Opportunities

Get involved with our organization and work by taking part in one of these many great opportunities.

Job Openings

Clean River Partners is hiring a full time Community Engagement Coordinator/Manager.

Initial review starts June 12, resumes accepted until position is filled. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Tonko, executive director, at jennifer@cleanriverpartners.org

To download the job description, click here.

This position will coordinate Clean River Partners’ community engagement work, including co-creating learning opportunities about water with community members, conducting educational workshops, and engaging our membership and other community members in volunteer projects. This position is for someone energized by planning experiences that foster belonging and help people build their knowledge, skills, and commitment to care for the water in our communities. This position will work closely with the Executive Director and community leaders and partners to develop programming and experiences that energize, educate, and connect community members. We are seeking either a community engagement coordinator or manager, depending on the experience of the applicant. Salary and title will be commensurate with experience. 


Clean River Partners is hiring a part time Communications Assistant/Coordinator

Initial review starts June 12, resumes accepted until position is filled. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Tonko, executive director, at jennifer@cleanriverpartners.org

To download the job description, click here.

This position will support communications and marketing of Clean River Partners by creating and coordinating the creation and production of digital and print content that shares stories of the organization, maintaining and updating CRP’s communications channels, such as our newsletter, social media presence, and website, and working with staff and partners to develop and implement communications plans for programmatic activities and organizational initiatives. This position is for someone able to simplify complex messages tailored to specific audience segments who also has versatile communications skills. This position will work closely with the Executive Director and other staff to develop messages and materials that reflect our mission, values, and brand. This position will be able to work with all staff of CRP as well as a group of highly professional volunteers for materials creation. This position will have flexible hours in a team-oriented small office environment. We are seeking either a communications assistant or coordinator, depending on the experience of the applicant. Salary and title will be commensurate with experience. 

Volunteering

  • We often need office volunteers to help with stuffing, folding and labeling mailings. We’ve got a job for you!
  • Many of our events also require extra help, check out our events page or subscribe to our newsletter to see what we’ve currently got going on!
  • Help Clean River Partners raise much needed funds to support general fund activities such as responding to citizen concerns, providing educational presentations, and programming.

For more information about volunteering, contact Kevin Strauss.


Student Work and Internship Opportunities

Northfield is home to two colleges, St. Olaf College and Carleton College, and Clean River Partners is proud to work with both in many capacities. Clean River Partners sponsors academic year student work positions at both colleges and regularly hires summer interns to support our work. These opportunities are only open to current students, so please visit each college’s respective job board posting for more information. For questions about student employment and internships, please contact Jennifer Tonko.


Join the Clean River Partners Board!

You care about clean water.

Maybe you helped to pull tires from the river, planted a rain garden, added a cover crop to your farming rotation, visited a new wildlife management area, or enjoyed paddling a river or lake. This year we welcomed Jennifer Tonko as our next Executive Director to help manage the day-to-day leadership of the organization and help us reach new goals. But it isn’t just the Executive Director who leads CRP.

This is a team effort and Jennifer and the staff need the Board of Directors to help them with setting policies, managing finances, helping at events, connecting to new people, and embodying CRP’s core values of Resilience, Equity, and Engagement.

Can you lend a hand on the Board of Directors? Click Here to apply!


Board Opportunities

Clean River Partners is governed by a 11-17 member Board of Directors who are elected each year at our annual meeting in May. The Board meets six times a year – January, March, May, July, September and November typically on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM.  Dates, times and locations are listed in the calendar of events here.

Board members are expected to attend all meetings, actively participate on a committee and be a member in good standing of Clean River Partners.

If you want to do your part for clean water in the Cannon River Watershed, e-mail Jennifer Tonko to learn about opportunities and openings on our board of directors. 

Board of Directors Job Description