WANTED: Director of Advocacy to help restore Baltimore’s harbor and rivers (MD)

Blue Water Baltimore – the leading water quality nonprofit in Baltimore – seeks a Director of Advocacy and Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper to lead legal, policy and legislative advocacy and monitoring efforts needed to advance our clean water goals and programs. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the most dynamic and effective environmental nonprofits in the region.

Blue Water Baltimore’s mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities. Blue Water Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that takes on and accomplishes a wide range of work, and partners with a variety of organizations to accomplish its restoration, greening, and advocacy goals. Blue Water Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Our office is a LEED Gold certified green building.

The mission of the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper Program is to protect and restore Baltimore Harbor, the greater Patapsco and Back Rivers and their tributaries through enforcement, fieldwork, and citizen action in order to make our waterways suitable for recreation, including fishing and swimming, to improve public health, and to improve the health of our river ecosystems. Our legislative and policy program works to pass strong laws that protect our waterways from sewage, stormwater and trash pollution both on a local, state and federal level.

The Director of Advocacy and Waterkeeper is a full-time director-level position that manages programmatic advocacy operations, including legal, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and supervises field operations, including compliance and ambient water monitoring. The Waterkeeper reports directly to the Executive Director, supervises Water Quality and Public Policy program staff, and staffs the Board of Directors’ Litigation & Advocacy Committee.

Application deadline: November 7, 2016

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