Posted 1 month ago

Chicago Region Trees Initiative Community Coordinator

Company: The Morton Arboretum
Category: Nonprofit

 Willowbrook

Type: Full Time

The Morton Arboretum is seeking a Chicago Region Trees initiative Community Coordinator to coordinate and assist with the implementation of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) Community Program, providing education, outreach, and activities to public landowners and managers to improve the health of the urban forest and quality of life in the Chicago region. Coordinate communication and database resources for designated constituents. Represent CRTI to partners and constituents to foster and facilitate improved health and sustainability of the urban and community forest and advance the mission of The Morton Arboretum. Funding for this position is expected for 12 months through restricted funding to CRTI, with a potential for extension. Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate outreach, education, and activities to public landowners and managers to improve community policy, advocacy, and skills, and provide resources related to urban forestry grants and special funding. Prioritize and manage special projects related to community activities for CRTI.
  • Assist in implementing the community goals and objectives of the CRTI Master Plan and CRTI Community Program.
  • Provide support and coordination for the Trees and Green Infrastructure Work Group to ensure CRTI goals and objectives are achieved.
  • Assist with management and implementation of grants and grant outcomes including data collection and reporting, related CRTI tracking, and the IDNR Community Accomplishments Reporting System (CARS) contact database. Solicit and write grant and funding proposals.
  • Produce a quarterly newsletter to constituents on funding and resource opportunities.
  • Conduct research for projects as needed. Compile, organize, and present data in print and  verbal communication.
  • Assist in the collection and input of community based data and contacts in the CRTI database. Organize and maintain community based CRTI files and records.
  • Occasionally work on projects and activities that take place outside of the seven county region.