Program Coordinator

Miami Waterkeeper (MWK) is an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Biscayne Bay and the surrounding watershed. Launched in 2010, MWK has become a leading advocate for clean water, inspiring a movement of empowered citizens dedicated to achieving swimmable, drinkable, fishable water. Addressing issues on multiple fronts, we use community outreach, scientific research, and civic and legal action to advance our mission. Miami Waterkeeper is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. We are a small and hard-working team that is mission-driven and passionate about our environment and our community. 

Miami Waterkeeper is seeking a Program Coordinator to join the Education and Outreach team.  An ideal candidate for this role will have a deep passion for our mission and will be highly-skilled, detail-oriented, independent, exceptionally organized, and self-motivated. This candidate will be able to co-manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work both independently and collaboratively. Must be willing and able to work with youth of all ages, particularly students in grades 5-12. Must be comfortable coordinating events, working outdoors in south Florida weather/climate (rain, sun, heat, bugs, boats, etc.), and doing some public speaking. Weekend and evening work is required. 


  • Assist with the development and implementation of innovative outreach events and educational programs
  • Coordinate educational programs and events logistics
  • Assist with development of new curriculum and educational materials 
  • Manage program web pages, event landing pages etc.
  • Track metrics from outreach-related activities
  • Foster community engagement and partnerships
  • Ensure grant deliverables are met and exceeded
  • Capture/write content and provide summaries from program events and activities


  • Manage program-related CRM (Nationbuilder) database entries 
  • Assist with written content for blogs, newsletters, website as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience or equivalent combination
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Google Drive, basic computer operations, and comfort with communicating via phone, email, and Zoom (or equivalent)  
  • A demonstrated passion for and interest in environmental science, marine conservation, and/or clean water issues related to South Florida 
  • An interest in and experience with community outreach, education, leadership, and volunteer organizing
  • Past experience with youth educational programs and environmental science curriculum development 
  • Transportation to/from our office in Coral Gables and/or event sites
  • Excellent organizational skills -- organized and detailed, ability to manage multiple projects independently, self-starter


  • Experience networking and working with educators and/or school administrations 
  • Experience working with environmental community groups and organizations. 
  • Experience using scientific communication strategies to general audiences
  • Interest in incorporating a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens when communicating and decision making
  • Experience planning and implementing special events or coordinated workshops/conferences
  • Experience in writing, editing, and proofreading
  • Experience building relationships with staff, volunteers, supporters


$43,000 - $48,000 


  • Medical, dental, paid family leave, and vision plan
  • Retirement account
  • Generous time off policies
  • Remote work flexibility
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code


Job Type: Full-time

Location: Miami, FL

Reports to: Program Manager

Contact: Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Program Coordinator” written in the subject line.


Miami Waterkeeper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We strongly value diversity, equity, and inclusion both in our organization and in our community.