FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT: Outreach Assistant needed for employment with the City of Ann Arbor, MI., Natural Area Preservation... Apply by:


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  • Host Department: Program in Biology
  • Date: 02/27/2013
  • Time: 5:00 PM

  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Description:

    Outreach Assistant needed for employment with the City of Ann Arbor, MI.,

    Natural Area Preservation (NAP).      


    Assist Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator with aspects of promoting NAP, such as:

    • Coordinate and conduct volunteer stewardship workdays
    • Actively recruit, train, and direct volunteers
    • Promote healthy natural areas through work with neighborhood groups
    • Write newsletter articles and other informational, promotional, and recruitment materials
    • Attend various fairs and exhibits for recruiting and educational purposes and maintain exhibits
    • Keep detailed, accurate records of all work performed
    • May coordinate, compile and edit quarterly newsletter
    • Assist with controlled burns and other field work
    • Perform various other duties necessary for the functioning of NAP

    *A notable portion of this work will be office-task oriented.


    • Friendly, outgoing personality, suitable for working with the public and answering the phone
    • Experience recruiting and coordinating volunteers
    • Proficiency with PC software, particularly Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; social media and databases; and an ability to learn new software quickly
    • Excellent technical writing and editing skills
    • Ability to work flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
    • Understanding of ecological issues related to urban natural area management
    • Understanding of gardening and tree planting
    • Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy items as well as sit and stand for long periods of time
    • Valid Michigan Driver's License , CPR certification, and First Aid certification
    • All employees are required to receive payment by direct deposit
    • The City of Ann Arbor is a drug-free workplace.  You may be required to submit to a drug screen during the hiring process. 

    SALARY:   $12.25/hour; 40 hours/week; including evenings and weekends. 

    DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a 10-month, seasonal/temporary position with options to work after 2 months layoff.

    TO APPLY:   Send resume, cover letter, and three references to Tina Roselle, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Natural Area Preservation, 1831 Traver Rd.  Ann Arbor, MI 48105 or to troselle@a2gov.org, 734.794.6627 by Wednesday, February 27th, 2013.