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Education Program Assistant

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Casey Trees | Washington, DC
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Casey Trees


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Published 11 days ago

March 15, 2020

About Us:

Casey Trees is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation's capital.

Summary:

The Education Program Assistant is responsible for assisting the Education Department with youth tree related lessons, school campus tree plantings and community events. The incumbent may also be called upon to provide support at volunteer events, adult education classes and the like.

Essential Functions:

The following essential functions are representative of the position, including, but not limited to:

  • Supports the Youth Programs Coordinator
  • Assists in delivering education to K-12 classrooms and to youth participating in summer programs at various sites
  • Prepares materials for lessons and in-class and outdoor instruction
  • Revises/updates environmental education programming materials
  • Plants trees with youth and community groups
  • Instructs participants in classroom and outdoor inquiry-based learning activities
  • Assists with event registration and logistical support at events
  • Accurately enters program information into appropriate databases
  • Coordinates events and related information with partners and others
  • Assists in grant writing and related activities
  • Supports the Director of Education and the Education Team to achieve departmental goals
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Connects people to trees

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The incumbent has no direct reports.

Working Conditions:

Work is typically carried out either in an office or classroom setting, and outside year-round in the heat, cold and inclement weather.

This position typically requires the use of the following equipment:

  • Computers, printers, copiers, smartphones, tablets, walkie-talkies, telephones
  • Automobiles, trucks, vans
  • Tree planting equipment such as: shovels, pickaxe, knife, stake driver, buckets, wire cutters, containerized trees, hand pruners, etc.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands and work environment descried are representative of those an incumbent encounter while preforming the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • The incumbent will assist with tree planting which may involve digging holes and lifting trees. The incumbent is occasionally required to lift and move up to 50 pounds. In the office environment, this position requires the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Full-time, 40 hours a week. Some evenings, weekends, and extended hours are required as needed.

Compensation/Benefits:

Competitive salary with excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, retirement plan, paid holidays, and paid time off.

Travel:

Travel is primarily local, although some out of the area travel and overnights may be expected.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, arboriculture, horticulture, urban forestry, environmental studies, science or related field; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, willingness to sign CT’s driving policy
  • Ability to obtain clearance for working in DC Public and Charter school systems
  • Excellent time management and punctuality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in youth environmental education

Casey Trees is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Casey Trees does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.  

About Us:

Casey Trees is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation's capital.

Summary:

The Education Program Assistant is responsible for assisting the Education…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, retirement plan, paid holidays, and paid time off

Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, retirement plan, paid holidays, and paid time off

How to Apply

Please apply directly on the Careers page of our website.

Please apply directly on the Careers page of our website.

Location

3030 12th Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20017

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