Jobs & RFPs

Jobs and Opportunities

A large group of staff in casual summer wear pose on Sherwood Island beachSave 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 encourage applications from demographics underrepresented in the environmental and nonprofit sectors.

  • Long-term positions currently open: Director of Member Engagement, Peter B. Cooper Legal Fellow
  • Seasonal positions currently open: Environmental Technician, Seasonal Soundkeeper
  • Internships available: Climate Outreach, Environmental Law, Environmental Justice and Communications, Development, Water Quality
  • RFPS open: Web design and data visualization

Meet our current team.

Employment

Director of Member Engagement

We are seeking a Director of Member Engagement and Events to lead our membership team with dedication and a goal of growing our base of support in Connecticut, Westchester County, NYC, and Long Island, to help achieve Save the Sound’s strategic environmental goals across the region.

The Director will lead development of Save the Sound’s membership recruitment and retention strategies; manage our direct mail, social media, and on-line engagement; be responsible for leading the membership engagement team to achieve growth and retention targets; and plan and manage events for the organization. The Director will report to the Chief Development Officer, and supervise and two dedicated team members. Job description and application details.

Environmental Technician — Seasonal

Be a part of our dynamic water quality sampling program working with citizen science volunteers from Long Island Sound shoreline communities.  You will coordinate the collection and participate in the processing of water quality samples, working under Save the Sound’s Water Quality Program Manager in our lab in Mamaroneck, NY. The position will assist in data analysis and the development of figures, maps, and tables for reports.

This is a 6-month temporary full-time position that does not include benefits with an average work week of 35 hours/week. The position runs May 1-October 31, 2020. Reimbursement for work-related travel is provided. Some evening and weekend hours as needed. Job description and application details.

Seasonal Soundkeeper

Join the Soundkeeper as he actively patrols the Long Island coastline from Plum Island to the East River tracking down pollution sources by collecting water quality data and samples. You will report to the Long Island Soundkeeper. Office work will be conducted in New Haven and at times in our office in Mamaroneck, NY; boat/field work will take place throughout Long Island Sound leaving from the homeport of Black Rock Harbor, Bridgeport, CT.

This is a 5-month temporary full-time position that that does not include benefits with an average work week of 35 hours/week. The position runs May 15-October 15, 2020. Reimbursement for work-related travel is provided. Some evening and weekend hours as needed. Job  description and application details.

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Internships

Water Quality Intern — Seasonal

Be a part of our dynamic seasonal water quality sampling program working with citizen science volunteers from Long Island Sound shoreline communities.  You will learn about and coordinate the collection and participate in the processing of water quality samples, working under the supervision of Save the Sound’s Water Quality Program Manager in our lab located in Mamaroneck, NY.  Sampling will focus on water quality parameters including pathogen indicator bacteria, dissolved oxygen, chl-a, nutrients, turbidity, and others as necessary.  The position will assist in data analysis and the development of figures, maps, and tables for reports.

This is a full-time seasonal internship with an average work week of 35 hours/week. The position begins May 1, 2020 and runs through August 30, 2020. This is not an employee position and does not include benefits. Reimbursement for work-related travel is provided. Some evening and weekend hours may be required on an as needed basis. Job description and application details.

Development Intern – Summer

We are seeking a dynamic and creative self-starter interested in gaining real world nonprofit development, event management, and marketing/communications experience. Outstanding oral, written, and presentation skills are a must. Qualified applicants will have the ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible, and adjust to changing priorities. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, with keen attention to detail and excellent problem solving abilities are needed. Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Word and Excel. Moderate Adobe Suite and social media experience (ie: Facebook and Twitter), as well as database management skills a plus. See the full job description and application details here.

Environmental Law Intern

This position is ideal for students seeking experience in public interest environmental law and advocacy. The internship will involve legal writing and advocacy for cases pending before state and federal courts and agencies as well as policy research. The candidate should have an outstanding academic record, strong communications skills, and demonstrated writing ability. This is a summer internship in our New Haven office. Full job description and how to apply here.

Environmental Law Summer Internship

Now accepting applications for law student internships in the New Haven Office for summer 2020. Save the Sound has an active docket of federal and state court and administrative cases and three attorneys on staff. We also have a full legislative agenda relating to climate, lands and water. Senior Legal Counsel founded and runs the UConn Law School Environmental Law Clinic during the academic year and oversees the internship program throughout the summer. Full description here.

Environmental Justice and Communications Internship [Full Time]

We are looking for a student who wants to effect change using their skills in videography, photography, design, social media, communication data analysis, writing, and/or community organizing and outreach. Internship projects would include, but not be limited to creating short topical videos, building our photograph library, and organizing other like-minded youth to advocate to advance our ongoing advocacy efforts on statewide issues, like, equitable climate policies, fossil fuel reduction measures, healthy waters initiatives, endangered land protection, and expanding our college and high-school youth engagement program. This person will also help coordinate and build coalitions with Save the Sound’s existing and potential partners (organizations and individuals). Full description and how to apply here.

Climate Outreach Internship [Part Time]

We are looking for a student who wants to effect change using their skills in videography, photography, design, social media, communication data analysis, writing, and/or community organizing and outreach. Internship projects would include, but not be limited to creating short topical videos, building our photograph library, and organizing other like-minded youth to advocate to advance our ongoing advocacy efforts on statewide issues, like, equitable climate policies, fossil fuel reduction measures, healthy waters initiatives, endangered land protection, and expanding our college and high-school youth engagement program. Full description and how to apply here.

General Internships

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.

Requests for Proposals

SoundHealthExplorer.org Redesign and Data Visualization

Save the Sound has issued this Request for Proposal (RFP) in order to select and contract with a company (“vendor”) to redesign and expand Sound Health Explorer (SHE) http://www.soundhealthexplorer.org.

Save the Sound is seeking proposals from website development companies to design, develop and implement this public-facing website. The chosen strategic partner must be a firm that has expertise with best practices regarding:

  • successful website redesign
  • data visualization
  • user experience and usability testing
  • information architecture
  • website development and deployment
  • content strategy

This RFP does not obligate Save the Sound to award a contract or complete the project and Save the Sound reserves the right to cancel the solicitation if it is considered to be in its best interest. Access the RFP here.


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