Job posting:  Communications Director

Full-time position, hybrid work based in Greenfield, MA

Salary range:  $50,000 – $65,000

Are you an experienced communications professional with a passion for telling a good story? Can you speak to a wide range of audiences and people? Are you passionate about protecting the environment, fighting for clean water, and ensuring environmental justice?

Read on! 

The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) is looking for the next leader of our Communications program. CRC has been working since 1952 to protect and restore New England’s Great River. We are an ambitious and committed organization that has been growing and changing over the past ten years as we expand our work in all four watershed states: VT, NH, MA, and CT. Our programs impact everyone who lives in or visits the 11,000 square mile watershed. That’s a lot of different people who engage with rivers in many ways.  Our work can be technical. Our work can be contentious. Our work can be inspiring. And our work can be really fun!

This position requires a keen sense of how to identify and target key audiences; frame and craft compelling stories; and move people to take action.

This staff person must be skilled and have experience that will help us grow, engage, and develop our base of volunteers, donors, and general supporters with intentionality around existing goals CRC has set for inclusion, diversity, and equity in our work and operations. CRC desires to advance our work in watershed protection and build work addressing environmental justice in the communities we serve. We want to increase the scope and effectiveness of our communication and engagement throughout the watershed.

The successful candidate will bring a broad range of relevant skills and experiences to their work.  We aren’t particular about how or where you have gained them.  Experience and skill can come from paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work as well as from a particular degree.

Tell us how you would be an asset to our work and what experience, skills, and interests you would bring to our team. Send us your story as one compiled .pdf and email to Andrew Fisk, Executive Director c/o Ellen Mutter at by September 5.

About Connecticut River Conservancy

Connecticut River Conservancy aims to be the voice for the Connecticut River watershed, from source to sea. We collaborate with partners across four states to protect and advocate for your rivers and educate and engage communities. We bring people together to prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote enjoyment of your river and its tributary streams. Healthy rivers support healthy economies.

Our organizational values are centered around: Inclusion, Collaboration, Resilience, and Stewardship

CRC is an equal opportunity employer. We highly encourage members of communities excluded from the environmental field to apply, and we value the insights, knowledge, and perspective that a diverse staff bring to our organization and work.

Benefits Package and COVID policies

We are pleased to offer health, vision, and dental insurance as well as generous paid leave to our regular employees working at least 20 hours/week. We also offer an employer supported retirement plan for employees who expect to earn at least $5000 in the calendar year.  The Connecticut River Conservancy requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.  Please reach out with any questions about our current  COVID-19 safety procedures  and/or benefits packages.