Colorado Nonprofit Association

Middle Arkansas Watershed Coordinator

Position Overview

The Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative (ARWC) seeks a motivated individual to oversee and manage watershed health initiatives in the middle Arkansas River basin. Reporting to the Director of Forestry (DF), the Middle Arkansas Watershed Coordinator (MAWC) plays a pivotal role in guiding the implementation of strategic projects in collaboration with colleagues, agencies, and contractors. If you are looking for a unique opportunity to positively impact the environment and be backed by a supportive team in a thriving organization, you should apply today!

The MAWC will oversee planning, on-the-ground mobilization, completion of deliverables, and comprehensive monitoring and reporting for projects in the middle Arkansas Basin. Our ideal candidate will have experience in watershed health, forestry, restoration, project management, or another similar area. Our ideal candidate has worked with a diverse set of partners to coordinate successful natural resource projects in the past, has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and has the flexibility and enthusiasm to help colleagues with projects.

As a small but mighty nonprofit, our staff has the opportunity to learn new skills often. Most importantly, we hope to find an engaged and versatile candidate with a thirst for knowledge and a willingness to learn for this unique position to serve the Upper Arkansas Basin communities. ARWC is poised to grow significantly in the upcoming years, offering promising advancement opportunities for qualified staff within the organization.

About Us

ARWC champions watershed health initiatives for economic, ecological, and societal benefit throughout Colorado’s Arkansas River Basin. We create resilient and healthy watersheds, build networks of informed and active community members, and provide expertise and support in the wake of wildfires. Together, we’re not just envisioning—we’re actively building—a sustainable legacy for the Arkansas River Basin. Discover more at

Core Responsibilities

Program Coordination (50%)
Project Development (25%)
Monitoring and Evaluation (15%)
Administrative & Other Duties (10%)

Minimum Requirements

Preferred Qualifications

Joining ARWC means…