The Charles River Conservancy
(CRC) seeks a team-oriented individual who is eager to build external
partnerships and execute exciting projects and strengthen community throughout
the parks along the Charles River. This position will play a key role in
defining and implementingthe in-park expression
of our organizational goals and is an exciting opportunity for those interested
in the intersection of environmentalism and community engagement. The CRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
encourages BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and other people to apply.
in 2000, the CRC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to make the Charles River and its
parks a well-maintained network of natural urban places that invite and engage
all in their use and care. In partnership with the Massachusetts Department
of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), as well as other State, City and
community stakeholders, the CRC’s goals are to:1) cultivate active engagement with the river; 2) define the parks as a platform for
community and cultural life; 3) advocate using
research and placemaking; and 4) ensure long term sustainability of the
natural resource and organization.
The Project Manager will
develop and carry out a variety of events, installations and other
partnership-driven activities that promote the active use of the Charles and
encourage cultural and community engagement.
partner-based projects and programming (i.e. public art, educational installations and special
events) to showcase the talent of surrounding communities in the public parks
along the Charles.
with the Communications Manager to increase awareness of and build support for
the offerings along the Charles.
with Associate Director and Executive Director to support fundraising efforts,
including providing content for grant applications and attending networking
seasonal interns, co-op students and additional staff members as needed.
Floating Wetland, in partnership with Northeastern University
- Manage existing pilot project, including activation and
educational partnerships, oversight of maintenance needs and water quality
- Lead community engagement as the CRC explores and designs potential
MathTalk, in partnership with
Magazine Beach Partners and Cambridge Public Schools
- Plan outreach and events to promote an educational public art
pilot, empowering parents and other adults to teach young people math in fun
- Expand pilot into a “MathWalk” throughout the park with different
Charles River Swim, in partnership
with the Charles River Swimming Club (CRSC)
- Collaborate with the CRSC on a small, one-mile swim race to bring
attention to the goal of a fully swimmable Charles River. (Tentatively planned
for Fall 2021, dependent on health restrictions).
- Plan annual community
swim for 2022 (permitting, vendors, registration, afterparty).
Skatepark Public Art, partnership
- Develop community engagement process for a mural project at the Lynch
- Lead permitting process with state agencies and manage consultants,
such as artist.
recognize no one individual will embody all listed attributes and encourage
candidates with equivalent, non-traditional career experience to apply.
demonstrated interest in the mission of the Charles River Conservancy.
or more years of professional experience in a related field such as urban and
environmental design, landscape architecture, placemaking, advocacy, arts
administration, organizing or other.
- Experience managing projects and/or events,
timelines and budgets.
- History working with local and/or state
agencies (including permitting).
- Experience managing staff and/or volunteers.
to clearly communicate through verbal, written and graphic tools.
- Comfort with adapting circumstances, as can be
expected with innovative ideas, projects and events.
- Familiarity with the Charles River parks
through recreation or as a neighbor.
with Microsoft Office, comfort with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop,
to work occasional evenings and weekends, particularly April-June, September-October.
this position is $50,000 - $60,000, depending on experience. The CRC’s strong
- 10 days each: vacation,
flexible time off, and holidays
- Option for partial remote work (post-pandemic)
- Health insurance (50% -
75% CRC paid) and reimbursements for dental cleanings
- CRC contribution to a
cafeteria plan to be used on pre-tax basis for employee health care
contributions, 403b contributions, transit, parking, dependent care or FSA
- 403b retirement plan
with CRC contribution after 3 years of employment
How To Apply:
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and
cover letter (and any other materials they think would best communicate why they
are the right person for the job!) in a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before March 22nd, 2021. Applications
will be reviewed as they are received. We look
forward to hearing from you!
This job posting can also be viewed at: https://thecharles.org/about/employment/