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Billion Oyster Project Restoration Manager, New York Harbor Foundation

Organization: New York Harbor Foundation

Position Title: Billion Oyster Project Restoration Manager

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

Description: The Restoration Manager is responsible for managing the Billion Oyster Project’s restoration projects. The Restoration Manager (RM) reports to the Billion Oyster Project Director and works to implement the in-water restoration aspects of the project. The RM works with Billion Oyster Project staff to manage the day-to-day operations of existing restoration activities and plan for the mid- and long-term expansion of restoration programs. The RM will be responsible for all environmental and government permitting and will managing day-to-day operational tasks such as scheduling meetings; planning and executing boat-based oyster reef monitoring trips; and ensuring that existing grant funds are being properly managed. Planning for mid- and long-term expansion includes tasks such as developing new grant proposals and programs; fostering partnerships with government agencies, environmental organizations, and other partners; and preparing new environmental permit applications. The Restoration Manager will work closely with Harbor School teachers, students, and administration as well as with external partners engaged in oyster restoration work. Accordingly, commitment to and experience or interest in education and working with public high school students is highly desirable. Candidate should be comfortable working around the water and on boats on scientific projects.

Responsibilities:

Manage environmental permits for oyster restoration projects: acquire new permits; manage permitting processes and communication with regulatory staff; manage permitting-related paperwork and ensure compliance with and maintenance of existing environmental permits.

Manage oyster restoration, contracts, and budget (including procurement of supplies and equipment): manage existing oyster restoration grant programs, ensure grant reporting and compliance with grant requirements.

Coordinate with Career and Technical Education teachers, School and Foundation staff, and external partners to organize and implement restoration activities and events such as oyster reef monitoring trips, oyster nursery work days, and volunteer events.

Identify new oyster restoration-related grant opportunities and develop grant applications in coordination with the Director of Development.

Participate in the planning and design of future reef sites

Qualifications:

Professional experience relating to Marine Policy

Experience writing or administering grant applications and awards

Experience coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders, particular those involving marine restoration

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Initiative, ability to work independently

Excellent organizational and clerical skills

How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter and three references to Pete Malinowski pmalinowski@nyharbor.org

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