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Program Manager

Marion, IA

Job Information:

Trees Forever of East Central Iowa is seeking a Program Manager to join our team.  This position is responsible for recruiting and coordinating projects in Linn County and adjacent counties and plays a critical role in developing and nurturing partnerships with local and regional partners and sponsors.

Being responsive and helpful to volunteers and managing them well is critical. Educational event planning and presentations are important elements of this position. This person will have a proven passion for service, the environment, and sustainability.

Roles and Responsibilities

Program Delivery:

  • Engage, motivate, and coordinate volunteers, community groups, city staff, and private landowners on the following:
  • Local volunteer coordination, development and recognition including the Corridor TreeKeepers volunteer engagement program
  • Coordinate, lead, and participate in planting and educational events
  • Provide and coordinate technical assistance on the following:
    • Species selection and care
    • Care and maintenance of planting projects
    • Recommendations and/or review of site designs and plans
    • Education for public and youth
    • Short- and long-term planning
    • Assistance on reporting requirements
  • Facilitate diverse groups of individuals, community groups, etc.
  • Fulfill requests for Trees Forever speaking, presentation and display engagements
  • Promote and position Trees Forever in keeping with its mission and brand
  • Participate in membership drives and assist with fundraising when appropriate


  • Prefer residence in Linn County or within 30 minutes of Marion.
  • Master’s degree, or a Bachelor’s degree with considerable experience in and/or willingness to learn more about community planning, Midwest native ecosystems, urban forestry, or related discipline; forestry background or ISA Certified Arborist a plus, but not required.
    • Must possess:  A commitment to working for a non-profit organization
    • Must read and commit to Trees Forever Guiding Principles
    • Strong communication and organizational skills
    • Strong leadership traits
    • Knowledge of Midwest plant communities
    • Background in group and process facilitation and effective public presentation abilities
    • Proven commitment to service either through volunteerism or career choices
    • A commitment to working on a team—willing to take the lead as well as support others
    • Reliable transportation and willingness to travel, including occasional overnight trips and some evening and weekend meetings.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
  • Experience and interest in working with volunteers, groups and committees.

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: $43,000 - $50,000


  • Retirement Plan Match to 4% of salary (immediate eligibility)
  • Access to Medical and Dental Coverage-individual and family plans
  • Life, AD&D Coverage
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Leave: 18 days accumulation for first year, up to 30 days by Year Five
  • Flexible and Supportive Work Environment
  • Continuing Education

Applying for:

Program Manager

Trees Forever

Application Instructions

E-mail or mail letter of interest, resume and references by 1/15/18 to:

Trees Forever

770 7th Avenue

Marion, IA 52302


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Applying for:

Program Manager

Trees Forever

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Trees Forever 770 7th Avenue Marion, IA 52302

Posted 12/20/17

Job ID: 32509499