Director of Programs & Outreach

Type of Position: Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Department: Programs & Outreach

Salary Range: $95,000-$110,000


The Greenway Conservancy is seeking a highly motivated individual for a full-time position as Director of Programs & Outreach. Overseeing the Programs and Outreach Department, the Director is a critical member of the senior management team, helping to shape the Conservancy as it incorporates new stakeholders and initiatives while running a robust range of ongoing programming and partnerships, and lifting up the work of the entire Conservancy through messaging and community engagement. The Director will embrace the organization’s commitment to transparency, diversity, excellence, and innovation while shaping the continued growth of the department and organization as a whole.

The Greenway Conservancy is committed to providing a park environment that is welcoming to racially, culturally, and economically diverse residents and visitors. You can read more about our mission, vision, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on our website.



  • Provide the leadership and direction to assure that the Conservancy provides a welcome, vibrant, public park in all programmatic areas, including festivals, special events, fitness, play programming, the Greenway Carousel, the food truck program, beer gardens, and promotions.
  • With the Programs staff, plan strategically for innovative partnerships,  programs, and business ventures, and oversee earned revenue income of $1M+.
  • Lead major programs projects, analysis, community engagement initiatives, and state/city conversations around programs, events, and earned income.


  • Oversee the Conservancy’s outreach by planning strategically for new or improved services in marketing, public relations, owned media, community/volunteer engagement, and governmental affairs, strengthening the positions of The Greenway and the Greenway Conservancy.
  • Provide ongoing strategic review of communications, signage, graphic design, and other materials to ensure commitment to high-quality materials. 
  • Lead major outreach policy projects and external consultant management. 
  • Collaborate on the incorporation of the Greenway Park Rangers into the Outreach team, supporting the messaging and guest services work of these critical ambassadors. 

Park Rangers

  • Support the Ranger staff as they fulfill their role as ambassadors for all park visitors
  • Provide strategic review of the Park Rangers engagement with organizations that provide services for persons experiencing homelessness. 
  • Provide strategic review and alignment of mission with Greenway Park Guidelines and local laws.
  • Support communication and alignment with the activities of other Conservancy departments.

Department Management

  • Hire, coach, manage, and mentor staff that includes 3-5 direct reports and an overall team of 8 full-time staff and 3-4 summer interns.
  • Prepare and manage the annual departmental budget, project budgets, and goals for Programs and Outreach departments.
  • Develop, negotiate, and manage Departmental contracts.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with all other departments to collectively support achieving organizational goals.
  • Present updates at Board of Directors meetings.
  • Represent the Conservancy externally by liaising with a large network of stakeholders, serving as a spokesperson for the Conservancy as needed, and speaking at conferences and panels, both locally and nationally.

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, preferably in a related field. 
  • At least seven years of successful work experience in nonprofit programming, event management, or a related field.
  • At least five years of experience managing employees and teams.
  • Proven track record of 
    • Setting and meeting/ surpassing goals
    • Ensuring results within complex and dynamic circumstances
    • Succeeding in a fast-paced and innovative environment.
  • Superior demonstrated skills in:
    • Organization, logistics, and project management;
    • Managing, mentoring, and advocating for staff;
    • Collaborative leadership.
  • Ability in
    • Building and maintaining successful partnerships;
    • Multitasking and attention to detail; 
    • Creative problem-solving and staying calm under pressure. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including goal articulation and problem-solving. Bilingual skills are a plus, especially in Chinese languages given our programs in the Chinatown neighborhood.
  • Experience working in a diverse and inclusive organization is a plus.
  • Computer proficiency, especially in Google for Work. Graphic design skills are a plus.
  • Ability to work outside in all types of weather, to kneel or stand for periods of time, and to lift 25 pounds.
  • Familiarity with Boston and the Rose Kennedy Greenway is a plus.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to drive Conservancy vehicles in downtown Boston.


  • This is a full-time (40 hours a week) position with full benefits. 
  • Work hours are generally Monday through Friday, but flexibility is required to accommodate evening, Saturday, and Sunday shifts, especially between April and October;
  • Work will generally take place indoors in the office, but the position will require a significant amount of time in the parks, especially between April and October, in all weather conditions.
  • This is a hybrid position with the option to work remotely two days a week if the work allows.
  • All incoming employees will be required to comply with the Conservancy’s current COVID-19 policy and guidelines.


  • Salary range $95,000-$110,000
  • The Greenway Conservancy offers competitive benefits including: 
    • Medical and dental insurance (Conservancy pays 80% of premiums and 100% medical deductible coverage)
    • Vision insurance 
    • Short and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance (Conservancy pays 100% of premiums) 
    • 16 paid vacation days, 13.5 paid holidays, 7 paid sick days annually
    • Simple IRA with 3% employer match after 2 years of employment
    • Pre-tax commuter benefits
    • Free/discounted admission to many cultural organizations in New England

Application process

  • The Greenway Conservancy invites and encourages minority group members, veterans, disabled individuals, women, and people of all gender identities to apply.
  • Please email the following to [email protected] with “Director of Programs and Community Engagement” in the subject line. Each file name should begin with the applicant’s last name.
    • one-page cover letter
    • one-page resume
    • Name and contact information for 3 references
  • No phone calls, please.

About The Greenway and the Conservancy

The Greenway is the 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.