The Morton Arboretum


Chicago Region Trees Initiative Community Coordinator

The Morton Arboretum

Full Time, $21/hr, commensurate with experience

 The Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI), a regional coalition of organizations, working together to improve the health of the urban forest in the Chicago region, was founded by The Morton Arboretum, a world-renowned nonprofit dedicated to the study and growth of trees. We are seeking an experienced individual who can join our team to help build strong community relationships through outreach and engagement of community leaders and staff. This individual will need to be able to write and manage grants, including implementation of projects at the local and statewide scale. This individual will need to be able to relay complex topics and strategies to a wide range of audiences in small and large group settings in a clear and concise way through written and oral expression. The CRTI is looking for an individual who is well organized and self motivated to help our team succeed. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in the areas of forestry, horticulture, or natural resource management. 2+ years experience in research or grant management required. Experience in organizing meetings and presenting events or educational sessions preferred. Experience with community and civic organizations and processes preferred. Familiarity with GIS mapping and analysis preferred.

Salary: $21/hour, commensurate with experience.


To apply, visit https://mortonarb.org/join-support/employment/. The Morton Arboretum is a champion of diversity, supporting a culture of inclusion that attracts, inspires, and engages people to achieve success. The Arboretum is committed to hire and develop employees based on job-related qualifications irrespective of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status. To increase diversity in professions related to the public garden realm, we encourage applications from underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The Morton Arboretum is dedicated to complying with our obligations as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are guaranteed equal consideration for employment.