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WNY PRISM is currently accepting applications for a Slender False Brome Project Manager

Slender False Brome Project Manager – Position Description

Slender False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) is an invasive species of grass that has recently established in New York State. This species has demonstrated the ability to invade a wide-range of habitats and dominate these areas to the near complete exclusion of native vegetation. To address this emerging issue, WNY PRISM is leading a collaborative effort to increase awareness and improve management efforts for this species.

WNY PRISM is looking for a highly motivated candidate to take the lead on coordination of the Slender False Brome Working Group and implementation of the EPA – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant recently awarded to WNY PRISM for this project. The goal of this project is to develop a strong collaborative that provides the region with the information and resources necessary to effectively manage the threat posed by slender false brome. The position requires excellent interpersonal skills for communication with a diverse group of partner agencies and individuals, along with strong writing and organizational skills, and experience with invasive species ecology and management. In addition, this position requires experience with field data collection methods and analysis, meeting facilitation, supervision of seasonal employees, budget management, supply procurement, and development of outreach materials. The Slender False Brome Project Manager will report to the WNY PRISM Coordinator. A copy of the GLRI project proposal may be made available upon request.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implementation of GLRI-EPA Grant: Slender False Brome Working Group
    • Facilitate Quarterly Working Group Meetings
    • Coordinate species surveys, monitoring and data collection
    • Lead development of Project Website and Outreach Materials
    • Coordinate workshops and trainings
    • Coordinate removal efforts
    • Assess management methods and develop Best Management Practices
    • Develop Rapid Response Protocol
    • Communicate and present project results
  • Hire and supervise seasonal staff and interns
  • Coordinate Partner and Stakeholder efforts
  • Assist with grant reporting and administrative duties associated with project


  • Master’s Degree in (Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources or similar) with 1-2 years professional experience – or –  Bachelor’s Degree with 2-4 years related professional experience
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills
  • Strong invasive species and plant identification skills
  • Experience with invasive species management and removal
  • Experience hiring and supervising seasonal staff
  • Experience with invasive species surveys, data collection and analysis
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software (word, excel, power point)
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS Software
  • Valid Driver License

To see the full position description and to apply for this position, please click on the following link:  https://www.rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=148



WNY PRISM does accept applications for non-paid internships during spring semesters (Jan – May). These internships may fulfill college requirements and provide great work experience for soon-to-be graduates. If you are interested in an internship with WNY PRISM, please contact Andrea Locke, WNY PRISM Coordinator at [email protected]. Please provide a resume and ideas for projects!



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