Seasonal Projects Coordinator - Prospect Park Alliance
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Seasonal Projects Coordinator

Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s 585-acre historic flagship park, designed by the famed Olmsted and Vaux. It is the home of Brooklyn’s only lake and forest, with nature trails, numerous recreational activities, public educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and the first urban Audubon Center.

Prospect Park seeks two (2) experienced Project Coordinators to collaborate with our motivated Volunteer Office.  The Project Coordinators will assist with all aspects 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 3,000 volunteers who give over 18,000 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
  • 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 in meetings and by phone, mail and email
  • Liaison with community groups & partners to schedule and book volunteer events
  • 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.
  • Assist in daily tool room and vehicle upkeep, including vehicle & inventory tracking, tool care, glove laundry, fueling vehicles, and other outdoor and indoor tasks. 
  • Assist Volunteer Corps staff with various planning initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least one year of experience in horticulture or landscaping
  • Experience in community work or community centered activities for diverse peoples
  • 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
  • Good customer service skills and experience working with the public
  • 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:

The schedule is generally 9 am–5 am. 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 Project Coordinator position is $19.53 per hour.

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to job4001@prospectpark.org.
Please, no phone calls. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

The Alliance is committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for all. Regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or if you’re parenting the next generation, we firmly believe that our work is at its best when everyone feels free to be their most authentic self.

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to job4001@prospectpark.org.

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