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Project Coordinator (Seasonal)

Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park, Brooklyn's flagship park, working in partnership with the City. The Alliance cares for the natural environment, preserves historic design, and provides public programming and amenities for the Park, which receives 10 million visits each year. 

Prospect Park Alliance seeks an experienced Seasonal Project Coordinator to collaborate with our motivated Volunteer Office.  The employee will assist with all aspect of our volunteer program including: creating safe outdoor volunteer activities with 10-400 diverse participants of all ages, community outreach, communicating with other Parks staff, and performing administrative duties.

The Prospect Park Volunteer Department works with approximately 4,000 volunteers who give over 20,000 hours annually. We promote community engagement and a sense of ownership by cultivating stewardship and public awareness of Prospect Park. The Volunteer Department hosts ongoing weekday and weekend activities and coordinates volunteer events with individuals as well as community, corporate, and youth groups.  In addition to pitching with outdoor projects, our volunteers collaborate with staff and assist with educational programs, special events, program development and administrative work.

Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and as a team to plan, prepare, and supervise volunteer activities
  • Carry out fieldwork and train volunteers to safely assist with outdoor restoration, beautification, and cleanups in all types of weather
  • Coordinate community programs including educational and entertainment activities for the public
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment by meeting with potential individuals and groups, attending community fairs, and other outreach events
  • Communicate professionally with the public and Parks staff
  • Perform office work including filing, and data input.  Use Word, Excel, and database software to create reports, events descriptions, correspondences, and other daily office needs.
  • Assisting Volunteer Department Director with various planning initiatives

Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • At least one year of experience in horticulture or landscaping
  • Experience in community work or community centered activities for diverse peoples
  • Experience working with youth preferred
  • Have good physical stamina including the ability to lift up to 25 lbs for sustained periods of time
  • Possess a professional, positive attitude and a willingness to pitch in at all times
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  and computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experienced driver with a driver’s license valid in the New York State
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends

Schedule

Schedule generally 9AM-5PM. Weekly schedule will vary and weekends and evenings are required. This is a seasonal position with the possibility of extension. The salary for the Seasonal Community Associate position is $19.53 per hour.

The Prospect Park Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. Please send resume and cover letter to job304@prospectpark.org.

Please, no phone calls. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to job304@prospectpark.org

Please, no phone calls. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

Offers will only be made to canidates who can provide references. 

The Prospect Park Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.