Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
www.towerhillbg.org
jellis@towerhillbg.org

Date Posted:
December 04, 2019

Region:
Central Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Full-Time

Coordinator of Outreach & Community Engagement

Description:

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 the community.


Responsibilities:

· Coordinate with middle schools, high schools and other youth programs to deliver THBG classroom programs.

· Coordinate with nonprofits, companies and various institutions to deliver THBG off site workshops to adults and industry professionals.

· Assist the Director of Outreach & Community Engagement with development of a Professional Education series.

· Coordinate community volunteers with community greening projects that include seasonal tree planting, tree care and other urban greening programs.

· Under the 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.

· Deliver off site THBG greening workshops to youth, adults and professionals in the greater Worcester community.

· Coordinate with community leaders to identify communities with a need for community skills education programs.

· Working with the Director of Outreach &Community Engagement, coordinate appropriate instructors to provide community programming.

· Create or organize weekly news article for the THBG e-newsletter & other marketing support as needed.

· Conduct 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.

· Obtain, 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.

· Keep the Director of Outreach & Community Engagement and relevant THBG staff, informed of inventory levels of educational materials and tools.

· Participation in industry related conferences as well as visiting other agencies’ community boards.

Leadership and Interpersonal Relations

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.

Schedule

· The 40-hour 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 as possible.


Physical Demands/Working Conditions:


· 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 weather).

· Must be able to bend, squat, kneel, stand and walk for extended periods of time and to navigate uneven grounds and stairs evenly.

Note: Duties described above, other duties and physical demands have been identified as essential functions as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Qualifications:

Requirements:


· Valid Massachusetts 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.

· Sense of humor and commitment to mission, positive attitude, interest in learning new things and strong work ethic.

· Experience coordinating programming using contract instructors.

· Ability to clearly communicate in writing and verbally to build partnerships, organize events, coordinate class instructors, and communicate with volunteers, students and the general public.

· Ability to forge effective relationships with staff, community leaders, elected officials and business leaders.

· Strong personal and professional integrity with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn other technology as needed.


How To Apply:
Please submit resume and letter of interest to resumes@towerhillbg.org
Apply by:
January 29, 2020
Salary:
$20-22.50/hr
About this Organization:
Botanic Garden