Summer Associate through AmeriCorps VISTA – apply by 4/29/2015

April 27th, 2015 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects

Harlem River Working Group Summer Associate through AmeriCorps VISTA

5000 Native Plants capture pollutants

5000 Native Plants capture pollutants

Canoeing on the Harlem River

Canoeing on the Harlem River



Job posted by: The Harlem River Working Group of Bronx Council for Environmental Quality

Job description – The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality ( ) and the Harlem River Working Group (HRWG) are currently looking to hire a Summer Associate through the Conservation Legacy VISTA Program.

There are two projects that the summer associate will be involved in: the annual “Canoeing the Harlem” event, and the new local high school based research project “Characterizing the Harlem” research project.

There is also a very large historic event – the opening of the High Bridge – which the summer associate will have an opportunity to work on. The summer associate should be comfortable giving presentations, networking, and event planning. While experience in the field of biology/ecology is not required, most of the projects are ecology related.

How to apply – To apply, and for more information please email your questions and most recent CV/resume to Phoebe Mankiewicz at or Karen Argenti at     .

Location – Manhattan College Leo Engineering Building, 275 W. 238th Street, New York, NY, 10463, US.  This job can be performed from a remote location primarily along the Harlem River.


 Start date – June 1, 2015.  The dates of service are June 1st to August 3rd.

Application deadline – April 29, 2015.  The position will be filled by April 30th.

Education requirementsHigh School

Languages neededEnglish

Employment type – Full time

Professional level – Entry level

Salary range (annual, U.S. $) – 6 to 8;  Salary details – Approximate dollars/hour (based on 40 hour work week). Salary is awarded by AmeriCorps VISTA based on living expenses for the area of service. This works out to be ~1,000/month in the NYC area.

Benefits – $1,194.71 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award at the end of service.

Job functionWriting and editing, Science, Planning, Conservation, Education, Event planning

Owner’s areas of focus:  Environment, Sports and Recreation, Animals, Volunteering, Energy Conservation, Economic Development, Communications Access, Youth, Community Development, Research and Science, Education

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