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Our tight-knit team is proud to continue the important mission of Water Education Colorado, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any person based on race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, religion, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status.

Current Openings

NOW HIRING! Membership and Engagement Officer – Posted March 17, 2022

The Membership and Engagement Officer will play a key supporting role in Water Education Colorado’s overall membership program, resource development, and community engagement. This position’s primary responsibilities include communicating with, engaging and growing the organization’s membership base, recruiting and expanding participation and financial support for programs, and increasing the organization’s visibility in the community. The position will have the opportunity to develop strategies that not only steward the existing commitments of thousands of members and donors, but also foster new support from Colorado’s business community, recreational industry, water innovation sector, and broader public. This position reports to the Executive Director.

The ideal candidate shares our passion and enthusiasm for the future of water, recognizing the value of our policy-neutral approach to informing decision making and civic engagement. They are also creative, self-motivated, organized and enthusiastic, exhibiting advanced interpersonal and communication skills, work ethic and perseverance. A background in nonprofit fundraising and development is desireable.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

Fresh Water News is seeking a college intern for the Spring 2022 semester.

Fresh Water News, a nonpartisan digital news initiative of Water Education Colorado, seeks a creative, informed, enthusiastic and talented editorial intern currently attending a college journalism program in Colorado. The intern will work closely with an award-winning editorial team, helping report on and investigate important water issues in Colorado. Water Education Colorado is a Denver-based nonprofit dedicated to delivering quality information and news, education and leadership programs focused on water across the state.

Join us for Summer Semester 2022 and gain invaluable experience reporting on one of the most important topics in the American West. This position comes with a one-time $500 stipend.

Fresh Water News is recruiting for this internship statewide, and can offer a remote work arrangement with specified on-site work periods as well for those students attending college outside the Denver Metro area.


  • Generate story ideas
  • Help gather data for news reporting projects
  • Distribute FWN’s weekly news report via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter 

Required Skills: 

  • Demonstrated interest in natural resources, preferably water
  • Some reporting experience preferred
  • Excellent written/verbal communication
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Passion for journalism
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • June – August 2022    |   5-10 hours per week  

Send resume and cover letter by April 30 to Jerd Smith at