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.
The Fellowship is a two-year program for recent college graduates designed to train future leaders in the education and youth development field. The Fellows will work within established youth development and educational organizations providing both direct service to youth as well as initiating new projects to strengthen the host organization. At the same time, Fellows receive experiences, training and mentorship to help launch them into successful careers as leaders in the field. Candidates must be recent college graduates (those who graduated in 2014 or will graduate in 2015) who can commit to the full term of the fellowship and be able to begin work by September 8, 2015.
Based in Ossining, New York, Riverkeeper is New York’s leading clean water advocate. We use law, science, investigation, education, and advocacy to protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. Our work would not be possible without the dedication of thousands of citizens, community organizations, and fellow non-profits who work alongside us for the betterment of the river and our collective water resources.
The F.A.O. Schwarz Fellow will have the opportunity to work with an energetic, passionate and goal-oriented team to strategize and execute Riverkeeper’s growing Volunteer and Outreach programs.
New Projects and Additional Support
Compensation: The fellow will receive a salary, bonus, and benefits of approximately $69,000 over the two-year Fellowship, consisting of: $28,000 salary for the first year, $29,000 salary for the second year, $1,000 bonus at the end of the Fellowship plus value of health-care benefits (around $11,000).
Please submit your cover letter, résumé and two references to Dana Gulley at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 1, 2015. Please include “F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship” in the subject line.