Current Opportunities

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Development Coordinator: Full-time with benefits, reporting to Director of Development

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

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 resume to Mary Beth Jackson, Director of Development, mjackson@tylerarboretum.org  References may be requested following initial interview.

 

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- $13.00/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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