October 6, 2020
Join Us! We are seeking for an entrepreneurial ecological restoration practitioner to join the Ecological Restoration team at Save the Sound. Would you like to remove deadbeat dams, reconnect rivers, install green infrastructure and restore shoreline habitat? Are you an experienced project manager passionate about restoring our natural ecosystems? If so, you may be the ideal candidate to join our region’s pre-eminent environmental non-profit and expand our ecological restoration work in Westchester County and New York.
Who We Are
Save the Sound leads environmental action in your region. We fight climate change and build resilient communities, save endangered lands, protect the Sound, and restore its rivers. We do this in many ways, from legislative advocacy and legal action to engineering, environmental monitoring, and hands-on volunteer efforts. For more than 40 years we’ve been ensuring people can enjoy the healthy, clean, and thriving environment they deserve—today and for generations to come.
The Ecological Restoration Team is a growing group of six individuals who share a deep love and respect for the natural world and find joy in working with community members to identify and implement projects that restore the conditions for thriving ecosystems and diverse communities. With a wide array of lived experience and unique skills, the team is an open and curious group of professionals who support one another and are the staff members most likely to show up in the office covered in mud. The team is excited to welcome its first New York-based member.
Our organizational leadership and staff are working to deepen Save the Sound’s diversity, equity and inclusion. We work in diverse communities and landscapes, and are seeking to broaden the range of perspectives and lived experiences represented at all levels of our organization. In the coming months and years, we will redouble our efforts to drive environmental justice action for equitable outcomes through our work.
The New York Ecological Restoration Program Manager will lead in supercharging nature-based resilience and restoration in Westchester County, New York City, and Long Island. In this role, you will build upon the impressive results of the Ecological Restoration Team in the area, as well as the depth and breadth of experience in both our CT and NY offices.
Our ecological restoration work is all about providing tangible, lasting benefit to ecological systems and communities. This includes reopening dammed rivers to migrating fish, installing innovative green infrastructure to stop polluted stormwater from reaching the Sound, and developing nature-based solutions to prevent inland flooding and help our shores absorb the impact of stronger storms. Our cleanups and plantings give people a way to positively impact the world around them, and our policy advocacy sets the stage for pioneering approaches to climate resiliency.