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The Missisquoi River Basin Association (MRBA) is now accepting applications for a Project Manager. 


The successful applicant will have strong group communication and interpersonal skills; will work well independently without direct support or supervision; and will have strong writing skills. Must be able to maintain cooperative working relationships with partner organizations; hold education/outreach events; experience with grant management and marketing are a plus.


This job is as an independent contractor, and will be completely task-oriented. The position will be filled by mid-April, and will average 16-20 hour per week. Pay will be hourly and commensurate with experience (likely range = $18-$24/hour); the position does not provide health or other benefits. This job has potential to grow with success. Please visit our web site at www.mrbavt.com to see what we do!  If you ‘d like to be part of our team, please apply by sending your cover letter and resume, with contact information for three references, to: mrba@pshift.com with “MRBA Project Manager position” in the subject line. Application are due by March 25th.

The Missisquoi River Basin Association (MRBA) is seeking a motivated, independent worker to fill the position of Project Manager. The MRBA is a community-driven non-profit organization that works to improve water quality throughout the Missisquoi watershed in northern Vermont. Our mission is to restore and maintain the ecological integrity of the Missisquoi River system so that the uses and values desired by the community are supported by the river and the quality of its water. 


Position Description: 


This is a flexible part-time contract position, and primarily field-based. The successful candidate will be one who can accomplish the following tasks: 
•    Travel to sites around the river basin and provide educational programs about topics related to clean water
•    Manage implementation projects, such as setting up and supervising tree plantings along river banks
•    Organize field work, such as water sampling program and river clean-up events
•    Represent the MRBA at community events (some weekend and evening hours will be necessary)
•    Recruit and oversee volunteers
•    Other tasks, as projects and funding are secured


This position will report to the MRBA Coordinator. Work will be on an independent contractual basis; tasks will be assigned and it will be the Project Manager’s responsibility to carry out the onsite work. The Project Manager will be expected to submit summary reports about projects (explaining the day-to-day work, what materials were used, and what progress was made). Failure to carry out the specifics of the grant requirements or recording and reporting in a timely manner will result in termination.  


A personal vehicle and clean driving record are required; mileage will be covered at the federal rate when travel is required for a project. Project equipment will be covered by grants, but personal equipment, including a computer and appropriate attire for field work is the responsibility of the contractor. The successful candidate will also be subject to a background check.


A background in environmental studies is preferred. Familiarity and/or experience with environmental and water quality issues is desired.


It is possible that a good candidate will be able to write and manage their own grants in the future; the job could grow with the right individual.