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Director of Operations, Up With Trees (Tulsa, OK)

By Conni Kunzler | July 5, 2016

Deadline: Open until filled.

This is a full time non-exempt position. May require some nights and weekend work. The purpose of this job is to oversee the day to day and long range operations needs for Up With Trees.

Primary responsibilities:
● Manage the operations crew(s) in their daily tasks.
o Ensure schedules are prepared well in advance and are communicated to the crew.
o Determine equipment needs of the crew and scheduling for the week
● Coordinate with Project Manager regarding tree, plant and material needs for upcoming plantings
● Develop an annual budget for the operational needs of the organization.
● Oversee execution of all Operations projects – have the ability to take a large picture view of everything going on outside and implement it (or have it implemented) down to the details of the project.
● Review and order all equipment within budgetary requirements.
● Evaluate equipment needs and research recommendations for board consideration.
● Ensure that an accurate inventory for equipment is maintained by the Operations Support – Maintenance and Inventory.
● Oversee implementation of Up With Trees planting and tree distribution programs, including Apache and seedlings.
● Maintain database with all current and up-to-date operations information related to plantings, work done on sites, etc.
● Submit planting inventory paperwork in a timely manner to ensure inventory accuracy and facilitate invoicing of sponsors and/or Tulsa Beautification Foundation.
● Maintain good working relationship and open communications with city, county, and state departments including Storm water, Right of Way, Parks, DCC, ODOT and State Forestry.
● Work with board committees to promote the overall mission of Up With Trees.
● Work with Board of Directors and Executive Director to fulfill long term vision and goals of Up With Trees.
● Interview and hire operations personnel to ensure adequate workforce within staffing and budgetary requirements.
● Speak, as needed, to outside groups to raise community awareness regarding urban forestry and further promote the mission of Up With Trees.
● Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Minimum Requirements
● Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent. Prefer at least three years experience in an administrative role coordinating and/or supervising staff or volunteers.
● ISA Certified Arborist Certification or ability to obtain certification within six months of hire date.
● Ability to work with a diverse group of people with varying backgrounds, interests, and opinions to build an effective team.
● Must be punctual and reliable. Position also requires a high level of energy, motivation, creativity, persistence, and a positive attitude.
● Clean driving record.

To apply, individuals should email resume, cover letter and three references to Julie Davis, Associate Director, at

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