This position will work on the Alliance’s Forest Team under supervision of the Forests Program Director on a wide range of urban forestry, tree planting and education/outreach initiatives. The successful candidate should have strong organizational skills, a basic understanding of water quality and land use issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to form strong relationships and work with a variety of partners and audiences is essential. The Maryland Forests Projects Coordinator will lead and expand the Maryland Tree Stewards, a community based urban tree planting program, and provide support to other Forest outreach initiatives This position will interact often with government agencies, community organizations, volunteers, NGO’s, natural resources contractors and other organizations. This position will require some field work related to implementing tree planting and tree care projects with volunteers. Candidates with knowledge and field experience implementing urban tree planting projects and tree care will, therefore, be prioritized.
The successful candidate will show creativity in generating new ideas and problem-solving, as well as
project management, leadership, and facilitation skills. The demonstrated ability to facilitate the
engagement of a diversity of partners and generate consensus on goals and project ideas is a plus. While
the successful candidate will immediately be stepping into existing programs, we are seeking an applicant who can develop creative, innovative solutions and programs.