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.
The Horticulture Outreach
Manager,will support Tower Hill’s mission to connect people with plants,
focusing primarily on building mutually beneficial relationships with
communities and stakeholders in Worcester and the greater Worcester area. The manager
will engage with community members and industry partners, organize community
education programs and coordinate community volunteer projects to support
greening initiatives in cities and towns.
Reporting to the Director of Horticulture, the manager will contribute
to a collaborative working relationship with staff in both the Horticulture and
Education departments. The role requires strong initiative, coordination and collaboration
skills, the ability to manage time efficiently and to represent Tower Hill in
Young Adult Foresters program, including recruitment, daily oversight, and job
skills training for a group of young-adult seasonal staff from the Worcester
Plan and lead
field work for volunteers of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds,
including proper tree pruning, public site maintenance, tree planting and establishment
volunteer program with community greening projects that include seasonal tree
planting, tree care and other urban greening programs.
coordination with the Outreach Education Coordinator, deliver off site THBG
greening workshops to youth, adults and industry professionals in the greater
community leaders to identify new opportunities for urban forestry, urban
greening, and community projects.
organize weekly news article for the THBG e-newsletter & other marketing
support as needed.
track, and fulfill grant requirements.
organize and record all relevant data related to each program including communities
served, attendance, program partners and feedback gathered from each program.
industry related conferences and events.
horticulture outreach budget, under the guidance of the Director of
duties and responsibilities as assigned.
and Interpersonal Relations
organizational, time management, oral, and written communication skills.
customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build
relationships and deal tactfully with community partners, visitors, students,
volunteers, instructors, and staff.
to work with diverse groups and exercise cultural competence and
in a manner that gains the trust and support of others at all levels.
effectively with others despite differences of opinion and style; builds
tolerance for opposing points of view.
for collaboration. Works cooperatively, as a positive contributor to the
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 new ones.
with volunteer and per diem staff trainings, supervision, and management.
safety guidelines to ensure a safe working environment and consistently
demonstrates safe work behaviors.
regularly with the Outreach Education Coordinator and act as a liaison
The Horticulture Outreach Manager is a full-time
exempt position.The 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.
workwithappropriate computer and communications
willing to coordinate year-round outdoor events in a variety of weather
Must be able
to bend, squat, kneel, stand and walk for extended periods of time and to
navigate uneven grounds and stairs evenly.
Must have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable
with local travel.
Duties described above, other duties and physical demands have been identified
as essential functions as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Education and Experience:
· Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, urban forestry, or a related field and two years of experience in relevant work, or comparable combination of education and experience.
· Ability to work in the field and train volunteers on basic skills such as tree pruning, weeding urban garden sites, planting trees and planting perennials and annuals.
· Travel will be required to locations for pruning, site care, and off-site training programs. Use of THBG vehicle will be available for these events.
· Ability to flex work schedule to accommodate frequent Saturdays, seasonally.
· Experience working with youth in an urban environment.
· Ability to clearly communicate in writing and verbally to build partnerships, organize events, coordinate class instructors, and communicate with volunteers, students and the general public.
· Strong personal and professional integrity with the ability to maintain confidentiality.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn other technology as needed.