The Coordinator of Outreach
& Community Engagement,will support Tower Hill’s mission to connect
people with plants, focusing primarily on community engagement in the greater
Worcester urban environment. Building mutually
beneficial relationships with communities and stakeholders, the coordinator will
engage with community members and industry partners, organize community education
programs and coordinate community volunteer projects to support greening
initiatives in cities and towns. Reporting to the Director of Outreach &
Community Engagement, the coordinator will interact with Tower Hill's managers
and staff as required. The role requires strong initiative, coordination and collaboration
skills, the ability to manage time efficiently and to represent Tower Hill in
with middle schools, high schools and other youth programs to deliver THBG
Coordinate with nonprofits, companies and
various institutions to deliver THBG off site workshops to adults and industry
Director of Outreach & Community Engagement with development of a
Professional Education series.
community volunteers with community greening projects that include seasonal
tree planting, tree care and other urban greening programs.
direction of the Director of Outreach & Community Engagement and in
coordination with the THBG Education Department, develop curriculum and
community educational packages for the community. Promote these tree care and community
landscape care packages to cities who have benefitted from greening initiatives
in the tri-state area & other industry professionals.
site THBG greening workshops to youth, adults and professionals in the greater
with community leaders to identify communities with a need for community skills
the Director of Outreach &Community Engagement, coordinate appropriate
instructors to provide community programming.
organize weekly news article for the THBG e-newsletter & other marketing
support as needed.
ongoing review of urban tree and urban greening literature to ensure that the
training materials include the most up-to-date statistics and best practices
for community instruction.
organize and record all relevant data related to each program including communities
served, attendance, program partners and feedback gathered from each program.
Initiate new topic ideas as a response to feedback
gathered from pertinent communities.
Manage and help
develop the Community Awards Program.
Director of Outreach & Community Engagement and relevant THBG staff,
informed of inventory levels of educational materials and tools.
in industry related conferences as well as visiting other agencies’ community
boards. Leadership and Interpersonal
The Coordinator is expected to work with staff in the areas of
professional development, understanding of the Outreach department’s role in
the larger THBG organization, and compliance with THBG policies and procedures. The Outreach Director will provide a stable
supervisory environment for staff who may be working at a variety of locations,
and to ensure that the Outreach Coordinator can forge a connection with other
Tower Hill departments and to make use of Tower Hill resources as needed.
weekly schedule is typically Monday-Friday.
However, the Coordinator’s schedule must be flexible to be available as
needed for weekend and evening commitments. Prior notice will be given as early
Must be able to lift 25pounds
Must be able to work with appropriate
computer and communications equipment.
Must be willing
to coordinate year-round outdoor events in a variety of weather conditions. (Events are canceled in the event of extreme
Must be able
to bend, squat, kneel, stand and walk for extended periods of time and to
navigate uneven grounds and stairs evenly.
described above, other duties and physical demands have been identified as
essential functions as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
driver’s license. Travel will be required to locations in which Outreach
workshops will be conducted (use of THBG vehicle will be available).
Ability to flex
in work schedule to accommodate frequent Saturdays, seasonally.
Ability to juggle
priorities and work independently.
humor and commitment to mission, positive attitude, interest in learning new
things and strong work ethic.
programming using contract instructors.
clearly communicate in writing and verbally to build partnerships, organize
events, coordinate class instructors, and communicate with volunteers, students
and the general public.
forge effective relationships with staff, community leaders, elected officials
and business leaders.
personal and professional integrity with the ability to maintain
in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn other technology as needed.