Program Manager for Sandy Recovery

Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks a Program Manager for our Sandy Recovery Programs based out of our New York, NY location.

Primarily based in an office environment with some field-based activities, the position will manage all operational and administrative aspects of SCA’s NYC Hurricane Sandy Recovery programs. Work with NPS and partner organizations to organize projects; hire and supervise leaders and support staff for all teams in the field and ensure both agency and member outcomes are achieved in a safe and responsible manner; maintain and develop partnerships with federal and state land agencies and community organizations.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Program Outcomes and Agency Relations

• Staff/Member Management and Support

• Fiscal Management

• Equipment Coordination and Management

• Operations Support


• Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental science, education or related field and 2 -4 years related field/work experience or 5+ years of progressively responsible experience including skills related to the position such as program management, leadership in an outdoor setting and experience working with programmatic partners

• Demonstrated experience in conservation service planning and implementation

• Knowledge of conservation work and natural resource management required.

• Experience working with young people required (urban populations preferred)

• Demonstrated program management success with large scale program of over 500 leaders/members in the field at a time

• Demonstrated team leadership and supervisory experience

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), ability to develop and maintain relationships needed

• Must be able to work independently and as part of a highly mobile, fast paced team.

• Strong computer skills particularly in MS Office and Access databases.

• Budget management experience highly desirable

• Proven organizational and administrative skills.

• Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification required or willing to obtain upon hire

• New York City resident or demonstrated knowledge of the city strongly preferred.

• Previous experience with SCA or similar Corps programs desired

• Criminal background that meets SCA standards required

• Valid driver’s license with MVR that meets SCA standards required

• Must have access to cell phone for business purposes

• Willingness to travel regionally and drive in NYC

Health and Dental * Basic Life Insurance * Short Term Disability * Long Term Disability * Flexible Spending Account * 403(b) Savings Plan * Generous Paid Time Off * Community Service Leave * Casual Dress

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New York, New York
Student Conservation Association (SCA)
Human Resources