Hydrilla Project Manager
Finger Lakes Institute


The full time (40 hours per week) position requires a self-motivated, independent person with strong organizational skills, experience with both written and oral communication, and project management skills. The Project Manager will report to the Director of the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and work closely with the Coordinator of the Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM). The project manager will also work with representatives from the Village of Aurora, Wells College, Cayuga County, US Army Corps of Engineers, herbicide applicators, and various organizations engaged in outreach and education activities targeting aquatic invasive species.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Update and maintain a Hydrilla management plan and additional documents to coordinate and support the activities of the project;
  • Coordinate with the Cayuga Lake Hydrilla Task Force to help ensure working groups are organized and coordinated for management, control, and outreach;
  • Follow a project schedule for ensuring project deliverables, milestones, required tasks, and reporting progress are completed with high quality and timeliness;
  • Prepare reports, newsletter articles, and Internet appropriate publications conveying complex scientific and technical information about Hydrilla;
  • Communicate project status to stakeholders;
  • Coordinate field activities with contractor(s) and track field activities including posting and removal of all herbicide treatment signs required by Article 15;
  • Ensure daily inspections of herbicide injection units, maintain each unit log book, and database of herbicide releases during each field season occur;
  • Assist with organization of public stakeholder meetings;
  • Assist in preparation of herbicide permit applications in the fall/winter of each year with assistance from DEC (Article 15, Article 24, SPDES, and any additional permits); and
  • Participate in monthly New York Hydrilla Task Force conference calls and provide project updates.


The Hydrilla Project Manager is a full-time, temporary, grant funded (two-year) position at the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges


  • Four years of project management experience. This experience must include the execution of project management deliverables including scopes of work, schedules, budgets, quality plans, and communications plans; OR Master’s degree and one year of the required experience as described above OR Bachelor’s degree and two years of the required experience as described above.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and to work nights and weekends on occasion
  • Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter describing training and experience applicable to the position, resume, and contact information for three references Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/51089.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send to baroody@hws.edu.


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