Groundwork Hudson Valley seeks a full-time Executive Director for its office in Yonkers, New York.
Established in 2000, Groundwork Hudson Valley has led efforts to restore the Saw Mill River and build urban trails. Groundwork Hudson Valley works to make neglected neighborhoods more livable and sustainable through an array of on-the ground environmental projects that directly involve local residents and the support of business and government.
Under its founding Executive Director, Groundwork Hudson Valley has seen immense impact through its robust range of programs and initiatives, including the Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers Market, the Yonkers RailTrail, and the Science Barge urban farm and environmental education center.
Today, the organization is seeking an entrepreneurial Executive Director to build on its successes to date and lead the continued growth and evolution of Groundwork Hudson Valley. The Executive Director will develop the organization’s strategic direction and work hands-on with staff and Board members to align new strategies with all aspects of the organization’s program, fundraising, and administrative activities. Additionally, the Executive Director will play a key external role, promoting the organization’s work and cultivating relationships with a diverse range of supporters and stakeholders.
Additionally, the organization expands healthy food production and access, provides sustainability education and summer employment to youth, facilitates community planning efforts, builds and maintains parks, playgrounds, and gardens, and supports local art projects. Groundwork Hudson Valley currently has a team of 20 dedicated and passionate staff members, and the organization has engaged in exciting partnerships with the National Park Service and US-EPA. For more information, please visit www.groundworkhv.org.
Groundwork Hudson Valley is part of the Groundwork USA network, the only national network of local organizations devoted to transforming the natural and built environment of low-income communities.
Working at the intersection of environment, equity and civic engagement, Groundwork “Trusts” across the nation develop community partnerships which empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being.