Jobs & RFPs

Jobs and Opportunities

Save the Sound would welcome you to our team!

Addresses and deadlines for each position are noted in the detailed job descriptions. No phone calls, please.

If you are applying for more than one position, please submit individual cover letters and résumés for each position, and note in the cover letters all the positions you have applied for.

Save the Sound is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. We encourage applications from demographics underrepresented in the environmental and nonprofit sectors.

Please note: Save the Sound requires all employees, as well as volunteers and interns working in the office or with the public, to be vaccinated for the protection of our team and the communities in which we work.

Meet our current team.

Staff Positions

Vice President of Programs (New Haven, CT or Larchmont, NY)

Does leading a talented team of advocates, lawyers, scientists, engineers, and communications experts to protect, restore, and transform the Long Island Sound region resonate with you? We are looking for a results-oriented leader to develop, manage, and implement our extensive and complex program portfolio.

The Vice President of Programs is responsible for directing and implementing our strategic plan—which includes translating strategic directions into focused annual goals with measurable program outcomes—and serving as a primary voice for Long Island Sound and its watershed. The VP of Programs connects Save the Sound with new potential supporters; builds networks; partners with our philanthropy team to create public and private financial commitments; and serves as a member of the organization’s executive team.

See the full job description for details.

Learn more about our upcoming leadership transition and five-year strategic plan here.

Grants Manager (Larchmont, NY)

We are seeking an experienced Grants Manager based out of our office in Larchmont, NY. Part of our three-person grants team, this position will focus on funding our growing portfolio of projects in New York—and will primarily collaborate with our ecological restoration team on dam removals, marsh restorations, and nature-based solutions to flooding and water pollution as well as with our water-quality and Soundkeeper teams on monitoring and watchdogging pollution in the Sound and its tributaries. See the full job description for additional information.

Member Communications and Events Specialist (New Haven, CT)

We are seeking a dynamic self-starter to serve as Member Communications and Events Specialist. This position is based out of our New Haven, CT office and reports to the Director of Member Engagement and Events. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required as well as periodic travel in Connecticut and New York. This position is central to increasing our membership, building financial support, and deepening engagement. We seek a talented, creative, and detail-oriented individual with experience in event coordination, multi-channel fundraising, social media management, and Constituent Relations Management interactions. See the full description for additional information.

NY Office Coordinator (Larchmont, NY)

We are seeking a highly organized, energetic, personable individual to serve as the NY Office Coordinator in our Westchester Office. This position will ensure that the office runs smoothly and the activities of our Regional Director of Water Protection and Water Quality team are supported. This is a full-time, non-exempt administrative position that will report to the Regional Director of Water Protection and support the Water Quality team in our fast-paced, mission driven organization.

The NY Office Coordinator will interface with fellow staffers, partner organizations, and supporters on behalf of the Westchester office which houses our water quality program, the Long Island Soundkeeper, and our clean water initiatives in Westchester County, New York City, Long Island, and Coastal Connecticut. See the full posting description for additional information.

Seasonal Environmental Technician (Larchmont, NY)

Save the Sound is looking for a full time seasonal addition to our water quality sampling team from May – October 2022 working in our Larchmont, NY office.  The Environmental Technician will collect samples for parameters including dissolved oxygen, chl-a,nutrients, pH, pathogen indicator bacteria, and others as necessary.  The position will assist in data analysis and the development of figures, maps, and tables for reports. See the full posting description for additional information.

Elena Colon leads youth from the Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club on a streamwalk in Oct 2020

Internships

General Internships

General Internships are available throughout the year for college students to work with Save the Sound’s program staff on research, event support, and project administration on a variety of programs that protect the air, land, and water of Connecticut and the Long Island Sound region. Check back for updates.

Connecticut Cleanup Intern (New Haven, CT)

Save the Sound is seeking a part-time (10-15 hours/week) seasonal Connecticut Cleanup Intern to assist in the planning, coordination, and operations of the 2022 Connecticut Cleanup from June – October 2022. This annual, statewide cleanup effort is comprised of 70+ cleanup events, largely in September and October, and approximately 2,500 volunteers. This position is based in our New Haven, CT office, and will report to the Ecological Restoration Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator. See the full posting for additional information.

2022 Communications Internship (New Haven, CT)

Save the Sound has an internship opportunity available in our Communications & Marketing department. See the full posting description for additional information. (The Policy and Climate internships in this listing have been filled.)

Volunteering

We’re grateful for the hard work of volunteers who get trash off their favorite beaches, plant native species, document pollution in their neighborhoods, and push for stronger environmental protections!

To volunteer with Save the Sound, please fill out our registration form and we’ll reach out when there are opportunities near you.

If you’d like to make an impact from home, join our email action network and we’ll alert you when it’s time to reach out to your elected officials about important legislation.

Requests for Proposals

Design for Living Shoreline at Chittenden Park

Save the Sound, in partnership with the Town of Guilford and Project Advisory Committee, is soliciting proposals for design engineering and permitting for final designs of a living shoreline project at Chittenden Park as well as the conceptual designs for three additional coastal resilience projects at locations TBD. Read the full RFP here.


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