Urban Programs Coordinator

Website Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Western Reserve Land Conservancy has an immediate opening for an Urban Programs Coordinator. This full-time position will be located at the organization’s Thriving Communities office, 812 Huron Road East, Suite 840, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

BACKGROUND
Western Reserve Land Conservancy provides people with essential natural assets through land conservation and restoration. Headquartered in Moreland Hills, Ohio, we are the largest land conservancy in Ohio and nationally accredited by the Land Trust Alliance. Serving an area of 20 counties from the Pennsylvania line to the Sandusky Bay, the Land Conservancy has permanently conserved more acreage than Cleveland Metroparks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park combined. We work with private and public landowners, farming families, neighborhood development corporations, corporations, county park systems, local residents and many more to help create communities nourished by vibrant natural lands, working farms and healthy cities. Thriving Communities, our urban revitalization program, is nationally recognized for thought leadership on removing blight; creating land banks statewide to find productive uses for vacant properties; and revitalizing communities through greening strategies. Our mission is funded through a combination of program revenue, government grants, and philanthropic gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations.

POSITION SUMMARY
Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Director of Thriving Communities, the Urban Programs Coordinator (Coordinator) is responsible for providing administrative assistance, coordination and support for the various program areas of Thriving Communities (TC). These include Reforest Our City, urban project initiatives and vacant land redevelopment. The Coordinator will also provide administrative support to the Senior Vice President and Director of Thriving Communities, as well as other TC staff, and perform other duties as requested. This individual must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends as required.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Thriving Communities Staff Support

  • Assist the Senior Vice President and Director of Thriving Communities with scheduling and coordinating numerous internal and external meetings.
  • Assist TC staff with preparing and submitting quarterly reports for Western Reserve Land Conservancy Board meetings.
  • Take minutes during staff meetings as well as other internal or external meetings as requested.
  • Schedule internal and external meetings for TC staff when needed.
  • Ensure invoices are submitted for payment on time.
  • Submit timely reporting and billing information for funding grants that have been awarded to TC.
  • Collaborate with other staff when needed in assembling materials for training sessions or other off-site meetings.
  • Coordinate printing and mailings to support TC programs.
  • Assist with preparation of PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets and documents as requested.
  • Coordinate as needed with office building management on lease, security and other matters.
  • Ensure office supplies are maintained at appropriate levels.
  • Order supplies and materials for off-site meetings and training sessions.
  • Ensure office copier and other equipment remains in good working order.

Reforest Our City

  • Issue and track project request form and supplies request form.
  • Order tree planting supplies and materials and track their delivery.
  • Update and maintain tree planting database.
  • Maintain Reforest Our City files as requested.
  • Provide administrative support to Cleveland Tree Coalition.

Urban Projects Initiatives and Vacant Land Redevelopment

  • Provide administrative support to Ground Works program.
  • Assist with preparation of reports to Cleveland City Council.
  • Attend meetings of Vacant and Abandoned Property Council (VAPAC) and take meeting minutes.
  • Provide coordination as needed with City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Land Banks, as well as governmental agencies.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES

  • At least one year of direct and/or internship work experience in a non-profit organization and/or office environment.
  • Highly energetic with a record of implementing plans, managing competing deadlines, and achieving goals.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
  • A 4-year college degree is preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Land Conservancy’s mission is essential.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter to Bob Kissling, Vice President of Human Resources, at rkissling@wrlandconservancy.org.

Western Reserve Land Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to hiring staff members who represent the rich diversity of our community. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and not be discriminated against based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or other legally protected classification in the State of Ohio. 

To apply for this job email your details to rkissling@wrlandconservancy.org