Job Type

Part Time


Details: $18.00 hourly



Start Date:



254 West 31st Street
10th Floor
New York
United States


NYRP improves, maintains, and programs open spaces in communities lacking adequate resources. Working on public and private land citywide, NYRP’s flexible approach to land management serves as a model for non-profit municipal engagement. Together with partners in city agencies, non-profit organizations, and local communities, NYRP demonstrates the social and environmental value of building ownership over open spaces.


NYRP was the lead non-profit partner for the MillionTreesNYC (MTNYC) initiative, an ambitious citywide program to plant one million trees by 2015.  The tree giveaway program works with community organizations in all five boroughs to give free trees to residents of New York City.


Summary of Position:

The assistant will support NYRP staff in the implementation of the tree giveaway program. The assistant will help facilitate logistics for day-of the event and support NYRP with data entry work.



·        Leading and managing tree giveaway events

·        Training volunteers and teaching people how to plant trees

·        Data entry for tree giveaway participants

·        Early-morning hours are required. Some weekday work is possible but not required.


Preferred Experience, Skills & Characteristics:

·        Must be able to lift 50 pounds

·        Ability to work independently as well as a demonstrated commitment to teamwork and collaboration in project delivery

·        Knowledge of horticulture and New York City tree species and ability to answer questions about specific characteristics of trees, or an eagerness to learn.

·        Knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

·        Willingness to work on a flexible schedule and to travel throughout NYC, primarily on weekends.

·        Well-developed organizational skills with a solid orientation to detail

·        Excellent public speaking skills

·        Fluency in Spanish a plus

·        Career interest in the fields of project management, urban forestry, community engagement, landscape architecture, urban planning, environmental studies or related discipline a plus

Date of position:        Saturdays & Sundays, April through May 2018 

Level of Language Proficiency

·        Fluency in Spanish a plus

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references by email to or by standard mail to the attention of the Director of Public Programming at 254 W. 31st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.