Jobs & RFPs

Jobs and Opportunities

A large group of staff in casual summer wear pose on Sherwood Island beachConnecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound would welcome you to our team!

Addresses and deadlines for each position are noted in the detailed job descriptions. No phone calls, please.

If you are applying for more than one position, please submit individual cover letters and résumés for each position, and note in the cover letters all the positions you have applied for.

CFE/Save the Sound is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from demographics underrepresented in the environmental and nonprofit sectors.

Meet our current team.



Chief Legal Director

As Chief Legal Director, you will be part of a wider organizational team that employs a broad range of tools that not only includes legal action, but also community engagement, legislative advocacy, policy development, science, engineering, and public relations expertise to develop and implement river and coastal restoration projects, protect critical lands, fight climate change, and restore and protect Long Island Sound and its rivers. Full job description and how to apply here.

Green Infrastructure Project Manager

Save the Sound’s Ecological Restoration Team is seeking a qualified restoration ecologist, engineer, environmental project manager, landscape architect, or environmental planner to manage the implementation of on-the-ground projects that improve water quality and watershed resilience of Long Island Sound in both Connecticut and New York. The candidate will have the opportunity to design and install green infrastructure projects, steward watershed planning efforts in partnership with local communities, and interact with experts in the field. Full job description and how to apply here.

Philanthropy Writing and Research Associate

CFE/Save the Sound is seeking a passionate, organized associate to become a full-time member of the individual giving team, focused on researching potential major donors and writing acknowledgements, appeals, updates, and other compelling correspondence. The candidate must be experienced in research and writing for non-profit philanthropy, detail-oriented, creative, and skilled in communicating with donors. Responsibilities will also include recording information in our donor database, other occasional projects, and assistance with events. Full job description and how to apply here.

Environmental Technician

Save the Sound is looking for a full time seasonal addition to our water quality sampling team.  The Environmental Technician will collect samples for parameters including dissolved oxygen, chl-a, nutrients, pH, pathogen indicator bacteria, and others as necessary.  The position will assist in data analysis and the development of figures, maps, and tables for reports. Full job description and how to apply here.


CFE/Save the Sound is expanding our capacity to inspire action through effective, exciting communications with our members, volunteers, activists, and the public. Three varied roles in both our New Haven headquarters and our Mamaroneck office provide opportunities for candidates with expertise in member engagement, design, or science communications:


Member Communications Specialist

The ideal candidate for this position is a dynamic self-starter who knows how to deepen member relationships through compelling writing. The Member Communications Specialist is central to increasing our membership, building financial support for the organization, and engaging members to become more involved. We seek a talented and creative writer with experience in multi-tiered communications over a variety of platforms, including social media, direct mail, and email/Constituent Relations Management interactions. This a full-time position in our New Haven, CT office. Full job description and how to apply here.

Communications Design Specialist

The ideal candidate for this position is a trained designer and experienced communicator who wants to put their talents to work in a nimble, collaborative team to address challenges facing the Long Island Sound estuary. The Communications Design Specialist will develop creative and compelling content for our members, supporters, elected officials, the general public, and the media, including graphic design for the biennial Long Island Sound Report Card. This is a full-time position in our Mamaroneck, NY office. Full job description and how to apply here.

Ecological Communications Specialist

The ideal candidate for this position is experienced in communicating science concepts across verbal and visual channels, and likes to get their boots muddy. The Ecological Communications Specialist will work with CFE/Save the Sound’s Ecological Restoration and Communications teams to communicate our ecological restoration and water protection projects and the stories they generate to our volunteers, supporters, and the public, and to implement targeted outreach for on-the-ground projects around the Sound. This a part-time position in our New Haven, CT office. Full job description and how to apply here.

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Water Quality Intern

The Water Quality Intern will work with a core group of approximately 20-30 volunteers who are trained in water quality collection protocol from shoreline/riverbank locations. The Intern will also work closely with monitoring groups participating in a study focused on the impacts of nutrients on Long Island Sound embayments. Full job description and how to apply here.

Development internship – winter/spring 2019

CFE and its bi-state program Save the Sound are seeking a dynamic and creative self-starter interested in gaining real world nonprofit development, event management, and marketing/communications experience. Click here for more information and how to apply.

General internships

Internships are available throughout the year for college students to work with CFE/Save the Sound’s program staff on research, event support, and project administration on a variety of programs that protect the air, land, and water of Connecticut and the Long Island Sound region. Check back for updates.

Requests for Proposals

There are no open RFPs at this time.

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