[ES_JOBS_NET] Position Announcement: Water Quality Monitoring Program Manager, Richmond, VA
jmcgarvey at allianceforthebay.org
Mon Oct 24 10:53:04 MDT 2016
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization
based in Annapolis, Maryland with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania,
seeks an enthusiastic and creative person to implement and manage the
Alliance’s Water Quality Monitoring programs and related projects in
Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and DC. This
position may be housed in VA or MD.
This position works with citizen scientists, nonprofit organizations,
community associations, as well as local, state, and federal government
partners. The Water Quality Program Manager will be responsible for
conducting water quality monitoring trainings for volunteers, maintaining
chemical water monitoring equipment and supplies; maintaining databases of
volunteer data; & maintaining citizen monitoring networks and contracts.
This position will also work with the State Director to manage the
development of Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative, requiring coordination of
partner organizations in multiple states to collaboratively build the
infrastructure of a Chesapeake Bay watershed-wide volunteer monitoring
program. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with water quality
monitoring protocols, data collection, QA/QC, and reporting methods, as
well as project and grant management skills. The position will work with
the project grantor, the Chesapeake Bay Program, to meet their goals for
the project. Familiarity with the Chesapeake Bay Program mission,
structure, and goals is beneficial to this work. The successful candidate
must also enjoy working with the public, be comfortable giving
presentations, trainings, and speaking publicly, and be comfortable working
independently, as well as part of a collaborative team. The position
requires experience and excellence in project management and organization
skills to manage budgets, submit grant reports on time, and ensure the
project deliverables are completed on time and within their allocated
budget. Being highly organized and a self-starter are necessary skills.
*About the Alliance:*
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was founded in 1971. Since its
beginning, the Alliance has been in the forefront of restoration efforts in
the watershed. The Alliance’s core mission is to protect and restore the
Chesapeake Bay and its rivers by building partnerships, engaging
communities to find collaborative solutions, and connecting people to the
Bay and its rivers. The Alliance also leads a wide array of on-the-ground
restoration projects. Learn more about us by visiting our website
The Program Manager will need to be an energetic and independent worker,
excited about engaging communities in the Alliance’s mission. The following
skills are required:
- Project management – ability to implement and complete projects on time,
within specified budget constraints with willingness to learn and adapt
quickly, and juggle multiple responsibilities at once.
- Grant management – ability to write grant proposals/complete grant
applications, manage budgets, prepare quarterly, annual, and final reports.
This requires being well organized, attentive to detail, and having
excellent time management skills.
- Ability to recruit, coordinate, and lead volunteer events and volunteer
participation at events.
- Ability to coordinate and lead a multidisciplinary, multi-organization
team that predominately connects remotely and find creative solutions to
encourage cloud based collaboration.
- Interest in and willingness to assist in various Alliance projects
carried out throughout the region.
- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with diverse partners,
such as other non-profit organizations, local, state, and federal
government agencies, businesses, and individuals.
- Comfortable working outside in any weather.
- Some labor may require lifting over 40 lbs.
- Frequent evening and weekend work, occasional daytime travel to MD and
PA, as well as occasional overnight travel is required.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in natural resource management,
environmental science, or similar field of study.
- Knowledge of water quality monitoring protocols, quality assurance and
quality control requirements, water quality monitoring parameters and
- A minimum of 5 years of experience managing projects and leading
- Excellent outreach, communication, and presentation skills and experience
in public speaking.
- Experience conducting workshops and training events ü Proficient in MS
Office. Experience with Google Drive, Adobe CC, ArcGIS, and WordPress is a
- Experience working with the Chesapeake Bay Program is preferred.
$40,000 - $50,000
*Closing date: *
Open Until Filled
*To Apply:* Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to:
ndean at allianceforthebay.org with Water Quality Program Manager in the email
subject line or mail a hard copy to the Alliance at 612 Hull Street,
Richmond, VA 23224 No phone inquiries, please.
The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. www.allianceforthebay.org
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