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Bronx River Ecology Coordinator, Bronx River Alliance – New York

Organization: Bronx River Alliance

Position Title: Bronx River Ecology Coordinator

Location: Bronx, New York

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Description: The Bronx River Alliance seeks an Ecology Coordinator to lead our environmental planning and watershed policy efforts, as well as interagency coordination and coalition building on issues of critical importance to the river.

Responsibilities:

  • Build the Alliance’s local and regional networks and coalitions related to water quality, green infrastructure, wildlife habitat and other river-related environmental issues; create and maintain relationships with critical partners, agencies and organizations.
  • Coordinate and track ecological restoration and green infrastructure projects in the watershed, including working with the Conservation Manager to coordinate the field work of the Conservation Crew with policy and planning activities.
  • Assist with the Alliance’s water quality monitoring activities and guide its ability to answer critical questions about the health of the river.
  • Co-manage the Bronx River Ecology Team, a group of scientists, partner representatives, and community members committed to improving the ecological health of the river and watershed.
  • Develop annual program budgets and track expenditures with the Conservation Manager.
  • Assist with the development of funding proposals/reports and the management of grants.
  • Supervise consultants, program staff and interns as necessary.
  • Other as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and one to two years of experience in environmental or related field work research and data collection orMaster’s degree in environmental or related field.
  • Knowledge of ecological principles related to river systems.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and with diverse partners, including scientists, agency representatives, educators, and local residents, while leading independent projects.
  • Ability to review and interpret environmental assessments and studies.
  • Excellent report and presentation writing, public speaking and organizational skills.
  • Experience with grant management, including tracking, reporting, and invoicing, preferred.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Valid New York State driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of GIS, agency permitting processes, and toxicology, preferred.

How to Apply: Please send resume with cover letter by May 1, 2015 to Maggie Scott Greenfield, Director of Programs and Development: [email protected]

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