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

Regional Director of Land & Community Resilience (New Haven, CT or Larchmont, NY)

From spearheading major land conservation efforts to advocating for climate adaptation and environmental justice, we are searching for a results-oriented leader with a proven track record of linking public action to community resilience. Does leading a multi-faceted team, implementing impactful environmental change, and engaging the public and stakeholders to protect open space and forests in the Long Island Sound watershed, adapt to climate change along the shorelines and riverfronts around the region, and support just and resilient communities resonate with you? Regional Director of Land & Community Resilience at Save the Sound may be the role for you.

The Regional Director builds and manages our land conservation, environmental justice, and climate adaptation and resilience policy portfolio in Connecticut, Westchester, and New York City, and on Long Island. To do this, the Regional Director will collaborate with our legal, water protection, ecological restoration, climate, and communications teams, and serve as a Sound-wide network-builder, youth and public engagement strategist, and legislative tactician.

See the full job description for details.

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.

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.

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

No open RFPs at this time. Please check back at a later date!


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