Career Opportunities


Open Positions

Director of Programs

The Director of Programs is a key member of our team, charged with guiding and managing the organization’s wide-ranging programs and directing advocacy efforts. Creativity is a major plus as this person will play a vital role in developing new program directions. Excellent benefits since taking care of our employees is a priority for us.

Tasks and Duties

  • Provide leadership for vigorous advocacy on park and trail issues, including increased funding and improved stewardship
  • Organize and galvanize a vocal and effective coalition and broad-based constituency for parks and trails
  • Work with communities to expand opportunities for outdoor recreation and active transportation by helping to design and develop, as well as advocate for, multi-use trails
  • Promote trail use and foster trail-related tourism and communicate the connection between outdoor tourism and economic development
  • Develop and produce print and electronic newsletters, reports, and other publications
  • Guide program staff and intern


How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Director of Programs 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)