The North and South Rivers Watershed Association is an environmental non-profit on the South Shore of Massachusetts. Through our role as the regional partner for the Massachusetts Bays Program, we coordinate multiple citizen science initiatives including river herring monitoring, horseshoe crab spawning surveys, and water quality monitoring. The position may also involve assisting with an eelgrass survey in Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth in August. This is an unpaid (volunteer) position and would be perfect for someone looking to build their resume.

The NSRWA is seeking a citizen science volunteer coordinator to assist with management of our volunteer monitoring and volunteer monitoring data.

Required: Proficiency with Excel, good interpersonal skills, ability to schedule activities based on volunteer preference and project need, ability to check e-mail daily, data entry experience. The applicant must be responsive and organized.

Helpful: Previous experience with any or all of the monitoring projects listed above, previous experience with scheduling people based on multiple parameters.

This position would entail roughly an hour of work a day, scheduling volunteers for the three projects in the appropriate seasons (Feb-Jun, herring; Apr-Jul, horseshoe crab; May-Aug, water quality), contacting previous and new volunteers, running trainings for the monitoring programs, answering questions about the monitoring protocol, managing and maintaining field equipment, collecting datasheets from volunteers, and entering data into Excel.

Desired time frame: February 11th – August 30th

To apply: Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Dr. Sara P. Grady, NSRWA Watershed Ecologist, at For questions, please call (781) 659-8168.