Water Program Associate

  • Freshwater Future
  • Petoskey, MI 49770
  • May 05, 2017
Advocacy Communication/Public Outreach Training Water Quality Watershed/Stormwater

Job Description

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of collaborative programs in urban areas, low income communities and communities of color that address community concerns related to water.
  • Conduct programs to build the capacity of local groups to succeed in influencing decisions that impact their communities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with individuals including decision-makers and community organizations with interest in water issues.
  • Provide opportunities for leaders in community groups to connect with others doing similar work as well as governmental and business leaders.
  • Create opportunities for trainings and events that help local groups and individuals develop power and a voice on their issues.
  • Participate in meetings, conferences and collaboratives to influence policy in ways that reflect the needs of local communities and work for equity in implementation.

General Job Requirements:

  • Participate and assist with Freshwater Future staff meetings and events.
  • Attend board meetings as appropriate.
  • Assist with organizational planning.


The Program Associate will have excellent interpersonal skills preferably with a Bachelor’s Degree, nonprofit or advocacy background, excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent computer skills in MS programs including databases, spreadsheets, and word processing; and experience with program and staff management. The position requires excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently and a commitment to equity and inclusion. Travel is required.

Freshwater Future is an equal opportunity employer.

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