Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Program Assistant Position available for Project TRUE - Teens Research Urban Ecology

Project TRUE – Teens Researching Urban Ecology is a collaborative program between the Wildlife Conservation Society and Fordham University funded by the National Science Foundation.

For more information about the Project TRUE see the following web-sites:
Twitter and Instagram - @TRUEcologyNYC

We are recruiting a Program Assistant. You may contact the Program Coordinator, Jason Aloisio -, if you have any questions.

Location: Bronx Zoo
Job Type: Part-Time
Department: BZ-EDUCATION

Job Description - Wildlife Conservation Society

Department: Education
Title: Program Assistant Project TRUE
Employment Type: Part-Time
Status: Non-Exempt
Grade Level: Hourly
Pay Range: $20 per hour
Reports To: Program Coordinator, Project TRUE
Hours: 25 hours per week (Mid-February to Mid-October)

Position Summary
The Program Assistant plays a support role in planning and implementing the various work components of the initiative, working closely with the project TRUE administration team, high school students, and mentors.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Manage the high school recruitment and hiring process for Project TRUE.
  • Maintain student database.
  • Work with Program Coordinator to prepare all materials and supplies for Project TRUE research, training, and education sessions.
  • Provide weekly support in the summer to all Project TRUE research teams. This includes advising on research process, conducting teen team building and training sessions, and assisting in field work throughout the city.
  • Support the Program Coordination by conducting college prep workshops and supporting high school students in the application process.
  • Co-lead Project TRUE high school enrichment sessions throughout the spring, summer and fall.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of all public share-out events including poster sessions, zoo events, and conferences.
  • Travel throughout the city is required for this position.
  • Performs all related tasks and duties as required.
  • Contributes to, enlarges and upholds the Society's policies toward the Equal Employment Opportunities for women, minorities, veterans, the handicapped and other protected groups.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or education
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, project management, and customer service experience is required 
  • Experience working with teens preferred.
  • Knowledge of field research required.
  • Organized, able to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • A valid driver’s license and an ability to drive in NYC to the various zoos is required