Employment Opportunities


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.

Development Assistant

The Development Assistant will support the Development Department at headquarters and the regional development team. The Assistant will help raise the necessary funds to develop, implement, promote, and advocate policies and practices that protect and restore healthy rivers and the communities that depend upon them. The position will report to the Senior Vice President, Advancement.

Marketing and Communications Associate

The Marketing and Communications Associate provides support to the Marketing and Communications Department. Specifically, the Associate works closely with the Director of Online Strategy and the Director of Corporate Relations to manage and increase engagement with volunteers, activists, and corporate partners. The Associate will also manage special projects and assist with the department’s administrative needs.

Director of Development, Foundations

The Director of Development, Foundations directs staff and operations to coordinate and implement foundation fundraising strategies that advance the objectives of the organization’s conservation campaigns. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a talented, high energy team of professionals who are interested in making a difference in the field of conservation. The Director reports to the Senior Director of Development, Foundations and Corporations.

Short-term Clean Water Supply Fellow, Great Lakes

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

Associate, Clean Water Supply

American Rivers seeks a Conservation Associate for the Clean Water Supply Program in Pennsylvania. The Associate will promote policies and practices to local, state and regional governments to use green infrastructure and increase natural hydrologic function in the management of water resources, particularly stormwater runoff. Specifically, the Associate will support projects in Pennsylvania that demonstrate green infrastructure or serve to increase green infrastructure implementation locally.

Legal Intern – Summer 2014

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.