American Rivers’ seeks a Director, Clean Water Supply Program, for the Mid-Atlantic region.  American Rivers’ Clean Water Supply (CWS) program works to ensure all people have access to clean water and a healthy river. We work to reduce the impacts the built environment has on rivers and water quality, through the increased use of natural infrastructure and integrated water management. This position will be responsible for overseeing our CWS work in the Mid-Atlantic region, with an emphasis in Pennsylvania. The position will also be responsible for helping develop American Rivers’ national approach to Integrated Urban Water Management, working with other CWS staff to develop a consistent national approach to engaging municipalities and other water stakeholders in developing holistic approaches to water management.

The CWS program has four areas of focus for urban water management: equitable, resilient and integrated financial resources; clean and affordable water and healthy rivers for marginalized communities; policies that support and promote sustainability for clean water and resilient water systems; and practices such as green stormwater infrastructure to ensure water in urban environments mimics natural hydrology. This Director-level position will work toward all goals in two priority river basins: the Delaware River and the rivers of the Chesapeake Bay, notably the Susquehanna River. The Director position will also have special duties helping to develop national-level initiatives in support of improving urban water management and natural infrastructure policies.  

Program lead duties include supervising a small team, ensuring program work remains focused and delivers on American Rivers’ mission and the goals of the CWS program, maintaining partner and funder relationships, developing fundraising proposals where appropriate and helping build and retain adequate funding to achieve measurable outcomes for the mid-Atlantic program work.  

The Director works collaboratively with conservation and administrative staff through the organization, and closely with CWS peers directing work in offices throughout the nation. The work of the Clean Water Supply Program is supervised by the Senior Director of Clean Water Supply in Washington, DC.

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