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River advocacy group seeks new Riverkeeper

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St. Johns Riverkeeper Inc. begins accepting applications for a new St. Johns Riverkeeper on July 1, 2011. Earlier this year, Neil Armingeon announced that he is stepping down in 2012 as St. Johns Riverkeeper.



“I have decided that St. Johns Riverkeeper is on solid ground,” he said. “This is the right time for me to move on to the next stage of my life. This organization is so strong that it won’t miss a beat."



Armingeon is the second person to serve in this position, joining the St. Johns Riverkeeper organization in February 2003. Since that time, he has became a trusted community leader on water issues, widely recognized as a passionate advocate and well-respected “voice of the river.”



The nonprofit organization is seeking a Riverkeeper to manage, coordinate and execute its issue-based advocacy programs. The Riverkeeper is responsible for researching and identifying the needs of the St. Johns River and its watershed and establishing priorities, goals and strategies to address those needs; identifying and advocating for solutions that will protect and restore the river; working with government entities, businesses, community leaders and citizens to resolve problems that impact the river’s health; and communicating directly with the media and the public to educate and raise awareness about important river-related issues.



Visit www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org for more information and the complete job description.



Candidates with relevant experience should submit their resume and a cover letter in PDF format to jobs@stjohnsriverkeeper.org. St. Johns Riverkeeper will begin accepting resumes on July 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.




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