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Community Tree Program Job

Hello, all.

The Delaware Center for Horticulture, a non-profit greening organization in
Wilmington, is looking for a community-minded person to coordinate our tree
programs. The job is an entry-level full-time position with benefits. The
announcement follows this message -- if you are interested or know someone
who might be, please let us know.


Ethan Cramer
Assistant Greening Program Manager
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont St.
Wilmington, DE  19806-3308
(302) 658-6262; (302) 658-6267 (fax)

***** Position Available *****


The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH), a statewide non-profit greening
organization, is seeking an organized, self-motivated and enthusiastic
individual to fill this full-time, permanent position with benefits. The
Tree Program Assistant will be engaged in DCH-sponsored urban forestry
projects in the City of Wilmington and New Castle County.

The Tree Program Assistant will:
* Assemble tree planting requests, assist in coordinating the work of
volunteers, residents, arborists and contractors, evaluate tree planting
sites throughout Wilmington and New Castle County, maintain database, draft
correspondence and contracts to obtain funding and carry out tree work.
* Organize and carry out Arbor Day events with Wilmington elementary schools
(plan, budget, prepare grant proposals, schedule activities, procure
materials, and promote.)
* Assist in developing and executing tree education and interpretation
programs including: curriculum, brochures and handouts, speakers, promotion
and evaluation.
* Assist in developing and organizing New Castle County Tree Commission
initiatives including: tree planting projects, county-wide tree appreciation
event, forest inventory and tree promotion and legislation initiatives.

Training in horticulture or arboriculture preferred; demonstrate excellent
written and verbal communication skills and possess a particular affinity to
community building through urban forestry.

DCH is dedicated to principles of equal opportunity employment without
regard to race, religion, color, age, disability, sexual orientation or
national origin.

A letter of application and resume with references should be sent to Gary
Schwetz, Greening Program Manager, Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N.
Dupont Street, Wilmington, DE 19806.   Email: gschwetz@dehort.org

December 1, 2000

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