Urban Forestry Coordinator

Reports to: Urban Forestry Manager Classification: Full time permanent; exempt Salary Scale Equivalent: Salary is commensurate with experience.

Job Purpose: The Urban and Community Forester assists and supports urban forestry programs, projects and education outreach to advance urban forestry in North Texas through the Texas Trees Foundation.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate and implement planting projects within prescribed time frame and funding parameters • Manage and track all projects and creates final reports as needed • Utilize technology and research to quantify the value of tree planting projects and projected benefits • Utilize the GIS based Dallas Roadmap to prioritize planting locations and projects in the City of Dallas • Coordinate and implement educational outreach efforts • Give presentations on urban forestry, tree care, maintenance and tree protection and other related topics to advance urban forestry and Texas Trees Foundation • Write related articles for the Foundation Newsletter and post relevant information to Facebook and the Foundations website • Assist with consulting projects such as i-Eco and tree inventories • Prepare project bids and assist with proposals • Implement annual tree give-away initiatives • Seek opportunities for new projects, tree sales, and consulting • Manage the Texas Trees Foundation TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm • Coordinate and direct volunteer days at Tree Farm and identify, coordinate and manage additional volunteer opportunities for planting projects and related activities • Represent Texas Trees Foundation at local, state and national conferences and meetings • Works effectively and provides input in program and project design • Maintains memberships in appropriate organizations • Performs other related duties as assigned

Relationships and Roles:

  • Demonstrates the ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Texas Trees Foundation.
  • Builds trust, values others, communicates effectively, drives execution, fosters innovation, focuses on the customer, collaborates with others, solves problems creatively, and demonstrates high integrity.
  • Maintains professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values.
  • Participates as a member of Texas Trees Foundation Management Team by helping to develop organization-wide production plans, advising and receiving advice to/from other department managers, and providing leadership and technical assistance when and where needed elsewhere in the Foundation.

Qualifications/Skills Required: The successful candidate will poses:

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban forestry or closely related field from an SAF accredited university and two to five years experience and/or training in urban forestry; experience may substitute for education • Certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), or the ability to become certified within 6 months of hire date.
  • Experience with ArcMap and GIS tree inventories and mapping a plus • Experience with itree related software • Experience with urban forestry, agricultural, or natural resources-related work • Experience working with municipal forestry programs • Ability to organize and implement tree-planting programs • Excellent time management and organization skills with a high attention to details • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills • Ability to encourage, motivate, and build effective teams, creating mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members and volunteers • Good computer skills and the ability to develop and provide reports in Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience with Earthscapes or other landscape design software a plus • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Presentation skills • Ability and willingness to work flexible schedules, including weekends and other events as required • Occasional overnight travel required • Ability to safely lift objects in excess of 50 lbs

This is a full time position, which provides competitive pay commensurate with experience; 50% health insurance coverage; vacation; and a supportive and engaging work environment with opportunities for professional development. May include some evenings and weekend work.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and references to: Zach Wirtz, zach@texastrees.org