Assistant Director of Environmental Stewardship

Teatown Lake Reservation

Title: Assistant Director of Environmental Stewardship

Summary of Position: The Assistant Director of Environmental Stewardship is responsible for the implementation of Teatown’s land stewardship and environmental research programs in accordance with its Strategic Plan and Stewardship Framework.

This position reports to the Director of Science and Programs and is responsible for the supervision of the Preserve Manager as well as select interns and citizen scientist volunteers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement environmental stewardship activities on the preserve, including management of invasive species and deer.
  • Implement scientific research and ecological monitoring on Teatown’s preserve to inform its stewardship and education initiatives.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to Teatown’s Stewardship Board Committee.
  • Collaborate and communicate with other staff about ongoing stewardship work, preserve use issues, and environmental research on the preserve.
  • Oversee the Preserve Manager to ensure that all stewardship activities as identified in Teatown’s Stewardship Framework are being implemented.
  • Represent Teatown in regional collaborations such as the Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance (EMMA) and the Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM).
  • Develop and implement regional conservation efforts to address ecological threats on Teatown’s preserve and throughout the Lower Hudson Valley region.
  • Work with the Director of Science and Programs to inform education program curricula on timely concepts in environmental science.
  • Assist with implementation of select education programs such as the Teatown Environmental Science Academy (TESA) and mentor independent high school research projects.
  • Participate in public presentations, panels, and professional development opportunities as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Science and Programs on budget preparation/management, grant applications/reporting, and donor cultivation.
  • Actively pursue funding opportunities in coordination with our grant writer.
  • Participate in a variety of Teatown events throughout the year.
  • Other duties as required.

Position Requirements / Qualifications:

  • A minimum Master’s degree in the field of ecology, conservation biology, natural resource management, or environmental science, and/or 5-7 years of appropriate work experience.  
  • Proficiency with environmental research including study design, data collection and analysis, and written and oral presentation.
  • Experience with planning and implementing environmental stewardship activities aligned with biological conservation goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience with GIS.
  • Familiarity with northeastern plants and animals.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in groups.
  • Experience working with students and the general public.

This is a full-time salaried position with a regular workweek of Monday-Friday, 7 hours a day with weekend and evening work required on occasion.  Benefits included.

Teatown is a 1,000-acre nature preserve and education center located in the Lower Hudson Valley of New York.  Our mission is to inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship.

Please email a cover letter and CV/resume to Dr. Amy Karpati, Director of Science and Programs, at akarpati@teatown.org.  No phone calls, please.

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