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Director of Operations

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), a regional environmental nonprofit organization based in Wilmington, Delaware, is looking for an experienced Director of Operations to organize and oversee the daily operations of its organization. We are looking for someone who can ensure that this nonprofit business is well coordinated and productive by managing and implementing effective procedures that support our 30 person

The ideal candidate will have senior management experience in a dynamic setting. The role requires outstanding organizational, communications, and leadership skills and an ability to develop innovative business solutions that push boundaries. This position will collect and analyze data and help establish metrics to evaluate staff performance, lead and encourage employees to maximize performance, and foster a supportive environment. The Director of Operations will work closely with senior management to strategize and develop long-term plans that usher in new levels of business productivity and success for the company.

A Bachelor’s degree from a college or university in business administration or management or a similar field and 7 years of work experience, or at least 10 years of work experience in a related field is required. Strong directional, organizational, and coordination skills are necessary as well as a keen eye for detail and a talent for multi-tasking.

Experience in project direction, management, and facilitation are necessary for the job. For further details, please see full job description.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter through Indeed by close of business December 16, 2022.

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Engagement Director

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), a regional environmental nonprofit organization based in Wilmington, Delaware, is seeking to fill the position of Engagement Director.

The Director supports a variety of engagement work around the region. The Director will be familiar with various engagement, education, and outreach tactics that communicate to the public the importance of clean water in the watershed. The Director will oversee and provide strategic direction for community-level programing as well as local and regional collaborative facilitation.

The Director will oversee the development and implementation of public outreach programs, including educational social media campaigns, environmental festivals, and green storm water projects including rain gardens, and educational opportunities for youth and community members. The Director will also oversee PDE’s involvement in, and facilitation of, various collaborative environmental initiatives, including the Schuylkill Action Network, the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, and the Delaware Resilient and Sustainable Communities League.

This position focuses heavily on strengthening and cultivating multi-sector partnerships around the Delaware Estuary. The Director will have excellent project management, facilitation, and supervisory skills. A strong preference to those with extensive familiarity with the region and its key players. The pay for this position ranges from $84,000-90,000 depending on experience. This is a full time (35 hrs./week), exempt position with a competitive benefits package. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter by close of business Dec. 9, 2022, to Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, 110 South Poplar Street, Suite 202, Wilmington, DE 19801. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any category that becomes protected by federal labor law. Candidates must be able to work legally in the United States.

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