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22 Sep 2022

Full-Time Senior Watershed Programs Manager

RockCreekConservancy – Posted by RockCreek Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Job Description

Title:  Senior Watershed Programs Manager

Location: Hybrid: at least one day a week in Bethesda office is required; this role also will require regular time at project sites throughout Rock Creek Park and other regional locations

Reports to:  Executive Director

Type: Full-time


Position Overview:  Rock Creek Conservancy works to improve the health of the Rock Creek watershed by advocating for policies and programs to reduce effective impervious surface, managing a range of programs to increase adoption of or to maintain green infrastructure, and engaging community members in activities throughout the Rock Creek watershed.


The Conservancy seeks a skilled manager to lead a diverse team on a variety of watershed projects and programs:

  • Implement annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup
  • Recruit, train, manage, and grow dozens of volunteer Stream Team Leaders to lead litter cleanups and encourage stormwater reduction
  • Support and grow community science efforts to understand and track the health of the Rock Creek watershed
  • Implement green infrastructure maintenance efforts as part of a District-wide partnership
  • Implement the Downspout Disconnection program
  • Lead organizational efforts to improve policies regarding stormwater in DC and Montgomery County, including participation in the Stormwater Partners Network
  • Identify and build new programs and initiatives, including supporting related fundraising efforts.


Desired Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of professional experience in resource management or environmental programs, particularly related to urban watersheds
  • Familiarity with DC-area watershed issues and opportunities
  • Great project management skills, including time management, goal-setting, multitasking, and prioritization with demonstrated success managing multiple tasks concurrently
  • Experience managing salaried and hourly staff
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to travel throughout the Rock Creek watershed for programs and to work occasional evenings and weekends
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How to Apply

To Apply Rock Creek Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Please send resume and cover letter to info@rockcreekconservancy.org with the position and your name in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after October 1. Rock Creek Conservancy offers a competitive benefits package; salary range for this position is $65,000 - $85,000.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: community science, conservation, stormwater, and watershed conservation. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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