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Baltimore Tree Trust seeks Associate Director

Position Description: Associate Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Purpose: To develop, manage, and implement advocacy, public awareness and fundraising plans and to provide additional administrative support to the organization

Essential Functions:

  1. Community Awareness, Advocacy and Public Relations

The Associate Director holds outreach responsibilities and works closely with the Executive Director to present a strong, positive image of Baltimore Tree Trust programs, products and services to relevant stakeholders.

  • Advocate for public policy that ensures planting of trees to improve neighborhood health and well-being, climate change and stormwater runoff
  • Attend public meetings of Forestry Division (TreeBaltimore), City Council, Department of Public Works and community organizations to communicate the importance of tree plantings
  • Assist with the production of key communication tools such as an e-newsletter, other electronic sources
  • Assist with the production of outreach materials (displays, brochures, flyers, articles, press releases, website and background materials)
  • Serve as a spokesperson for Baltimore Tree Trust at events, media interviews, etc.

2. Fundraising and Donor Relations

As a non-profit, Baltimore Tree Trust is dependent on a diversified and successful fundraising plan. The Associate Director manages and implements the fundraising plan with the assistance of the Executive Director and the Board of Directors (Board).

  • Assist with the development of a long-term fund-raising plan
  • Manage the fundraising plan on a day-to-day basis
  • Participate in fundraising for general administration, programs, site development and maintenance, through grant writing, donor appeals, capital campaigns, special events, earned income, etc.
  • Assist the Executive Director in developing and maintaining excellent relationships with grant funders, and both private and corporate donors
  • Conduct grant research, writing, and reporting in collaboration with the Executive Director and program directors
  • Manage fundraising events
  • Lead direct mail fundraising efforts
  • Maintain complete and accurate fundraising records at all times
  • 3. Administrative and Additional Responsibilities

  • Attend staff, board, and other relevant meetings as necessary
  • Coordinate volunteer program with Program Director including volunteer recruitment
  • Perform various office duties to include telephone, paper and email communication
  • Coordinate meetings, banking arrangements, dissemination of
  • Assist with document review and editing
  • Additional tasks as directed by the Executive Director
  • Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising, including donor relations, grant writing and reporting
  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking and writing
  • Experience working with volunteers, non-profits, and community-based organizations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to use computers, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple demands
  • Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds, including children, the elderly, and people of diverse cultures
  • Familiarity with the philanthropic community and local funders desired
  • Experience with: Bloomerang, Social Media, Web Press, Innovation
  • aintain complete and accurate fundraising records at all times
Employer Name:
Baltimore Tree Trust
Job Title:
Associate Director
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
Study our web site, learn about the Trust, see if you fit in and can add talent to our organization. Question yourself: "How green am I?" Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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