Garden Engagement Specialist, Trellis for Tomorrow
Posted by Trellis for Tomorrow on January 30, 2024
Based in Phoenixville, PA, Trellis for Tomorrow is a nonprofit that delivers experiential programs in organic gardening, environmental education, and food security that provide practical and behavioral life skills for youth and adults. Serving the greater Philadelphia area, our aim is to foster compassion and resilience in people and inspire them to build sustainable communities.
The Garden Engagement Specialist position is a full-time, salaried position that reports to the Director of Programs and coordinates/works closely with the Programs Team and Development Team. The ideal candidate has experience in cultivating engagement with individuals and groups, is a confident communicator in both face-to-face and written communications, has strong organizational skills, and is comfortable leading groups in a range of circumstances, environments, and conditions. An affinity for nature and being outdoors as well as familiarity with gardening are desired.
The Garden Engagement Specialist develops and implements strategies to increase the number of people who learn about, work in, and contribute to the Trellis mission. The goal is to both increase the number of people attending programs and events at our gardens and Food for All partner sites, and to improve their experience while they are with us. Approaches will include making new connections, creating materials and messaging, building personal relationships, and delivering high quality events.
This role is a strong blend of in-office administration and planning, client relations, and garden-based work. The role will contribute regularly to Trellis’ on-the-ground program delivery, assisting with garden installations and leading related activities throughout the year. The core of the work will be active, in person, relationship building and management. Some weekend hours are expected.
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