Career Opportunities


Executive Director - Opportunity to Lead Premier NYS Organization

Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization into its next phase of growth and statewide impact. The next Executive Director will build on the significant accomplishments of current ED, Robin Dropkin, who will retire in early 2023 after 25 years leading the organization and over 32 years of service to PTNY and the millions of people who enjoy New York’s parks and trails. Many grassroots organizations around the state who support New York’s incomparable natural amenities look to PTNY for leadership, support and vision to advocate for protection, restoration and expansion of the State’s extensive parks and trails systems.

Why work for PTNY?

People choose a career at Parks & Trails New York to improve the health, economy, and quality of life for all New Yorkers by working to make the use and enjoyment of green space possible for everyone. We think that kind of commitment is amazing, and it is why taking care of our employees is a priority for us. Our benefits include:

  • Time to take care of yourself, starting with three weeks of vacation and increasing to five weeks, along with generous holiday, sick and personal leave
  • Time to take care of your family through generous family leave benefits
  • Top notch individual health and dental benefits
  • 403(b) employer match program with no administrative fees (after 2 years of employment)
  • Pre-tax health and dependent care benefits through a Flexible Spending Account.
  • Free bus pass or the equivalent amount contributed toward your parking fees in downtown Albany
  • Long-term disability insurance coverage
  • $50,000 in life insurance coverage (after 6 months of employment)

  • Parks & Trails New York is an equal opportunity employer.