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Education Coordinator, TreeFolks (Austin, TX)

By Conni Kunzler | July 17, 2017

Deadline: Open until filled.

As Education Coordinator, you will bring your knowledge of urban forestry and love of people to TreeFolks in order to help us envision and develop our Education Program. The TreeFolks Education Program promotes understanding and stewardship of Central Texas’ urban forests to all generations and abilities. This is a full time position with benefits reporting directly to the Urban Forest Programs Manager.

TreeFolks empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. In its 28 year history, TreeFolks has planted more than 2.5 million trees to shade urban streets, beautify neighborhoods, clean air and water, reforest the Lost Pines in Bastrop County, and restore the Blanco River.

Responsibilities
• Take primary responsibility for envisioning and developing TreeFolks’ educational programming, in collaboration with the Urban Forest Programs Manager and Executive Director
• Develop and coordinate the Urban Forest Stewards educational series, including our ongoing online and meetup community
• Partner with community nonprofit and environmental organizations to coordinate an ongoing free Tree ID walk series
• Develop and coordinate the Austin Tree Map, including outreach to the public
• Train volunteer leaders to accurately identify and survey Central Texas trees
• Coordinate Sapling Days to distribute free baby sapling trees to residents in Central Texas
• Identify and collaborate with staff to develop fundraising opportunities to support the program
• Track hours, materials, budgets, services, and overall program impact
• Serve as liaison to the TreeFolks Educational Committee
• Assist the Communications and Executive Staff as needed in promoting TreeFolks’ programs through various outlets including news media, neighborhood groups, email and at community events
• Ensure TreeFolks and its programs, services, and mission are consistently presented in a strong, positive way to the community

Qualifications
• 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Environmental Education, Biology, Environmental Science, or related degree
• Master’s degree in relevant field preferred
• 2 years of full time experience in education
• Extensive knowledge of Central Texas trees
• Grant writing experience a plus
• Ability to work Saturdays and occasional evening meetings with adequate notice
• Strong confidence in public speaking, especially to large groups
• Ability to communicate clearly through written correspondence
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision
• Ability to work with a wide array of personality types and community partners
• Proficient with Microsoft Office
• Maintain a Texas driver’s license in good standing
• Ability to contribute to and work as a team member within the organization

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Expected Start Date: ASAP
Compensation: $20/hr

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, salary expectations and 3 references to jobs@treefolks.org. No phone calls.

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