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Open Positions


project coordinator

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.


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’s summer internship program offers an opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students to work in Albany with the Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) staff to shape policies, organize grassroots constituents and provide stewardship for parks, trails, and other outdoor recreational facilities. The program provides interns with valuable insight and first-hand experience in the environmental field.

Specific Responsibilities: Assist with a variety of program, research, communications, and outreach tasks related to protecting, promoting and enhancing New York’s parks and trails. Projects include:

  • Stewardship – assist with PTNY’s programs to enhance statewide stewardship of park system and trail network
  • Events – assist with organizing and promoting summer events, including annual Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour
  • Communications – assist with print and e-publications, website content and production, social media, and other outreach.
  • Advocacy & Research – assist with PTNY's advocacy efforts for parks and trails funding, bike and pedestrian projects, and other park- and trail-related issues


How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to Summer Internship Search, Parks & Trails New York, 29 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207, The position will remain open until filled.

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 holidays and sick days
  • 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 Accouont.
  • 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 2 months of employment)

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