Scenic Hudson seeks an Urban Planner/Project Manager is a key member of the small and nimble River Cities team at Scenic Hudson that identifies and tackles urban greening and environmental justice challenges in the Mid-Hudson cities of Kingston, Newburgh and Poughkeepsie. The role requires an innovative and thoughtful approach to community-based planning and project management that contributes to climate resilience for the most vulnerable residents of these small cities. The Urban Planner/Project Manager will: manage complex projects that center equitable access to nature in cities; cultivate working relationships with residents, community leaders, and government officials to advance community-led planning efforts; conduct site analyses, draft concept plans, and develop implementation strategies for green infrastructure projects; engage community members through creative methods that center community ownership of projects and advance environmental justice; analyze data and policy as they relate to equitable access to open space, climate resilience, and conservation of urban ecosystems. This position works collaboratively with the Program Director and Senior Project Manager. See full job description on the “Jobs” page of our website.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in urban planning, geography, urban design, ecology, or landscape architecture; or 4 years of professional work experience in a related field. A passion for community-led planning. Experience engaging people through diverse community engagement methods. A commitment to social, ecological, and racial justice. Three years experience working in culturally and socioeconomically diverse urban communities. Effective communication skills including exceptional writing and visual communication skills. Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Intermediate skills in geographic information systems (GIS). Must have a driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle.
These qualifications for the candidate would be preferred: Experience with parks and open space planning. Community organizing experience. Knowledge of New York State climate and environmental justice policy. Experience in food systems, environmental education, and/or placemaking. Strong analytical and organizational skills with demonstrated experience in prioritizing and executing multiple tasks, initiatives, and projects with excellent attention to detail. Project leadership skills with a record of effective collaboration and negotiation with diverse partners and stakeholders. Knowledge of East Coast natural history. Advanced GIS and/or design skills. Experience with project management systems and software. Spanish-speaking and writing a plus.
This is a full time position with competitive salary and benefits. The salary range is $72,000-$76,000, commensurate with experience.
Applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Send resume and brief writing sample. Further information can be found on our website: www.scenichudson.org. No phone calls please.
Scenic Hudson defines Environmental Justice as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of people regardless of their ability, culture, education, gender, heritage, income, or race in efforts, decisions, and actions that impact their environment, health and livelihoods.
Scenic Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting and celebrating excellence and cultural diversity. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, representation, and inclusion, and strive to serve all people in the Hudson Valley by evaluating all our projects, strategic initiatives, and outcomes through that lens.