Board Member

Nine Mile Run Watershed Association

Website Nine Mile Run Watershed Association

The Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, an environmental nonprofit organization based in Wilkinsburg and founded in 2001, regularly seeks new members for its Board of Directors. This dynamic and innovative organization restores and protects the Nine Mile Run watershed, while working regionally to support and implement resilient solutions for a healthy urban environment. We envision a region with clean water accessible to all, healthy and resilient communities, and ecosystems restored to their natural functions. NMR has been a leader for many years in the effort to make green solutions and their associated community benefits a part of our regional plan for clean water compliance.

Board members serve three-year terms, during which they oversee and support NMR operations, determine the future strategic direction of the organization, and bring a variety of resources to support our work.

The Board has a particular need at this time for members with experience and skills in Human Resources. The candidate would be the chair of the organization’s HR Committee and help shape the policies for the organization in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors. We are in the process of reviewing all of our policies to make sure they are as just and equitable as possible for all employees. If you are interested in this position and have experience in HR, then we strongly encourage you to apply.

We are also looking for candidates with experience in financial management, fundraising, and law. We are always looking for candidates with small business, marketing, environmental science, landscape architecture and green stormwater infrastructure backgrounds, especially those with an understanding of the nonprofit sector and fee-for-service programs.

One of the Board’s goals is to achieve greater racial diversity to better reflect the population of our Watershed communities of Wilkinsburg, Homewood, and East Hills. This is an important goal for our organization, and we would welcome black individuals, and people of color to apply.

All types of individuals, including recently retired people looking to put their skills to work in the service of an important community mission would also make welcome additions to the Board. It is not necessary to live or work in the Nine Mile Run watershed to be eligible for Board service, but familiarity with and commitment to the organization’s mission is an important consideration.

For more information about the organization’s history and current programs, please go to,, and  Candidates with an interest are encouraged to contact NMR Executive Director Brenda Smith, at, or 412-371-8779 ext. 113.  Please include a resume.

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