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We Are Hiring! Program Assistant

Program Assistant Position

The Hudson River Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that supports scientific research, restoration, and environmental programs specific to the Hudson River, seeks a qualified versatile individual to work closely with staff on various ongoing projects dealing with the ecology of the Hudson River and its estuary.

The person hired for this position will be responsible for management of the Foundation’s website (WordPress) and other communications media; and managing its grants and publications Access databases; additional projects can include editing and formatting technical reports, assisting with administration of grants, summarizing and mapping data (ArcGIS) and collaborating on other initiatives.

Applicant must have excellent writing, computer, and communication skills; have experience with and be proficient in WordPress website content management and MUST have basic knowledge of HTML; be proficient with Microsoft Office – (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and Microsoft Access, knowledge of SQL and ArcGIS a plus.

Graduate or undergraduate degree required, with background in science and interest in river and estuary management issues preferred. Individual must be flexible, organized, have a very positive attitude, and be willing to wear additional hats as required in a small office environment.

This is an excellent opportunity for a multi-faceted individual to hone their skills and gain a sense of the behind the scenes work involved in maintaining environmental science programs in the not-for-profit world. The Foundation is involved with numerous projects throughout the Hudson Valley and New York/New Jersey Harbor, including management of the New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program, and meets with managers and local environmental leaders on a regular basis. It is a unique venue for recent graduates to become familiar with the major players in the environmental science community, and make connections for future employment opportunities.

Full-time/Standard office hours; excellent benefits. The Foundation’s staff generally works from its Manhattan office, but is currently telecommuting.

Job Start Date: July 15, 2020

Applicants must be proficient in WordPress and familiar with HTML to be considered.

The Hudson River Foundation is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

How To Apply

Send a cover letter which includes how your interests and qualifications intersect with the goals of the Foundation and the requirements of this job, along with your resume to: resumes@hudsonriver.org.