Bard College Environmental and Urban Studies: Community Lab Technician
Bard College invites applications for the position of Community Lab Technician for the Environmental and Urban Studies program (EUS). The Community Lab Technician will work to support EUS faculty and students in teaching and research activities that utilize Bard’s Community Science Lab (CSL) to support on-the-ground community environmental and environmental justice efforts. We expect to provide training (scientific and/or community engagement oriented) to the successful candidate. We are specifically looking for a team player who excels at working with a wide range of people who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Familiarity with nonprofit and academic institutions is a plus, particularly given the nature of this position -- providing a solid bridge between communities and academia.
Kingston Land Trust: Operations Steward
The Kingston Land Trust is seeking an Operations Steward (OS) to manage the internal nuts and bolts of the organization. The OS helps develop the organization’s infrastructure (systems, protocols, and policies), workflow, internal communications, and critical business processes. Primary duties include financial management, legal compliance, organizational recordkeeping, accounts management, insurance, human resources, information technology, quality control and fundraising administration. Overall, the OS manages operations and primary administrative functions of the organization in close coordination with the Executive Director (ED), as well as working with staff, board, and consultants on relevant tasks.
New York State Water Resources Institute at Cornell University/Hudson River Estuary Program: Climate Adaptation Planning Specialist
The Climate Adaptation Planning Specialist will support local governments in the Hudson Valley to adapt to climate change and build resiliency through planning support, capacity building, coordinated research. The intended outcome of this work is an increase in physical resilience and adaptive capacity for flooding, drought, water quality, sea-level rise, heat stress, and other climate risks. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. Primary tasks of this position include: Collaborating with partners to support local governments planning for climate adaptation and resilience; Innovating tools and trainings to encourage climate vulnerability assessments and other resilience actions from NYS Climate Smart Communities; Supporting Estuary Program and Cornell WRI programming, grants, and research; and Pursuing professional development and other duties, as assigned. This position is located in New Paltz, NY.
Orange County Land Trust: Land Protection Program Manager
The Land Protection Program Manager manages the organization’s land protection program and is responsible for land and conservation easement acquisition projects. The position represents the organization in conservation partnerships, writes and administers grant proposals in support of our work, and assists fundraising efforts as needed. The work of this position is accomplished independently and in a team environment through partnerships with other conservation organizations and government agencies.
Scenic Hudson: Advocacy Community Organizer
Under the direction of the Director of Environmental Advocacy and Legal Affairs, Scenic Hudson seeks an Environmental Outreach Organizer to coordinate community engagement in advocacy campaigns, develop strategic messages, and grow and diversify grassroots coalitions in support of Scenic Hudson’s mission.
Scenic Hudson: Director of Science, Climate & Stewardship
The Director of Science, Climate & Stewardship provides leadership and primary oversight of science-related initiatives across all of the organization’s program areas. As the leader of the science program, the Director will serve as the primary ambassador and communicator of science topics to internal and external audiences. Primary duties include: ecological restoration planning, natural resource stewardship and restoration on Scenic Hudson lands, technical assistance to land conservation and park management staff, ecological restoration projects, and review of development proposals. The Director is also involved in policy and advocacy efforts for conservation of biodiversity and natural resources, and regional climate change and climate resiliency response in the Hudson Valley and New York State.
Scenic Hudson: Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail Director of Park and Facilities Management
The Director of Park and Facilities Management will lead the maintenance and management of the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail park with immediate priority to: reviewing draft designs with an eye to maintenance and management efficiency, managing the Dutchess Manor facility as it heads into a reuse study and construction, advancing implementation of a comprehensive parking and trolley system, coordinating with construction managers on park construction, leading the staffing and equipment decisions as phases of the park shift from construction to operations, and developing and implementing an operations and maintenance plan for the park.
Woodstock Land Conservancy: Executive Director
Woodstock Land Conservancy (WLC) is seeking a dynamic and energetic leader for this 33-year old community-based land trust in the Eastern Catskills. Overseeing a staff of two, the organization focuses on expanding land, water and natural resource protection; offers regular programming; supports building sustainable communities working to mitigate and adapting to climate change; works to expand trail connectivity and seeks to connect land use to community priorities working with municipalities, and numerous stakeholders. Full-time starting December 6, 2021.
Hudson River Valley Greenway: Planning and Trails Grant applications due November 8
The Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant Program provides matching grants to Greenway Communities and Compact Communities. Greenway Communities are eligible to receive up to $10,000 to develop plans or projects consistent with the five Greenway criteria: natural and cultural resource protection, economic development, public access, regional planning, and heritage and environmental education. Higher amounts are awarded for intermunicipal projects. Plans can include natural resource inventories, open space plans, comprehensive plans, and more. The Hudson River Valley Greenway Conservancy Trails Grant Program is dedicated to funding recreational trail projects.
Hudson River Valley Greenway: Conservancy Trails Grant applications due November 8
The Hudson River Valley Greenway Conservancy Trails Grant Program is dedicated to funding recreational trail projects. Special consideration is given to projects that seek to implement the goals of the Greenway Trail Program. The application emphasizes connections to the Empire State Trail. Eligible project categories include: Trail Construction, Planning and Design; Trail Rehabilitation or Improvement; and Trail Education or Interpretation.
Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC): EJ4Climate: Environmental Justice and Climate Resilience Grant Program applications due November 14
Initiated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the CEC established this new grant program to fund grants and cooperative agreements that will work with underserved and vulnerable communities, and Indigenous communities, in Canada, Mexico, and the United States to prepare them for climate-related impacts. This program will provide funding directly to community-based organizations to help them develop community-driven solutions to adapt to the impacts of climate change. For this inaugural grant cycle, the CEC is calling for initiatives that: Support community resilience to climate change and climate-related impacts; Yield tangible, equitable benefits for local communities by addressing or adapting to climate change impacts; Consider local knowledge and transform that knowledge into an innovative action or solution; and Build partnerships that respond to community-identified challenges. Applicants should be a “community-based organization,” meaning a nongovernmental organization that has demonstrated effectiveness as a representative of a community or a significant segment of a community and that helps members of that community or segment obtain environmental, educational, or other social services.
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation: Water Infrastructure Improvement Act applications due November 22
The New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA) provides competitive grants to help municipalities fund water quality infrastructure projects. WIIA grants are available for wastewater and drinking water projects that protect or improve water quality and/or protect public health. Municipalities may submit applications for multiple projects, including wastewater, sewer and drinking water projects. For Clean Water, Wastewater and Water Quality Projects: A municipality’s project or project phase would be awarded a grant up to $25 million, or 25% of net eligible project costs, whichever is less. For Drinking Water Projects: Eligible projects that address emerging contaminants above the State determined Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) would be awarded 60% of net eligible project costs. A project that does not address emerging contaminants or addresses below the State determined MCL, including phases of the project, would be awarded the lesser of $3 million or 60% of net eligible project costs.
Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve: Margaret A. Davidson fellowship applications due December 10
The two-year Margaret A. Davidson fellowship brings a graduate student to conduct research at the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve to address a key coastal management question. These questions help Hudson River communities understand coastal challenges and impacts to influence future policy and management strategies. The annual stipend for a Margaret A. Davidson fellow is $41,000 for research and travel, and an additional equipment and supply budget of approximately $7,000. The research that is conducted at the Reserve is intended to be a substantial part of the fellow’s degree research. At least six weeks must be spent at the Reserve each year.