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Science and Education Manager

The Galveston Baykeeper (GBK) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to ensure that every waterway is swimmable, fishable, and drinkable.  GBK’s mission is to ensure the aquatic integrity of the Lower Galveston Bay watershed by focusing on the protection of wetlands and other critical habitats, advocating for adequate mitigation of lost wetland resources, and enforcing all aspects of compliance with the Clean Water Act.  

GBK is hiring a Science and Education Manager to support our efforts to preserve and protect the water quality of the Lower Galveston Bay watershed.  Our ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for the watershed. While the responsibilities for this position vary (see below), the Science and Education Manager is a member of the Management Team for the organization and will report directly to the Executive Director/Baykeeper.  The person selected should also be prepared to be on the water and in the community.


  1. Demonstrated passion and commitment to conservation and the environment.
  2. Bachelors or advanced degree from an accredited college or university.  Master’s degree in an environmental science field preferred. JD a plus.
  3. Minimum of 5 years of experience and/or background with wetlands and water-quality issues, especially those likely to be encountered in a developing urban environment.
  4. Strong computer skills with emphasis on GIS (required), mapping and remote sensing.
  5. Strong understanding of legal and regulatory framework surrounding wetland issues (or willingness to learn).
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
    1. The ability to understand and translate technical information for a variety of audiences; with clarity, crispness and effectiveness in written and oral presentation.
    2. Must be an engaging public speaker.
    3. Spanish speaker a plus.
  7. A demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the community and regulators in the field and in meetings.
  8. A working style that is organized.
  9. Ability to think creatively and strategically.
  10. Ability to work effectively independently and within a “team” environment; develop open communication with the Board committees, donors, volunteers, partners, and others.
  11. Boating experience required (kayaking, sailing, etc all qualify)


  1. Thorough field work, creation and review of GIS/remote sensing data, observe, document, and report environmentally-harmful activities in our watershed, and coordinate appropriate follow-up action.
  2. Review and monitor activities with the potential to impact the health of the watershed.  Coordinate response as appropriate.
  3. Provide technical support for advocacy and monitoring efforts being implemented by GBK and strategic partner organizations.
  4. Monitor environmental enforcement within the watershed.
  5. Collaborate with the E.D. to write and develop outreach materials

(newsletters, brochures, presentations, website & press releases.)

  1. Collaborate with the E.D. in developing and implementing water quality monitoring programs, including quality assurance, supervising volunteers and interns, data collection, management, and analysis.
  2. Collaborate with the E.D. to develop and deliver a watershed based education program, emphasizing the unique character and needs of the lower Galveston Bay Watershed.
  3. Participate in volunteer recruitment training and management.
  4. Assist in planning and coordination of meetings, field days, workshops, and other events.
  5. Be able to stay with a work plan and be proactive in accomplishing monthly and yearly goals for the organization. 


This position is grant dependent but is secure for at least two years.  The salary range is based on your experience. If you’re really much more experienced, we’d still like to hear from you.  If you’re a lot less experienced but passionate, please send your resume too.  This is a growing and dynamic organization.  If you are serious about clean water, please send a resume and introductory letter explaining your interest to  Emails with questions are welcome, but no phone calls please.   





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