Tower Hill Botanic Garden believes
diversity in nature promotes a healthy, vigorous garden. We believe that
diversity among our staff promotes a healthy work environment and a vigorous
organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of
race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status,
and other protected status as required by applicable law. We believe in
diversity of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity,
national origin, ability, and all the other traits that make us unique. Tower
Hill is an equal opportunity employer.
Under the direction of the Manager
of Youth Education, the Outreach Education Coordinator will take a lead role in
coordinating community partnerships and educational programming, with a special
focus on children and families. The Coordinator is responsible for connecting
with key community partners, and developing, teaching, and evaluating a
mission-related, audience focused learning experiences. This programming
includes off-site programs, virtual programs, and on-site field trips for
families and children in grades PreK through 12. As a part of the education
team, the Outreach Education Coordinator assists in other areas of the
department as needed to help Tower Hill achieve its mission of “creating
experiences with plants that inspire people and improve the world.”
and deliver educational programs and lessons on gardening, ecology, botany,
arboriculture, conservation, and more on and off-site forchildren in grades Pre-K to12.
curricula for use in outreach education that can be delivered in
schools and on site focused on topics including tree care, climate change, and
Implement and evaluate new and existing off and on-site
program curricula to ensure it meets Massachusetts Science and
Work alongside the Horticulture Outreach Manager, when
appropriate, to carry out tree plantings and educational lessons with local
schools and youth organizations.
lasting partnerships with teachers, administrators and youth organizations.
Initiate strategies for promoting and facilitating
community relations between THBG and local community leaders and identify
outreach opportunities from a community relations perspective.
connections in the community by representing THBG and tabling at community
Assist with coordination of the Community Advisory
Committee which advises the staff and board to help ensure Tower Hill is a
diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible place to work, visit, and learn.
Manage, track, and fulfill grant
Obtain, organize, and record all relevant data related
to each program and initiative including communities served, attendance, names
of partners, and feedback gathered from each program.
Assist with the planning and development of new programs,
activities, and exhibitions including drop-in, free, and paid programs, a new
children’s garden, summer camps, and school year partnerships.
Perform additional duties and responsibilities as
Strong organizational, time management, oral, and
written communication skills.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills,
including the ability to build relationships and deal tactfully with community
partners, visitors, students, volunteers, instructors, and staff.
Ability to work with diverse groups and exercise
cultural competence and inclusion.
in a manner that gains the trust and support of others at all levels.
effectively with others despite differences of opinion and style; builds
a tolerance for opposing points of view.
for collaboration. Works cooperatively, as a positive contributor to the team.
a positive attitude and shows kindness in all workplace interactions.
decisions appropriate for level of responsibility.
effectively adapt to change; can shift gears comfortably; is flexible, and
embraces change with a “can-do” attitude.
self-aware; knows personal strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback and is open
to negative feedback as an opportunity for improvement.
cool under pressure; can be counted on to hold things together during tough
times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; is a
settling influence during a crisis.
problems, constructively identifies and articulates solutions.
Leverage existing community partnerships and identify
Assist with volunteer and per diem staff
trainings, supervision, and management.
safety guidelines to ensure a safe working environment and consistently
demonstrates safe work behaviors.
Partner regularly with the Horticulture
Outreach Manager and act as a liaison between departments.
Education Coordinator is an hourly, full-time position and isnon-exempt
standard work schedule for this position is 40 hours per week Monday through
Friday. However, the position requires a great deal of flexibility and the
ability to work regular weekends and occasional evenings to suit the needs of
the organization. On and off-site work will be required.
job operates primarily in a professional office environment and in classrooms.
However, there will be times when the employee works outdoors. The role
routinely uses standard technology such computers, communications equipment and
multi-function devices such as photocopiers.
items up to25pounds
Must be able to remain in a stationary
position 50% of the time
Must be able to frequently navigate uneven
grounds and stairs.
Must have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable
with local travel.
Note:Thesehave been identified as essential functions as
required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.