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Education Coordinator (Adult Programs)

Trees Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
$38,000 - $40,000 annually commensurate with experience
Closing date
Apr 25, 2024

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Focus Areas
Education, Environment
Job Function
Administrative / Clerical, Education / Teaching, Program / Project Management, Volunteer Services
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Job Details

Education Coordinator (Adult Programs)

Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Education
Apply By: Open Until Filled (application review is rolling)
Salary:  $38,000 - $40,000 commensurate with experience
Benefits: Offered after probationary period (Paid Time Off - PTO, Medical/Dental/Vision with monthly company contribution, paid holidays - including your birthday, 403(b) immediate eligibility with company match after 1 year

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit community group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.

Trees Atlanta is looking for an enthusiastic, committed individual who is excited to join a hard-working, mission-driven team as the Education Coordinator focused on Adult Programs.  This individual will focus on event creation and planning related to speaker series, workshops, tours, certification training, and lunch and learns (both in-person and virtual.) Our ideal candidate will be a creative individual with experience leading programming and classes for adults.  Weekend and Evening work will occur for in-person and virtual events, 

You will have the opportunity to: 

  • Coordinate logistics and moderate a year-round schedule of speakers, presentations, workshops, tours, trainings, and continuing education programs. May include virtual and in-person events.
  • Identify and coordinate with potential speakers, instructors, and other experts to deliver events/classes. Collaborate with the education team and Trees Atlanta staff to discover compelling topics and activities to enhance the education programs for adults and youth.
  • Lead the development of short-term and long-term strategies for improving adult education, engagement, and capacity in terms of number of participants, variety of classes and events offered, and quality and innovation in content.
  • Lead classes to train and manage new and existing graduates of our “Certified Docent” program, who conduct tree tours throughout Atlanta and act as Ambassadors on behalf of Trees Atlanta.
  • Assists with creation of events and programs through use of Salesforce, Click & Pledge, and Trello
  • Provides feedback to the Director on budget and forecast for Adult Programs and tracks interactions and trends. 
  • Assist in facilitation of education programs
  • Oversee volunteers where appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

What you need: 

  • Have a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Competency in tree and plant identification, particularly species found in the southeast and specimens planted by Trees Atlanta in the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum.
  • 2+ years of experience creating and managing a schedule of speaker events, classes, and  programs for adults.
  • 2+ years of experience in horticulture, urban forestry, ecology, or education
  • 1+ years of experience working with volunteers and/or staff to support programs.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with attention to detail
  • Teaching experience (formal or non-formal) preferred
  • Project management/event planning experience preferred
  • Be self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps and Zoom
  • Some flex hours will be required; meaning, leading periodic evening and/or weekend events may be required. 
  • Must have consistent and reliable transportation to attend events (with program tools/materials) in various locations throughout Metro-Atlanta (mileage reimbursement provided).
  • Capable of spending active days in greenspaces and along trails, outdoors in various weather conditions, including exposure to sun, heat, cold, inclement weather, dirt, and insects on occasions. 
  • Must be able to participate in active tasks, such as plantings, setup for events, and other tasks requiring lifting, moving, and other strenuous motions.

To Apply:

  • Please submit an employment application Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application. In your cover letter you may share experiences you have had as it relates to teaching in formal or informal settings and/or your experience in working with underserved communities. 
  • Candidates selected to move forward following completion of application (resume and cover letter submitted) will be contacted to set-up a brief phone call to answer any questions regarding the position. 
  • Candidates will then be selected to move forward with an in-person interview.  This interview will take place in-person with two education team members. 
  • Final candidates will be asked to submit at least 3 references before a conditional offer will be extended.  

Background Check Disclaimer

  • All final candidates will be required to pass both a criminal background check and drug screening; adverse results could impact hiring (Trees Atlanta is a participant in the Federal Drug-Free Workplace program).
  • All new hires will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the Unites States of America. Trees Atlanta in compliance with regulation set by the Department of Homeland Security. Trees Atlanta is a registered E-Verify employer. ​


Become a part of our team!

If you are passionate about trees, possess a “can do” attitude, and love to be involved in the community, then Trees Atlanta just might be the place to plant yourself! Our dynamic team is dedicated to the Trees Atlanta mission, and we welcome your interest in sharing our vision.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Trees Atlanta

We plan to provide quarterly updates on specific actions that we are taking to improve and become a better organization. Our goal is to better represent our community by increasing diversity in our staff, our board, and through partnerships with the Black community as we protect and improve Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating.

The Georgia Center for Non-Profits and The Home Depot Foundation recently hosted a virtual, educational event entitled “Building Equity Leadership”, featuring The Living Cities Journey. This national organization has been working hard for over six years improving diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout their team and had many learnings to share.

One of our key takeaways is that working on these issues is much like working to be a better person. First, we must recognize that there is work to be done. Then, as we determine areas for improvement and focus on actions to change, we need to understand that the work is a journey, not a one-time event. We must continually evaluate where we are and the progress that we’ve made, aiming for ongoing, consistent improvement.

That lesson resonates with us here at Trees Atlanta as we work diligently to improve how we operate internally and throughout our community.

Our hope is that we are on the journey to eliminate our own biases and improve outcomes for all our constituents. There is much work to be done and heavy lifting to be completed, but we are committed to these efforts and convinced they will enable us to become better people and a better organization.

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825 Warner St SW
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