Environmental Education and Outreach Assistant

Connecticut River Conservancy

Connecticut River Conservancy

Greenfield, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Environmental Education and Outreach Assistant

Part-time/seasonal position (0.4 FTE) up to 16 hours per week
Start Date: April 1, 2024
End Date: September 30, 2024
Office Location: Hartford / Hybrid
Health Benefit Eligible: No
Retirement Benefit Eligible: No
Supervisor: River Steward, Connecticut
Position classification: Seasonal
Pay Range: $20 / hr

Position Description:

Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) is seeking a motivated and passionate individual to join our team as a Seasonal Environmental Education and Outreach Assistant. This part-time seasonal position will play a key role in our efforts to promote environmental education and community engagement in the Connecticut River watershed. Assistant will lead CRC’s Compass Youth Paddles from July through August, once a week. Assistant will participate in school visits, summer camps, and events as needed. The assistant will also create environmental education programming and materials. Opportunity to assist with Source to Sea Cleanup in the fall.

Most non-event work can be done remotely or at the Hartford office. This position requires access to a car and mileage accrued while working somewhere other than the office will be reimbursed at the IRS rate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Lead the Compass Youth Paddle program which teaches young people to paddle
• Participate in outreach events to promote awareness of issues affecting the Connecticut River Watershed, occasionally on evenings and weekends
• Assist in the development and delivery of environmental education programs for diverse audiences, including schools, community groups, and the public
• Collaborate with team members to create engaging educational materials and activities

Position Requirements:

• Enthusiasm for the environment and river ecology
• Experience teaching or organizing events
• Comfort with working with a wide range of ages
• Experience with paddling or willingness to learn
• A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
• Flexibility to work occasional evenings or weekend events

Application Details:

Deadline to apply: March 4, 2024

Use form below to submit a resume and cover letter in 1 PDF document. Interviews will take place in mid-March.
Hiring manager: Rhea Drozdenko (she/her), rdrozdenko@ctriver.org, 860-929-8021

Overview of the Organization:

The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) protects and restores clean water and healthy habitats for New England’s largest river and its watershed communities.

CRC has been a steward of the Connecticut River and its tributary streams since 1952. Our programs include advocacy, aquatic invasive species management, dam removal, habitat restoration, migratory fish surveys, recreation, trash cleanups, and water quality monitoring. Through collaborative partnerships in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, CRC leads and supports efforts for resilient and life-filled rivers from source to sea. We are uniquely positioned to leverage local, state, regional, and federal resources as the only science-based nonprofit working throughout the entire watershed. Our values of inclusion, collaboration, resilience, and stewardship guide our ongoing work to address the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and pollution. Together through community engagement and education, we’re helping to ensure healthy rivers for all. Learn more at ctriver.org.

Connecticut River Conservancy is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and will engage in an inclusive recruiting and hiring process. It considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

COVID Policy and Benefits Package:

The Connecticut River Conservancy requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID19 vaccinations. We offer an employer supported retirement plan for employees who expect to earn at least $5000 in the calendar year. Please reach out with any questions about our current COVID-19 safety procedures and/or benefits packages.