Industry: Not‐for‐Profit – Environmental
Department:Engagement and Programming
Reports to: Sr. Director of Engagement and Programming
Posted date March 2021
Start date: April 2021
Schedule: April through November 2021, 30 hours a week, able to work some weekend and evenings
Reporting Location: TBD and Remote
NYRP improves, maintains, and programs open spaces in communities lacking adequate resources. Working on public and private land citywide, NYRP’s flexible approach to land management serves as a model for non-profit municipal engagement. It is well documented that green spaces provide innumerable health benefits – both mental and physical and with the onset of COVID-19, community gardens and access to open spaces have proven to be an essential part of our city’s infrastructure. Together with partners in city agencies, non-profit organizations, and local communities, NYRP demonstrates the social and environmental value of building ownership over open spaces.
NYRP is seeking a Junior Seasonal Engagement and Programming Assistant to work closely with the Senior Director of Engagement and Programming. The position supports the strengthening of NYRP’s commitment to empowering communities while also providing an opportunity to gain an array of experiences and transferable skills to your resume. The Junior Engagement and Programming Assistant will work on supporting special projects and initiatives across NYRP’s community gardens. Projects may include but are not limited to researching and drafting network-wide capacity building activities and resources, assistance with partnership maintenance, support on internal reporting (qualitative and quantitative), digital and local community organizing, and data management.
To be successful in this role, a candidate must have strong communication skills, experience living or working in focus neighborhoods, and the ability to work a flexible schedule, including some weekend and evenings, while working remotely and in the field (abiding by NYRP COVID policies). The right candidate will be interested in community outreach and environmental justice, food security, asset, and resource mapping. The term of service is from April to October 2021.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
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.
All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.