The NYC Compost Project in Queens, located at Queens Botanical Garden, is
hiring a Project Manger.
About the NYC Compost Project:
The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in
1993, provides compost outreach and education to New Yorkers in all five
boroughs. NYC Compost Project programs and staff are funded through the DSNY
Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling (BWPRR) and managed by partner
organizations, in close coordination with DSNY-BWPRR.
About Queens Botanical Garden-
The Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is a private non-profit cultural institution
located on 39 acres of New York City public land in Flushing, New York. The
Garden serves nearly 200,000 visitors each year; a visitor survey reveals that
75% of all visitors speak a language other than English at home. The Garden
has, therefore, committed itself to addressing the complex and ever changing
needs of its diverse community and to being the place where people, plants and
The Project Manager, based at Queens Botanical Garden, reports to the Director
of Education and is responsible for all aspects and initiatives of the
Project. The Project Manager is responsible for monthly and quarterly program
and finance reports to BWPRR as well as the management of compost staff and
volunteers. In coordination with the project coordinator, the project manager
will lead workshops, trainings, and programmatic efforts as needed.
- Full time position
- Weekend and evening hours as needed
- Local travel required
- Submit quarterly financial reports
- Submit monthly and quarterly programmatic reports
- Manage Compost Helpline and e-mail inquiries.
- Disseminate information about composting at public outreach events.
- Promote Golden Apple Awards & other relevant BWPRR programs to schools.
- Maintain current inventory of BWPRR Education Materials and distribute
BWPRR educational materials as needed at workshops.
- Submit accurate program information to BWPRR for WasteLess listing of
- Maintain respective organizational websites with current and accurate
- Track and respond to Master Composter (MC) applicants and monitor MC
- Regularly update and maintain email and mailing list of all program
- Conduct workshops as needed
- Help administer and tally surveys to measure the effectiveness of
workshops and other outreach efforts.
- Maintain a list of community gardens that accept kitchen scraps.
- Manage and report sales of compost bins, compost crank, and any other
- Developing programmatic opportunities/partnerships.
- Assist with other initiatives as needed
- Bachelors Degree (Preferably in Environmental or Horticultural Science or
another related field)
- Experience with a wide range of computer applications (Excel, MS Word,
Acrobat Pro, ACCESS, +)
- Minimum two years of related work experience
- Strong administrative and organizational skills.
- Comfort and ability to interface with the public
- Ability to prioritize work load and work independently
- Knowledge of compost science, indoor and outdoor composting techniques,
and NYC Compost Program and an interest and understanding of composting
- Valid drivers license
To apply, send résumé and cover letter to Human Resources Manager, Queens
Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355 or e-mail