Statewide Arbor Day and Environmental Outreach Coordinator Position
The Eaton Conservation District, a local unit of government, is looking for
a qualified person to coordinate the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance program and
serve as coordinator for the Michigan Water Stewardship Program website.
Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (30 hours a week)
This position is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of Arbor Day
throughout Michigan. This will be achieved through outreach and education
projects. These projects will include, but are not limited to,
. Promote and manage the Go Green Youth Challenge, a statewide tree
. Coordinate State Arbor Day celebration in Lansing, MI.
. Partner with municipalities, corporations to encourage tree
plantings, proper tree maintenance and management
. Distribute Arbor Day educational materials to schools, communities,
. Publicize Arbor Day and program activities through events, media
outlets and enewsletters.
. Seek sponsorships and fundraise for Arbor Day activities.
. Update and maintain Arbor Day website, Facebook, Twitter and blog.
. Coordinate and work with program committee
. Prepare grant and annual reports demonstrating program
Michigan Water Stewardship Program website coordinator (10 hours a week)
. Responsible for updating and approving Approve articles/event
announcements/etc. for Michigan Green News, lesson plans, local resources,
. Promote website to partners and education organizations through
correspondence, direct contacts, media outreach, and presentations.
. Update facebook and twitter accounts
. Report any problems or issues with website to server host. Respond
to user questions, issues or technical problems. Respond to partner
questions, issues, technical problems and requests for contact information
updated or changed
. Process quarterly reports for MDA demonstrating promotional efforts.
. Assist with office and other programs as needed Annual Meeting,
Newsletters, Walk-in customers, answering telephones, general office upkeep,
miscellaneous sales, and anything else not specifically listed yet deemed
appropriate for District or office work.
. Bachelors degree in natural resources, environmental science,
environmental education, or a related field plus 1 years experience (or a
combination of education and experience). Knowledge and experience in
arboriculture or urban forestry a plus.
. Ability to effectively coordinate and manage events and multiple
. Experience with updating websites, and promoting programs through
blogs and social media tools.
. Excellent writing, presentation, fundraising, and public relations
. Ability to work independently, establish work priorities, and manage
. Proficiency in the use of MS Word and Excel, and ability to learn
new computer applications.
. Valid drivers license and reliable personal transportation.
. Must be able to pass a Federal Background Security Check.
. Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with individuals,
groups, businesses, and units of government.
. Ability to travel to overnight conferences and work some nights and
Salary and Position Details
This is a full-time grant based position paying between $12 and $15 per
hour, depending on experience and does not include benefits. Benefits can
be negotiated through salary adjustment. Annual grants and fundraising are
sought and renewed each year. This position does not include benefits.
Anticipated start date will be approximately Oct 1st, 2011 and is dependent
on interview process. The individual will be employed by the Eaton
Conservation District that is located in Charlotte, MI. The Coordinator
will report to Andrea Stay, Executive Director of the Eaton Conservation
District and will work closely with the steering committee for the program.
Send a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for three
Andrea Stay, Executive Director, Eaton Conservation District, 551 Courthouse
Drive, Ste 3 Charlotte MI 48813. Applications can be emailed to
[log in to unmask] . The letter of interest should address the
applicant's qualifications and ability to fulfill the duties of this job.
Please let us know if we can contact current or previous supervisors.
Applications are due September 27th, 2011 by 4:30pm
Eaton Conservation District
Andrea Stay, Executive Director
551 Courthouse Dr, Suite 3
Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 543-5848 x 5
For questions, please contact Andrea Stay at (517) 543-5848 x 5