Community Outreach Manager

New York Restoration Project believes that access to nature is a fundamental right.

For over 25 years, NYRP has invested in and stewarded parks and gardens throughout the city’s five boroughs to strengthen communities, promote food sovereignty, and counter environmental and social injustice. Effectively carrying out our mission requires collaboration, synergy, and understanding of the communities we serve and their leadership on many different levels.


As a member of NYRP’s Engagement and Programming team, the Community Outreach Manager will design and implement an outreach plan as part of NYRP’s New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Greening Connections Initiative. The Fund for Public Housing, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, in partnership with NYCHA and the Design Trust for Public Space, is administering a 3-year grant that will develop and activate greenspace using engagement principles of NYCHA’s Connected Communities’ Guide. The grant term runs from January 2023 through July 2025. The project will be informed by an in-depth participatory design process that engages NYCHA residents in collaboration with greenspace and community partners. The Community Outreach Manager will work closely with residents from the Marlboro and Roosevelt Houses in Brooklyn, NY, as part of this initiative. This position will work closely with and report to the Senior Director of Engagement and Programming.


  • Develop and implement a community outreach and engagement plan for the residents from the Marlboro and Roosevelt Houses that will run from January 2023 through July 2025
  • Conduct all outreach efforts to all NYCHA residents from the Marlboro and Roosevelt Houses as well as outreach to all community stakeholders, elected officials, community boards and community-based organizations within the environs of the Marlboro and Roosevelt Houses
  • Coordinate bi-monthly community meetings with said residents and community partners
  • Develop and assist in the implementation of assigned community close collaboration with NYRP’s Capital team and Operations team
  • Provide routine status reports internally of the status of the project from design to implementation and advice on all critical community issues as necessary
  • Develop 12 months of programming for Marlboro and Roosevelt Houses
  • Lead public process for all garden design and planning and implementation as community outreach during the construction process
  • Assist with the recruitment of volunteers as needed for projects
  • Track all metrics as to the number of community meetings (goal: 2 per month) and their attendance
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 2-5 years of outreach experience and working with underserved and low-income communities
  • Experience and comfort working with at-risk populations
  • Willingness to work on a flexible schedule and to travel throughout NYC, including weekends and evenings
  • Well-developed organizational skills with a solid orientation to detail
  • A self-starter with a strong desire to learn
  • Computer experience (Microsoft Office and Adobe)
  • Knowledge of NYCHA and/or NYCHA developments
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds (unloading trees and carrying equipment is a common part of the role)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • COVID vaccination is required to be considered for the position


This is a 5-day-per-week, full-time position averaging 40 hours per week. The schedule will require some evening meetings, the base schedule to be Tuesday through Saturday for the season (spring through fall) to best intersect with community residents.

The date of hire for this position will be no sooner than mid-February 2023.


The position is based out of our central office at 254 W. 31st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001. In 2023, office staff are expected to work 2 days per week from the office, and the remaining 3 days are remote or at the project site.


This is an exempt position with an annual salary of $58,500, plus benefits inclusive of a competitive health and dental plan, and access to a 401K, vision plan, and paid time off.


Interested individuals are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume by email to [email protected] or standard mail to 254 W. 31st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001. NYRP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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