We’re Hiring!


Date of Posting: October 12, 2021
Official Deadline for Submitting Applications: November 7, 2021

Point of Contact:
Rob Tiedemann, Ph.D. – BREN Chairperson
Mobile: 208.484.0680
E-Mail: ecodesigninc@mac.com


SALARY RANGE: $35,000 – $40,000 Per Year, Depending on Experience
Half Time (i.e. 20 Hours Per Week) Position

Welcome to the application for the position of Coordinator for the Boise River Enhancement Network. Please read through the entire job description shown below. To begin your application please click on the START button at the bottom of the page.


The Boise River Enhancement Network, Inc. (BREN) is a well-established 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is celebrating our ten-year anniversary working in the public interest. We are volunteers, conservation stewards, and natural resource professionals dedicated to advocating for, and educating the public about the ecological health and well-being of the Boise River. Our people are passionate and take pleasure in the camaraderie of working with our conservation family.


BREN is recruiting and seeks an exceptional contractor for the position of Coordinator to implement our annual work plan established by an elected team of dedicated advisors from the local community (i.e. the Coordinating Team). The ideal contractor will fully embrace the vision of BREN and work with head-and-heart to fulfill our mission. In return, the selected contractor will receive monetary compensation based on the present Boise regional market and the full support of BREN’s Executive Committee and Coordinating Team. The Coordinator will work and be compensated as a half-time (i.e. 20 hours per week) contractor but receive no benefits.

The work of this position includes, but is not limited to, the following administrative, operational, and programmatic tasks:

(a) receive all written, telephonic, and electronic communications from the public, our partners, and others interested in our work and assign responsibility for a response to the proper member of the Coordinating Team;

(b) maintain our relationships with members of BREN and the public by frequent announcements of programs and postings of content to Facebook, Instagram, e-News, YouTube, our web site, and other social media outlets;

(c) cultivate and nurture relationships with major donors by handwritten notes, e-mails, text messages, and real-time conversations both remotely and in-person;

(d) assist in identifying grant opportunities and preparing grant applications;

(e) maintain and keep current our database (i.e. CRM NonProfitEasy) of both members and donors with accurate and complete information;

(f) maintain relationships with city and county administrators and staffs of local governments by occasional real-time conversations;

(g) identify speakers and assist them in the development and delivery of both informal and formal presentations that educate the public on the natural history, present condition, and future issues related to the Lower Boise River;

(h) imagine, develop, and implement programs to engage volunteers and conservation stewards in hands-on experiences along the Lower Boise River and its floodplain;

(i) attend and participate in meetings of the Coordination Team and the Executive, Outreach, and Fund Raising Committees; and

(j) attend and participate in meetings related to special projects, grants, and contracts.

The ideal contractor will have demonstrated by work and life experience the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

(a) engage with volunteers, conservation stewards, and natural resource professionals in a congenial manner that involves, excites, and motivates them;

(b) be knowledgeable of both the history of the Boise River and the natural processes that govern its health and well-being; and

(c) have established, ongoing relationships with current members of the conservation community.

While the contractor will be largely working independently, they will also be accepting of general direction from the Executive Committee of the Coordinating Team; comfortable with collaboration and the need to be inclusive; and authentic, and genuine in their work with others.

The contractor will work from their home office or private workspace and provide a fully functioning mobile telephone with service, recent model computer, a device or remote service for backup and storage of electronic files, and a reliable connection to the internet.  While all other office supplies will be provided by BREN, these listed items will instead be provided at no cost to BREN by the contractor.

BREN is an equal opportunity 501(c)(3) organization and does not discriminate based on race, age, religion, gender, sexual preference, or culture.


Contractors may learn more about who we are and what we do by reviewing the content on our website located at www.boiseriverenhancement.org. We especially encourage you to peruse the following documents – available on our website – for additional information.

A contractor interested in this position will apply by clicking on the START button at the bottom of this page and by providing the following documents:

  • A cover letter describing their interest in this position.
  • A resume describing in detail their education, certifications, and both volunteer and paid work experience.
  • A list, with complete contact information (i.e. physical address, telephone number(s), and e-mail), for three (3) references who are colleagues, coworkers, or collaborators that have been granted permission by the applicant to discuss with BREN their experience working with the applicant.

A contractor applying for this position will demonstrate the following:

  • They live and work within the Boise Metropolitan Area.
  • They are effective, efficient, and thorough in accomplishing tasks that are scheduled for completion within a single day and projects that span several months.
  • They can perform the logistics of recruiting and organizing volunteers, coordinating their travel plans, and making available materials to accomplish both routine and uncommon tasks in the office and in the field.
  • They are available for a formal interview with the Selection Committee the weeks of December 6 through 17, 2021.

A contractor applying for this position who is invited to interview will provide a writing sample OR respond to the following task* that allows us to evaluate your skill for writing in a manner that is clear, concise, and informative. (*Prepare a 300 to 500-word invitation to our members encouraging them to attend an event of your choosing from those that appear on our current website.)

A contractor applying for this position will demonstrate in an interview:

  • They are thoughtful, articulate, and concise in their response to questions from members of the Selection Committee.
  • They understand and can articulate the vision and mission of the Boise River Enhancement Network OR ask specific questions of members of the Selection Committee for clarity.

Thank you for your interest in BREN, and for considering a response to our recruitment for the open position of Coordinator.  We look forward to hearing from you.