Job Opening: Project Coordinator, Parks & Trails New York

Parks & Trails New York is the leading statewide advocate for New York’s parks and trails, providing a voice for park and trail users and supporters with decision makers and the environmental community. 

PTNY seeks a dynamic project coordinator to promote outdoor recreation and active transportation through advocacy and planning efforts, as well as implementing various programs and events. 

Tasks and Duties 

  • Develop materials, perform direct outreach and attend meetings, conferences and other events to promote trail use and communicate the connection between outdoor tourism and economic development 

  • Assist with research into the economic, health and environmental benefits of developing trail networks and encouraging active transportation 

  • Provide technical assistance to communities looking to develop new multi-use trails and promote existing trail networks 

  • Advocate for legislation promoting outdoor recreation and trail network development, including organizing coalition efforts 

  • Coordinate with state agencies and municipalities to address issues related to the development and management of multi-use trails 

  • Develop and produce print and electronic newsletters, social media posts, reports, and other publications 


  • Minimum B.S. in planning, landscape architecture, natural resource management, public administration, recreation, or related field and at least two years of related experience 

  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders, build consensus, and inspire and motivate communities and constituents to action 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including meeting facilitation and public presentations 

  • A self-starter able to work with minimum supervision on multiple assignments and projects and thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced office environment 

Additional Skills/Experience Desired 

  • Familiarity with NYS parks and trails and environmental and planning issues 

  • Experience with state and local government and non-profit organizations. 

  • Knowledge of GIS mapping and analytical tools and design software 

  • A passion for outdoor recreation and the environment 

Work Hours: F/T position based in Albany with some in-state travel and evening and overnight commitments Compensation: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package 

How to Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Project Coordinator Search, Parks & Trails New York, 29 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207, The position will remain open until filled. 

Parks & Trails New York is an equal opportunity employer.