City of Ann Arbor
Urban Trees Initiative Coordinator (R&D)
Nature of Work: Lead design, coordination, development, implementation, and monitoring for
a new 10,000 Tree Initiative being launched as part of the City's Carbon Neutrality Plan:
A2ZERO. Responsibilities include leading research and development of a large-scale local tree
planting campaign; coordinating with businesses, residents, and nurseries to secure trees and
the requisite commitment and support for planting; working with the Office of Sustainability &
Innovations Manager to secure funding support to help offset the costs of the trees; recruiting
individuals into the program; working with IT and other departments to develop virtual tracking
and engagement tools to ensure the trees are maintained; supporting the launch of the
campaign, including through press releases and public events; and setting up monitoring,
evaluation, and reporting systems to track pertinent metrics associated with the reporting. The
Coordinator may also be asked to provide supplementary staff support to energy and
sustainability programs such as the City's A2ZERO Carbon Neutrality Plan.
Starting Hourly Rate: $14.66
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including competency with project management.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience with outreach and marketing.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office application suite, including Excel.
• Bachelor's degree in economics, engineering, energy, environmental studies, urban planning,
public administration, public policy or related field of study.
• 1-3 years previous experience with urban forestry and arboriculture.
• Experience with GIS.
• Previous experience coordinating with multiple stakeholders and managing a project.
Skills and Abilities:
• Independently identify needs and implement solutions
• Work as a team member
• Express ideas clearly and concisely
• Deal effectively and cordially with the public
• Be a creative thinker who is solutions focused
• Be innovative and resourceful
• Prepare and deliver presentations to audiences of varying sizes and knowledge levels
• Demonstrate effective time management techniques, facilitate and lead meetings
Work Schedule: The hours of work may vary during the weekdays and may include nights and
weekends for meetings. Up to forty hours per week. This is a time-limited position without a
funding guarantee for continuation after June 30, 2021.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, lifting, grasping and repetitive motions.
Individual must be able to either hear, talk, or see.
Move and lift light objects less than 20 lbs. such as mail, files, and supplies. Operating office
equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements. The ability to remain in a
sitting position for extended periods of time