Environmental Program Coordinator

Save The River, Inc.

Clayton, New York

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 37,000 - 40,000

The Program Coordinator develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates all aspects of Save The River’s current programs. In addition, they recommend and develop new programs to advance the mission of Save The River. The Program Coordinator works closely with the Education Coordinator and Outreach Manager  on volunteer involvement and on communications to keep the Board, membership, and the public informed about programs and events, and participates in fundraising, strategic planning, and setting program goals and budgets. The Program Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director. 

Program Coordination:

  • Responsible for all aspects of Save The River’s ongoing programs, including:
    • developing and implementing long-term goals and strategies to achieve successful outcomes
    • planning the delivery of the programs.
    • developing, with the Executive Director, annual program budgets and funding proposals to ensure the sustainability of the programs including researching, writing and preparing grant applications.
    • designing and implementing a system to evaluate program success and suggest improvements.
    • responsible for coordinating the meeting agendas and minutes for the Sustainability Committee meetings. Projects resulting from these meetings may be the responsibility of the Program Coordinator.
    • engaging and managing volunteers as appropriate in the delivery of programs.
    • designing and implementing new programs consistent with the mission and strategic goals of Save The River.
  • Current programs include: 
    • Catch and Release
    • Water Chestnut Pulls
    • Common Tern Nesting Rehabilitation
    • Natural Shorelines
    • PFAS Surface Water Testing
    • Tributary Testing
    • Beach Watch
    • Adopt-a-Tern

Volunteer Coordination:

  • Responsible for coordinating volunteer involvement in BeachWatch, Tern Restoration, and events, including:
  • assessing the need for, developing, promoting and implementing volunteer involvement in these programs.
  • developing, with the Executive Director, annual budgets and funding proposals for volunteer activities.
  • tracking volunteer participation and quantifying their contribution to each program.
  • evaluating volunteer involvement and recommending improvements as necessary.
  • Other Save The River Program liaison:
  • The Program Coordinator is responsible for liaising with other programs and committee meetings.  Projects resulting from these meetings may be the responsibility of the Program Coordinator.

Employee Management:

  • As Save The River grows and may hire additional employees for program growth, the responsibility of managing those employee(s) may be the responsibility of the Program Coordinator. From time to time, Save The River may need to hire additional interns or part time employees for specific projects. Those employees may also fall under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. 

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the development and implementation of advocacy campaigns. 
  • Works with Outreach Manager to develop written and online promotional material for Save The River programs and events.
  • identify and develop partnerships that will enhance Save The River’s ability to fulfill the goals of its programs.
  • Performing media interviews and public speaking assignments as needed.
  • assist with planning and coordinating Save The River events.
  • attend to general office duties when needed.
  • other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental policy, or environmental education plus a minimum of two years experience in a relevant field.
  • Excellent oral, writing and listening communications skills, effective public speaker in varied settings.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented, multi-task work environment.
  • Ability to manage a number of projects, partnerships and professional relationships.
  • Ability to plan, organize and think strategically and independently.
  • Drivers License, Passport and ability to travel to Canada.
  • Knowledge of the St. Lawrence River, and environmental policy and restoration techniques strongly preferred.
  • Proficient computer skills with a knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Google Office applications, and Apple hardware a plus.
  • Ability to lift 40lbs.
  • Commitment to Save The River’s mission and values.

Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least two (2) professional references to Caryn Clements, Save The River, 409 Riverside Drive, Clayton, New York 13624, or email the full application package to Caryn Clements at officemanager@savetheriver.org . In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please have “(Last, First)-Environmental Program Coordinator” as the subject line of your email.

For more information about Save The River, visit www.savetheriver.org

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Category Admin & Leadership , Policy And Law
Tags Outreach