Clean Water Fellowship

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, April 7, 2017, 5:00pm


Gaithersburg, MD
United States

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Job Description:


  • Deliver environmental education programming to students in grades 4 through 8 using the League’s Creek Freaks curriculum. This includes conducting indoor hands-on activities on watersheds, soils, streamside plants, and water quality, and field activities such as biological, chemical, and physical monitoring of streams. Recruit, train and support Izaak Walton League members, partner organization after-school program and summer camp staff, and community volunteers to serve as Creek Freaks program leaders.
  • Coordinate logistics of Creek Freaks program leader training workshops and provide technical assistance to program leaders following workshops.
  • Communicate with Creek Freaks program leaders concerning development of the program, curriculum, and their use of the materials.
  • Create and develop materials, videos, and other content as needed to enhance Creek Freaks program delivery to children and adult program leader trainings. This may include preparing science experiment materials, stream monitoring equipment, and craft supplies for hands-on activities prior to program delivery.
  • Actively contribute to League internal and external communications, including by developing content for written and electronic communications.
  • Promote the program through the Creek Freaks website, local media, partner organization email lists, and social media, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Assist Clean Water Program Director in drafting reports on program accomplishments.
  • Assist Clean Water Program Director in fundraising efforts.
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate adult volunteers for stream monitoring using the Save Our Streams or Virginia Save Our Streams programs.
  • Travel in connection with and support of the above.


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, natural resources management, environmental sciences, or related field with plans to pursue graduate studies in such field(s).
  • Interest and demonstrated experience in environmental education, community outreach, water quality assessment, and stream monitoring.
  • Public speaking and teaching skills and experience.
  •  Ability and willingness to travel, including for multiple days consecutively and overnight.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, including in the field.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks and set priorities.
  • Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with a diverse array of staff, volunteers, and colleague organizations.
  • Experience with social media (Facebook, Twitter), as well as curriculum development.
  • Experience video editing is a plus.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and own a car for travel.


  • Compensation for the Clean Water Fellowship includes a stipend of $32,500 per year. The Clean Water Fellowship does not include benefits.

How to Apply:


  • Email cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to the attention of the Clean Water Program Director: Please submit all materials no later than April 6th. No phone calls please.