Jobs & RFPs

Jobs and Opportunities

Save the Sound would welcome you to our team! We are currently hiring permanent staff for our Fundraising and Lands teams, and seasonal staff and interns to assist with our Ecological Restoration, Soundkeeper, and Water Quality programs.

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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.

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Staff Positions

Office & HR Coordinator

Save the Sound is seeking a highly organized, energetic, personable individual with a strong attention to detail to assist with tasks that are essential to the support of our finance, administration and human resources team, and the whole organization. The Office & HR Coordinator will be a member of our finance and administration department (including human resources and IT), based out of the New Haven office, and will report directly to the Chief Finance and Administrative Officer (CFAO) as well as the Associate Finance and Administrative Director. This position plays an integral role in supporting administrative tasks within our finance department and human resources, including posting jobs and onboarding new hires. See the full position description.

Land Campaigns Manager

Do you have a passion for protecting open spaces, habitats, and wildlife; developing and executing strategic campaigns; and working with partners from government agencies to community activists? Do you share our vision of ensuring every person has access to the restorative nature, clean water, and healthy air that they deserve? Save the Sound is seeking a Land Campaigns Manager to lead our Endangered Lands team, working collaboratively to protect and restore the places that sustain Long Island Sound and all our human and wildlife neighbors. See the full position description.

Major Gift Officer

Save the Sound is seeking a full-time Major Gift Officer to join our team to take action for our region’s environment. The ideal candidate will be a passionate, organized, senior fundraising professional who is excited to expand on our proven record in cultivating, soliciting and securing major gifts. The Major Gift Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors who support Save the Sound. The Major Gift Officer will be working from our Westchester County, New York office, with a day or two per week in Connecticut. See the full position description.

Philanthropy Writing and Research Associate

Save the Sound is seeking a full-time Philanthropy Writing and Research Associate to join our team to take action for our region’s environment. The ideal candidate will be a passionate, organized individual who will become an integral member of the individual giving team, focused on researching potential major donors and writing acknowledgements, appeals, updates, our annual report and other compelling correspondence to our major donors. See the full posting description. See the full position description.

Assistant Soundkeeper

This is a full time seasonal position—May 15 through October 15, 2021—reporting to the Long Island Soundkeeper. This experienced boat operator will patrol the Long Island Sound coastline from Plum Island to the East River, tracking down pollution sources, collecting water quality samples, locating areas in need of cleanup and/or restoration, and interacting with the public. Work includes frequent travel to diverse locations around the region, scientific research, and occasional weekend/evening events. See the full position description.

Seasonal Environmental Technician

Save the Sound is looking for a full time seasonal addition to our water quality sampling team May – October 2021. The Environmental Technician will collect samples for parameters including dissolved oxygen, chl-a, nutrient, 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 position description.

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


Melissa J. Schlag Internship for Justice and the Environment: Soundkeeper Intern

This is a seasonal paid internship—June 1 through August 1, 2021—reporting to the Long Island Soundkeeper. As part of the Soundkeeper team, they will support pollution investigations, water quality monitoring, educational presentations, and research activities. Most days will be spent in the field on the patrol boat or visiting rivers and shoreline locations. The program is dynamic and priorities and activities can change daily. See the full position description.

Seasonal Water Quality Intern

Save the Sound is looking for two Seasonal Water Quality Interns to join our water quality sampling team June – August 2021. The Water Quality Intern will work with staff and volunteers who are trained in water quality collection protocol from shoreline/riverbank locations. The Intern will also work closely with monitoring groups participating in a study focused on the impacts of nutrient on Long Island Sound embayments. See the full posting description.

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.

Requests for Proposals

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