NOW HIRING: Sustainability Coordinator

Published on: Monday February 21st, 2022

Looking to work with a dynamic team that is dedicated to building community capacity and supporting impactful economic development ecosystems across the Southern Tier? If so, you may enjoy a new career with Southern Tier 8 Regional Board!  We are a government agency with several expanding initiatives in workforce development, regional planning and community development and now, seeking talented professionals to join our team! 

About the Organization:

The Southern Tier 8 Regional Board is the Local Development District (LDD) for the Appalachian Regional Commission and serves the counties of Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Tioga, and Tompkins in Upstate, NY.  Learn more about the organization’s community development impact here: “Return on Investments”.

Benefits Available:

Full-time (37.5 hours per week) and part-time (20 hours per week) positions are available. Benefits include a flexible schedule with remote-working options, professional development opportunities, participation in the New York State Retirement System, Excellus Healthcare & Sun Life Dental, generous paid leave, and life insurance. Broome County Personnel administers the provisions of the New York State Civil Service Law while ensuring fair employment and equal opportunity under the law to all persons, and Southern Tier 8 Regional Board is a recovery-friendly workplace.


Seeking a Sustainability Coordinator to manage a portfolio of programs related to energy, water quality, and physical infrastructure (including wastewater and clean energy infrastructure). Supported by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Southern Tier 8 assists the Broome Tioga Stormwater Coalition with community programming, infrastructure mapping, and water quality initiatives.  Current program activities include:

  • Provide technical assistance to municipalities in the Broome Tioga Stormwater Coalition, including ensuring compliance with MS4 stormwater permits.
  • With the help of a GIS Technician, maintain a digital stormwater sewershed map, including outfalls, illicit discharges, green infrastructure projects, and watershed/sewershed features.
  • Work with the Communications Manager to develop public education activities to promote healthy stormwater practices.
  • Assists NYS DEC and regional entities with clean energy infrastructure planning, including helping communities align resources and submit grant requests.
  • Prepares comprehensive funding requests and NYSDEC compliance reports.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, natural resources management, GIS, or closely related field with at least 2 years of experience. The position is exempt and dependent upon experience, starts with a 2022 annual salary of $60,000 to $75,000. See the full job description for additional details, including alternative minimum qualification pathways. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Executive Director Jen Gregory at [email protected] before March 11, 2022.