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1 Apr 2022

Full-Time Project Development Coordinator for Northern Manhattan Parks

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation – Posted by NYCPARKS New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Major Responsibilities

  • Under general direction, with wide latitude for independent initiative and judgement, coordinate and execute a diverse portfolio of 300 events (including many recurring programs) for engaging the public, securing program vendors/providers, obtaining required NYC Parks and citywide permits, developing event physicals, ensuring pre-event site preparation by district Maintenance and Operations Division staff of Northern Manhattan Parks (NMP) and day of event execution.
  • Manage large scale events, co-sponsored by Parks but led by outside partners, as well as festivals put on by other divisions within NYC Parks. Ensure all approvals, layouts, event components, and site logistics are addressed in advanced, and day-of-event execution is successful.
  • Use Parks Citywide Event Management System to submit Special Event permit applications for programs produced by NMP and Fort Tryon Park Trust.
  • Use Parks’ web calendar to enter all NMP produced public events for public info and multi-division coordination.
  • Coordinate with other Parks divisions operating in NMP to ensure all programs and stewardship opportunities are accounted for; minimize duplication and competition of programs, and to ensure all program opportunities get shared to specific park newsletters, Parks’ website and the local Community Board.
  • Project manage special projects to improve the public’s engagement and enjoyment of NMP. Projects are both in the field and in the office, may include the development of wayfinding signage layout plans using Adobe and Powerpoint, and orchestrating large park operations meetings with partner groups and other Parks divisions.

 

Qualification Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
  2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.

Residency in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam or Westchester counties required for employees with over two years of city service.  New York City residency required within 90 days of hiring for all other candidates.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree and experience in a professional, technical or administrative capacity in Public Programs and Community Engagement.
  2. Experience with Citywide Event Management System and website calendars.
  3. Excellent computer and organizational skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Suite, Powerpoint.
  4. Excellent writing, interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills.

 Vaccination Requirement: As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

THE CITY OF NEW YORK IS AN INCLUSIVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO RECRUITING AND RETAINING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE AND
PROVIDING A WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT IS FREE FROM DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT BASED UPON ANY LEGALLY PROTECTED STATUS OR
PROTECTED CHARACTERISTIC, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO AN INDIVIDUAL’S SEX, RACE, COLOR, ETHNICITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, RELIGION, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, VETERAN STATUS, GENDER IDENTITY, OR PREGNANCY.

How to Apply

Go to nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID# 526946.      

Job Types: Full-Time.

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