The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) seeks a Manager of Community-Based Restoration for its headquarters office in the Washington, DC metro area.
The Manager of Community-Based Restoration’s role is to inspire and inform diverse communities about the Anacostia Watershed, and develop and implement innovative strategies to restore the Anacostia River and to engage diverse communities in the restoration of the Anacostia River. This position will oversee and be responsible for building and implementing meaningful engagement programs for the diverse population around the Anacostia Watershed, such as the Watershed Stewards Academy, as well as developing additional ways to engage the diverse communities in our restoration efforts. The Manager of Community-Based Restoration works directly with the Director of River Restoration Programs and manages a team of four to ensure integration among all AWS initiatives. The nature of this position requires frequent evening and weekend work.
This is an exciting opportunity to leverage existing relationships while developing new partnerships and providing strong restoration and engagement for this critical piece of the AWS strategy, furthering its mission to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed.
Since its founding in 1989, the Anacostia Watershed Society has worked to attend to the environmental needs of the Anacostia River and its watershed communities. Over the past 30 years, AWS has grown and developed from a small group of concerned individuals into an award-winning $3 million non-profit that is deeply involved in a cause that affects many different communities within the 176 square mile region of the Washington, D.C. metro area.
As part of its mission, the Anacostia Watershed Society is invested in local areas, working with schools and students throughout Washington, D.C. and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, engaging them in an experience that educates them through hands-on service and allows them to play a part in the continuing improvement of the Anacostia Watershed. In addition, AWS serves as a voice for the river; advocating for and actively involving itself in policies, actions, and programs that protect its ecological health, improve water quality, and work to mitigate the negative effects of stormwater, bacteria, and trash.
Throughout our existence, much progress has been made. The river has been subjected to heavy pollution for centuries and considered unfit for fishing and swimming for decades. It was once littered with trash and the wetlands had been almost entirely destroyed. With the work of AWS and help from others, we are now at a point where it is possible to look away from past devastation and focus on the future. The organization works towards a “Waterway to 2025” and envisions a future where the river is swimmable and fishable by 2025.
We are offering a competitive compensation package that includes a competitive base salary and benefits package.
Salary Range: Between $55K and low $60K, depending on experience.
Photo of private AWS tour of Anacostia River tour by Storm Cunningham.