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Natural Resources

The Greenbelt’s natural and “Forever Wild” areas support rare habitats such as wetlands, forests, woodlands, meadows, and native rare plant species.  They are accessible through our extensive trail system located in an urban setting. Read more about how this precious resource is managed and cared for.

 

Greenbelt Conservancy is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Become a member; support and donate. We thank you.

Read a good book this year!

"High Rock and the Greenbelt: The Making of New York City's Largest Park," Go here to learn more and to purchase a copy.

We’re Hiring: Work in the Greenbelt

Membership & Facility Rental Coordinator – Part-time position

The Greenbelt Conservancy seeks a highly motivated and energetic self-starter for the part-time position of Membership & Facility Rental Coordinator.  The ideal candidate is an outgoing team player with an appreciation for outdoor activities, environmental education and the Conservancy’s not-for-profit mission.

Primary responsibilities include:

- Manage rental bookings and on-site supervision of private events at the Nature Center

- Maintain Conservancy’s donor and membership database (electronic data entry, tracking and reports, correspondence, etc.) and actively cultivate new memberships

- Liaison with and provide clerical support to Board of Directors

-  Sundry bookkeeping duties.

- Manage summer camp registration and tracking

- Attend and assist with all aspects of planning and implementation for Conservancy special events, including the annual gala fundraising event

- Perform general administrative and office tasks

- Manage outreach to constituency; manage bulk mailings

Qualifications and Skills:

- Previous related office experience required

- Strong experience with Microsoft Office (mostly Word and Excel) and email-marketing services (i.e. Constant Contact)

- Proficiency with common social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, blogging

- Aptitude in the use of donor data management software (i.e. Sage) preferred

- Professional and pleasant manner for dealing with public (via telephone, email and in person), and ability to exercise discretion in managing confidential information

- Experience with fund-raising and event planning

- Experience working with Board of Directors is a plus

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; performs tasks with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail

- Periodically work weekends and evenings

- College degree in related field preferred

-Valid driver’s license

The Greenbelt Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

The Greenbelt Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization in Staten Island, New York,  that works in partnership with NYC Parks to promote, sustain and enhance Staten Island’s 2,800-acre Greenbelt through education, recreation, conservation and research.  The Greenbelt includes New York City’s largest remaining forest preserve, an oasis of peace, quiet, and solitude. It is also home to tidal and fresh water wetlands, oak and beech forests, open meadows, and rolling hills that offer visitors a glimpse into the natural and pastoral heritage of Staten Island.  The Greenbelt is an extraordinary natural resource visited by over one million people annually.

Email cover letter and resume by January 30, 2015 to:

Steven Cain
Executive Director
Greenbelt Conservancy
steven.cain@parks.nyc.gov

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