Associate Director of Arboriculture Outreach

Pennsylvania, United States
20 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

The Associate Director of Outreach Arboriculture is responsible for providing technical assistance and education services in arboriculture, urban forestry, horticulture and land management to organizations, institutions, municipalities and their partners within the state and region.

Job Description

Meets or exceeds annual benchmarks for education and earned revenue outcomes.  Frequently works in collaboration with other specialists in landscape architecture, architecture, land planning, land management and engineering.  May supervise others as assigned on a project basis.  Provides/coordinates delivery of professional and popular classes and workshops in arboricultural theory and practice.  Publishes professional and popular arboriculture articles/social media.  Reports to the Associate Director of Urban Forestry.  Position continuation contingent on funding through earned revenue.

A Bachelor’s Degree is required and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Three years professional arboricultural experience is required. Demonstrated project team performance and commitment to stewardship.  Demonstrated proficiency in PC software such as CAD, GIS and Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Power point). ISA certification required, Board Certified Master Arborist certification desired.  Demonstrated excellence in written verbal communication, technology transfer, customer service and business skills.  Supervisory and consulting experience desired. Must have valid driver’s license and use their own vehicle for consulting and other assignments (will be reimbursed for travel expenses).

Job Location - City, State

Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Morris Arboretum

Pay Range

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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