Urban Waters Ambassador, Bronx & Harlem River Watersheds Urban Waters Federal Partnership

Hudson River Foundation Published: October 21, 2021
United States
Job Type
Outreach / Advocacy / Policy /

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The Hudson River Foundation (HRF) is committed to serving the diverse communities of the Hudson River and to facilitating an ongoing and inclusive dialogue with scientists, managers, policy makers, other stakeholders, and the general public to address the environmental and societal challenges facing the community of the Hudson River and Watershed.

We seek to enhance this work by supporting researchers, students and a Foundation staff with the unique and varied backgrounds, circumstances, needs, and perspectives of the community we serve, to achieve a workplace that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just.

Position Overview

The Urban Waters Ambassador, Bronx & Harlem River Watersheds Urban Waters Federal Partnership position will help the residents of the New York and New Jersey realize the benefits of the Clean Water Act requires skilled and innovative professionals. Diverse interests, public health concerns, complex ecologies, and changing climate are just some of the challenges of this unique urban environment. 

The HRF has an opening for an Urban Waters Ambassador to work with the Bronx & Harlem River Watersheds Urban Waters Federal Partnership and the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) to address these challenges.

The Ambassador will be responsible for connecting federal agencies, local government, scientific/technical expertise, and financial and other resources with the needs of local communities; working with these interests to identify priorities for watershed revitalization and environmental justice; and supporting planning and data collection to achieve those priorities.


  • Specific duties include scheduling regular meetings and conference calls among the partners;
  • Undertaking research and planning projects with partners;
  • Tracking/reporting progress; pursuing a communications and engagement strategy; and
  • Building relationships and capacity to lay a foundation of continued success.


  • An undergraduate degree in natural resources, environmental science, urban planning, public policy, or a related field and at least two years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Individual must have experience with urban community organizing, environmental science/management, or public engagement, as well as excellent organizational, communication, writing, and research skills.

Compensation & Location

  • This is a full-time position of one to two years, with a possibility of renewal subject to funding.
  • Position based in lower Manhattan and the Bronx.
  • The salary is $45,000 – $55,000 annually with excellent health and other benefits.

To Apply

  • Interested candidates should click "Apply" below to email a letter describing your specific interest and goals for the position and your resume as a single PDF document by November 12, 2021, with the following subject line: Bronx & Harlem River Ambassador.
  • No phone calls please.

The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. The Foundation will consider qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local “Fair Chance” law.

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