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Source to Sea Cleanup Assistant


Part-time position, 10-15 hours/week

May - October, 2024


Greenfield, MA/Hybrid


Events Manager



Health Benefits Eligible:


Retirement Benefits Eligible:


Position Description

Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) seeks an assistant to work alongside our team to create and execute the Source to Sea Cleanup, our largest event of the year, bringing out thousands of volunteers in our four watershed states – CT, MA, NH & VT. This position involves assisting with all aspects of event production, as detailed below. Access to a vehicle to travel to events is preferred and will be reimbursed at the IRS rate.   Work within a dynamic environmental organization that seeks to continue learning and growing. Help bring CRC’s river-themed programming to the community and bring the community to our rivers.
Put your organizing skills and creativity to work.
Expand and share your knowledge of river issues and how to tackle them.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Attend partner meetings & record meeting notes

  • Back-end registration administration via WordPress or similar platform

  • Support volunteers via phone and email with group selection and questions

  • Pack and ship supplies

  • Maintain supply inventory

  • Outreach to town/city departments for trash disposal support

  • Compile Cleanup photos for website and print publications

  • Research new options for plastic recycling, tire disposal

  • Electronically input trash data and submit final data to stakeholders

  • Conduct outreach and support to youth groups and local organizations

  • Support CRC’s Trash Advocacy campaign

Desired Skills

  • Experience organizing events

  • Excellent written communication skills, particularly writing for marketing and social media

  • Comfort and competence using email, Excel spreadsheets, Eventbrite, WordPress and other online tools

  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills

  • Experience with photography

  • Flexible to work remotely and in office environment during 9am-5pm hours

  • Ability to work on a team

  • Optional: Spanish language fluency

Application instructions:

We understand that many folks who may be impacted by biased professionalism standards, such as women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC applicants, tend to apply only if they meet every requirement listed. If you are excited about this role and meet 75% of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply and highlight your relevant experience and transferable skills in your cover letter.

Deadline to apply:

April 1, or until position filled

Please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF below. Feel free to reach out to with any questions about the position or application.

Required for application:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

Overview of the Organization

The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) protects and restores clean water and healthy habitats for New England’s largest river and its watershed communities.


CRC has been a steward of the Connecticut River and its tributary streams since 1952. Our programs include advocacy, aquatic invasive species management, dam removal, habitat restoration, migratory fish surveys, recreation, trash cleanups, and water quality monitoring. Through collaborative partnerships in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, CRC leads and supports efforts for resilient and life-filled rivers from source to sea. We are uniquely positioned to leverage local, state, regional, and federal resources as the only science-based nonprofit working throughout the entire watershed. Our values of inclusion, collaboration, resilience, and stewardship guide our ongoing work to address the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and pollution. Together through community engagement and education, we’re helping to ensure healthy rivers for all. Learn more at


Connecticut River Conservancy is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and will engage in an inclusive recruiting and hiring process. It considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


COVID Policy and Benefits Package

The Connecticut River Conservancy requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. We offer an employer supported retirement plan for employees who expect to earn at least $5000 in the calendar year. Please reach out with any questions about our current COVID-19 safety procedures and/or benefits packages.

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