The Billion Oyster Project seeks a full-time Restoration Manager (RM) responsible for supporting the Restoration Program Manager in the implementation of Billion Oyster Project oyster restoration initiatives. Currently, this work is organized under city and state funded restoration partnerships. The work for these projects is varied and includes, the expansion of the Harbor School Oyster Hatchery, implementation of various in-water restoration projects, restaurant shell collection, community outreach and public education initiatives.
Towards these ends, the RM will collaborate with various BOP teams and manage a $2million, two-year budget and workflow. The RM will be responsible for the scheduling and development of deliverables. These deliverables include both self-imposed internal project management documents as well as mandated reporting deliverables to project partners and funders. The latter include: implementation plans, field reports, quarterly progress reports in addition of course to the primary deliverables of each project. This is a writing intensive and deliverable based position that will collaborate across BOP Programs and thus require excellent communication and time management skills.
The Restoration Manager will also work closely with Harbor School teachers, students, and administration as well as with external partners engaged in oyster restoration work. Accordingly, commitment to and experience or interest in education and working with public high school students is highly desirable. Candidate should be comfortable working around the water and on boats on scientific projects.
Billion Oyster Project is an initiative of the New York Harbor Foundation. BOP’s mission is to restore a sustainable oyster population to New York Harbor and to rebuild a connection to the Harbor by engaging New Yorkers directly in the work of growing and restoring one billion oysters.
The New York Harbor Foundation is the metropolitan New York region’s only regional environmental education and restoration organization. Our mission is to make New York Harbor cleaner, more abundant and accessible for all, especially youth. We accomplish this primarily through the work of our flagship initiative, the Billion Oyster Project (BOP); and our flagship school, the New York Harbor School.