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FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT: Outreach Assistant needed for employment with the City of Ann Arbor, MI., Natural Area Preservation... Apply by:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
12:00 AM
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Outreach Assistant needed for employment with the City of Ann Arbor, MI.,

Natural Area Preservation (NAP).      

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator with aspects of promoting NAP, such as:

  • Coordinate and conduct volunteer stewardship workdays
  • Actively recruit, train, and direct volunteers
  • Promote healthy natural areas through work with neighborhood groups
  • Write newsletter articles and other informational, promotional, and recruitment materials
  • Attend various fairs and exhibits for recruiting and educational purposes and maintain exhibits
  • Keep detailed, accurate records of all work performed
  • May coordinate, compile and edit quarterly newsletter
  • Assist with controlled burns and other field work
  • Perform various other duties necessary for the functioning of NAP

*A notable portion of this work will be office-task oriented.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Friendly, outgoing personality, suitable for working with the public and answering the phone
  • Experience recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Proficiency with PC software, particularly Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; social media and databases; and an ability to learn new software quickly
  • Excellent technical writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Understanding of ecological issues related to urban natural area management
  • Understanding of gardening and tree planting
  • Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy items as well as sit and stand for long periods of time
  • Valid Michigan Driver's License , CPR certification, and First Aid certification
  • All employees are required to receive payment by direct deposit
  • The City of Ann Arbor is a drug-free workplace.  You may be required to submit to a drug screen during the hiring process. 

SALARY:   $12.25/hour; 40 hours/week; including evenings and weekends. 

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a 10-month, seasonal/temporary position with options to work after 2 months layoff.

TO APPLY:   Send resume, cover letter, and three references to Tina Roselle, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Natural Area Preservation, 1831 Traver Rd.  Ann Arbor, MI 48105 or to troselle@a2gov.org, 734.794.6627 by Wednesday, February 27th, 2013.