About American Rivers

American Rivers believes that a future of clean water and healthy rivers for everyone, everywhere is essential. Since 1973, we have protected wild rivers, restored damaged rivers and conserved clean water for people and nature. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and 300,000 members, supporters and volunteers across the country, we are one of the most trusted and influential river conservation organization in the United States, delivering solutions for a better future. Because life needs rivers.

At American Rivers, we embrace and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Rivers Connect Us is more than just our tagline. The beauty of rivers is that they connect all people and communities. We seek to build and embody this diversity in our organization and throughout the conservation field. The life experiences, knowledge, innovation, and talent that each individual brings to our work provides perspectives and competencies which are critical to our effectiveness in protecting wild rivers, restoring damaged rivers, and conserving clean water for people and nature.

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Open Positions

Corporate Relations Fellowship

American Rivers is seeking a fellow to work either in-person or remotely during the academic year with the corporate relations team. The Corporate Relations Fellow will gain direct experience with nonprofit corporate fundraising and program management for National River Cleanup® (NRC). Tasks may include developing new NRC tools and materials, completing corporate research briefs, drafting proposals, writing blogs, developing stories for the website and other publications, analyzing data, engaging in outreach, assisting with event planning and other special projects. Learn More…

AmeriCorps Member, River Assessment and Restoration Assistant

The Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to 11 months of service, protecting Sierra natural resources and working to create sustainable communities, including one individual to be placed with American Rivers as the River Assessment and Restoration Assistant AmeriCorps Member. During the term, the SNAP member placed at American Rivers will gain skills and technical training, receive mentorship with outstanding environmental leaders, and receive an education award at the successful completion of service. Learn More…

Assistant, Human Resources and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

The Human Resources Assistant provides high-level support to the Director of Human Resources to assist with ongoing organizational compliance matters, which may include oversight of various HR databases and operations, helping with annual functions such as the corporate insurance renewal, and other duties as assigned. The Assistant will also work in conjunction with the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice and provide administrative support to ongoing organizational DEIJ matters. Learn More…

River Protection Communications Director

Rivers are the source of all life, and protecting healthy, free-flowing rivers is essential in an era of climate change. American Rivers is hiring a Communications Director who is passionate about great storytelling and dedicated to advancing just, equitable solutions for river protection. The Communications Director will work closely with the Communications team and the Wild and Scenic Rivers and Public Lands conservation team to secure river protection policies nationally, with additional focus in Montana, Oregon and New Mexico. Reporting to the Vice President of Communications, the Director will help create and implement communications plans, write compelling copy, develop materials, collaborate with local partners, and build relationships with journalists. Learn More…

Associate Director, Clean Water Supply (PA,MD,NJ)

American Rivers’ Clean Water Supply program works to ensure all people have access to clean water and a healthy river. We do this by helping municipalities integrate their water management practices, advancing natural infrastructure, and engaging communities that have historically been excluded from decision-making related to clean water. Learn More…

Junior Staff Accountant

The Junior Staff Accountant provides support to the Senior Staff Accountant, Controller, and Chief Financial Officer to ensure that American Rivers’ accounting functions are performed in accordance with GAAP and organizational guidelines and that transactions are recorded in a timely manner. Learn More…

California Regional Director (San Francisco, Berkeley or Los Angeles)

The California Regional Director (“Director”) will lead the regional team working to restore river floodplains and mountain meadows for multiple benefits, improve forest management for rivers, support sustainable groundwater management, restore environmental river flows and salmon habitat, and increase the pace of dam removal in California. This individual’s responsibilities include managing staff, fundraising for the organization, and raising the profile of American Rivers in a way that builds the entire movement. This encompasses advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice practices in all venues, including community, partner, and Tribal engagements. Learn More…

Northwest Regional Director

The Regional Director of the Pacific Northwest (“Director”) will lead the regional team working to protect wild rivers, restore damaged rivers, and conserve clean water for people and nature in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. This individual is responsible managing staff, fundraising for the organization, and raising the profile of American Rivers in a way that builds the entire movement in manner that advances diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice practices in all venues, including community, partner, and Tribal engagements. Learn More…

Director, Grants Management and Financial Analysis

The Director, Grants Management and Financial Analysis is responsible for monitoring, supporting and ensuring effective life cycle administration, grant budget management, and compliance for grants from foundations, federal and state agencies and other non-profit organizations. Responsibilities include ensuring sound fiscal management and reporting to foundations, federal and state agencies and other non-profits; coordinating with program managers to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of grant and contract agreements as well as the organization’s accounting policies and procedures; and assisting program staff in monitoring sub-recipient awards. Learn More…

Internships

American Rivers’ Internship Program provides an exciting opportunity for individuals to gain professional experience in the environmental non-profit field. Our goal is to inspire and educate, providing hands-on experience to help develop participants in to the next generation of conservation leaders. We view a successful internship program as crucial to ensuring that the important work of protecting and restoring our natural resources continues to be at the forefront of the public consciousness. As part of our goal to engage an ever wider audience with conservation issues, we at American Rivers pride ourselves on promoting diversity throughout our organization and Internship Program.

Read about some of our former interns and see what they had to say about their internships with American Rivers »


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