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Jobs at Tualatin Riverkeepers

Each paddle season - late May through the middle of September - TRK hires a number of summer staff to work at our river rental locations in Tigard and Hillsboro. In the fall and winter, legal intern positions will be posted. Additional roles will be posted as they come open. 

Tualatin Riverkeepers is committed to creating a diverse work environment and we’re proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.

Communication & Events Associate

Tualatin Riverkeepers is searching for a Communication and Events Associate. The position is half-time, with flexible hours, and provides support in the Tualatin Riverkeepers office and at community events.

Position Description

The Communication and Events Associate works closely with respective program managers to support small and large events, including guided paddles, Tualatin River Discovery Day and our Green Heron fundraiser. The position will also coordinate aspects of TRK’s office, particularly related to communication with members and current and prospective volunteers.

Specific responsibilities include:

·       With support from fellow staff members, serve as the lead in coordinating the annual Tualatin River Discovery Day and Green Heron fundraiser events.

·       Organize logistics related to public-facing events, including trainings, educational and informational events.

·       Respond to phone and email inquiries concerning TRK activities - events, volunteer opportunities, and watershed-related questions.

·       Coordinate social media postings and inquiries.

·       Assist with office-related tasks such as mailings and ordering supplies.

·       Assist colleagues with events and grant proposals.

Required Qualifications:

·       Attention to detail and strong communication skills.

·       Passion for conservation work.

·       Ability to work with community members from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

·       Associate degree

·       Ability to speak Spanish

·       Understanding of Tualatin River watershed

Salary and Benefits: 

·       $22.50 - $24.00/ hour; 20 hours per week

·       50% paid health insurance

·       Up to a 3% 401k match

·       Paid holidays and vacation

To Apply: Email a resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications to In the subject line, please include ‘Communication and Events Associate’ followed by your last name.

Position open until filled; for strongest consideration, please submit materials by April 22.

River Rentals Manager

Tualatin Riverkeepers is searching for a River Rentals Manager. The position is part-time, non-exempt, 28-32 hours week, including most weekends and will manage our River Rentals program between May and September.

Position Description   

River Rentals includes canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rentals to the public at Cook Park (Tigard) and Rood  Bridge Park (Hillsboro), with occasional trips and special events on other parts of the river. 

Specific responsibilities include:   

  • Training, scheduling, and supervising the summer rental staff (typically 6-7 high school or college students), assisted by the River Experiences Program Manager and Executive Director.  

  • Trouble-shooting online rental reservations and waiver forms, sometimes at the last minute, with calm competence and patience.   

  • For site-based rentals at Cook Park, ensuring that all boats, gear, supplies, and materials are cleaned and organized at the beginning and end of the rental day.  

  • For trailer-based rentals (primarily Rood Park), ensuring that the trailer is safely and securely loaded with the necessary boats and gear before and after the rental day, and ensuring that the trailer is where it needs to be for the rentals.  

  • Meet partner and community groups at Cook Park to open the boats and equipment trailer, set up gear for staff and volunteers, and accompany the group as a safety boat. 

  • Qualifications include:   

  • Physical ability to lift and move boats, trailers, and other gear, with assistance from devices (carts and racks) and other personnel (summer staff under supervision).   

  • Access to reliable transportation and an unwavering commitment to punctuality and reliability.  

  • Calm, competent, cheerful, and problem-solving attitude towards customer service, including and especially in chaotic situations.   

  • Competence with technological online reservation systems (with training provided) and resourcefulness to obtain assistance necessary to quickly navigate IT challenges.   

  • Ability to supervise, mentor, learn from, coordinate, and collaborate with team members.   

A pre-hiring background check is required.

Compensation: $19.50 to $21.50 per hour, depending on experience  

To Apply: Email a resume, a cover letter detailing your qualifications, to In the subject line, please include 'River Rental Manager' followed by your last name.

Position open until filled; for strongest consideration, please submit materials by April 22.

Volunteer and Restoration Manager

Tualatin Riverkeepers is seeking our next Volunteer and Restoration Manager. The position oversees all aspects of TRK’s growing restoration and stewardship work, and has direct responsibility for our efforts to recruit and train new volunteers across the organization. The manager is responsible for building relationships with land management organizations, organizing restoration and stewardship projects, and coordinating outreach efforts, training and placing watershed ambassadors at public events.

Responsibilities include:

Restoration and Stewardship

·       Develop and maintain strong relationships with land management partners throughout the Tualatin River watershed.

·       Identify and schedule restoration partnership opportunities.

·       In conjunction with TRK’s Executive Director, identify strategic opportunities to partner on large scale restoration projects.

·       Recruit and train Restoration Crew Leaders, with responsibility for leading TRK-sponsored restoration and stewardship events.

·       Serve as primary point of contact for prospective volunteer groups.

·       Develop materials for and facilitate Restoration Crew Leader programming

·       Facilitate community stewardship events at both unique single opportunity sites and partnered sites throughout watershed

Volunteer Management and Outreach

·       Identify outreach opportunities at select community events, coordinate placement of watershed ambassadors.

·       Coordinate recruitment of individual volunteers, working with TRK colleagues on placement in their respective programs.

·       Maintain up to date knowledge of best practices for volunteer recruitment, training, and coordination.

·       Develop and update volunteer and outreach materials.

·       Develop materials for and facilitate watershed ambassador programming.

·       Identify outreach opportunities such as tabling events, public arts projects, establishing organization representation at local gatherings.

·       Represent TRK at public events, trainings, and forums, particularly those related to outreach and restoration work.

Additional Responsibilities

·       Assist colleagues in coordination of our annual Discovery Day and Green Heron Fundraiser events.

·       Identify partnerships and learning opportunities within the realms of DEI work and environmental justice.

·       Participate in organization-wide activities, such as annual member meeting, strategic planning, and board meetings, as requested.

Required Qualifications:

·       Knowledge of local native, non-native and invasive species

·       Experience in hands-on habitat restoration work

·       Experience in volunteer management

·       Comfort in working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds

·       Strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

·       1+ years experience in volunteer management

·       3-5 years educational or professional experience in restoration or environmental management

·       Ability to speak Spanish

Salary and Benefits: 

  • $54,000 - $58,000/ year

  • Full health and dental insurance paid by employer

  • 3% retirement match with immediate eligibility

  • 5 weeks of paid annual leave

To Apply: Email a resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications to In the subject line, please include ‘Volunteer and Restoration Manager’ followed by your last name.

Position open until filled; for strongest consideration, please submit materials by May 6.