Senior Park Ranger

Title: Senior Park Ranger
Type of Position: Full-time, non-exempt
Reports to: Director of Maintenance & Capital and the Maintenance & Construction Supervisor

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is seeking a highly motivated individual for a full-time position as Senior Park Ranger. This position works with all Conservancy departments to act as an ambassador and address issues that arise on The Greenway. The Senior Park Ranger is responsible for all aspects of administration for the Park Ranger Department. This includes all hiring, training, and supervision of Park Rangers. The Senior Park Ranger develops protocols and Standard Operating Procedures for the Park Ranger Department, and performs other duties as required.

Position Description:
Lead the Ranger staff in its daily operations in representing the Greenway Conservancy as Ambassadors to all park visitors
Represent the Conservancy in engaging with organizations that provide services for people encountered on The Greenway who are without housing or in need of medical care
Enforce Greenway Park Guidelines and local laws in the park
Maintain and enhance the Conservancy’s relationship with The Boston Police Department to gain their continued support for issues that arise on The Greenway
Support the activities of other Conservancy departments in the park
Provide support and guidance to Conservancy staff on safety and emergency response in the park

The majority of work hours shall be spent on foot, in the park, assessing conditions in the park, engaging with the public as a Conservancy ambassador; engaging visitors, providing information, way-finding, and other assistance
Oversee and manage Park Ranger staff including scheduling, mentoring, and day to day supervision
Communicate park rules, address any violations, and call BPD for assistance when needed
Address medical emergencies and summon medical help when needed
Log all activities in the data collection system
Identify and communicate issues with Greenway infrastructure to appropriate departments
Interact effectively with other Conservancy departments to work toward a common goal of providing the public with a premier public space
Collect “sharps” when found
Maintain relationships with human service agencies who provide assistance for individuals in need, attending meetings with said agencies as required
Represent the Greenway Conservancy at various public meetings

Minimum Bachelor’s degree or other relevant education is preferred
First Aid/CPR certification preferred
Training in conflict resolution preferred

Prior supervisory/training experience in the capacity of ambassador, park ranger, or security is preferred.
Experience representing an organization with external stakeholders preferred
Experience working with internal departments with separate and common goals is a plus

Required Knowledge and Skills:
Previous experience and demonstrated ability in interacting with a diverse population in a public setting
Training or willingness to receive training in CPR, first aid, and administration of Naloxone
Interest in the history of The Greenway, Boston, and the Big Dig or willingness to learn
Strong organizational and record-keeping skills

This is a full-time (5 days /40 hours per week), permanent position, year-round, non-exempt position
Work hours vary, and flexibility required to accommodate evening and weekend work
Benefits are included

Salary Range:
$60,000 – $75,000 per year

Application process:
Please email the following to [email protected] with the job title “Senior Park Ranger” in the subject line. Each file name should begin with the applicant’s last name.
one-page cover letter
one-page resume
3 references
The Greenway Conservancy invites and encourages minority group members, veterans, disabled individuals, women, and people of all gender identities to apply.
No phone calls, please.

About The Greenway and the Conservancy (
The Greenway is a contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The Greenway welcomes millions of visitors annually to gather, play, unwind, and explore. The Greenway Conservancy is the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway. The majority of the public park’s annual budget is generously provided by private sources.

To learn more about The Greenway and the Conservancy, please visit our website and blog and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The Greenway Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression (including transgender) or any other characteristic protected by law.