Wetlands Watch are seeking full-time Flood Risk Project Staff to help promote nature-driven climate adaptation strategies statewide.
The Flood Risk Project Staff person will work closely with the Executive Director, Policy Program
Director, and Community Engagement Project Manager, in partnership with staff contributing to
policy, planning, and outreach initiatives. In addition, the individual may develop their own projects to
advance our mission. Although Wetlands Watch allows remote working and flexible schedules, the hire
should live near our Norfolk headquarters and expect to work in the office at least two days a week
during a 6 month training period. The hire will travel across the state and within the U.S. as required.
Applicants must have project experience in the nonprofit, educational, governmental, or related
sector. Applicants must demonstrate a working knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program
and should have a college degree, or higher, in a field related to adaptation (environmental
disciplines, policy, law, planning, engineering, landscape architecture, communication, etc.).
Additional areas of expertise such as Virginia environmental policy, local government planning and
zoning, coalition building, shoreline management, green infrastructure, or grant writing would
elevate an application. Proficiency with basic technology is expected, while some experience in
graphic design, data visualization, and website development would be helpful.
The job requires the ability to operate independently in a professional atmosphere that encourages
creativity. The position requires the ability to plan and execute a project. The Flood Risk Project Staff
person will be required to travel for multiple days at a time, operating independently out of our Norfolk
office, and have access to reliable transportation.
Our ideal candidate is:
● Enthusiastic, outgoing, self-motivated, and able to work independently
● Knowledgeable about natural and nature based climate change adaptation practices
● An analytical thinker, detail oriented, and organized
● Attentive to detail, has good time management skills, and able to work and thrive in an
● Strong writing and communication skills
This is a rare opportunity to develop expertise in the emerging policy/natural resource field of climate
change adaptation, with freedom to innovate and excel in a supportive, collaborative organization. We
work at the cutting edge of this field and want someone who can help us stay there!
● Position has compensation in the range of $40,000-$50,000/year, expenses reimbursed, with
health insurance, retirement support, and flexible time off.
● Mileage, travel, supplies, and normal office expenses in performance with job responsibilities will
be reimbursed by Wetlands Watch with appropriate documentation. Mileage reimbursement will
be at current GSA rates. Cell phone costs will be partially compensated.
● Computer and IT needs (software, etc.) will be provided as needed and justified.
● Professional development is encouraged and supported financially.
HOW TO APPLY
This posting was released on July 17th. While the application period is rolling, applicants are encouraged
to apply by August 30th. Please direct questions and applications to: Mary-Carson Stiff, Executive
Director, email@example.com, 757-376-1364.
Applications should include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references.