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FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT: Outreach & Adopt -A-Park Assistant needed for employment with the City of Ann Arbor, 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).



Work within NAP Outreach Team to promote the Adopt-A-Park program and NAP, including:

  • Promote healthy parks through work with neighborhood groups
  • Coordinate and conduct park workdays, including tree and flower plantings and cleanups
  • Actively recruit volunteers, train and direct
  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Attend various fairs and exhibits for recruiting and educational purposes
  • Keep detailed, accurate records of all work performed
  • Perform various other duties necessary for the functioning of Adopt-A-Park and NAP

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


  • Friendly, outgoing personality, suitable for working with the public and answering the phone
  • Understanding of gardening and tree planting
  • Understanding of ecological issues related to urban natural area management
  • Experience recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, including weekends
  • Excellent technical writing and editing skills
  • Proficiency with PC software, particularly Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; social media and databases; and an ability to learn new software quickly
  • 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, 734.794.6627 by Wednesday, February 27th, 2013.