Urban and Community Forestry Volunteer Coordinator

The Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program, a partnership between the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, invites applications for an outreach professional position in the Springfield UVM Extension Office. This position will provide support, technical assistance, and educational programming to communities for developing and sustaining local urban and community forestry programs. A strong component of this position will be delivering statewide educational programs, including the Stewardship of the Urban Landscape Tree Stewards Training Program.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related or specialized field and one to 3 years’ experience demonstrating expertise in forestry, natural resource or environmental management. International Society of Arborist (ISA) Certification or willingness to become certified within 1 year of hire date. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals, communities and volunteer organizations. Proven communications skills, both orally and written. Ability to develop and facilitate a comprehensive multi-faceted statewide program. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to provide leadership in a collaborative environment. Ability to work both independently and as a team member. Ability to compile, analyze, and present data in clear concise reports. Proficiency with current technology, including computer skills and distance education delivery systems.

Applicants must submit the following materials online at the UVM jobs website: www.uvmjobs.comand include a curriculum vita or resume, a cover letter outlining their interest and relevant experience, and the names and contact information for three references.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin October 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

For further information, contact:

Ellen Rowe

Community and Leadership Development Specialist

University of Vermont Extension

374 Emerson Falls Rd., Suite 1

St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

802-751-8307 or ellen.rowe@uvm.edu

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

St. Johnsbury,
Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program
Ellen Rowe
374 Emerson Falls Rd., Suite 1
St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819
United States