• Education Coordinator

Position Description
As Education Coordinator, you will bring your knowledge of urban forestry and love of people to TreeFolks in order to help us envision and develop our Education Program. The TreeFolks Education Program promotes understanding and stewardship of Central Texas urban forests to all generations and abilities. This is a full time position with benefits reporting directly to the Urban Forest Programs Manager.

About TreeFolks
TreeFolks empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. In its 28 year history, TreeFolks has planted more than 2.5 million trees to shade urban streets, beautify neighborhoods, clean air and water, reforest the Lost Pines in Bastrop County, and restore the Blanco River.

Responsibilities
Take primary responsibility for envisioning and developing TreeFolks educational programming, in collaboration with the Urban Forest Programs Manager and Executive Director
Develop and coordinate the Urban Forest Stewards educational series, including our ongoing online and meetup community
Partner with community nonprofit and environmental organizations to coordinate an ongoing free Tree ID walk series
Develop and coordinate the Austin Tree Map, including outreach to the public
Train volunteer leaders to accurately identify and survey Central Texas trees
Coordinate Sapling Days to distribute free baby sapling trees to residents in Central Texas
Identify and collaborate with staff to develop fundraising opportunities to support the program
Track hours, materials, budgets, services, and overall program impact
Serve as liaison to the TreeFolks Educational Committee
Assist the Communications and Executive Staff as needed in promoting TreeFolks programs through various outlets including news media, neighborhood groups, email and at community events
Ensure TreeFolks and its programs, services, and mission are consistently presented in a strong, positive way to the community

Qualifications
4-year Bachelors Degree in Forestry, Environmental Education, Biology, Environmental Science, or related degree
Masters degree in relevant field preferred
2 years of full time experience in education
Extensive knowledge of Central Texas trees
Grant writing experience a plus
Ability to work Saturdays and occasional evening meetings with adequate notice
Strong confidence in public speaking, especially to large groups
Ability to communicate clearly through written correspondence
Ability to work independently with limited supervision
Ability to work with a wide array of personality types and community partners
Proficient with Microsoft Office
Maintain a Texas drivers license in good standing
Ability to contribute to and work as a team member within the organization

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Expected Start Date: ASAP
Compensation: $20/hr

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, salary expectations and 3 references to jobs@treefolks.org. No phone calls.
Education/Training
General/Other: Training/Instruction
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PostedJuly 12, 2017

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