Arboretum Program Coordinator

Haverford College
Jun 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Arboretum Program Coordinator

Job Summary: Haverford College seeks to hire a  part-time (30 hours per week), non-exempt, benefits-eligible Arboretum Program Coordinator to build relationships, conduct a variety of outreach activities, and recruit and retain members and volunteers.

Essential Functions & Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Arboretum Executive Committee
  • Research and conduct a variety of outreach activities: Events, trips, classes, lectures
  • Increase and preserve arboretum membership
  • Recruit and support arboretum volunteers
  • Coordinate student arboretum office workers
  • Maintain arboretum website
  • Prepares, produces and distributes Arboretum publications
  • Assist in maintaining historical integrity of the arboretum
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in horticulture or related field, or minimum of three years of experience in horticulture and public relations
  • Excellent communication skills, to include writing for the purposes of public relations
  • Proficient knowledge of woody and herbaceous plants
  • Exceptional organization, and the ability to multi-task between various projects.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of valid drivers’ license, and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Record check
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, PA Act 153 child abuse clearances
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends for job related business

 Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position:

  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
  • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) Up to three hours
  • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Never
  • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Never
  • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Never
  • Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction: Never
  • Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): Never
  • Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): Never
  • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Never
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position): Three to six hours
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): Up to three hours
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Six to eight hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Never
  • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Never
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Never
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Never
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Up to three hours
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): Three to six  hours

To Apply: Interested applicants should complete the online application, to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three (3) references to To receive full consideration, please apply by Friday, June 23, 2017.

Haverford College has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the academic program, lived experience, and composition of the College community. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will contribute to the College’s educational mission. Haverford College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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