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JOB TITLE:

Project Manager

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Boston Massachusetts United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), an internationally recognized environmental research and advocacy nonprofit based in Boston, MA, seeks an Advocacy Director to join our interdisciplinary team.

The Advocacy Director oversees all aspects of our advocacy initiatives, with the goal of improving environmental policies and outcomes across the watershed and beyond.
In furtherance of CRWAs policy agenda, the Advocacy Director will work primarily at the local and state levels to build coalitions, partner with traditional and nontraditional allies, advance legislative priorities, strengthen environmental laws and regulations, and hold polluters and government agencies accountable.
The Advocacy Director oversees a small team including a legal advocate, communications associate, and community organizers.
CRWAs advocacy efforts are directly informed by our science and data-based programmatic work, necessitating close coordination between these areas of the organization.


RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage all aspects of CRWAs advocacy work, in close collaboration with other senior staff, particularly the Executive Director
  • Supervise team of 3-4 advocacy, communications, and outreach staff
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, and Program Managers, establish CRWAs advocacy agenda
  • Develop and implement strategies to advocate for CRWAs policy priorities before local and state governmental bodies, as well as the general public
  • Improve environmental outcomes across the watershed
  • Engage and work in close coordination with traditional and nontraditional allies; build and support coalitions; serve on task forces and other advisory bodies
  • Budgeting, fundraising, and strategic planning for CRWAs advocacy work
  • Ensure that CRWAs advocacy work effectively integrates climate equity and environmental justice
  • As necessary, support litigation to advance CRWAs mission
  • Grant applications and grant management, support fundraising efforts


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Advanced degree preferred in law, public policy, or public administration
  • At least 10 years experience in environmental advocacy, including state-level lobbying and administrative processes around regulation, permitting, and other government decision-making
  • Political or grassroots campaign experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory frameworks applicable to water quality, water management, and stormwater management
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to develop new ideas and initiatives to address some of the most challenging issues facing rivers and watersheds; manage teams and supervise staff; and work collaboratively across an organization
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism
  • Commitment to CRWAs mission
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google GSuite
  • Able to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed
  • Multilingual is a plus


APPLY TODAY!

At CRWA, we recognize that excellent candidates may not have every qualification listed but may still be a great fit for the job.
If this is you, we encourage you to apply!

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by email no later than March 1, 2024, to hiring@crwa.
org and include Advocacy Director in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.
Candidates will be interviewed and selected based on criteria such as prior experience and skills relevant to this position.


This is a full-time position based in Boston with competitive salary and benefits, including generous paid time off, employer contributions to health insurance premiums and retirement plan, and a public transit stipend.
CRWAs office operates on a hybrid remote/in-person schedule.
Salary range for this position is $100K-120K annually.


ABOUT CRWA:

CRWA uses science, advocacy, and the law to protect, preserve, and enhance the Charles River and its watershed.
CRWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, or other bases protected by law.
CRWA strives to attract and retain staff from a wide range of backgrounds, expertise, and perspectives and to foster a culture of belonging in which all feel valued and respected.
Individuals with backgrounds underrepresented in the environmental advocacy field are particularly encouraged to apply.
If you need accommodation(s) to make the interview process more accessible, please let us know.

Position Details

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EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

120000 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707128992-dba13127211239dee61647f7108d2bc4

LOCATION:

Massachusetts United States

CITY:

Boston

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Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), an internationally recognized environmental research and advocacy nonprofit based in Boston, MA, seeks an Advocacy Director to join our interdisciplinary team.

The Advocacy Director oversees all aspects of our advocacy initiatives, with the goal of improving environmental policies and outcomes across the watershed and beyond. In furtherance of CRWAs policy agenda, the Advocacy Director will work primarily at the local and state levels to build coalitions, partner with traditional and nontraditional allies, advance legislative priorities, strengthen environmental laws and regulations, and hold polluters and government agencies accountable. The Advocacy Director oversees a small team including a legal advocate, communications associate, and community organizers. CRWAs advocacy efforts are directly informed by our science and data-based programmatic work, necessitating close coordination between these areas of the organization.


RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage all aspects of CRWAs advocacy work, in close collaboration with other senior staff, particularly the Executive Director
  • Supervise team of 3-4 advocacy, communications, and outreach staff
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, and Program Managers, establish CRWAs advocacy agenda
  • Develop and implement strategies to advocate for CRWAs policy priorities before local and state governmental bodies, as well as the general public
  • Improve environmental outcomes across the watershed
  • Engage and work in close coordination with traditional and nontraditional allies; build and support coalitions; serve on task forces and other advisory bodies
  • Budgeting, fundraising, and strategic planning for CRWAs advocacy work
  • Ensure that CRWAs advocacy work effectively integrates climate equity and environmental justice
  • As necessary, support litigation to advance CRWAs mission
  • Grant applications and grant management, support fundraising efforts


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Advanced degree preferred in law, public policy, or public administration
  • At least 10 years experience in environmental advocacy, including state-level lobbying and administrative processes around regulation, permitting, and other government decision-making
  • Political or grassroots campaign experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory frameworks applicable to water quality, water management, and stormwater management
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to develop new ideas and initiatives to address some of the most challenging issues facing rivers and watersheds; manage teams and supervise staff; and work collaboratively across an organization
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism
  • Commitment to CRWAs mission
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google GSuite
  • Able to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed
  • Multilingual is a plus


APPLY TODAY!

At CRWA, we recognize that excellent candidates may not have every qualification listed but may still be a great fit for the job. If this is you, we encourage you to apply!

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by email no later than March 1, 2024, to hiring@crwa.org and include Advocacy Director in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interested candidates are encouraged to apply early. Candidates will be interviewed and selected based on criteria such as prior experience and skills relevant to this position.


This is a full-time position based in Boston with competitive salary and benefits, including generous paid time off, employer contributions to health insurance premiums and retirement plan, and a public transit stipend. CRWAs office operates on a hybrid remote/in-person schedule.Salary range for this position is $100K-120K annually.


ABOUT CRWA:

CRWA uses science, advocacy, and the law to protect, preserve, and enhance the Charles River and its watershed. CRWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, or other bases protected by law. CRWA strives to attract and retain staff from a wide range of backgrounds, expertise, and perspectives and to foster a culture of belonging in which all feel valued and respected. Individuals with backgrounds underrepresented in the environmental advocacy field are particularly encouraged to apply. If you need accommodation(s) to make the interview process more accessible, please let us know.


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