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Invasive Plant Removal Program Volunteer Coordinator

The Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), an environmental non-profit organization based in Weston, MA, seeks an energetic outdoors enthusiast to serve as the part-time, seasonal volunteer coordinator for our Invasive Plant Removal Program. Through this program, volunteers canoe the Newton and Waltham areas of the Charles River to hand-pull invasive water chestnut from the surface of the water. The volunteer coordinator will work between 8 and 24 hours per week between May and August, with a bulk of the hours occurring in July. The position requires performing physical labor outdoors in all weather conditions and includes weekend and evening hours.

Duties include:

  • Organize and facilitate volunteer events to pull invasive water chestnuts from the Lakes District of the Charles River, including recruiting volunteers, scheduling and staffing events, maintaining equipment, and collecting relevant data for each event.
  • Maintain the project webpage on CRWA’s website.
  • Maintain all necessary records for CRWA’s program management and accounting files.
  • Prepare educational materials for volunteers and the boating community.
  • Work with CRWA to do press for the program and volunteer events.
  • Hand-pull water chestnuts from the Charles River.
  • Solicit donations for the program.
  • Produce an annual report for the program.

The successful candidate will have strong organizational, communications and computer skills. An interest in environmental management and/or water issues is also ideal. Candidates should have a current driver’s license, CPR and basic first aid training, and be able to lift 50 pounds. Access to a car is preferred. Experience with volunteer management and canoeing or boating are a plus.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume that include their name in the title to Maddie Wolters at mwolters@crwa.org by March 1, 2019. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The successful candidate must be available to start in May 2019 and work through mid-August. Compensation is $14/hour.

CRWA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, or sexual orientation. For more information about Charles River Watershed Association, visit www.crwa.org.

CRWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, or sexual orientation.

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