Sustainable Landcare Program Coordinator

  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Jul 23, 2018
Green Building - Sustainable Development Sustainability

Job Description

 

Sustainable Landcare Program Coordinator

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

 

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is empowered by its mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.

 

Phipps is seeking a full-time Sustainable Landcare Program Coordinator to oversee all aspects of the Sustainable Landcare Accreditation Program. The Coordinator will work with landscapers, ground crews, nurseries, partner organizations, and the general public to greatly reduce the use of pesticides and hep grow both the supply and demand for sustainable plants and ecologically appropriate landscape services, increasing the use of native plants and rain gardens. Responsibilities will include developing and providing resources and training to accredited professionals; coordinating our Dr. Phipps program and outreach strategies to place an emphasis on Sustainable Landcare; and working with Horticulture to coordinate our Top Ten Sustainable Program, helping to increase knowledge of a diverse and ecologically appropriate plant palette for our region.

 

A bachelor’s degree in horticulture, landscape design, or a related field is required, with at least 3 years of experience with hands-on landscaping or nursery work. Experience working in outreach, community education, or other relevant areas is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a willingness to interact graciously with the general public are required. Evening and weekend work may be required. Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere.

 

Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter and salary history to hr@phipps.conservatory.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please.

 

For more information about Phipps, please visit our website: www.phipps.conservatory.org.

 

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Job Level

Mid-level