Water Resources Specialist
Over the past few years, we’ve begun expanding our science and advocacy role by working directly with communities to demonstrate the most effective solutions to the Bay’s nitrogen pollution problem. Last year, we installed state-of-the-art nitrogen removing septic systems at 30 homes around West Falmouth Harbor, and this year we’ll be installing 12 more pilot technologies across the watershed. In the upper Bay, we’re determining the feasibility of regional wastewater treatment to improve the health of waters from Marion to Pocasset.
The Water Resource Specialist will continue to expand the Coalition’s role as a regional leader in implementing real-world solutions to reducing nitrogen pollution. These projects will generally focus on wastewater solutions, but may also include innovations in home and institutional turf maintenance, agricultural fertilizer management, and conservation boat mooring systems.
Onset Bay Center Director
As we seek to create our first permanent on-the-water exploration center in Onset, the Coalition is looking for an accomplished professional to lead these efforts. The Onset Bay Center Director will manage this developing boating and public engagement facility as well as more than 26 acres of publicly accessible conservation lands, including the centerpiece of Onset Bay, Wickets Island.
The Onset Bay Center is modeled after the Duxbury Bay Maritime School and will be headquartered at the historic Onset Bathhouse, which the Coalition is currently working to restore. Hiring this position is the next step in fulfilling our goal to establish this center and provide high-quality on-the-water programs that engage people of all ages in a wide range of outdoor activities and educational programs to build connections and a sense of stewardship toward Buzzards Bay.
With these major areas of growth come the need to increase support for governance, fundraising, and administrative support. The Executive Assistant will provide direct support to the President and operate within the inner circle of the Coalition’s goal setting, decision making, and performance management. This hands-on job will join the Coalition at a critical moment as we continue to work to reverse declines in the Bay’s health by growing our organization’s capacity.
(Note: This position has been filled.)
Seasonal positions: Boat Captain, Baywatchers Assistant Coordinator, and Summer Outreach Manager
Seasonal positions help expand our capacity in the busy summer season to collect data, engage with volunteers, and represent the Coalition in the field. This summer, we’re looking to fill three part-time positions: Boat Captain, Assistant Coordinator for the Baywatchers monitoring program, and Summer Outreach Manager for the Woods Hole Outreach Center.
The Boat Captain is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the Coalition’s 27-foot R/V Buzzards Baykeeper®. The Baykeeper is used to take water quality samples around the Bay and to provide support for Coalition outreach programs. Boat Captain duties include safely operating, maintaining, and cleaning the vessel; collecting water samples according to the Baywatchers schedule and protocol; deploying, retrieving, and maintaining the Coalition’s center Bay monitoring buoy; and providing on-the-water support at the Buzzards Bay Swim on June 24. (Note: This position has been filled.)
The Baywatchers Assistant Coordinator helps to coordinate our award-winning volunteer Baywatchers monitoring program, which is now in its 26th year. The position is a combination of field work, lab work, data entry, and working with volunteers. (Note: This position has been filled.)
The Summer Outreach Manager will be responsible for staffing and managing the Coalition’s outreach center in the heart of Woods Hole Village. This is an exciting opportunity to engage the public around our mission in the epicenter of marine research and education. (Note: This position has been filled.)