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Job announcement: Chicago Region Trees Initiative Community Coordinator

Position Available: Chicago Region Trees Initiative Community Coordinator
Classification: Full-time, Non-exempt
Department: Science and Conservation
General Summary: Provide and coordinate outreach and education to public landowners and managers for the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI), a regional coalition of organizations working together to improve quality of life through a healthier urban forest. Coordinate communication and database resources for designated constituents. Represent CRTI to partners and constituents to foster and facilitate improved health and sustainability of the urban and community forest and advance the mission of The Morton Arboretum.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in the areas of forestry, horticulture, or natural resource management. 2+ years’ experience in research or grant management required. International Society of Arboriculture certification preferred, or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire. Experience in organizing meetings and presenting events or educational sessions 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, Constant Contact, Salesforce, social media, web content development, and Google applications beneficial.
Success Factors: 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. Ability to embrace and operate in line with our employee core values to take ownership, work together, keep learning and make the Arboretum exceptional.
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.
• Physical Demands: Requires some physical activity: limited lifting and carrying (up to 40 lbs.), walking over uneven terrain, regular local travel by car, truck, or train.
• Work Environment: Office environment and various venues for community events. Occasional outside work is required including digging, pruning, and planting of trees.
• Equipment: General office equipment, digital camera, shovel, wire cutters, pruners.
• Schedule: Work requires occasional evening and weekend hours.