Project Coordinator

Albany, New York - Posted on: Tuesday 09/09/14

Description

Key Responsibilities
The Project Coordinator is an important member of our team and has the opportunity to work with communities across the state to develop opportunities for outdoor recreation and active transportation, manage a variety of projects and develop new program directions.

Duties include:
- help communities design and develop multi-use trails, engage in public outreach, foster trail-related tourism, and promote local trail use;
- assist Canalway Trail communities with marketing to the cycling tourist; administer and promote the Canalway Trail Adopt-a-Trail, Ambassador and End-to-End programs; and organize and promote the annual Canal Clean Sweep;
- provide leadership for a statewide active transportation coalition and advocate for bicycle-pedestrian issues at all levels of government;
- develop and write print and electronic newsletters, reports, and other publications related to planning, organizing and outreach.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications
- Minimum B.S. in planning, landscape architecture, natural resource management, public administration, recreation, or related field and preferably at least three years of related experience
- Ability to work with diverse stakeholders, build consensus, and inspire and motivate communities and constituents to action
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including facilitating meetings and delivering public presentations
- A self-starter able to work with minimum supervision on multiple assignments and projects and thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced office environment
- Ability to undertake some in-state travel with overnight and evening commitments - A passion for outdoor recreation and the environment

Additional Skills/Experience Desired
- Familiarity with New York State trails and environmental and planning issues within the state
- Experience with state and local government
- Knowledge of GIS mapping and analytical tools
- Experience with software for electronic communications and website development

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Submit a resume and cover letter that addresses why you are excited by this position and why we should be excited about you. Please provide your salary requirements. The position will remain open until filled. Please email to: careers@ptny.org