Community Outreach 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 Community Outreach Coordinator to develop, manage and coordinate outreach programs for Adult Education. This will include the management of Homegrown, a community based garden installation program that helps families in under-served neighborhoods grow and prepare vegetables in raised bed gardens at their homes (more information about Homegrown can be found at here under Classes and Programs). The Community Outreach Coordinator will work in Homewood, Larimer, Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar, and East Hills frequently, performing family and youth educational programming for community based initiatives, recruiting participants, scheduling garden installations and providing on-going garden support.

The qualified candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Environmental Science, Education or a related field and 3-5 years of experience with organic vegetable gardening. 3-5 years’ experience coordinating outreach programs in under-served communities, as well as with diverse ages, is preferred. The ideal candidate has a passion for interacting with the general public, co-workers and volunteers in a pleasant and courteous manner, a valid driver’s license and consistent access to personal transportation. Phipps offers a competitive compensation package and a beautiful, 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.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.

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