restoration and the Director of River Restoration Programs to ensure collaboration and integration among all AWS initiatives.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the watershed’s restoration and the engagement of local communities, partners, and other stakeholders for this critical piece of the AWS strategy.

Key Accountabilities:

1.    Develop, manage, implement, and/or support green infrastructure programs and projects at high impact locations for engagement, education, and demonstration throughout the watershed. 

2.    Assist in program and project identification, management, and evaluation as well as planning for the long-term sustainability of green infrastructure programs and projects that achieve river restoration goals, reduce the impact of stormwater, and improve the quality of life for communities, plants, and wildlife.

3.    Assist in creating partnerships and relationships that move the Community-Based Restoration programs forward and meet program objectives.

4.    Plan, organize, and engage watershed residents and stakeholders in meaningful restoration programs and projects. Ensure that all green infrastructure projects have community buy-in and lead to long-term maintenance of installed projects. Increase awareness of the impact of storm water management practices on water quality and natural resources.

5.    Serve as technical expert and support on green infrastructure projects for the organization (i.e. RiverSmart Schools).

6.    Participate in organization-wide efforts, strategic planning, and other tasks as assigned. 


·        4 to 6 years of experience working as a conservation/environmental program manager, with community engagement and outreach accountabilities desired; if fewer years of experience, then Master’s degree and licensure can substitute years of experience. Professional licensure and registration preferred but not required.

·        Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in related field; degree in Landscape Architecture desired.

·        Demonstrated success in the design and delivery of impactful community-based restoration programs, preferably in the urban environment and with LID, retrofits, and/or other green infrastructure.

·        Demonstrated experience in writing proposals and funding requests, including grant requests to secure program funding.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should email a résumé formally expressing your interest to [email protected].

AWS encourages and embraces diversity.


We are offering a competitive compensation package that includes a competitive base salary and benefits package.