Parks & Trails New York is a leader in efforts to improve the quality of life of all New Yorkers through the expansion, protection, and promotion of a network of parks, trails, and open spaces throughout New York State. For more information about our work visit www.ptny.org
The Project Coordinator is an important member of our team and has the opportunity to work with communities across the state, 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; in cooperation with the NYS Canal Corporation, assist communities with marketing to the cycling tourist and organize Canalway Trail projects and events; provide leadership for a statewide trails 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 Minimum BS 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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