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On-Water Program Coordinator

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Glen Foerd

Position Description: Glen Foerd seeks an energetic On-Water Program Coordinator to support its environmental programs. The On-Water Program Coordinator will directly manage the kayaking and other on-water programs, and in conjunction with the Environmental Program Manager, will oversee, schedule and help train seasonal employees as well. This full-time, year-round position will report to the Environmental Program Manager. 


  • Responsible for leading the Summer Kayaking Program.
  • Assist the Environmental Program Manager with all environmental programming, including the following established programs:
    • Summer Teen Environmental Program
    • Waterborne Youth Boatbuilding Initiative
  • Provide support for public environmental programming.
  • Assist with managing the community garden.
  • Assist with the planning, care and use of the arboretum. 
  • Serve as Glen Foerd’s representative to the Riverways Operations Committee.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies or a closely related field desired.  Equivalent experience will also be considered.
  • Significant on-water experience with kayaks, rowboats, and/or motorized boats 
  • On-Water safety certifications are a plus.
  • At least two years of experience developing and implementing programs designed for youth from diverse communities
  • Demonstrated experience with public programs in partnership with community members
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience conducting water quality tests
  • Experience working with Eventbrite; Mailchimp; Squarespace; Typeform; and Canva is a plus
  • Prior experience leading a team preferred.
  • Night and weekend work are required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Compensation: $42,000 - $45,000 annually, healthcare benefits

To Apply: Please send resume and a letter of interest to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Organization Description: Located on 18-acres at the confluence of the Delaware River and Poquessing Creek, Glen Foerd stewards an eclectic riverfront estate for the enjoyment and educational benefit of the community. Drawing from the estate’s architecture, art, material culture, and history—as well as its gardens and waterways—Glen Foerd provides inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and support Philadelphia’s natural and cultural ecosystems.  More information can be found on our website.

Glen Foerd is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Glen Foerd will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Glen Foerd strives to build a team that reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. We especially encourage applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.

To Apply

Please send resume and a letter of interest to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.