This position is a full-time salaried environmental educator for the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, a 48-year-old nonprofit with a purpose to protect our waters through education and engagement programming. This position is responsible for developing and providing watershed based experiential learning programs for all ages that increase our communities’ engagement with protecting our waters. This position is supervised by the Executive Director and works directly with the NSRWA’s Director of Marketing and Communications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and provide hands-on watershed education programs for the region’s youth and families. Programs may take place during the school day or outside of school time.
  • Deliver an established NSRWA 5th grade water conservation education curriculum in 10 communities annually to over 2,500 students during the school year
  • Seek new opportunities to deliver the NSRWA 5th grade programming in other South Shore schools within the area we serve
  • Deliver NSRWA’s established Estuary Explorers program on our pontoon boat for youth groups during the boating season (May – October)
  • Recruit, train and support community members to serve as educational guides on the NSRWA’s pontoon boat program
  • Perform as a local history and nature guide on weekends as needed on pontoon or kayak/canoe or hiking trips
  • Develop and deliver a Watershed Certificate curriculum that involves experiential service learning projects focused on water protection for Middle and High School students interested in the environment. We envision empowering youth involved in Green Teams, Environmental Science Clubs, etc. to make a difference in protecting our waters in their communities.
  • Respond to external requests for environmental educational programs from the community including scouts, youth groups, teachers etc.
  • Staff weekend and evening public outdoor programming meant to engage youth and their families in outdoor recreation and learning.
  • Provide evaluations of educational programs delivered

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree environmental education, environmental science, natural sciences, outdoor education or related field
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Passionate about the environment and water in particular! Experience with or interest in volunteerism and community engagement with a strong interest in environmental learning
  • Ability to balance work with other family/work/school/community commitments in a sustainable way
  • Team player who is excited to learn
  • Comfortable speaking with individuals and groups of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • This position will be leading outdoor exploration programs in forests, on beaches, and in wetlands. Should be comfortable:
  • Lifting a kayak or canoe onto a car
  • Wading or traversing into water
  • Traversing on uneven terrain
  • Being outside for several hours at a time during all seasons
  • Drivers License and good driving record
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Ability to use one’s own smartphone to use social media and post on behalf of the organization during the course of work
  • Detail oriented with the strong organizational and analytical skills required to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines effectively
  • Must be available to work weekends, evenings and have access to reliable transportation in order to travel to program sites
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint and Excel, Google products and experience working with databases


  • Captain’s license
  • Kayak/Canoe guiding experience

Salaried full time position, 40 hours per week, primarily Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm, but will include an average of 2 evening and 2 weekend programs or meetings per month largely during the outdoor season scheduled with significant advance notice.

Employee Benefits:

10 paid holidays

2 weeks paid vacation

Retirement plan contributions

Health Insurance (individual coverage only)

$30,000 -$35,000 per year

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is required to be able to lift 40 lbs and move kayaks and canoes off of cartops.

How to Apply:

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Samantha Woods through In your cover letter please write about why you would like to work for the North and South Rivers Watershed Association. Applications due by August 1, 2018 but position is open until filled.

Accepted employees will be required to undergo a criminal offender and sexual offender background check.

The NSRWA will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30,000.00 to $35,000.00 /year