Flushing Meadows Corona Park Stewardship Corps Member

Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park Flushing, New York
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Schedule: M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm; including some weekends

# of Member Slots in this Position: 1

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is located in the most diverse Borough and is surrounded by several different communities who speak approximately 138 languages. The Corps Member will help maintain, expand and promote a stewardship program for the parks’ natural areas (Meadow and Willow Lakes). The member will also help foster community engagement through pop-up visioning sessions, user surveys, and community outreach on behalf of the Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Community Advisory Board (CAB). With just under 9 million visitors to the Park each year, Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the backyard for those with limited open space in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Member Position Summary:
The Corps Member will be involved in a wide variety of major long-term development and preservation projects, including those related to planning, natural resources, and special events.

Detailed Functions of Position:

  • Organize Stewardship Volunteer Days
  • Prepare, coordinate, and help manage pop- up visioning sessions and user surveys throughout the park
  • Identify volunteers, training, education, organizing the projects, and hands on field conservation.
  • Work with Natural Areas Budget
  • Work with the FMCP staff on the FMCP Alliance and Community Advisory Board by doing such things as outreach, webpage editing, grant writing, plan and attend meetings and events.

Preferred Academic or Experience Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of Member:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) skills/knowledge
  • Outreach
  • Familiarity with NYC neighborhoods
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Organizational skills and attention to details
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks (multi-tasking)
  • Adobe suite familiarity a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Chinese a plus
  • Familiarity with ecology is a plus

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online at: https://www.nycservice.org/initiatives/3 

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