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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).      


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.


  • 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, 734.794.6627 by Wednesday, February 27th, 2013.