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Policy Development and Strategic Planning
- Maximize Riverkeeper efficiency and achievement in the watersheds
- Establish and enhance Riverkeeper presence and effectiveness in the region by:
- Leading policy initiatives to support water quality, fisheries, enforcement, superfund, access, etc.
- Reviewing bills, lobbying, testifying at public hearings, developing policy papers, etc.
- Initiating, maintaining and expanding strategic relationships with constituency groups, environmental organizations, private advocates and funders
- Participating in government and administrative process to develop awareness of issues and advocate and advance Riverkeeper priorities
- Reaching and actively engaging the public through meetings, public events, and public speaking
- Extensively traveling within the watersheds to organize and attend meetings with elected officials, law enforcement, regulators and the public
- Work with development department to create and expand relationships with donors and foundations.
- Work with communications department to develop relationships with the public, reporters, coordinate earned media efforts, and invite media and other officials on Riverkeeper boat
- Serve as spokesperson for campaigns, represent Riverkeeper at regional and national conferences, forums
- Monitor Environmental Notice Bulletin, state administrative rules, county, town and local notices, and Army Corps Notices, etc.
- Oversee interns, volunteers, and Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic students
- Attend case review at Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic when in session
- Coordinate with the Program Director and President to brief and explain legal actions to the Board for approval
- Develop, with assistance from team members, quarterly reports
- Work with development team to draft grants and grant reports for foundations