Home

Login

Join Our Team

Buzzards Bay Coalition staff and board at the Buzzards Bay Center
Buzzards Bay Coalition staff and board at the Buzzards Bay Center (Image: John Robson)

The Buzzards Bay Coalition's work is carried out by a talented group of conservation professionals. Learn about our available career opportunities and help us carry out our critical mission to restore clean water, protect watershed lands, and engage the community.

Current Openings:

Event Manager

(Posted 7/1/14)

The Event Manager is responsible for all aspects of planning and implementation for the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s diverse mix of outdoor fundraising events, most notably the Buzzards Bay Swim and the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride. S/he will join a dynamic and growing fundraising team and will play a pivotal role in meeting Strategic Plan goals for expanding community awareness and support. The Event Manager drives all event marketing, participant recruitment, fundraising support and sponsorship solicitations, as well as all levels of planning, scheduling, and logistics coordination for events that engage hundreds of athletes, volunteers, and spectators.

The ideal candidate is a high-energy team player with more than 3 years of marketing and event coordination experience, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a passion for the environment and Buzzards Bay. The position is salaried, full-time; located at the Coalition’s award-winning, green-restored historic building in the heart of New Bedford’s waterfront historic district; and reports to the Vice President, Development.

Download the full position description.


MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Land Stewardship Coordinator

(Posted 5/27/14)

The Buzzards Bay Coalition seeks an enthusiastic and well-qualified individual to serve with us as a Land Stewardship Coordinator through the MassLIFT-AmeriCorps program. MassLIFT Land Stewardship Coordinators help communities improve their stewardship of conservation lands by building the capacity of regional land trusts and partnered organizations to: 1) develop community outreach and volunteer programs for conservation properties; 2) improve existing conservation properties to better serve public access, recreational, habitat or nature educational goals; and 3) improve the long term land stewardship practices of conservation organizations, volunteer land trusts, and town boards.

The Land Stewardship Coordinator will:

  • Complete baseline documentation reports for conservation land properties.
  • Enhance access to conservation land properties by coordinating development of public access trails.
  • Develop and implement property specific public engagement plans for interpreting the natural and cultural history at one of our sites through multiple communication pathways including site natural history hikes, development of interpretive kiosks, development of short videos, development of content for property specific web pages, short pieces for local newspaper and radio.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to conduct stewardship and citizen science projects such as trail maintenance, invasive plant inventories and salt marsh/river habitat restoration activities.
  • Provide community outreach on topics such as water resource protection, wildlife habitat management, invasive species management and other stewardship topics.

The 2014 MassLIFT program will run from September 8, 2014 through August 7, 2015. To apply and learn more about this position, visit the MassLIFT-AmeriCorps program.

MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Community Engagement Coordinator

(Posted 5/27/14)

The Buzzards Bay Coalition, in partnership with the Wareham Land Trust, seeks an enthusiastic and well-qualified individual to serve with us as a Community Engagement Coordinator through the MassLIFT-AmeriCorps program. MassLIFT Community Engagement Coordinators (CECs) help communities enhance and expand public support for land conservation by building the capacity of regional land trusts and partnered organizations to: 1) reach new audiences and establish new conservation partnerships; 2) offer programs that bring people outdoors to learn about and appreciate nature and the land; and 3) secure the resources and volunteers that they need for improving their conservation properties to better serve community recreation or nature education goals.

The Community Engagement Coordinator will:

  • Create outdoor exploration/discovery programing for non-traditional audiences by developing and delivering a series of unique and creative outdoor exploration/discovery programs that take place on or are related to conservation land and natural areas.
  • Create school partnerships by developing programs and resources that facilitate students, educators and parents to explore natural areas near their schools. This will include developing programs and activities through which youth can actively explore their local environment and establishing trails and resources that can be used for outdoor exploration.
  • Advance a regional Greenways/Blueways system by facilitating a needs assessment, community discussion and process for developing and promoting a network of trails and waterways spanning multiple ownerships of publicly accessible areas. Promotion of the concept will include development of videos, blog posts, photo galleries, etc. to create and promote a network of trails and waterways for self guided outdoor exploration.

The 2014 MassLIFT program will run from September 8, 2014 through August 7, 2015. To apply and learn more about this position, visit the MassLIFT-AmeriCorps program.