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March 1, 2020
February 3, 2020
Commensurate with experience. The employee will be a full-time employee of the New York Harbor Foundation d/b/a Billion Oyster Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Job Position: Restoration Project Manager

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8f0641b7493a4e87a23c1045066d9945

 

The Billion Oyster Project’s Restoration Project Manager is a high-performing, career-oriented, project manager who genuinely enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and is an enthusiastic problem-solver. The Restoration Project Manager will manage complex oyster restoration projects, which require great attention to detail and organization, and clear and transparent communication. The Restoration Project Manager will collaborate with staff at the Billion Oyster Project in addition to external partners and regulatory agencies. 


About the Position

The Billion Oyster Project’s Restoration Project Managers are responsible for managing site-specific oyster restoration initiatives, which are funded by a variety of private, city, state, and federally-funded partnerships. The work for these projects varies and includes contributing to or leading on the following activities: contract and budget development; pre-installation surveys; permitting; coordination with the New York Harbor School Career and Technical Education programs; procurement; project implementation; collaboration with the Billion Oyster Project’s community outreach and public education initiatives; data collection; and reporting. 


This Restoration Project Manager will manage one or more multi-year projects with budgets of approximately $1-3 million. The Project Manager will be responsible for the development of project management plans and the day-to-day management of project activities and deliverables, which includes but is not limited to field scheduling, implementation, fieldwork, and funder and regulatory reporting. The PM will report to the Senior Project Manager. The Project Manager position is a writing-intensive and deliverable-based role and requires excellent communication and time-management skills. 


As a member of the Restoration Team, the Project Manager will collaborate with other restoration practitioners to build towards the long-term and large-scale restoration of oyster habitat throughout New York Harbor. In support of that goal, the Project Manager’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of budgets, deliverables, and workflows
  • Coordination of team activities to accomplish project goals
  • Providing assistance with the application for environmental permits, and ensuring compliance with regulatory conditions
  • Procurement of supplies and equipment
  • Management of oyster restoration grant/s, ensure grant compliance, and complete grant reports 


Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Policy or similar field
  • 3-5 years of project management experience (from project inception to completion)
  • Experience coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders, particularly those involving marine construction and/or restoration
  • Excellent organizational skill set including written and oral communication, time management, and ability to prioritize 
  • Proactive; able to work independently, stay ahead of schedule, and know when to escalate a problem 
  • Ability to take ownership of project deliverables 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with large teams on fast-paced projects


Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Master's Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Policy or similar field
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP® certification or other)
  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS 


Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with experience. The employee will be a full-time employee of the New York Harbor Foundation d/b/a Billion Oyster Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The Restoration Project Manager is a full-time, year-round position and benefits include health insurance, paid vacation time and sick leave, 401K, a commuter program, and Citi Bike discount.


About the Billion Oyster Project

The Billion Oyster Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives. The Billion Oyster Project is fueled by the passion and commitment of the team. Enthusiasm for the work of environmental restoration, public education and environmental justice is an expectation for the position. Candidates should be comfortable working on a team with various stakeholders and delivering on complex, multi-step projects.


Our Vision 

A future in which New York Harbor is the center of a rich, diverse, and abundant estuary. The communities that surround this complex ecosystem have helped construct it, and in return, benefit from it, with endless opportunities for work, education, and recreation. The harbor is a world-class public space, well used and well cared for—our Commons.


Our Ethos

Restoration through Education

We believe that restoration without education is fleeting. To ensure the long-term health and productivity of our natural environment, we must teach young people to care for, monitor and restore their Harbor.


Education through Restoration

We believe that students learn best when applying their studies to a large-scale ecosystem restoration project that challenges them to become active participants and takes them out of the classroom, down to the water’s edge to experience the ecosystem first-hand.


Our Flagship School

The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School’s mission is to provide a college-preparatory education built upon New York City's maritime experience that instills in students the ethics of environmental stewardship and the skills associated with careers on the water.


Equal Employment Opportunity 

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates are critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


Fingerprinting

Any person working in the NYC DOE buildings, working with NYC DOE students or who has access to NYC DOE confidential information is required by New York State law to undergo a security clearance, including fingerprints, prior to commencing services. All prospective employees must have a security clearance before starting work. No one can be fingerprinted by the NYC DOE or undergo the security clearance unless they have been added to the organization or agency's Personnel Eligibility Tracking System roster.


Job Position: Restoration Project Manager

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8f0641b7493a4e87a23c1045066d9945

 

The Billion Oyster Project’s…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

The Restoration Project Manager is a full-time, year-round position and benefits include health insurance, paid vacation time and sick leave, 401K, a commuter program, and Citi Bike discount.

The Restoration Project Manager is a full-time, year-round position and benefits include health insurance, paid vacation time and sick leave, 401K, a commuter program, and Citi…

How to Apply

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8f0641b7493a4e87a23c1045066d9945

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8f0641b7493a4e87a23c1045066d9945

Location

10 South Street, Slip 7, New York, NY 10004

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