MPA and MPP Job list***TreeUtah Program Coordinator

Angela Stefaniak angela.stefaniak at
Wed Aug 10 10:50:13 MDT 2011

Programs Coordinator
Position Description (Close date Aug. 25, 2011)


The Programs Coordinator promotes TreeUtah's mission by developing and implementing high quality tree planting and educational programs that involve municipal administrators, forestry professionals, business leaders, and local citizens throughout Utah. This is a supervisory, permanent, full-time position.

Duties and Responsibilities

The job includes but is not limited to the following:

*      Plan, coordinate and oversee TreeUtah's Ecological Restoration, Urban Forestry and Education programs.
*      Design, coordinate, and implement tree planting events and related workshops throughout the State.
*      Ensure that detailed records of tree planting events are properly maintained, provide regular reports on tree planting activities, and work with Executive Director to plan future programs and activities.
*      Collaborate with partners such as Salt Lake County; Utah State Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands; Utah Community Forestry Council; and other governmental and nongovernmental organizations.
*      Assist Volunteer Coordinator in developing and maintaining volunteer network.
*      Supervise, train and evaluate support staff and interns.
*      Develop and present program information at community outreach and tabling events.
*      Assist the Executive Director with reporting on contract agreements and grants.
*      Assist the Executive Director in grant writing and fundraising activities.


A degree in forestry, environmental science, or related field is preferred. Relevant experience may include work in forestry, environmental non-profit organizations, government agencies, and/or teaching. A minimum of three years working experience, preferably in one or more of these fields, is required. An additional expectation is that a successful candidate will either be a certified arborist or obtain certification in the first two years of employment.

Other Skills

*      Experience in project management including writing and implementing program plans and working with budgets
*      Knowledgeable in the identification, biology, and care of trees, shrubs, and other plants
*      Strong interpersonal communication and public speaking skills
*      Must be enthusiastic, energetic, and have the ability to educate and interact, with humor, small children to professional adults
*      Ability to effectively supervise, train, evaluate and motivate staff and volunteers
*      Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint software as well as experience maintaining websites
*      Ability to organize and run effective meetings
*      Equally comfortable in both the field and in professional settings
*      Experience designing brochures and other programmatic and educational materials
*      Ability to work some weekends, holidays and special event hours as needed
*      Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and undertake moderately strenuous physical activities

Supervision and Evaluation

The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.


The salary for this position will be between $30,000 and $35,000 depending on experience. Health and dental insurance included.

How To Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, and one-page writing sample to jobs at<mailto:jobs at>. No phone calls please.

About TreeUtah

TreeUtah is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to improve Utah's quality of life for present and future generations by enhancing the environment through tree planting, stewardship and education. Since our founding in 1990, TreeUtah has planted more than 325,000 trees with the help of over 150,000 volunteers across Utah. We have seen, time and time again, how our programs unite, inspire and empower local citizens to become active, knowledgeable stewards of the natural environment. For more information about our work please visit<>

Amy E. Collins
aecollins2 at<mailto:aecollins2 at>

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