The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) has need of an energetic and dedicated development professional to build on our current success and to develop sustainable funding for our growing organization at its Arlington, Massachusetts headquarters.
To date, MyRWA has had success in securing broad, diversified support from members, corporate partners, private foundations and government grants. Since 2008, revenues have increased five-fold and our programs continue to expand. The Director of Development will be called upon to create and execute an effective and systematic approach to fundraising while cultivating deeper relationships with existing and potential funders. This new position represents a unique opportunity for an experienced professional to leverage their skills in development, strategic planning and relationship-building to take our organization to the next level of impact and visibility.
The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1972 that has worked for over forty years to protect and restore the Mystic River, its tributaries and watershed for the benefit of present and future generations. MyRWA is engaged in scientific research, water quality monitoring, habitat restoration, greenways and park rehabilitation and environmental advocacy. We accomplish our mission by forging links with citizens’ groups, universities, businesses, and government agencies.
MyRWA employs five staff, has 500 members and engages 1,200 volunteers annually. The organization has an annual budget of approximately $700,000. MyRWA’s dedicated staff performs outstanding work that is widely respected in the environmental community. MyRWA’s current trajectory presents an extraordinary opportunity for the right development professional to make significant impact – on the natural environment and on the future of our organization.
Start date: April 18, 2016
Application deadline: February 22, 2016