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Executive Director

Clayton NY

Organization Overview

Save The River, a member‐based, nonprofit environmental organization, has been the “voice for the St. Lawrence River” in the U.S. and Canada since 1978. Save The River’s mission has always been to restore, preserve and protect the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education and research. In 2004, Save The River was designated the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper and became a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance with the goal of a swimmable, fishable, drinkable River.

As the leading grassroots advocacy organization working to protect the St. Lawrence River, Save The River takes an active role in River policy issues, engaging decision makers, community leaders, residents, visitors and volunteers to make positive change. Every year we work with school districts in the watershed to educate 1,000+ students in a place‐based curriculum that stresses age appropriate aspects of stewardship.


Position Summary

The Executive Director is primarily responsible to the Board of Directors for the administration, program implementation, and financial health of Save The River. In addition to these areas of primary focus, the Executive Director is the principal spokesperson and fundraiser for Save The River.

As a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance the Save The River Executive Director is designated as the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, serving in this role as the primary voice and advocate for the Upper St. Lawrence River.

The Executive Director will have a strong commitment to Save The River’s mission of environmental protection and will have highly relevant experience for a river protection organization.



• Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental education, or relevant social sciences.

• At least four years’ experience in environmental conservation, advocacy, environmental education, or related government work.

• Strong track record as highly motivated, highly productive professional.

• Capacity to manage a number of projects at once and deal effectively with the stress of multitasking.

• Strong commitment to working in a team effort with board, staff, volunteers, and members.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable teaching volunteers and speaking before small and large groups.

• Must have facility with Microsoft Professional Office Suite and Google Docs.

• Familiarity with the Clean Water Act and other protection/restoration laws and techniques strongly preferred.


For more information about the position or how to apply please use the following link: http://www.savetheriver.org/index.cfm?page=app.aboutJobs

Posted July 12, 2018

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