The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network is accepting applications for a Program Associate! The Program Associate has a central role in carrying out our community-based programs and organizational development. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits, flexible hours, and a combination of in-person and remote work. The position description and application instructions can be viewed below and online at www.cayugalake.org.
Program Associate, full-time salaried position available
The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network (the Network) is seeking to fill a vacancy on our small but mighty team! We are a mission-driven, community-based, non-profit organization. Founded in 1998, the Network advocates for the health of Cayuga Lake and its watershed in a changing world by building a network of individuals, institutions, and communities united in the protection of our region’s water resources. We do this through community engagement, developing researched positions on issues of concern, and collaborative efforts for maintaining and improving water quality.
The Network welcomes a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, cultures, abilities, and experiences. We are committed to an equitable and inclusive work environment and are an equal opportunity employer. Our equal employment opportunity philosophy applies to all aspects of employment.
The Program Associate reports to and supports the Watershed Steward/Executive Director of the Network in day-to-day operation of the organization, delivery of core programming, and special projects. Tasks will include managing membership and fundraising campaigns including managing a donor database and writing acknowledgments of financial contributions. Additionally, the Program Associate supports grant proposal writing and reporting; handles logistics for meetings and events; coordinates with volunteers and partner organizations; manages the website and social media efforts; newsletter development; and supports the Board of Directors and its committees. The Program Associate will be visible to the community and represents the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network publicly by tabling and at other events.
We are looking for candidates who:
- Have experience in areas such as nonprofit or business administration, communications, or an environmental field. Experience can include paid employment, volunteering, and/or academic work
- Are highly organized and attentive to detail
- Think creatively, problem solve, and develop efficient working systems
- Can manage multiple tasks and deadlines at once
- Have proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google workspace, data entry, record keeping
- Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrate ability to use social media and interest in related professional practices
- Are customer-service oriented and convey a high level of professionalism
- Can work with a wide range of partners and stakeholders
- Have a strong interest in and willingness to learn about regional water-resources issues
The ideal candidate will have experience with at least several of the following:
- Using donor database and membership management software
- Public relations, grant writing, fundraising, and/or membership development
- Non-profit or business administration including record keeping
- Water resources, environmental and/or climate change issues
- Developing media communications products (social media, journalism, audio, film)
- Website editing through WordPress or similar platforms
- Organizing large and/or public events
- A valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle for transportation (mileage reimbursement for work travel provided by the Network) within and sometimes outside of the Cayuga Lake watershed
- Strong preference for residency in (or closely adjacent to) the watershed
- Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends
- Reliable internet access for any approved remote work, must be comfortable with remote work and supervision
Compensation and Benefits: Base salary will be $43,000-$50,0000 full-time equivalent commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include vacation, sick and personal leave; paid holidays; disability insurance; worker’s compensation insurance; retirement contribution and negotiated health insurance stipend. Part-time appointment available for the right candidate.
Applications: Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references (including name, affiliation, address, email, phone, and relationship to applicant) in a single .pdf document to Liz Kreitinger, CLWN Executive Director, at email@example.com. Include your full name in the application file name. Applications received before September 12th, 2022, will be given preference but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. References will not be contacted until the near-final stages of selection.