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Executive Director – Sound Rivers

Sound Rivers was founded in 2015 with the merger of the Neuse River Foundation & the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, two of the state’s oldest grassroots conservation organizations. Sound Rivers combines the deep history of advocacy of the Neuse River Foundation, established in 1980, and the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, established in 1981. The mission of Sound Rivers is to monitor, protect and enhance water quality and related ecosystems in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River basins while supporting environmental justice. This union creates a powerful advocate, uniting with concerned citizens to work to protect these two cherished waterways. Our staff of six people, including three full-time Riverkeepers, monitors these waterways and serves as scientific experts and educational resources to schools and communities within the watersheds. Our goal is to help assure clean water to our communities for consumption, recreation, nature preservation and agricultural use.

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of Sound Rivers. The executive director reports to the board of directors, hires and manages staff, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. To this end, the executive director will: Oversee, raise resources for, participate in, and support the work of Sound Rivers’ Riverkeepers in pursuit of the organization’s mission, assure that the organization has a long-range strategy that achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress, and more.

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