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Program Coordinator – College Park, MD

Organization: Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees)

Position Title: Program Coordinator

Location: College Park, MD

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. Starting at $30,000 and commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: July 12, 2013.

Posted On: June 13, 2013.

Organization Overview:

Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) is dedicated to improving the health and livability of cities by planting and caring for trees. With over 200 member and program partnership organizations in 44 states and Canada, ACTrees engages volunteers to take action to improve the environment where 93% of people live: in cities, towns, and metropolitan areas. ACTrees member organizations have planted and cared for 15 million trees in neighborhoods nationwide, with help from over 5 million volunteers.


The Program Coordinator manages Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) tree planting projects with local partners. Commitment to the urban revitalization mission, familiarity with national association/non-profit practice, and enthusiasm for working in a nonprofit which is expanding are essential. The Program Coordinator will be energetic and outgoing with strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Familiarity with and appreciation for grassroots community engagement will position the Program Coordinator for success.

The Program Coordinator’s duties include partner project development and fulfillment, as well as National NeighborWoods Month campaign coordination, grants management, electronic communications and other duties as assigned. Some travel may be required.


  • Partner Projects: The Coordinator will plan and execute ACTrees’ local tree planting projects with corporate sponsors and local member and program partner organizations. Duties include facilitating communication among project partners, fulfilling expectations of sponsors and members, setting budgets and schedules, ensuring completion of project benchmarks, some travel to events, reporting on outcomes, and completing payments. Building strong relationships with members, partners, and sponsors will be critical to success.
  • National NeighborWoods Month: The Coordinator will assist staff with the annual National NeighborWoods Month campaign for trees in communities. Duties include outreach to participants, distribution of collateral materials, maintaining registration and event databases, and promotion through social media and electronic communications.
  • Grant Management: The Coordinator will assist with administration of ACTrees grants to member organizations. Duties may include coordinating grant award process, soliciting proposals, creating agreements, tracking grant funds, and final reporting.
  • Communications: The Coordinator will assist colleagues with development of content for ACTrees website and electronic and print publications, including e-newsletters and social media.
  • Other duties may include coordinating annual national awards; supporting other ACTrees programs including Education activities and Community Groves; conference coordination; and assistance with events such as our Annual Meeting, Policy Summit, trainings seminars, and more.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least one year of related experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and superb attention to detail.
  • Computer proficiency including MS Office Suite and general Internet skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and take initiative.
  • Ability to establish professional relations with other departments and personnel, as well as many outside contacts including corporate sponsors.
  • Affinity with the mission of ACTrees and the goal of community revitalization through green infrastructure.
  • Experience with project management, especially in the nonprofit or environmental fields.
  • Ability to set and adhere to schedules while working with diverse constituents and partners.
  • Technology skills including web savviness, general system maintenance, social media, Adobe Creative Suite and HTML knowledge.
  • Familiarity with national association/non-profit practice.
  • Energetic, entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm for working in a growing organizational environment.

How to Apply: 

Submit cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please. Enter “Program Coordinator” in the subject line of the email.

Contact Information:

Alliance for Community Trees,

4603 Calvert Road, College Park, MD 20740

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