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Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are two national organizations that work towards environmental protection, justice, and public health. Clean Water Action, a grassroots environmental organization, advocates for strong environmental laws, addresses local environmental issues, and safeguards public health. Clean Water Fund, a research and education organization, promotes justice and public interest related to water, waste, clean energy, and toxins. Both organizations aim to ensure that communities most affected by environmental degradation have a voice and access to resources for clean energy and justice. Their work also involves advancing energy policies that significantly reduce climate pollution in Massachusetts and creating an equitable energy system that reduces carbon emissions and gives frontline communities a voice and resources to participate in the clean energy economy and adapt to climate change.

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund seek a full-time Program Manager for our Boston office, responsible for leading the organization's youth programming. You will adapt and implement the YAC Curriculum to create a customized after school program, fostering environmental knowledge and professional organizing skills, and encouraging youth to address local environmental issues. Collaboration with partner schools' teachers will be essential for recruiting YAC participants. Additionally, you will support and guide youth organizers in implementing a Youth Participatory Action Research Project and manage the college internship program. Grant applications for youth programs will also fall under your direction from MA State Directors.


  • Adapt and implement Clean Water Fund’s YAC Curriculum to create a tailored after school program that builds environmental knowledge and key professional organizing skills and provides opportunities for youth to act on local environmental issues.
  • Recruit YAC participants in partnership with teachers at partners schools
  • Support youth organizers to design and implement a Youth Participatory Action Research Project that addresses a local environmental concern.
  • Manage college internship program. 
  • Assist in developing Clean Water alum program. 
  • Own and execute grant applications pertaining to youth programs under direction of MA State Directors.

•    A minimum of 3 years’ organizing experience
•    A minimum of 2 years’ experience with youth engagement work 
•    Experience with community organizing and/or policy advocacy in Massachusetts.
•    Demonstrated commitment to Clean Water’s mission and values including demonstrated leadership on economic and racial justice issues.
•    Strong interpersonal skills including cultural competency in working with people from various economic, racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
•    Adaptability and ability to learn on the job. 
•    Strong oral and written communication skills 
•    Well organized and able to manage multiple projects at one time.
•    Experience with grant fundraising 
•    The final offer is subject to meeting state and national criminal history requirements, as defined for Massachusetts public schools.
•    Multilingual and BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Type of Position
Job Type
Full Time
Salary $50,000-$55,000 depending on experience. Attractive benefit package available.
How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to Bethany Dickerson;, Internal candidates should first contact their supervisor.

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund have implemented a policy mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all individuals working within our offices, as well as for those working remotely. As a condition of employment, all employees, regardless of their work location, are required to be vaccinated, or they must provide proof of a valid exemption. Applicants applying for positions at our organization will also be required to present proof of vaccination status during the application process, whether they will be working in the office or remotely. This policy is in place to ensure the health and safety of our entire workforce and the communities we serve.

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund value a diverse workplace. People of color and those from economically disadvantaged communities are particularly encouraged to apply. Clean Water is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.