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To: wkamembers@waterkeeper.org
Subject: [WKAmembers] looking for new staff person


Hi Everyone:


Chester River Association is looking for a new staff person – a Watershed Coordinator to assist me with patrols, investigations, monitoring, restoration programs etc.   Can you help spread the word to good folks?  The full ad will soon be posted on our Web site (www.chesterriverassociation.org) and on River Network’s Web site (go to www.rivernetwor.org, then ‘river community”, then “river jobs”).  Closing date is September 10th.


Here are the basics:


“Chester River Association (CRA), a non-profit environmental advocacy organization located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is seeking to hire a Watershed Coordinator to assist in implementing CRA’s programs in research, advocacy, stewardship and education.   The Watershed Coordinator will provide technical and organizational support for a variety of projects, and will also take the lead in recruiting and managing volunteers for a watershed monitoring program.  He/she will work closely with and under the direction of the Chester Riverkeeper/Executive Director.



Duties include:

·        Conduct field and lab investigations of watershed condition and human impacts;

·        Recruit, train, organize, and supervise volunteers for watershed monitoring programs;

·        Develop and maintain a GIS-based watershed information database;

·        Assist the Riverkeeper in developing watershed management plans, policies and programs;

·        Design and implement restoration projects; and

·        Maintain program supplies and equipment.



Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, plus two years relevant work experience in environmental science, wildlife management or a related field.   A Master’s degree may be substituted for one year of experience.  Experience with water quality monitoring is essential.   Competence in the use of GIS technology, or the willingness to acquire this skill, is also required.  Experience in any of the following is highly desirable:  volunteer coordination and management;  watershed management;  environmental education.  The successful applicant will have good communications skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to work with diverse stakeholders, as well as the ability and desire to undertake field studies. “


Thanks for your help.






Eileen McLellan

Chester Riverkeeper


(410) 708 - 3349