Program Coordinator

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 5:00pm


Kennett Square, PA
United States

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Job Description:

Relevant, influential and pivotal programming is essential to the American Public Gardens Association’s outreach and goals. The Program Coordinator will support key Association programs by helping to collect, deliver, and steward ideas and information. They will join a diverse team dedicated to providing excellent customer service to our members. Areas of responsibility will include developing, editing and tracking content for professional development offerings and program resources that serve the many professionals and specialties public gardens encompass. Topics will range across all aspects of public garden professional member needs, such as plant conservation, plant collections, plant protection, sustainability, horticulture, etc.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will report to the Program Manager, Current & Future Initiatives and will assist with:

  • Developing and editing program content
  • Gathering, organizing, editing and delivering resources which benefit our members
  • Communicating directly with members to help them access benefits
  • Help maintain Program information and data integrity in the Association’s member database
  • Facilitating distribution of program related outreach materials
  • Tracking information related to our Annual Conference and other events as needed
  • Assists with professional development activities (e.g. annual conference, symposia)
  • Special projects may be assigned

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to extract key concepts from text or data, analyze and translate complex information into highly readable products
  • Proficiency using MS Office Suite software, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong writing and technical editing skills
  • Extremely customer service-oriented and collaborative by nature
  • Well organized, possesses a strong attention to detail, and is respectful of deadlines
  • Must be able to work independently while maintaining a high degree of accuracy
  • Displays with training a strong working knowledge of various Association software platforms used for membership (iMIS/RiSE) and communications (Informz, etc.)
  • Takes direction, exercises sound judgment, observes confidentiality, and exhibits professional demeanor
  • Graphic design/layout skills (Adobe Creative Suite) not required, but is a plus
  • Willing and able to travel to conferences/symposia (but not to exceed 10% of total time)

Knowledge and Background:

  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in education, science communication, biological sciences, sustainability, museum or environmental education and/or a related field through work history and/or education.
  • Candidate should have general knowledge of not-for-profit and/or membership organizations. Strong passion, familiarity, or interest in public gardens, public horticulture, and/or museums is a benefit both to the person and to the position


How to Apply:

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Ms. Kate Tyrawski at 

American Public Gardens Association is an EOE.