Employment Opportunities


Grants Administrator

The Grants Administrator is responsible for day‐to‐day administrative and effective life cycle management of grants and contracts received from foundations, federal and state agencies and other non‐profit organizations. Responsibilities include assisting the Director of Grants Management and Financial Analysis and program staff in tracking project expenses and preparing financial reports and reimbursement requests; administering project paperwork; assisting in preparing fiscal reporting; ensuring that costs are necessary and reasonable and are treated consistently per all grant and contract provisions, GAAP, OMB circulars and best practices; and ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions of grant and contract agreements as well as the organization’s accounting policies and procedures. The Grants Administrator may also assist Development and program staff on proposal budget preparation.

Associate Director of Government Relations

American Rivers seeks an Associate Director of Government Relations for the Policy and Government Relations Division. Primary responsibilities include influencing the federal executive and legislative branches on policy matters critical for river/freshwater conservation. The Associate Director will be a registered lobbyist for American Rivers.

Associate, Clean Water Supply

The Clean Water Supply Associate will work to move southeast communities toward a sustainable and integrated approach to water management while providing program support for American Rivers’ Clean Water Supply program. The Clean Water Supply program focuses on ensuring communities and their rivers have enough clean water by promoting sustainable water management practices such as green infrastructure (rain gardens and green roofs), water efficiency and reuse. Working with local, regional, state, federal, and nonprofit leaders and officials, Clean Water Supply staff support the implementation of smarter water management policies and practices.

Legal Intern – Spring 2015

American Rivers seeks a law intern that will work under the supervision of the General Counsel in the Legal Department.  This program provides an excellent opportunity to gain direct experience dealing with the legal issues of a national nonprofit environmental organization, including contracts, government grants and agreements, ethics, employment law, conflict of interest, non-profit corporate governance and tax compliance, corporate sponsorship, and charitable solicitation regulation. Though the student may also have the opportunity to carry out some research and writing in environmental law, this internship focuses mainly on transactional work. The intern will be given a variety of short-term and long-term projects, including research and writing assignments in the form of legal briefs, informal research memos, and quick verbal summaries. The ideal candidate for this internship is personable, detail-oriented, and possesses a sense of urgency. Strong technical writing skills and the ability to explain legal concepts to people without legal training is a must.

COMPENSATION AND TIME COMMITMENT:

 American Rivers’ internships are unpaid; however, we will work with the successful applicant to obtain school credit if available. Candidates must be currently enrolled in law school.  The position requires a minimum of 20 hours per week, with the option to work remotely some of the time.

APPLICATIONS:

 Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample of no more than 10 pages (it can be an excerpt from something larger).  Please email applications to [email protected] and put “Legal Intern – Spring 2015” in the subject line.

Associate Director of Media Relations

The Associate Director of Media Relations is responsible for assisting with all aspects of outreach to journalists to support American Rivers’ conservation priorities and raise overall organizational visibility. The Associate Director will work closely with conservation, government relations, and communications staff to develop and manage media outreach efforts.

Director of Major Gifts, California

American Rivers seeks a Director of Major Gifts to lead and manage a comprehensive individual major gifts program in California. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, high energy development professional who is interested in making a difference in the field of conservation and eager to play a key role in increasing the number of major donors and the giving level of existing donors.  This position is based in California and reports to the Senior Director of the Major Gifts Program.