Employment with Friends

Thank you for your interest in Friends of the Chicago River. Our award-winning nonprofit is the only organization exclusively dedicated to improving and protecting the Chicago River system for people, plants, and animals.

Learn more about our work on our About Us page.

Events Coordinator

As a member of the education and outreach team, the events coordinator will engage people in caring for the Chicago-Calumet River system through cleanup and restoration events across the region and raising funds in the process. They will also lead and support key Friends events that galvanize volunteers, participants, partners, and sponsors to celebrate and connect with Friends and the river system. The events coordinator should be an experienced event planner and facilitator committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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School Program Facilitator for
the Chicago River Schools Network (CRSN)
Part-time, August - November 2023
$15.40 per hour

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As a member of the education and outreach team, the School Program Facilitator will help build the Chicago River Schools Network (CRSN) by recruiting new schools in the Calumet region. The facilitator will gain experience in facilitating site-based, environmental education as a way of raising awareness and increasing knowledge of the Chicago-Calumet River system for participating schools, teachers and students.