Current Opportunities

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Development Coordinator

Full-time with benefits, reporting to Director of Development.

POSITION SUMMARY

Tyler Arboretum is seeking an energetic, detail and customer-service oriented staff member to help us more fully engage our members and donors as we grow these programs.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for gifts entry for membership, annual giving, and major gifts, with a focus on accuracy, promptness, and excellent service as the face of Tyler Arboretum. The Coordinator will complete gift acknowledgements, deposits, membership fulfillment, and answer inquiries by phone, email, and in person, and assist with database maintenance. The Coordinator will handle recurring gifts, and matching gifts processes.

Assisting the Membership and Annual Giving Manager, the Coordinator will handle membership renewals, create mailing, appeal, and recognition lists, and complete routine reconciliation and analytic reports. The Coordinator will serve as backup to the Site Administrator for the Altru database.  The Coordinator will assist in promoting membership at Tyler events and in planning and executing membership activities.  The Coordinator will perform individual prospect research and general administrative duties for the Director of Development.

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required
  • Experience in fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge, Altru or similar systems) preferred
  • Experience with membership, annual giving fundraising, and direct marketing preferred
  • Ability to work within a staff/volunteer team and to think and work independently
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Comfortable working with general public, trustees, members, and donors
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend events

Work Environment

  • General office environment with occasional work on the Arboretum’s grounds
  • Significant computer and telephone work
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and climbing stairs with occasional lifting of light loads, up to 20 pounds

Please send your resume and a cover letter to Mary Beth Jackson, Director of Development,
mjackson@tylerarboretum.org  References may be requested following initial interview.
The deadline for receipt of applications for this position is May 15.

 

 

Weekend Youth Educator

Position Summary: The Weekend Youth Educator is responsible for delivering environmentally based programming for children in small group settings. Weekend programming typically includes Scout badge programs, eco-birthday parties, family programs and other youth programming.    

Responsibilities:

  • Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world
  • Lead a variety of environmental based programming for youth of varied ages
  • Learn Tyler’s environmental education curriculum and implement the purpose, goals and objectives of each program (training provided)
  • Set up and prepare for group arrival and clean up and put away equipment and supplies used for programs
  • Know and understand emergency procedures associated with the organization

Qualifications:

  • Excellent character, integrity, and adaptability
  • Ability to teach and lead various environmental activities, including hiking, campfires, stream & pond activities (training provided)
  • At least 1 year of work/volunteer experience in education/youth development related to one or more of the following topics: outdoor activities, environmental studies, youth development, scouts, or other related topic
  • Demonstrated success at teaching outdoor activities to children; teaching experience in an outdoor setting is preferred
  • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels
  • Enthusiasm for the natural world, sense of humor, patience and self-control
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Once offered a position, you must satisfactorily complete the required background checks
  • Training will be provided

Compensation: $11 – $13 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Schedule: This position is part-time, per diem. Programs are offered year-round and hours vary seasonally. The heaviest concentration of events in fall and spring; during this period, a commitment to teach at least 4 weekend days is required. Programs are 1-3 hours in length. Opportunities for additional, week-day hours may also be available.

To apply for this position, please contact:

Liz Hornbach
Youth Education Manager
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063
LHornbach@TylerArboretum.org

 

Summer Camp Counselor

Position Summary: The Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing programs and experiences for children in a small and large group setting.  Counselors will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group.

Responsibilities:

  • Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world
  • Create a community environment to help youth gain a sense of belonging
  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week. Activities may include crafts, nature, songs, games, trips, etc.
  • Follow all policies and procedures for maintaining supervision of campers at all times
  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program
  • Identify and respond positively to camper behavior issues
  • Depending on camper age, accompany campers on field trips and/or overnights
  • Guide Junior Counselors/Volunteers to have a deeper understanding of leadership
  • Set the “spirit” of camp by exhibiting passion about nature, camp and community
  • Report to work on time, dressed appropriately, and ready for camp
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Excellent character, integrity, and adaptability
  • Ability to teach and lead various recreational and environmental activities
  • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels
  • The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-orientated atmosphere
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • Willing and able to participate in all camp activities with campers, which includes, but are not limited to, hiking, canoeing, team building initiatives, building campfires, physical games, and activities
  • First aid and CPR certification, or willingness to be certified
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Once offered a position, you must satisfactorily complete the required background checks

Compensation: $10.50- $13 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Counselors must be available 8:30 am-4 p.m., Monday – Friday from June 20 through August 19. Counselors must also be available for one additional time slot, which includes before care (starting at 7:30 a.m.), after care (staying until 5:30 p.m.), or overnights (Thursday nights). Opportunities for additional hours may also be available.

Please read the Summer Camp Counselor description here. To apply for this position, please download, complete, and return this application form to:

Liz Hornbach
Youth Education Manager
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063
LHornbach@TylerArboretum.org

 

Summer Camp Nature Education Specialist

Position Summary: The Summer Camp Nature Education Specialist is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing a variety of environmentally based programs, for children ages 4-13. The Nature Education Specialist also accompanies the older campers on field trips, when scheduling permits, which include canoeing, hiking, museums, the zoo, and rock climbing.

Responsibilities:

  • Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world
  • Organize and lead a variety of environmental programs, based on the week’s theme
  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program
  • Follow all policies and procedures for maintaining supervision of campers at all times
  • Identify and respond positively to camper behavior issues
  • Help guide Junior Counselors/Volunteers to have a deeper understanding of leadership
  • Set the “spirit” of camp by exhibiting passion about nature, camp, and community
  • Report to work on time, dressed appropriately, and ready for camp
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A strong desire to teach and share knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world
  • Ability to develop and lead engaging and fun environmental programming
  • Ability to teach a variety of age groups: 4-5, 5-11, 11-13, & 13-15.
  • A background in education or the natural sciences is desirable
  • First aid and CPR certification, or willingness to be certified
  • The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-orientated atmosphere
  • Willingness and ability to participate in nature activities with campers, which includes, but are not limited to, hiking, canoeing, team building initiatives, building campfires, physical games, activities, and field trips
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Once offered a position, you must satisfactorily complete the required background checks

Compensation: $10.50- $13.00/hour, commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Specialists must be available 8:30 a.m. -4 p.m., Monday – Friday from June 20 through August 19. Specialist must also be available for one additional time slot, which includes before care (starting at 7:30 a.m.), after care (staying until 5:30 p.m.), or overnights (Thursday nights). Opportunities for additional hours may also be available. Pre-season planning hours will also be required.

Please read the Summer Camp staff description here. To apply for this position, please download, complete, and return this application form to:

Liz Hornbach
Youth Education Manager
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063
LHornbach@TylerArboretum.org

 

Tyler Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

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