Hiring Organization: The Morton Arboretum
Employment type: Full-Time
Application Deadline: January 1, 2017
Job Location: Lisle, IL
Provide special project-based support, coordination, and organization for the Community Trees Program. Special projects will typically be based on grants received by the Community Trees Program and/or the Chicago Region Trees Initiative. Support the Community Trees Program by meeting specific needs of the program’s work plan. The Community Trees Program helps community groups who seek to foster healthy and sustainable urban and community forests improve tree health and management practices to enhance the health, beauty, and livability of their communities, and advance the mission of The Morton Arboretum. Funding for this position is temporary with an expected duration of 12 months.
Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred, in the areas of forestry, horticulture, or natural resource management. 2+ years experience in research, grant management, or project management required. International Society of Arboriculture Certification preferred. Experience in presenting programs preferred. Experience with community and civic organizations and processes preferred. Familiarity with GIS mapping and analysis preferred. Good communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, and customer service ethic required. Must possess a valid driver’s license, which is subject to insurability and an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact, social media, web content development, and experience with Google applications beneficial.
Effective time-management skills and a positive and flexible approach to the job. Ability to nimbly manage complex tasks and concurrent projects. Customer service oriented with the ability to relate effectively with persons internal and external to the Arboretum.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.