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NeighborWoods Coordinator

Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: 35,568

NeighborWoods Coordinator

Employment Type: Full-Time, Salary
Employment Status: Exempt
Apply By: September 30, 2021 (open until filled)
Start Date: October 12, 2021
Reports to: NeighborWoods Manager

Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday
Salary Range:  $35,568 minimum

Trees Atlanta is a nonprofit community group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Since its beginnings, Trees Atlanta’s goals have been to plant new trees, conserve existing trees, replace trees lost to development and hazards, and educate the public on the many benefits of trees. Trees Atlanta has become one of the most widely-known and respected non-profits locally, as well as nationally, for their work as stewards of our urban environment. To date, Trees Atlanta has planted and cared for over 140,000 trees in metro Atlanta.

Job Description

The NeighborWoods Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and implementing all aspects of Trees Atlanta’s NeighborWoods program. Started in 2001, the NeighborWoods program brings together volunteers and neighborhood representatives with Trees Atlanta team members to plant and maintain trees throughout Atlanta.


The scope of responsibility includes, but is not limited to the following:

Project Planning and Community Outreach

  • Present information about the NeighborWoods program to community organizations and neighborhood associations.

  • Work with community members to plan and implement neighborhood tree plantings, encouraging teamwork, resident buy-in, and community involvement.

  • Scout potential tree planting locations using a variety of methods, prioritizing community requests.

  • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with community partners and other staff members.

  • Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate Trees Atlanta’s mission.

  • Work with neighborhood associations to address community tree-related needs.

  • Assist the NeighborWoods Supervisor to implement residential, private property planting as needed.

Project Management

  • Select tree specimens for diversity and suitability and adhere to field-related best practices, prioritizing canopy trees wherever possible.

  • Provide detailed planting proposals to NeighborWoods Manager for approval by relevant parties prior to planting.

  • Fulfill grant and contract requirements.

  • Coordinate project logistics weekly, including but not limited to ordering trees; updating organization-wide project calendar; determining meeting locations; packing trucks and trailers, and creating materials for volunteers.

  • Follow standard NeighborWoods procedures for project planning and implementation.

  • Update ArcGIS tree points in a timely manner throughout the planting season.

  • Help respond to and address tree maintenance requests as needed.

Volunteer Management

  • Lead groups of volunteers on weekday and/or weekend tree planting and maintenance projects.

  • Effectively supervise, train, evaluate, and motivate volunteers.


  • Two years of experience working in a related field or a Bachelor's degree in urban forestry, environmental non-profits, landscape architecture, or related field of study

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, positive attitude, and public speaking ability (crucial for interaction with community organizations, volunteers, and staff).

  • Knowledgeable in tree identification, shrubs, and other plants.

  • Ability and desire to work with diverse communities and individuals .

  • Reliable, self-motivated, and possess excellent time management skills.

  • Highly organized, and detail-oriented with proven ability to work independently and with a team (able and willing to assist coworkers when needed).

  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of safety or risk management when working with children and/or volunteer groups (formal experience managing and coordinating volunteers a plus).

  • Equally comfortable working in outdoor field sites and in administrative office settings.

  • Availability to work Tuesday through Saturday, with occasional schedule flexibility to work on an evening.

  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS required; familiarity with Salesforce preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • At least 21 years old with a 3-year clear driving history.

  • Ability to drive a truck with a loaded trailer.

  • Must pass a pre-employment background screening, drug test, and DOT physical.

  • Ability to conduct repetitive, moderate to strenuous physical activity in the field and lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Willing and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions at all times of year.

To Apply

Please complete the employment application and submit it with a resume and cover letter for full consideration at the following link:

COVID and Background Check Disclaimer

  • All final candidates will be required to pass both a criminal background check and drug screening; adverse results could impact hiring (Trees Atlanta is a participant in the Federal Drug-Free Workplace program).

  • As of September 1, 2021, any new employee joining the staff must be fully vaccinated prior to the first day of employment (an individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks past the last designated dose of the vaccine). New hires must also show proof of a negative COVID test within no earlier than 5 days before their start date of the first day of work and proof of COVID vaccine.


Employer Info

225 Chester Ave
Atlanta, Georgia 30316


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