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Urban Tree Program Manager

Groundwork RI

Contact  *: Amelia Rose (401) 559-2204 

Descrption:Urban Tree Program Manager

GWRI is seeking a new, full-time Urban Tree Program Manager to join our team. This position is currently funded through a U.S. Forest Service Landscape Scale Restoration Grant for two years. We hope to keep the position indefinitely with future fundraising. The Urban Tree Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of an outreach, planting, and stewardship program for 2,000+ trees in Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, and Woonsocket. Involvement in outreach, planting, and stewardship in other communities, including Providence, Pawtucket, and Johnston, is also highly likely. This role entails a mix of administrative duties, coordination and communication with other staff, data collection and tracking, and time out in the community assisting with outreach, tree planting, watering and other stewardship, as well as operational management (e.g. overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance, developing logistical plans for watering, and ensuring various staff are appropriately involved in all of these processes). 

The ideal candidate has experience with planting and/or taking care of trees in the urban setting, but more importantly is passionate about environmental and social justice issues, and understands why the urban canopy is critical to the health and well-being of the community. The ideal candidate also has experience supervising and/or coordinating with multiple staff in a field work setting, strong data tracking/spreadsheet use and communication skills, and a commitment to navigating challenges with an upbeat attitude and willingness to learn, listen, speak up when needed, and adapt.


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