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.

Beltline Arboretum Coordinator



BELTLINE ARBORETUM COORDINATOR


Employment Type:
Full-Time
Employment Classification:
Exempt
Start Date:
Immediate
Reports to:
Urban Forestry Director
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

The Beltline Arboretum Coordinator will:

  • Lead, train, and coordinate work crews on the Eastside Trail, Westside Trail, Southside Trail, Beltline interim hiking trails (NE and SW), and other ABI-owned assets in all aspects of horticultural/arboricultural care and grounds management, including but not limited to vegetation management, mowing, mulching, pruning, fertilization, pest control, planting, erosion control, and debris removal.
  • Perform weekly, biweekly, or monthly inspections and reporting on Beltline corridor sections and assets.
  • Create maintenance punch lists for work crews.
  • Lead volunteer projects on the Beltline.
  • Coordinate and perform invasive plant removal, using both manual and chemical methods.
  • Coordinate replacement plantings (trees, shrubs, and perennials).
  • Hire, train, and manage summer Beltline internship (Prairie Management Intern).
  • Coordinate or perform 8 hours/wk of grounds maintenance at Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center.
  • Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate Trees Atlanta’s mission.

    Requirements
    Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Environmental Science, Biology, or related field of study OR minimum of two to three years of experience working in related field
    A valid driver’s license with a clean record.

    Physical Requirements
    Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much lifting, bending, and use of tools.
    Ability to lift 50 pounds.

    This position starts with a 90-day probationary period. Trees Atlanta optimizes work efficiency through this flexible line-up without compromising the quality of our work.

    To Apply
    Please submit an employment application. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application.

Assistant Data Coordinator



ASSISTANT DATA COORDINATOR


Employment Type
: Part-Time

Employment Classification:  Non-Exempt

Start Date: ASAP

Apply by:

Reports to: Logistics and Data Manager

Salary: $15/hour

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

 The Assistant Data Coordinator will:

  • Assist in the development management of the planting, maintenance, and fleet databases.
    • Assist with monthly project contract status report.
    • Assist with monthly metrics reports: Budget, Labor Hours, Maintenance Logs/Maps, Volunteer Hours, Truck Mileage, Truck Maintenance Report.
    • Assist managing the tree inventory and assessment of past projects.
    • Assist in creating project maps and supplemental data sheets for maintenance projects.
    • Ensure past data collected has been uploaded to current system.
    • Assist in plotting invasive species spread in Forest Restoration sites.
  • Create, develop, and analyze data collection system and collected data.
  • Assist Logistics and Data Manager on other tasks as needed.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related environmentally focused and/or GIS field, or two years of related experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills (crucial for interaction with community organizations, volunteers, and staff)
  • A valid driver’s license with a clean record
  • Highly motivated, organized and detailed oriented
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and individuals
  • Versatile (able and willing to assist coworkers when needed)
  • Intermediate computer skills and working knowledge of Geographical Information Systems
  • Availability to work a workweek of 5 days, Mon-Friday
  • Physical Requirements
    • Ability to work outdoors and to be able to repetitively lift 50 pounds
    • Work in inclement weather

To Apply

To apply, please visit the Trees Atlanta website, www.treesatlanta.org/careers and complete the employment application. The application must be accompanied by a resume and cover letter for full consideration.



Education Program Manager


EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER

Employment Type
: Full-Time

Employment Classification: Exempt

Start Date: June 1, 2018

Apply by: Until filled

Reports to: Director of Education

Salary: Range $30K – $45K (highly dependent upon qualifications), plus Benefits

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized nonprofit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating.

Job Description

Trees Atlanta seeks a creative, self-directed individual to manage our rapidly growing curriculum of Adult Education events, such as speaker series, workshops, tours, certification training, and conferences. Our ideal candidate will have horticulture/arboriculture expertise and experience leading programming and classes for adults. Our adult education program supports Trees Atlanta’s mission to protect our urban forest by increasing awareness, teaching practical skills, and empowering community members to take action to protect the urban canopy. Please review the current roster of Adult Education programs on our website.

 

In this role, the selected candidate will:

  • Coordinate logistics and scheduling to create a year-round schedule of speakers, presentations, workshops, tours, volunteer projects, festival booths, community engagement events, conferences, and continuing education programs.

  • Lead the development of short-term and long-term strategies for improving adult education, engagement, and capacity in terms of number of participants, variety of classes and events offered, and quality and innovation in content.

  • Identify and coordinate with potential speakers, instructors, and other experts to deliver events/classes. Collaborate with the education team to discover compelling topics and activities to enhance the education programs for adults and youth.

  • Deliver presentations in the community and to various groups on behalf of Trees Atlanta. Respond to community enquiries and requests for technical information.

  • Lead classes to train and manage new and existing graduates of our “Certified Volunteer” program, including Arboretum Walking Tour Docents, TreeKeepers, and TreeSpeakers who conduct events throughout Atlanta on behalf of Trees Atlanta.

  • Manage one direct report who assists in scheduling and reporting for all education staff. Supervise an Arboretum Collections Intern each semester who focuses on cataloging our arboretum collections on the Atlanta BeltLine and elsewhere. Coordinate volunteers to help fulfill the tasks listed above as appropriate and possible.

  • The Education Program Manager reports to the Director of Education, and works collaboratively in the Education Team that also includes Youth Education Coordinators.

 

Skills Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) or extensive experience in horticulture, urban forestry, ecology, or environmental education or related field of study.
  • Substantial experience creating and managing a curriculum of speaker events, classes, and education programs for adults.
  • Competency in tree and plant identification, particularly species found in the southeast and specimens planted by Trees Atlanta in the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office software and the Google suite of office tools; ability to compile and report data, track program performance, and manage a changing shared calendar is a necessary skill for this role.
  • Strong project management skills, including planning and logistics, schedule management, and writing technical documents. This role requires very strong multitasking skills.
  • Proven effectiveness building relationships with partner organizations and executing events in collaboration with other nonprofits, corporations, neighborhood associations, community members, or other groups.
  • History of recruiting and organizing volunteers to support programs.
  • Knowledge of urban ecology, urban canopy, and adult learning approaches is preferred.
  • Expertise in writing/creating interpretive content and signage is a plus.

Physical Requirements

  • Some flex hours will be required; meaning, leading periodic evening and/or weekend events may be required. We use flex time to equate to a standard 40/hr work week.
  • Must have consistent and reliable transportation to attend events (with program tools/materials) in various locations throughout Metro-Atlanta (mileage reimbursement provided).
  • Physically capable of walking several miles and spending active days outdoors in various weather conditions, including exposure to sun, heat, cold, inclement weather, dirt, and insects on occasions. Must be able to participate in active tasks, such as plantings, setup for events, and other tasks requiring lifting, moving, and other strenuous motions.
  • You will report to work at 112 Krog Street, #7, Atlanta, GA 30307 and occasionally travel to locations in and around the City of Atlanta, on the Atlanta BeltLine, and the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, as required.

To Apply

Please submit an employment application. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application.

Urban Forestry- Crew Technician

Employment Type: Part-Time
Employment Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Tabitha Schwartz, Data and Logistics 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. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application.

Forest Restoration- Assistant Project Coordinator



FOREST RESTORATION – ASSISTANT PROJECT COORDINATOR

Employment Type: Part-Time Hourly, 30-40 hours per week

Employment Classification: Non-Exempt

Start Date: July 1, 2018

Application Deadline:  June 22, 2018

Reports to:  Forest Restoration Manager

Trees Atlanta’s mission is to protect and improve Atlanta’s urban environment by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta is a non-profit citizens’ group that has served Atlanta in communities through tree planting, tree care, arboreta building, and ecological restoration. Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace.

Job Description:

The Assistant Project Coordinator position is designed to help maximize the exposure of the Forest Restoration program to the general public. The program assistant will provide support to the program manager in the areas of project planning, material sourcing, mapping, volunteer coordination, intern training and supervision, and project supervision. The program assistant will independently perform the duties of updating web content, coordinating research efforts, creating restoration-specific signage, and leading at least two monthly volunteer projects for the Forest Restoration program.

The program assistant will primarily provide logistical support and project supervision for Capital Campaign related greenspaces and special conservation project such as Ash, Chestnut, and Hemlock Conservation. This responsibility will evolve into a broader area of management as new programs like the Greenspace Guardians are launched.

The program assistant will aid with the short-term responsibilities of current project supervision (Capital Campaign spaces and Grant spaces). The program assistant will also network with neighbors and other stakeholders to secure community buy-in.

Major Duties:

-Utilize, update, and maintain neighborhood contact lists specific to parks/greenspaces and the Greenspace Guardian program.

-Learn to properly identify a host of native and invasive plant species present within a greenspace.

-Lead regular Greenspace Guardians projects and two weekend volunteer projects per month.

-Attend regular neighborhood/community meetings to keep community engaged and updated.

-Utilize ArcGIS Online features to showcase FR work on our website using the ArcGIS Story map tool

-Update, maintain, and utilize a database of photo monitoring locations that correspond to project, planting, or maintenance areas.

-Update, maintain, and utilize our database of targeted conservation projects like the Ash or Hemlock tree conservation projects.

-Use a handheld GPS, smartphone, or tablet to collect relevant data in the field, upload to our server and database through ArcGIS Online,

-Create or update maps of greenspaces as needed.

Requirements

Preferred majors include Ecology, Botany, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Urban Forestry, or a related field of study OR minimum of 1-year experience working in a related field.

-The schedule for this position will be approximately 30-40 hours per week.

-The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and enthusiastic

-Capable of working individually or in a team.

-Candidates must be willing and able to work outside in a variety of conditions and terrains.  

-Familiarity with ArcGIS or other GIS mapping systems is helpful

-Basic knowledge of Southeastern flora is highly desirable

To Apply:

Please submit an employment application. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application.

Forest Restoration - Browns Mill Project Coordinator



FOREST RESTORATION – BROWNS MILL PROJECT COORDINATOR

Employment Type: Part-Time Hourly, 20 hours per week

Employment Classification: Non-Exempt

Start Date: July 1, 2018

Application Deadline:  June 15, 2018

Reports to:  Forest Restoration Manager

Trees Atlanta’s mission is to protect and improve Atlanta’s urban environment by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta is a non-profit citizens’ group that has served Atlanta in communities through tree planting, tree care, arboreta building, and ecological restoration. Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace.

Job Description:

The Browns Mill Project Coordinator will be responsible for planning and implementing Trees Atlanta’s responsibilities within the Browns Mill Food Forest project, as well as for coordinating and assisting project partners (City of Atlanta, The Conservation Fund, et al) in on-the-ground project implementation. The Project Coordinator will work in conjunction with the Park Ambassador to ensure neighborhood involvement and ownership in the project.

Major Duties:

25% Volunteer project coordination, leading a Saturday volunteer project twice a month involving one or more of the following:

  • Planting trees, shrubs, or perennials
  • Removing invasive plants
  • Maintaining planted material (mulching, watering, pruning, etc.)
  • Other tasks as needed

40% Onsite project work including:

  • Trail building & maintenance
  • Plant maintenance
  • Invasive removal
  • Other tasks as needed

35% Project management

  • Coordination with partners
  • Directing park ambassador
  • Directing contractors when onsite
  • Data logging & mapping

Requirements

  • Preferred majors include Ecology, Botany, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Urban Forestry, or a related field of study OR minimum of 2 years experience working in a related field.
  • The schedule for this position will be approximately 20 hours per week.
  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Capable of working individually or in a team.
  • Candidates must be willing and able to work outside in a variety of conditions and terrains.  
  • Basic knowledge of Southeastern flora is highly desirable

TO APPLY:
Please submit an employment application. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application.

Arboretum Collections and Interpretive Signage Intern


Arboretum Collections and Interpretive Signage Intern

Employment Type: Internship (Part-Time Temporary)

Start Date: Based on Hire Date

Apply by: Until Filled

Reports to: Education Program Coordinator

Salary: Stipend – commensurate with availability and 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.

 

About Trees Atlanta and the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum:  The living collections within the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum are managed by Trees Atlanta.  The Arboretum is a dynamic urban collection of cultivated tree and woody plant species, along with native grasses and wildflowers that showcases sustainable landscape management and the restoration of urban ecosystems. It is at once an urban forest, an ecological connector, a corridor for education and scientific research, and a collection of public spaces.

Job Description

The Trees Atlanta Arboretum Intern is responsible for the development and management of Trees Atlanta’s permanent and temporary interpretive signage in the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. The Intern will work under the supervision of the Education staff of Trees Atlanta. This role requires some field work (outdoors) and extensive use of design software.  Requires ability to be onsite regularly at the education center and various locations of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, and some work may be completed remotely.

  • Work with the Education staff to design and install interpretive signage in the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. The primary projects of this internship will include: “33 oaks” sculpture installation signage, 7 permanent interpretive signage panels, and temporary “what’s happening” yard signs, as needed.    
  • The various interpretive signage projects of this internships will entail visual design and formatting, coordination with vendors, and supervising installation, as appropriate.
  • Create educational info-graphics for use on social media and print related to the Arboretum and trees.
  • Train and supervise volunteers, as required, to complete projects.
  • Participate in and conduct educational programs, as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or currently enrolled) in a related field.
  • Candidates currently enrolled in a related graduate degree program or with prior related work experience, are preferred.
  • Expertise or experience developing interpretive signage is strongly desired.
  • High level of competency in use of design software. Competency in other related tools and software is a plus and should be demonstrated in your cover letter or resume.
  • Must be physically capable of using, carrying or moving equipment necessary for the physical installation of signage in the Arboretum. Ability to walk distances of up to 3 miles paved or unpaved terrain is required.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation capable of moving tools or equipment to various locations if and as needed, as well as to conduct field work at various locations of the Arboretum.

 

This is an 8 to 12 week long, paid internship. Stipend and schedule commensurate with successful candidate’s experience and availability.

To Apply

Please submit an employment application. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application.

NeighborWoods & Volunteer Program Intern

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

Apply by:
• 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. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application.

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 submit an employment application. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application.