The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s work to restore clean water, protect watershed lands, and engage the community is carried out by a talented group of conservation professionals. Learn about currently available opportunities for full-time careers, seasonal employment, internships, and service positions with the Coalition.

TerraCorps Youth Education Coordinator

TerraCorps is an innovative national service program helping communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. Using the AmeriCorps national service model, TerraCorps prepares and mobilizes emerging leaders to help strengthen community-based nonprofits working to meet these goals. This year’s TerraCorps members will serve from August 27, 2018-July 26, 2019. All members are expected to serve full-time, commit to serve for the entire 11-month term, and complete at least 1,700 hours of service, including time spent in trainings and service with the full TerraCorps team. Weekly service averages 37 hours and commonly includes some night and/or weekend activities.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition and the Wareham Land Trust will host a Youth Education Coordinator for the 2018-19 service year. Youth Education Coordinators (YEC) build the long-term capacity of their service site by engaging youth in service learning, experiential education, and inquiry-based science and nature learning projects, including the following potential projects:

  • Develop new outdoor exploration programs at Wareham and other local conservation areas for families from the greater Wareham region
  • Develop localized curriculum, trails, and interpretive signage to assist teachers in utilizing outdoor learning spaces
  • Develop a Wareham-based Outdoor Exploration Assistant volunteer program to expand outdoor education programs offered by the Coalition and Wareham Land Trust
  • Provide professional development programs for teachers to strengthen their skills in providing outdoor exploration programs
  • Develop and implement outdoor exploration programming for elementary school students
  • Engage youth groups in stewardship projects

Qualifications:

Essential Qualifications:

  • Associate degree; experience may be substituted for education
  • Experience teaching or leading groups of all ages in the outdoors
  • Experience with hands-on conservation and stewardship projects
  • Strong writing, communication, and networking skills
  • Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team
  • Comfort speaking in front of a wide range of audiences

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with a focus in education and/or environmental science
  • Experience with, and enthusiasm for, training and managing volunteers
  • Experience with experiential education and inquiry-based learning methods
  • Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning

To Apply:

For full position descriptions and to apply for any TerraCorps position, visit terracorps.org.

Boat Intern

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic intern to support its on-water operations for summer 2018. The intern will assist the captains of the R/V Buzzards Baykeeper® with monitoring activities in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, including the collection of water samples and the deployment and retrieval of the Coalition’s monitoring buoy. The intern will be trained to use water monitoring equipment by the Coalition’s Director of Monitoring Programs. The intern will be responsible for operating water quality monitoring equipment and for the accurate recording and reporting of water quality monitoring data. (Download full position description)

The intern must be capable of working under physical conditions in the field and comfortable working on small vessels. Because the work is weather dependent, the intern needs to be flexible and adaptable. This position is unpaid; however, we will work with the intern to obtain school credit if available and can certify the number of hours spent at sea.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years of college.
  • Basic swimming skills and familiarity around boats.
  • Interest in the environment and water quality protection.
  • Skilled at working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Availability in the early mornings (~6-9am).
  • Commitment to work a minimum of 15 hours a week.

To Apply:

Please send a resume including contact information for three references and a cover letter explaining why you would like to intern with the Buzzards Bay Coalition via email to Rachel Jakuba, Science Director.

Woods Hole Summer Outreach Manager

The Summer Outreach Manager will be responsible for staffing and managing the Coalition’s Outreach Center in the village of Woods Hole and providing engaging outdoor programming on Falmouth-area beaches and conservation properties. This is a seasonal summer position that includes work on weekends and is compensated at $15.00/hr. Work week is Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am-3pm as well as two morning or evening outdoor events, averaging 32 hours per week. The Outreach Center will be open from June 22 to September 4. (Download the full position description)

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the seasonal engagement goals are met, including:
    • Providing an excellent visitor experience to the center
    • Inspiring and facilitating outdoor exploration by visitors and guests
    • Create, market, and deliver unique and exciting programming options
    • Meet goals for new memberships, event registrations, and newsletter signups
  • Articulate the Coalition’s mission and stay informed on the Coalition’s work to respond to inquiries from visitors and members
  • Ensure the maintenance of the interior and exterior of the office including maintaining touch tank and other exhibits and some light cleaning and landscaping
  • Manage gift shop including providing customer service, sales, and accurate cashiering
  • Support all the Coalition’s programs and activities through specific projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • At least three years of college; undergraduate degree preferred
  • Ability to interact successfully with a variety of customers and Coalition members
  • Experience with education or outreach and a willingness to learn
  • Must be personable, self-motivated, and work independently and as a team
  • Familiarity with Buzzards Bay and Woods Hole a plus
  • Commitment to Coalition mission a requirement
  • Because of work with the public, this position is subject to a criminal background check

To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and references via email to Mark Rasmussen, President.

Cuttyhunk Pumpout Manager

The Cuttyhunk Pumpout Manager will oversee seasonal operations and maintenance of a stationary, self-service pumpout station on Cuttyhunk at the town’s Coast Guard Dock complex, located at the entrance to Cuttyhunk Pond. This seasonal position will run from approximately May 15–September 15, with peak season for boat traffic and boat waste pumpouts occurring between July and August. Position is composed of on-call hours and will average 6 hours per week (including work on evenings, weekends, and holidays) at $16.00/hr. (Download the full position description)

Responsibilities:

  • Daily monitoring, cleaning and general upkeep of Edson stationary pumpout system.
  • Regular reporting and contact with Buzzards Bay Coalition and Edson Corporation, who will be available to consult on unit care/repairs and provide for tank pumping.
  • Engaging with and answering questions of boaters using the pumpout system.
  • Remaining on call and available to report system errors reported by boaters.
  • Securing temporary coverage when traveling off island.

Qualifications:

  • Comfort with maintenance work, including basic operation and repair of dockside boat facilities.
  • Must be personable, self-motivated, and work well independently.
  • Position requires working evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
  • Must reside primarily on Cuttyhunk and provide own housing for duration of posting.

To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and references via email to Mark Rasmussen, President.

Vice President, Engagement

The new Vice President, Engagement has an exciting mandate. As leader of all activities related to growing the participation and investment of people, the VP will take the Coalition to new levels of community engagement, support, and presence. The VP will be a big-picture, frontline strategist and innovator with a growth mindset. The VP will lead all aspects of fundraising and public outreach, with the compelling mandate to:

  • Grow awareness and connection, engagement and Coalition membership
  • Increase resources in support of the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s mission and work
  • Make the Coalition “The Source” of information and outdoor programming
  • Inspire more people to connect with and support the Bay

The Vice President, Engagement will be a visionary leader of revenue, relationships, and marketing. The VP will have a proven track record of growth and authentic passion for the Bay and the mission of the Coalition. The VP role combines all aspects of fundraising (membership, major giving, events, and planned giving) and public outreach (outdoor programs for youth and adults, web, social media, and media relations). (Download the full position description)

The ideal VP candidate is a high-achieving leader who has built teams and increased resources, membership and awareness. The VP will have passion for the mission of Buzzards Bay Coalition and be a compelling frontline representative of the organization. The Vice President reports to the President and manages a staff of six full-time professionals including the Director of Membership, Communications Director, Event Manager, Development Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator. The VP is a member of the Coalition’s senior management team and serves as liaison to the Development and Community Engagement Committees of the Board of Directors.

To Apply:

The search for Vice President of Buzzards Bay Coalition is being conducted by BoardWalk Consulting. For potential consideration or to suggest a prospect, please email appropriate materials to BuzzardsBay@BoardWalkConsulting.com or call Kathy Bremer or Patti Kish at (404) 262-7392.

Boat Captain

The Boat Captain is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the 27-foot R/V Buzzards Baykeeper®. The Baykeeper is used as a platform to take water quality samples around the Bay and to provide support for Buzzards Bay Coalition outreach programs. The Boat Captain’s schedule will be approximately 15-25 hours/week in the early mornings over 3-4 days per week (including some weekend days) from mid-May through mid-September. This part-time, non-exempt, at-will position is compensated at $19.00/hr. (Download the full position description)

Responsibilities:

  • The safe operation of the vessel as well as the safety of passengers and volunteers on board.
  • Basic vessel maintenance and cleaning.
  • Collection of water samples in accordance with the schedule and protocols set by the Coalition’s Director of Monitoring Programs.
  • Deployment, retrieval, and regular maintenance of the Coalition’s center Bay monitoring buoy under the direction of the Director of Monitoring Programs.
  • Assist with the coordination of, and provide on-the-water support for, the Coalition’s Buzzards Bay Swim on June 30.
  • Coordination and communication with volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated boat handling, seamanship, and basic vessel maintenance experience, CoastGuard OUPV (“six-pack”) license with a 50 ton license preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience operating a similar size and type of vessel.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience operating in coastal waters in the northeast; familiarity with Buzzards Bay a plus.
  • Navigational skills must include the ability to navigate by: Raymarine or similar GPS system, radar, as well as dead reckoning and charts.
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems as they arise.
  • Good communications skills – polite and courteous with volunteers and boat owners.

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter, including reference contact information, via email to Rachel Jakuba, Science Director.

Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: