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Riverkeeper is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and people of color to apply and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran.
Each Riverkeeper internship provides the individual with a strong field experience in which he or she is assigned responsibilities vital to the function of our work. All interns are considered an important and equal part of the team. We seek a group of 6-8 interns during the summer and smaller groups throughout the year to help our policy, litigation, development, and communications teams progress with their work.
Please read the below descriptions and send application materials to the appropriate person listed. Thank you for your interest in working with Riverkeeper!
Riverkeeper seeks a Vice President for Development to expand on our tradition of excellence in membership, major giving, foundation, event and corporate fundraising.
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.
Riverkeeper is among the nation’s oldest and most respected environmental organizations and, in recent years, has driven major achievements, including: the cleanup of one of the largest oil spills in American history; new regulations reducing impacts on marine habitat by power plants nationwide; the fight to protect our communities from unsafe energy extraction practices; and leading the largest annual clean-up of the Hudson with thousands of volunteers collecting more than 40 tons of trash. For more information, visit www.riverkeeper.org.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organization poised for significant growth. Since 2013, Riverkeeper has expanded its fundraising staff to a six-person team; and is augmenting its volunteer leadership by recruiting new Board Members and revitalizing its Advisory Board and Junior Council. Riverkeeper has created several working board committees as well as a new Leadership Council, to steward and engage our most important donors. We also recently invested in new technology that will enable Riverkeeper to leverage thousands of volunteers and those in our online community to become part of a new source of support for Riverkeeper; improve communications with our constituents; and pilot new marketing initiatives. As a consequence of these organizational changes and strong program accomplishments, Riverkeeper has succeeded in increasing core revenue to $4.7M, and has just embarked on a five-year strategic plan to raise $8M annually by 2020.
The Vice President for Development is a key member of the Riverkeeper management team who will build on this tradition of excellence by:
The position of Vice President for Development at Riverkeeper is ideal for an experienced professional who cares about environmental issues, has a strong track record of achievement and seeks a high profile leadership assignment. The position is supported by an outstanding team of fundraising professionals; a President who enthusiastically embraces fundraising work; and, a prestigious and committed Board of Directors.
The successful candidate will be an energetic, inspiring and creative fundraiser with superb organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. He or she must have a proven record of success in personally cultivating and securing support from each of Riverkeeper’s donor categories and in managing special events, including annual galas. The successful candidate must also be adept at working collaboratively with boards of directors, staff leaders, development teams, vendors and consultants.
Reporting to Riverkeeper’s President, the Vice President for Development manages five staff members responsible for major giving, foundation grants and research, membership, database/development services, and administrative support for the team.
The Vice President for Development will work from the Riverkeeper office in Ossining, directly adjacent to Metro North and 48 minutes from Grand Central Station.
Compensation & Benefits
Competitive; based on experience
Deadline: July 23, 2016
Please submit your resume, cover letter and references to Deborah Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please write: Vice President for Development in the subject line. Phone calls and faxes will not be accepted.
Position Description: The Director of Operations and Finance will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the organization, including all matters related to finance, administration, human resources, planning, budgeting, information systems/technology, facilities, and institutional efficiency. This position will report to the president and work with the president and board chair to help achieve the organization’s program, financial, fundraising, marketing and operational objectives.
Working with the president, management team and individual department heads, the director of operations and finance will be responsible for:
Location: Ossining, NY
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience as a senior operations executive, preferably in the not-for-profit sector, with a proven track record in the areas of office management and administration, information systems, human relations, budget development, and financial management. Proficiency in Quickbooks accounting software is a must. Experience with IT, web development, or fundraising is a plus. Successful candidates will have outstanding leadership, management, communication and interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor. The successful candidate will be extremely well organized and have the ability to work in a highly collaborative, professional but informal work environment. Computer proficiency a must. Applicable graduate degrees a plus.
Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive and commensurate with experience.
May 25, 2016
Please submit your resume, writing sample and a cover letter to Chief of Staff Deborah Brown, at DBrown@riverkeeper.org. Please write Director of Operations and Finance in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.
Riverkeeper is an AA/EEO employer. Women, people of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
For more information about Riverkeeper, please visit our website at www.riverkeeper.org
Director of Operations and Finance Job Description
Operations/HR: Ensure that all facets of the organization’s needs are being handle in a timely and professional manner.
Finance: Assure full implementation of best practices for managing expenditure, revenue and accounting, including maintenance of the general ledger process, accounts payable, payroll processing, accounts receivable, purchasing, cash control and internal and external reporting.
Bard CEP is partnering with Riverkeeper to offer a unique scholarship and career development opportunity to one incoming student each year.
Under this program, the Riverkeeper Scholar (RS) will receive a scholarship equal to 30% of tuition for two years of full-time enrollment. The scholarship may be awarded with additional Bard support, such as fellowships, work-study, and loans. The RS will have the opportunity to work with a designated Riverkeeper mentor, who will meet with the student at least twice a year to discuss career interests and development. The RS will receive priority among Bard graduate students for potential internships and capstone projects / theses completed in conjunction with Riverkeeper. The RS is selected at the time of admission each year.
Students interested in applying for this position should include a cover letter along with their application for admission stating their interest and/or experience with any of the following: advocacy, water policy, water ecology, or the Hudson River / Hudson River watershed.