Job Openings

Reports to CEO
Position opens January 2019

Position Description:
The development director will prospect, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors, corporations, and foundations, and implement select special events to help meet the organizations annual fundraising goals. The development director will work closely with the CEO, Board of Directors’ development committee, and development volunteers.


Individual Donors – Manage annual appeals for donors at all levels using traditional and social networking tools. Work with the CEO and Board to identify, research, cultivate, and solicit individual, corporate, and major gift prospects.
Corporate Giving – Maintain a proactive, creative leadership role in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and tracking of corporate, foundation and government grants, including creating a library of external statistical data and research findings to strengthen proposals. Work with the CEO to design corporate engagement opportunities and collaborative fundraising options including operational support, program support, and event sponsorship. Prospect, cultivate, and steward corporate donors. Develop targeted informational materials.
Foundations – Research, approach, write proposals, and conduct follow up and reporting with local, regional, statewide, and national foundations that are aligned with the Arobretum’s mission and programs.
Marketing and Social Media – Coordinate all fundraising efforts with the Arboretum’s electronic marketing efforts including e-newsletter, Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, and traditional media.
Special Events – Design, plan, and implement select cultivation and fundraising events.

·Assist CEO with preparing annual Donor Honor Roll.
·Identify specific fundraising tactics and quarterly deliverables to assure maximum success
·Meet annual goals as well as long-term expectations.
·Develop and maintain close working relationships with the philanthropic community. 
·Provide detailed, accurate and timely reports on fundraising activity to the CEO and Board.
·Perform any other duties as assigned by the CEO.

Minimum Qualifications:

·   Bachelor’s degree
·   Minimum five years direct, relevant, fundraising experience required; focus on major donors
·   Grant writing experience required
·   Experience planning and implementing special events
·   Background in donor management systems and prospect research tools
·   Highly proficient with Excel, Word, Facebook, PowerPoint, databases (Altru preferred)
·   Strong interpersonal skills, team-oriented, customer-service focused
· Enjoys working with volunteers as well as autonomously
·  Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
·  Professional, self-directed, highly motivated, reliable, great attention to detail
· Results and solution oriented perspective, organized, flexible with strong time-management skills
· A successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individuals and securing major gifts of $10,000 and above, as well as corporate and private foundation grants
· Experience crafting and implementing comprehensive development plans
· Demonstrated experience creating and managing budgets, forecasting, and reporting
· Experience creating and executing planned giving programs
· Ability to work extended hours and a non-traditional schedule as required to manage events and to cultivate individual donors.

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Jane von Trapp, CEO, at

PART-TIME EDUCATOR (24 hours per week)
Reports to Education Director for Educational Duties, otherwise to CEO
Position open immediately

Position Description: 

A 24 hour/week part-time teaching position with Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens to assist with our school, camp, outreach, after-school, and public programming.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable teaching a wide variety of ages from pre-school-aged children through adults.  Botany and horticulture knowledge required.  General knowledge pertaining to other environmental education topics, such as sustainability, environmentalism, STEM-based learning, is also necessary. Candidates should be familiar with current educational trends and techniques at a local and national level, and be comfortable providing developmentally appropriate programming to a diverse population in both an urban and suburban setting.

 General duties

  • Teach on campus during the school year and summer, which may include city-wide second grade program, after-school programs, adult programming, public education programming, summer camp

  • Perform outreach programming at senior facilities, daycares, mental health facilities, community organizations, schools, etc.

  • Develop lesson plans and design curriculum

  • Support new education initiatives laid out by the organization at the beginning of each teaching year

  • Help manage high-school and college-aged interns, boy/girl scout groups, corporate volunteers,

  • Help maintain a clean and organized classroom and working environment


  • Minimum B.A./B.S in plant science, environmental science, biology, education, or related field

  • Minimum two years of teaching experience

  • Experience working with children in an indoor and outdoor setting, providing them with safe, but enriching and engaging, learning opportunities

  • Must be able to work in a team setting as well as independently; flexibility and strong interpersonal skills is key.

  • Enthusiasm for the botanical and natural world and sharing it with children and adults is a must

  • Must be willing to work weekends and evenings as needed

  • Current CPR/First Aid certifications or willingness to obtain

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a passenger van a must

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Jane von Trapp, CEO, at