The Catskill Center preserves and enriches the environmental, economic and cultural well-being of the Catskill region through collaboration, inspiration and stewardship. We believe that the vitality and prosperity of the Catskills depends on robust collaboration, thriving local communities and the wise stewardship of our natural resources. One of the Catskill Center’s many programs is the coordination of the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), one of eight such Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) in New York. CRISP is administered under a ﬁve-year contract (2022-2026) with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) with ﬁnancial support from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund. The Catskill Center also operates the Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center (CVC), the gateway to the Catskills and Catskill Park, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). The CVC offers interpretive exhibits, a gift shop, accessible nature trails, a pavilion, a ﬁre tower, and year-round events.
We are searching for an engaging, motivated and reliable full-time Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator to recruit, train, and retain volunteers to support the Catskill Center’s mission. The individual in this position would spend at least 50% of their time supporting invasive species management efforts, and the remaining time supporting the Catskills Visitor Center, the Catskill Fire Tower Project, the Catskill Center’s land trust program, and other Catskill Center initiatives.
This is a full-time position requiring frequent weekend and outdoor work, especially in the summer and fall. This position is based out of the Catskills Visitor Center, located at 5096 State Rte. 28, Mount Tremper, NY, with remote work opportunities.
Regular travel throughout the Catskills region during the ﬁeld season is required. This position requires time both indoors and outside, computer-based work, and frequent work with volunteers both remotely and on-site. Work with some volunteer programs, such as the Catskill Fire Tower Project, requires the ability to hike several miles up steep, uneven terrain on backcountry trails without cell service to reach the Fire Tower locations for events and trainings.
Under the supervision of the CVC Director, the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator will:
Starting salary $39,500-$44,000, based on experience, and comprehensive beneﬁts package including generous paid leave, retirement, and health plan beneﬁts.
Please send an application package, including cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to [email protected] .
Applications will be accepted until the position is ﬁlled.
The Catskill Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and be willing and able to pass a background check. Additional requirements include:
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