Positions available with Groundwork Hudson Valley:


Youth Program Manager


Job Summary

The Youth Programs Manager is a full time position responsible for working with staff, partner organizations, and sub-contractors to coordinate all aspects of Groundwork’s youth programs. The Youth Programs Manager will also be responsible for connecting youth and stewardship activities to other Groundwork projects, including rivers and trails, neighborhood planning, park design and construction. In this capacity, the Youth Programs Manager will work closely with other Groundwork staff. Duties include, but are not limited to, arranging logistics such as travel & finances; recruiting students and crew leader participants; visiting schools for facilitation of student recruitment, orientation, and hiring paperwork process; coordinating program awards celebration, and evaluation, program follow up, and reporting. The Youth Program Manager will work closely with the Executive Director to grow our existing programs and serve greater numbers of students over time.


Day-to-day oversight of program including budget, delivery and evaluation;

Oversight and management of Youth Programs Associate;

Outreach and recruitment for youth programs;

Coordinate hiring process;

Secure appropriate and affordable travel arrangements, at times to remote areas;

Create and maintain positive relationships with school contacts and partners including Groundwork USA, the National Park Service, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service;

Project management of small-scale construction and conservation programs;

Learn computer programs to successfully complete organizational functions such as time reporting and travel expense reports;

Plan and execute special events related to student recognition and training;

Ensure compliance with youth labor laws and other human resources requirements;

Maintain team field equipment;

Manage Crew Leaders;

Present at community meetings and public hearings;

Coordination of external resources;

Assistance with grant writing and reporting to funders and public agencies;

Ordering of supplies and equipment for program activities.


Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years related outdoor youth development experience;

Demonstrated outstanding organizational skills;

Strong oral and written communication skills;

Excellent interpersonal and management skills;

Previous management experience is a plus;

Basic computer skills: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

Ability to balance competing priorities and deadlines and handle multiple tasks;

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues;

Candidate must be a self-starter and work well independently, while also be able to accept supervision;

Must share values and vision of the organization;

Candidate must be reliable and flexible;

Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus;

Willingness to travel, especially during spring/summer

Valid driver’s license

Ability to organize time and meet deadlines.

Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds and cultures



Send a thoughtful cover letter that speaks to how your experience and skill-set meet the qualifications for this position to info@groundworkhv.org. Include your salary requirements and your résumé.


We offer a generous benefits package for employees, including participation in our health insurance plan, 11 paid holidays per year, 10 paid vacation days per year, 7 paid sick days per year, and additional paid comp-time at the discretion of the Executive Director. We also offer a Simple IRA and access to TransitChek pretax transportation benefits.


English and Spanish




4-year degree