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Youth Education Program Manager, Trees Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

By Conni Kunzler | April 27, 2016

Deadline: Open until filled.

Trees Atlanta seeks a highly qualified candidate for the role of Youth Education Program Manager. The Program Manager will be responsible for the successful growth and management of Trees Atlanta’s environmental education Urban TreeTracker programs at K-12 schools in the Atlanta area, Jr. TreeKeeper spring and summer day camps, Badge programs for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and various programs for young audiences.

This is a full-time staff position with direct reports, including part-time and seasonal employees, as well as volunteers. This position reports to the Director of Education.

The Manager will lead the curriculum development of our Urban TreeTracker program, ensure they meet Georgia Performance Standards, and coordinate the schedule of visits with schools. He/she must develop and manage relationships with administrators and educators within the Atlanta Public School system and other Atlanta-area schools (public and private) to coordinate dates and logistics for our environmental education programs; measure, evaluate, and improve curriculum content and results.

The Manager will be responsible for running our Jr. TreeKeeper day camp program (includes spring break and summer camps) and training and managing seasonal camp employees and interns. Our camps are very physically active, as well as educationally meaningful. Other programs targeting different audiences (e.g., Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Home school students, etc.) will also be the responsibility of the Youth Education Program Manager, along with general administrative and management tasks and responsibilities. This role requires an ability to juggle multiple priorities, manage one’s time extremely well, coach staff, and work with people in a collaborative environment.

The ideal candidate will have direct experience in the areas of responsibilities described above and meet the requirements listed below. He/she will have a personal passion for teaching students, embrace the outdoors and arboriculture, and be eager to conquer big goals as a member of one of the best nonprofit organizations in Atlanta (maybe the universe)!

For a complete range of education programming offered by Trees Atlanta, please review carefully our website for more information. Candidates who support the Trees Atlanta mission and are knowledgeable about environmental and urban forestry issues will enjoy our culture and find greater meaning working for our nonprofit.

Candidates should meet all or most of these requirements:

• College degree in environmental education, primary/secondary education, biology, environmental science, horticulture or related studies required. Candidates with teaching credentials will be favorably considered
• Curriculum development and hands-on environmental education (K-12) in both classroom and outdoor settings
• Management of Jr. TreeKeeper Camps (spring break and summer day camps), including program development, staff training and development
• Knowledge of tree and plant identification, urban ecology, planting pollinator gardens, and using arts and crafts in a hands-on learning environment
• Teaching and classroom management, speaking to small and large audiences, and interacting with the general public in variety of situations
• Experience working in a nonprofit organization, familiarity with meeting grant requirements, recruiting and managing volunteers for classroom or program events is a strong plus
• Enjoys interacting with youth, parents, school staff, and program partners in competent and polite manner
• Proficient user of Microsoft Office software, including the Google suite of office tools; ability to compile and report data, tracking program performance is an important task for this role
• Strong time and task management skills. Highly organized, thorough, and detail-oriented. Excellent follow through and follow up habits
• Certified in 1st Aid and CPR is a plus

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

• This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. On occasion, early morning or evening hours, or weekends may be necessary to support programs that occur outside of regular office hours. Typical work week is Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Final schedules will be set upon hire and may change week to week depending on program schedule.
• Must have consistent and reliable transportation to reach schools and locations throughout Metro-Atlanta with program materials.
• Physically capable of active days outdoors in various weather conditions, including exposure to sun, heat, cold, inclement weather, and insects on occasions. We love the outdoors!
• Must be physically fit and able to lift up to 25 lbs.
• Must be a confident and safe bike rider.
• Must love working with youth and with people in general – this job is highly interactive and frequently engaged with groups of students/participants.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia. You will report to work at 112 Krog Street, #7, Atlanta, GA 30307 and will work in various schools in and around the City of Atlanta, on the Atlanta BeltLine and the BeltLine Arboretum, and various locations in Atlanta, as required.

Send Resume and Cover Letter To: with, Youth Education Program Manager, in the subject line.

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