The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) was founded in 1972. Our vision is a vibrant, healthy and resilient Mystic River Watershed for the benefit of all our community members. To achieve this, MyRWA is protecting water quality, restoring important habitats, building climate resilience, transforming parks and paths, and inspiring youth and community members.
We use science, advocacy, collaboration and education to ensure a vibrant, healthy and resilient environment for the people and natural communities that call the watershed home. Thousands of volunteers help us monitor environmental health and make on-the-ground improvements; our education programs help students and families learn about nearby natural communities.
Today, MyRWA has a staff of twelve highly collaborative team members, a dedicated Board of Directors, and an annual budget of more than $3 million. As an organization committed to incorporating racial equity and justice throughout our programs and operations, we have embarked on a year-long training and strategic plan update to ensure that we are fully living into these values. As a next step, we are centering equity as the foundation for our work, including a re-affirmation to serve all residents of the watershed, diversify our list of suppliers and contractors, and ensure our staff mirror the communities we serve across the watershed, from Reading to Revere.
As Operations Manager, you’ll lead MyRWA’s administrative and operational efforts, including finance, office and information systems, coordinating Human Resources processes, and providing administrative support to the Executive Director and Board. Like all our staff, you’ll also provide occasional hands-on support for our community-based programs. Given MyRWA’s work to support our diverse and robust community, oral proficiency in English plus a language spoken in our watershed communities (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Portuguese) is preferred.
The Operations Manager reports to MyRWA’s Executive Director and works closely with other team members and external partners. We seek motivated candidates who value collaboration, effective execution and a commitment to service.
WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO
Key responsibilities include:
Systems and Office Management and Administration
Finance, IT and Human Resources
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.
The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) was founded in 1972. Our vision is a vibrant, healthy and resilient Mystic River Watershed for the benefit of all our community members. To achieve this, MyRWA is protecting water quality…
This is a full-time position with the Mystic River Watershed Association with a salary range of $50,000 to $60,000 dependent on experience and skills. Our paid time off policy includes 15 days paid vacation in your first year of employment and rises to 20 days in your second year of employment. We offer 12 paid holidays, and 6 sick paid days per year. MyRWA benefits include health insurance (MyRWA covers up to 80% of employee premiums), immediate eligibility for participation in a 401k retirement plan with a 4% employer match and paid parental leave.
We are a hands-on team and seek employees who are passionate about our work and service to our community. MyRWA has been fully remote throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and is currently aiming to work onsite a minimum of three days/week as of this fall. Due to the Operations Manager’s responsibilities to oversee our office, this role may need to be onsite a minimum of four days/week.
We continue to adapt to safety protocols related to COVID-19 as we understand them. For the safety of the community, all MyRWA employees are required to be vaccinated. At this time, we do not expect additional masking or testing of employees; our team will mask if visitors are masked or indicate they are not vaccinated.
Our office is located in the town center of Arlington, Massachusetts. Free street parking is available next to our office, which is a 1 minute walk from the 77 and 79 bus lines on Massachusetts Avenue. Infrequent local travel within the watershed area is anticipated, including opportunities to work at external events. Typical hours are 9 am to 5 pm with limited night and weekend events. This role may involve minor physical activity.
This is a full-time position with the Mystic River Watershed Association with a salary range of $50,000 to $60,000 dependent on experience and skills. Our paid time off policy…
Interested candidates are encouraged to promptly submit their application through the online portal operated by our recruitment partner, Positively Partners. All applicants will receive a response to their application within two weeks of submission. Our application process includes an initial phone screen with Positively Partners, an interview with Executive Director, Patrick Herron, and for finalists, an interview day with members of MyRWA team.
MyRWA’s goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels of the people we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQIA people, people living with disabilities, military veterans and other under-represented populations.
Interested candidates are encouraged to promptly submit their application through the online portal operated by our recruitment partner, Positively Partners. All applicants…