Assistant Coordinator/Assistant Director

Clean Fairfax Fairfax, Virginia
Deadline Jan 25, 2019
Job Type Paid permanent

Salary: $20,000-$50,000/year for 15-37.5 hours per week - DOE.

Benefits: Travel/mileage; paid time off; federal holidays; personal and professional development; other fringe benefits to be negotiated.

This will start out as a part time position and has the opportunity to move into a full time position for the right candidate.

Clean Fairfax encourages environmental stewardship and urban sustainability in Fairfax County, Virginia through education, monitoring, programming and community involvement. Clean Fairfax reduces littering and encourages recycling, reusing, and reducing consumption through community clean-ups and adopt-a-spots. It conducts stream monitoring for the government of Fairfax County, and also leads the Litter Free Virginia coalition. Finally, it serves as a clearing house for environmental information in Fairfax County. Clean Fairfax is a 501 (c)3 non-profit entity.

Position Overview
This position is a wonderful opportunity for an early career conservationist to help build a growing organization. Clean Fairfax is considering part and full time applicants depending on experience and interest. It should be noted that Clean Fairfax is also open to applications from other qualified STEM candidates as well as those from public admin, advocacy, economics and other relevant fields because conservation is interdisciplinary by nature!

Local candidates with knowledge of Virginia politics and regional watersheds preferred.

The Assistant Coordinator/Assistant Director will be involved in all aspects of stream monitoring and education at Clean Fairfax. Hands-on stewardship and monitoring plays a key role. This position will monitor specific streams and watersheds in Fairfax County, develop and coordinate clean up and education programs for adults, church groups, corporate groups, and community organizations.

The Assistant Director/Coordinator will report to the Executive Director of Clean Fairfax but will also regularly collaborate with members of the County’s Stormwater Management team and other non-profit organizations working on stream health and litter prevention issues in Fairfax County and the
Commonwealth of Virginia. Please note that Spanish or other non-English language skills will be highly valued!

Additionally, the Assistant Director/Coordinator has the opportunity to participate and lead in other aspects of the organization if interested. The organization hasrecently launched its Litter Free Virginia ( initiative, a coalition of two dozen conservation organizations and Virginia residents to focus on litter prevention through local and state legislation. Clean Fairfax is also building a program to encourage corporate sustainability in the county and this position will likely help on said issues. Finally, leadership is always open to new ideas

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Environmental and Technical Skills

  • Work with county staff to set monitoring, clean up and education goals based on county’s annual MS4 permit.
  • Conduct field-based data collection at each monitored location. Enter data into reports and create basic maps.
  • Contribute to annual reporting and grant proposals as needed.
  • Outreach and Resource Education
  • Develop and lead public discussions about causes of litter.
  • Develop ways to prevent litter and improve local stream health.
  • Support regular communications with public social media.


  • Act as mentor and supervisor to college interns
  • Attend relevant meetings as directed by supervisor
  • Assist with routine office administration, including website maintenance

Volunteer Program Management Support

  • Organize volunteer programs for individuals and groups.
  • Maintain good communication and positive working relations with County staff and develop/maintain cooperative working relationships with other non profits and volunteer programs.
  • Demonstrate and supervise proper stream monitoring and clean up techniques to interns and program volunteers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies or Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Education, or combination of 3 years of work experience and education in applicable areas
  • Fluent in English speaking, reading, and writing
  • Flexible schedule (occasional evenings and weekends necessary)
  • Highly computer literate (Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel)
  • Able to work independently
  • Comfort and ease with public speaking (or willing to learn)
  • Able to walk and stand for moderate periods of time, often through the woods and along streams
  • Interest in Environmental Advocacy, Education and/or Enforcement
  • Reliable transportation
  • Legally able to work in the United States
  • Ability to write for different audiences (scientific reports, newsletter articles)


  • Previous experience with environmental monitoring and reporting specific to stormwater, water quality, litter prevention or other environmental area
  • Spanish language skills will be highly valued in hiring process
  • Nonprofit office administration (WordPress, Google Maps, Quickbooks, graphic design, grant writing and reporting)
  • Event planning/marketing
  • Working knowledge of behavior change science
  • Content management for website and social media
  • ArcGIS Mapping
  • Sense of humor and knowledge of DMV region are a big plus

To apply for this position please send resume and an informative cover letter to  If you wish to be considered for the position of Assistant Director, please outline your administrative and supervisory experience in your cover letter.

Clean Fairfax Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. It does not permit or tolerate discrimination against individuals based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, political affiliation or viewpoints, or veteran status. The Council complies with all applicable federal and state law, promoting equal opportunity and prohibiting
unlawful discrimination.


Please send current resume and thoughtful cover letter to

For more information about Clean Fairfax please visit our website

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