Wild and Scenic River Program Coordinator/Conservation Grant Manager

Housatonic Valley Association, Inc.

Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $50-55,000, housed at HVA, with benefits: health insurance, 403b retirement plan and HVA match, life and short-term disability insurance, paid holidays and time off, remote work flexibility.
Required Experience 2 - 6 years
Heart of the Housatonic River, Cornwall CT

The Housatonic River Commission (HRC) and the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) seek an enthusiastic and qualified professional with experience in grant administration, partnership building and community engagement to support our work to protect the Housatonic River and its watershed. This position has two main components:

1) Housatonic Wild and Scenic River Program Coordinator:  coordinate the work of HRC related to their management of the stretch of the Housatonic from the Massachusetts border to Boardman Bridge in New Milford, recently designated as a federal Wild and Scenic River based on its Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs) for recreation, fish and wildlife habitat, scenery and cultural legacy; and

2)Conservation Grant Manager: manage grants and as time permits help implement projects that support HVA’s conservation and community outreach work. The grants and projects this position will focus on include advocacy, education, recreation, events, and our watershed-wide conservation campaigns - Clean, Cold and Connected which is aimed at restoring and protecting waterways from the Berkshire Hills to Long Island Sound, and Follow the Forest which is aimed at conserving a linked forest corridor from the Hudson Highlands through the Housatonic Watershed to Canada. This position works closely with Program staff and helps sustain partnerships with organizations and communities across the watershed.


Applicants should submit the following as a single .pdf or .doc file:

1. COVER LETTER explaining your interest and qualifications.

Submit via email to Lynn Werner, Housatonic Valley Association Executive Director (lwerner@hvatoday.org  and William Tingley, Housatonic River Commission Chair (wrtingley@gmail.com ). Please include your name and “Wild and Scenic Program Coordinator/Conservation Grant Manager” in the subject line.

Position will remain open until filled; preference will be given to candidates who apply before December 15th.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership, Hydrology, Policy And Law
Tags Outreach