PROGRAM DIRECTOR in Buffalo


Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Posted: 01/21/2020

Buffalo, NY 14203

Licensed Specialist/Program Director of Waterway Revitalization

For 30 years, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has been the guardian of Western New York’s fresh water. Our mission is four-fold: we PROTECT our region’s water quality, we RESTORE waterways and their surrounding ecosystems, we CONNECT people to water, and we INSPIRE economic activity and community engagement along the waterways. We are actively seeking talented individuals who are passionate about our environment to join our team and help us achieve our mission.


POSITION SUMMARY:
As a member of the Waterway Revitalization Team, the Licensed Specialist/Program Director is responsible for managing and implementing multiple programs and projects in support of Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper’s mission to protect and restore our water and surrounding ecosystems while connecting people to water. This position will be leading a team working under supervision of the Deputy Executive Director/Principal Landscape Architect to develop, manage, and implement organizational initiatives, programs, and projects associated with waterfront and watershed analysis; planning and design; habitat restoration; greenway and blueway trail development; public accessibility; green infrastructure design; site construction implementation; and post-construction evaluation and monitoring.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Oversees the day-to-day work of the Waterway Revitalization Team, including employee supervision duties as well as program management, project personnel, and implementation.
•Facilitates Waterway Revitalization Team meetings as needed; prepares meeting agendas, materials, and follows up on action items.
•Responsible for building relationships with the external Waterkeeper community with the goal of connecting them to Waterkeeper initiatives and events.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
•Minimum Professional Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or Civil/Environmental Engineering. Consideration is given to Environmental, Planning, and Construction Management degrees.
•Strong preference will be given to NYS licensed and registered Landscape Architects or Engineering Professionals. Consideration will be given to those with extensive Planning, Design, and Construction Management experience.
•7 + years of practical experience in Planning, Design and Construction project management.
•3+ years managing people and leading teams required.

DIRECTIONS FOR APPLYING:
No phone calls, please. Apply by mail, or email, and include a cover letter, resume, and portfolio.
Please include the position title in the subject line of the email or the cover letter, if mailed.

Address and send to:
Monica Lippens, Administrative Manager
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
721 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14203
mlippens@bnwaterkeeper.org

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