Local recruitment: Executive Director

Bronx River Alliance

New York, NY, USA 🇺🇸

The Bronx River Alliance seeks an Executive Director/Bronx River Administrator to lead the Alliance’s work of bringing together watershed communities and government along the 400 acres of parkland. The Alliance will continue to restore, protect, and improve the river and greenway as a healthy ecological, recreational, educational, and economic resource for all communities through which the river flows. This position will also serve as Bronx River Administrator for NYC Parks.

The Bronx River Alliance is committed to practicing and upholding the values of collaboration, communication, respect, integrity, and environmental justice.  

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and access are core values of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the Bronx River Alliance. Our excellence can only be fully realized by staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates are committed to advancing equity and inclusion in the Parks and Bronx River Alliance workplace and mission. We encourage applications from candidates with a variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance.

We’re looking for candidates with: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to open space, ecological restoration, community outreach, environmental education, environmental justice, and working with low-income communities, especially in the Bronx. 
  • Strong managerial skills, including ability to lead a racially and culturally diverse staff.  
  • Proven ability to build partnerships with local communities, community-based organizations, non-profits, businesses, and public agencies.
  • A successful track record in fundraising from a range of philanthropic and public sector resources. 

For more information and to see the application, due January 20th, click here:

Executive Director / Bronx River Administrator – Click Here

The Bronx River Alliance serves as a coordinated voice for the river and works with NYC Parks and 100+ partners to protect, improve and restore the river and Greenway so that they are a healthy ecological, recreational, educational, and economic resource for all communities through which the river flows. Read more about us here. Since our founding in 2001, we have achieved amazing things, including securing over $230M to create 26 new acres of waterfront parkland in the South Bronx and build River House as a new boathouse, environmental education center, and community gathering space. We have led over 25,000 (mostly Bronxites) on paddling trips; restored denuded, eroded riverbanks into a healthy forested buffer; pulled 400 tons of cars, tires and other debris from the river; engaged over 20,000 volunteers in hands-on stewardship and community science; and witnessed the return of alewife, American eel, oysters and even a bald eagle to the river. We have recently launched a 14-month, paid environmental internship for youth in EJ communities to connect with opportunities in the growing environmental sector.




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