Call for applications: Project Coordinator, Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center
The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC) at the New York City College of Technology (NYCCT) is looking for a highly motivated and organized individual to support the Center’s public programming, promote and manage public events, assist with fundraising efforts, maintain the Center’s website and social media presence, assist in cultivating relationships with like-minded organizations and institutions, and perform other administrative duties necessary for the Center’s operation. The position entails working closely with the Center’s director as well as other BWRC project coordinators.
The BWRC Project Coordinator promotes the three-fold mission of the Center by inventorying curriculum projects; supporting research fellows and coordinating research projects; and organizing, planning, and promoting the Center’s public events, including Breakfast Talks and an annual conference. In the past BWRC has offered talks on the building of fulfillment centers in Brooklyn waterfront neighborhoods, New York State’s Empire Wind program, the contested
gentrification of Sunset Park, and how Brooklyn waterfront institutions stayed afloat during the pandemic. This year’s one-day conference in May will be entitled, “Sea Level Rise and Brooklyn’s Jamaica Bay Communities.”
The Project Coordinator should have knowledge of urban planning, geography, politics, and history as most topics the Center explores deal with one or more of these disciplines. An ability to use online outreach tools such as WordPress, EventBrite, MailChimp,and Canva is helpful but not required. In practice, the role of project coordinator bridges academia, urban planning, project management and event coordination.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
- Hours: 12 hours per week
- Compensation: $20.00/hour
- Term of appointment: Until June 4, 2022, with a possible extension for the fall and spring semesters of the 2022-2023 academic year.
Please note: During the Spring 2022 semester, Project Coordinators will work both in person at BWRC’s office at City Tech’s campus as well as remotely (as appropriate).
To apply: Please send a cover letter, CV, and a one-two page writing sample to BWRC’s director at RHanley@citytech.cuny.edu using the subject line: “Last Name_BWRC Application”