Career Opportunities

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If you are passionate about trees, possess a "can do" attitude, and love to be involved in the community, then Trees Atlanta just might be the place to plant yourself! Our dynamic team is dedicated to the Trees Atlanta mission, and we welcome your interest in sharing our vision.

Donor Relations Coordinator

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Classification: Exempt

Start Date: Late April

Apply by: April 5, 2018

Reports to: Co-Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.

Job Description

Trees Atlanta is looking for an enthusiastic, committed individual who is excited to join a hard-working, mission-driven team as the Donor Relations Coordinator. This individual will play a key role in maintaining and growing the operational budget in the following, but not limited to, tasks:

 

  • Lead all fundraising from individuals, and work within a team on planning fundraising events.
  • Oversee organizational donor cultivation activities, empowering the Trees Atlanta community to grow its donor base through careful planning, strategy, and execution.
  • Meet with donors, potential donors, and board members to strengthen existing relationships, and to develop new partnerships.
  • Maintain accurate and current member databases and ensure accurate and timely entry of revenue tracking and other records.
  • Work with the Co-Executive Director, Development Director, Events and Marketing Manager, and Board members on strategy for fundraising events, with focus on improving attendance and revenue generation.
  • Work with Board and Advisory Board to empower members to maximize their fundraising potential. Support Co-Executive Directors and Board Development Committee Chair in providing support to individual board members in their fundraising activities.
  • Steward major and planned giving programs, including potential donor identification and rating, management of gift recognition, and major and planned giving event planning.
  • Coordinate in-kind donations for Trees Atlanta events, strengthening existing relationships and developing new ones.
  • Utilize data in order to improve overall giving from individuals. Support Development Director with donor-related activities.
  • Coordinate press coverage of Trees Atlanta
  • Direct media inquiries to appropriate staff members and ensure timely response.
  • Manage creation, distribution, and maintenance of event and project marketing materials, including monthly e-newsletters for an external audience of members, partners, and supporters.
    • Two print newsletters per year for donors, partners, and other supporters.
    • Annual report for donors and other supporters
  • Create press releases, as needed.
  • Maintain reports on communications activities including media lists.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Highly organized, thorough, and detail-oriented
  • Exceptional oral and excellent written communication skills
  • Experience planning, coordinating and leading projects
  • Solid professional computer experience with Word, Excel and databases including Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce
  • Development/fundraising experience
  • Experience with marketing
  • Experience developing and coordinating events, and/or public speaking

 Preferred

  • HTML/Website maintenance experience
  • Experience with event venue management

This is a benefited position, which has a 90-day probationary period. Benefits include: partially paid health insurance, generous paid time off policy, and 403-B retirement savings plan.

To Apply

Please submit an employment application and send your cover letter and resume to Joe Thomas (joe@treesatlanta.org) with “Donor Relations Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.

 

NeighborWoods & Volunteer Program Intern

Length of internship:
• Summer Internship is 3 months – May 15th, 2018 through August 18th, 2018
• Fall Internship is 5 months – August 14th, 2018 through January 22nd, 2019

Apply by:
• April 20th, 2018 for Summer Internship
• July 20th, 2018 for Fall Internship

Compensation: Stipend is $500 per month
Location: Atlanta, GA

Trees Atlanta’s mission is to protect & improve Atlanta’s urban environment by planting, conserving & educating. Trees Atlanta is a non-profit that has served Atlanta for 33 years in communities inside all over Atlanta through tree planting, tree care, education, and forest restoration.

The Trees Atlanta’s NeighborWoods & Volunteer Program Internship is an opportunity for students or recent college graduates to gain experience working with an environmental non-profit organization. As an intern you will work assist with NeighborWoods project planning and volunteer coordination. Duties include writing our weekly volunteer email, planning and leading tree maintenance and planting projects, communicating with neighbors, completing post-planting visits to the sites, entering volunteer data into Volgistics, and working with the tree database.

The schedule for this position is flexible, and will be 24 to 32 hours a week, with Saturdays required. The ideal candidate will work well in a team, be self-motivated and enthusiastic, and enjoy working outdoors. Preferred majors include ecology, forestry, horticulture, environmental science, landscape design or related fields. Preference will also go to candidates who drive and can be covered by Trees Atlanta’s auto insurance policy. A basic knowledge of local and invasive plants and is important. A desire to learn and acquire new skills is essential. You must be 21 years and older to apply.

Please submit an employment application and send your cover letter and resume to Alex Beasley, alex@treesatlanta.org

Urban Forestry Crew Technician

Employment Type: Part-Time
Employment Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Urban Forestry Crew Manager
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Description
Trees Atlanta is looking for an Urban Forestry Crew Technician to lead and assist with all aspects of the maintenance (watering, pruning, mulching, fertilizing, treating, assessing, & etc.) of Atlanta’s public right-of-way, park trees, and greenspaces to sustain the health and vigor of Atlanta’s urban canopy.

The Urban Forestry Crew Technician will:
● Co-leading groups of volunteers (3-20 people) on weekly maintenance projects.
● Facilitate watering schedule for new plants.
● Facilitate an invasive species schedule for all greenspace projects.
● Implement seasonal fertilization and spraying regiment to abate invasive weeds and pests, as directed by the Urban Forestry Crew Manager.
● Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate the mission for Trees Atlanta while working in the field.

Requirements:
● A valid driver’s license and a clean record.
● Proficiency in pickup truck and trailer driving.
● Ability to lift 50 pounds repetitively.
● Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
● Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions. The majority of Urban Forestry Crew work is performed outdoors.
● Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
● Willingness to work as part of a team and effectively communicate with other team members.
● Have great leadership and interpersonal skills.
● Ability to effectively and efficiently maintain and complete projects.
● Updated tetanus shot.

This position starts with a 90 day probationary period. Hours are adjusted to meet seasonal part-time needs. Trees Atlanta optimizes work efficiency through this flexible line-up without compromising the quality of our work.

To Apply:
Please submit an employment application and send your cover letter and resume to Tabitha Schwartz at tabitha@treesatlanta.org with “Urban Forestry Crew Member Technician” in the subject line of your email. 
 

Summer Camp Counselor


Employment Type: Part-Time/Seasonal

Start date: May 31, 2018

End date: July 20, 2018 (see details below, includes July 2-6 nonpaid break)
Apply by: March 31, 2018 (Roles may fill prior to deadline)

Reports to: Youth Education Coordinator
Salary:
$12.00/hr

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.

Job Description

Trees Atlanta seeks individuals with experience working with youth (elementary and middle school age) in classroom and outdoor settings in a teaching/coaching role. The summer Camp Counselor will:

  • Be responsible for leading outdoor and indoor classes and activities.
  • Ensure a fun, adventure-filled, and safe summer experience that creates positive memories for budding environmental stewards (campers) alongside the TreeHouse staff and volunteers.
  • Assist in creating a fun blend of environmental education, and lots of outdoor exploration on the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and local parks and greenspaces.
  • Teach environmental lessons (many based on STEM/STEAM principles).
  • Set up and organize materials according to lesson plans.
  • Supervise and guide campers at all times.
  • Ensure camper safety during all activities and excursions.
  • Lead outdoor activities (e.g., bike rides, tree ID, orienteering, art, tree planting, invasive removal & mulching, etc.).
Requirements
  • College graduate or currently matriculated
  • Prior experience as a youth summer camp counselor
  • Knowledge of tree and plant identification, life sciences, orienteering, and arts & crafts preferred
  • Must be able to ride a bike and supervise campers on bikes – you must bring your own bike and helmet
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively on a team
  • Able to interact with campers, parents, and others in an empathic, polite manner
  • Dependable and highly contentious with time and task management 
  • Preferred: Experience teaching students 1st – 6th (environmental education, science, STEM/STEAM is a strong plus)
  • Preferred: Certified in First Aid and CPR

Physical Requirements
  • Physically capable of active days outdoors in various weather conditions with exposure to summer sun, heat, cold, inclement weather, and natural habitats, including animals and/or insects
  • Must be a confident and safe bike rider able to ride several miles each day of camp
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs repetitively

Candidates meeting the requirements listed in this job posting, particularly teachers or student teachers focused on primary/middle school grades and environmental education, are encouraged to apply early.

 Hours & Compensation:

This is a temporary, Part-Time position. Each camp week requires a 40-hour commitment. Camp Counselors must work all days indicated from start to end date. These dates include mandatory training days, 6 weeks of camp, and one unpaid week break (July 2 – 6). Workdays are Monday through Friday. You will work 8-hour shifts during camp hours (7:15 am to 5:15 pm). Final schedules will be set upon hire.

To Apply

You will report to work at Trees Atlanta – TreeHouse (112 Krog Street, Suite #7, Atlanta, GA 30307) and will work in various locations in and around the Atlanta BeltLine, BeltLine Arboretum, and short field trips in the city.

Please submit an employment application and send your cover letter and resume to Colby Lyles colby@treesatlanta.org with “Camp Counselor” in the subject line of your email. In your cover letter, please tell us about a favorite outdoor or camp memory.

Summer Camp Intern


Employment Type:  Intern/Independent Contractor
Start date:
June 1, 2018

End date: July 20, 2018 (see details below, includes one-week break July 2-6)
Apply by: March 31, 2018 (Roles may fill prior to deadline)

Reports to: Youth Education Coordinator
Compensation:
Stipend

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations. 

Job Description

 Trees Atlanta seeks individuals (recent college grad, continuing college student, high school student) with experience working with or desire to work with youth (elementary and middle school age) in classroom and outdoor settings in a teaching/coaching role. The Camp Intern will:

  • Ensure a fun, adventure-filled, and safe summer experience that creates positive memories for budding environmental stewards (campers) alongside the TreeHouse staff and volunteers.
  • Be responsible for aiding Camp Counselors with outdoor and indoor classes and activities in Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and local parks and greenspaces.
  • Assist the Camp Counselors with supervising campers.
  • Lead a team of Jr. Interns.
  • Organize materials for lessons.
  • Help campers with citizen science data collection/data entry.
  • Take photos (cellphone or camera) for Trees Atlanta marketing staff to share on social media (however, use of cellphones during work hours for personal use will be strictly limited)

Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Desire to work with young students in grades 1st – 6th
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively on a team and take directions from Camp Counselors
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be familiar with novice photography (cell phone, point-and-shoot, and possible a professional camera if more advanced in skill)
  • Be able to ride a bike and supervise campers on bikes – you must bring your own bike and helmet
  • Be familiar with leading crafting activities with young learners
  • Embrace the outdoors, nature, learning activities, and be eager to model positive behaviors to young campers
Physical Requirements
  • Physically capable of active days outdoors in various weather conditions with exposure to summer sun, heat, cold, inclement weather, and natural habitats, including animals and/or insects
  • Must be a confident and safe bike rider able to ride several miles each day of camp
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs repetitively

Hours & Compensation: There are 6 weeks of summer camp plus one week off (July 2 – 7). Camp Interns must attend a half-day orientation session on Friday, June 1. This is a paid internship (stipend). Work days are Monday through Friday. You will work 8-hour shifts during camp hours (7:15 am to 5:15 pm), and each camp week requires a 40-hour commitment Final schedules will be set upon hire.

To Apply

You will report to work at Trees Atlanta – TreeHouse (112 Krog Street, Suite #7, Atlanta, GA 30307) and will work in various locations in and around the Atlanta BeltLine, BeltLine Arboretum, and short field trips in the city.

Please submit an employment application and send your cover letter and resume to Colby Lyles colby@treesatlanta.org with “Camp Counselor” in the subject line of your email. In your cover letter, please tell us about a favorite outdoor or camp memory.

Summer Camp Junior Intern




Eligible Ages: Student entering 7th to 12th grade in the Fall
Deadline for Application: May 1, 2018 (Roles may fill prior to deadline)

Middle School and High School Students can gain volunteer experience while having fun at Trees Atlanta Summer Camp as a Jr. Intern! Junior Interns are supervised while volunteering at Summer Camp.  Junior Interns gain experience being a role model for younger campers, assist outdoor and indoor activities, and practice taking on leadership responsibilities while working alongside Trees Atlanta camp staff.

What are the requirements to become a Jr. Intern?
-Application and recommendation letter from current teacher or coach 
-Volunteer for at least 2 full weeks of Summer Camp (June 4, 2018 through July 20, 2018, no camp July 2 – 6) 
-Work Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:45 pm*  Mandatory: strong bike rider (must bring bike, helmet, backpack, and water bottle) 
-Enjoy the outdoors and be comfortable in natural habitats, including exposure to animals and/or insects 
-Be able and willing to be physically active outside in summer heat, rain, wind, etc. on foot and on bikes 
-Past Junior TreeKeeper campers are highly encouraged to apply (must meet requirements listed above)

*Earlier drop off and/or later pick up time may or may not be possible and must be arranged in advance with the Camp Lead (Colby Lyles, Youth Education Coordinator)

What we are looking for: Great attitude and team player able to help and assist as needed
-Love for the outdoors and nature (we are outside all day rain or shine)
-Mature, able to follow directions easily, and behave responsibly with limited supervision 
-Enjoy working with younger children 
-Prior babysitting or volunteer experience is helpful 
-Must wear appropriate clothing for activities, stay hydrated, and bring a sack lunch / snacks (cannot require refrigeration or heating)  each day

You will report to work at Trees Atlanta – TreeHouse (112 Krog Street, Suite #7, Atlanta, GA 30307) and will work in various locations in and around the Atlanta BeltLine, BeltLine Arboretum, and short field trips in the city.

Please complete downloadable application below and to Colby Lyles, colby@treesatlanta.org with “Jr. Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Junior Intern Application