Project Assistant Position
The Hudson River Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides funding for and supports scientific research, waterfront access, and education 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 Harbor.
The Foundation is involved with numerous projects throughout the Hudson Valley and New York/New Jersey Harbor, and meets with managers and local environmental leaders on a regular basis. 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. It is a unique venue for recent graduates to become familiar with the major players and opportunities available in the local environmental community, and make connections for future employment opportunities.
Projects can include summarizing and mapping data, editing and formatting technical reports, assisting with administration of grants and other internal programs, managing the Access database, and working to better connect the Foundation’s various constituents through management of its website and other media.
Applicant must have excellent writing, computer, and communication skills; be proficient in WordPress website content management and HTML, ArcGIS, Microsoft Office – (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, and PowerPoint); be comfortable with Microsoft Access/SQL; and have confidence using audiovisual equipment.
Graduate or undergraduate degree required, with background in science and interest in environmental 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.