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Water Quality Manager for Western Long Island Sound Program, Connecticut Fund for the Environment – New York

Organization: Connecticut Fund for the Environment

Position Title: Water Quality Manager for Western Long Island Sound Program

Location: Mamaroneck, New York

Dates and compensation: This is a salaried staff position with benefits, plus reimbursement for travel and expenses. Salary is in the range of $45,000 – $50,000 commensurate with experience. The Water Quality Manager will work approximately 40 hours a week but will need to have a flexible schedule to accommodate some long days and occasional weekend days.

Application Deadline: March 30, 2015

Description: Save the Sound is a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE), a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting Long Island Sound and the air, land, and water of Connecticut. Our Western Long Island Sound Program works to restore the Sound by reestablishing ecological health to the most stressed region of the Sound, the western basin. For additional information on Save the Sound and CFE, visit

Responsibilities: Save the Sound is building a citizen science water quality testing program in the western basin of the Long Island Sound. The goal of the program is to gather and disseminate water quality data and use those data to 1) identify and remediate pollution sources, 2) educate and engage the public, and 3) identify and build support for clean water initiatives and investments in the region. The Water Quality Manager will work closely with the Director of the Western Long Island Sound to build, run and expand this program.

This full time position will support all aspects of the Western Long Island Sound Program including:

  • Managing CFE/Save the Sound’s seasonal water quality sampling program (May through September) including volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling and coordination.
  • Conducting water quality sampling for source tracking and other investigations in addition to scheduled seasonal sampling.
  • Managing all sample processing and equipment maintenance in our EnteroAlert lab.
  • Data management including maintenance of data spreadsheets, posting data online and conducting periodic data Quality Control reviews.
  • Assisting with data analysis.
  • Recruiting, training and coordinating citizen groups to run stream outfall surveys.
  • Engaging and recruiting other NGO’s and governmental entities to share their data with STS for inclusion in our website and messaging.
  • Creating content for blog posts and other social media communications including photography and writing.
  • Scheduling and attending public meetings, either with or on behalf of, Save the Sound.
  • Conducting research on water quality and related Long Island Sound issues and initiatives.
  • Creating internal reports for management, finance and the Board of Directors.
  • Assisting with logistics and administrative tasks as needed to support the program.


  • College degree and at least three years of work experience required
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Great attention to detail and highly organized
  • Excellent analytical skills – a scientific background and/or lab experience is very advantageous
  • Able to manage own workload and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexible attitude – willingness to take on a wide range of tasks
  • Must be personally committed to Save the Sound’s mission
  • Previous environmental, educational and/or community organizing experience is a plus
  • Must have access to a car
  • Experience on boats desirable

How to Apply: Interested candidates should e-mail a resume, cover letter and list of three references to Valerie Wormely-Radford at [email protected] the words WLIS Manager in the subject line. The application process will remain open until a candidate is selected.

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