Waterkeepers Chesapeake (WKC) seeks an experienced policy advocate with a passion for coalition building to support action plans centered on protecting communities and local waterways from pollution. The Director of Advocacy & Member Support develops and implements state and regional campaigns that include legal and policy strategies to secure swimmable, fishable, and drinkable waters throughout the region. The position supports the 17 Waterkeepers of the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays in leveraging their power to achieve collective impact in the fight for clean water that protects communities, rivers, and streams. We seek an experienced candidate who values environmental protection, and who is committed to centering racial justice at the intersection of water protection, access, and equity. The position reports to the Executive Director and works in close collaboration with WKC staff, Waterkeeper members, and partners.


The location of the position is flexible within the Washington, DC metro area, but must be convenient to routine travel to Annapolis and Richmond when the legislatures are in session. We are a primarily remote workplace and our office is located in Silver Spring, MD. The position is full-time, with an expectation of 15-25% in the legislatures or office, and requires occasional evening and weekend hours.

Applications will be accepted until we hire, but we strongly encourage interested individuals to submit their applications as soon as possible. Interviews will be set up on a rolling basis. Application deadline March 9, 2024