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Help us find our new Part-Time Executive Director

Dear Friend of Lake Lillinonah:

We are contacting all of our resources in our search for a part-time Executive Director to help Friends of the Lake execute its mission to improve the water quality and environmental care of this beautiful lake. The full job description is below. To summarize, we are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual who can widen our collaboration with other like-minded public and private organizations and agencies, while improving the efficacy of existing programs. We estimate that this person would work approximately one day per week, and envision those efforts to be an extension of their current duties and interests.

If you know of anyone who might be interested and qualify, please feel free to forward this note to them. If you have any ideas of who else we might contact, please respond with any information you think might be of help in our search.

We have come a long way as an organization, and we hope an excellent executive director will further our goals and ambitions.

Thank you in advance for any help,

Jeffrey Silverman


Friends of the Lake


Part-Time Executive Director – Friends of the Lake

Friends of the Lake (FOTL) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Part-Time Executive Director. This role will assist our +100-member non-profit organization achieve its mission of improving Lake Lillinonah’s water quality to the standards set forth in the Clean Water Act, and to ensure the longterm environmental protection of this beautiful lake. Responsibilities will include managing, scheduling and budgeting of programs and projects that further the mission of FOTL. Lake Lillinonah is the second largest lake in CT and a FERC licensed hydropower facility.

Job Duties include:

Reports directly to Jeffrey Silverman, Chairman of the Executive Board to reports to directly to Chairman of the Executive Board

• Work with FOTL executive board to implement and continue the FOTL lake science and lake management, community outreach and public policy initiatives.

• Ability to form collaborative partnerships, act as strategic planner for water quality, watershed and aquatic invasive management initiatives, public education and community outreach development, monitor shoreline/land use regulations, legislative and FERC issues.

• Act as liaison with the Lake Lillinonah Authority (LLA), community leaders, local elected officials, and First Light Power Resources (the FERC licensee / owner of this Hydro power facility).

• Supervise and prioritize work tasks and provide scientific guidance and program review.

• Provide monthly reports previous months activities to executive board.

• Represent FOTL with State and local agencies.

• Attend FOTL scheduled meetings as required, LLA meetings, pertinent community meetings, seminars and conferences, and review scientific literature.

• Ability to function in both an administrative and “hands-on” capacity for water quality initiatives.

• The seasonal nature of this position will require ability to coordinate work both on administrative tasks, lab facilities and “on lake” data collection as needed requiring a flexibility of schedule and hours.

• Coordinate with various environmental partners including but not limited to Fairfield University, Western CT State University, Housatonic Valley Association, Connecticut Fund for the Environment, the Connecticut Federation of Lakes, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

• Work to create a lake management plan for water quality, invasive aquatic species control and debris management.

Minimum qualifications:

A college graduate or commensurate experience. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (biology, environmental studies, botany, public policy, chemistry, or related field, knowledge of Limnology a plus). Five (5) years experience in a related field preferred, one of which should be in a supervisory capacity, preferably in a public, governmental or educational organization. The candidate must be an independent self-starter who is able to excel without requiring day-to-day direction.

Additional skills:

Excellent communicator (oral, written and personal), strong researcher, experienced with computer technology with ability to apply knowledge to lake and watershed management a plus. Legislative and regulatory experience a plus. Responsibilities may include budget development, financial management, fund-raising, and grant writing.

Physical Requirements: As this position requires on site field work on Lake Lillinonah, the successful candidate must possess the ability to swim, knowledge of water testing equipment (training provided), ability to take and pass CT Boater Safety Course and operate a variety of vessels.


This is a part-time position with salary commensurate with experience. Equal Opportunity Employer. No Phone Calls Please. E-mail resume with cover letter and salary requirements/history to:, or mail to Friends of the Lake, P.O. Box 403, Bridgewater, CT 06752