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Programming Coordinator

Programming Coordinator
General Responsibilities:

Wildlands Trust seeks a full-time Programming Coordinator to execute strategic programming intended to engage volunteers, youth, and the general public with the Wildlands Trust mission through outdoor recreation and environmental education.

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and experience delivering programs for various age groups. They should be excited by the opportunity to work within a growing and dynamic environmental nonprofit organization. Knowledge in some combination of ecology, conservation, environmental education, and/or land stewardship is preferred.

In this public-facing role, the Programming Coordinator will interact with community members of all ages, genders, races, and physical abilities from over 50 towns by providing relevant, meaningful programs and services. They will work closely with the outreach and development team and will report directly to the Director of Special Projects.

Essential Duties:

Develop and deliver creative outdoor and indoor public programming that highlights Wildlands’ work across our 1,700 square-mile service region in Southeastern MA.

Coach the Brockton High School Envirothon team during the school year.

Collaboratively plan and lead Green Team, a summer service-learning program for teens.

Train and manage adult volunteer program leaders and ambassadors.

Plan and co-lead 1 – 2 major events each year, including a 50th anniversary celebration.

Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications:

1+ years of experience in a public-facing role.

Degree in environmental and/or educational fields preferred.

Experience working with high school-aged youth preferred.

Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes weekend and evening events.

Sensitive to cultural differences across and within communities.

Motivated to work both independently and with a team.

Leadership experience with groups of varying demographics.

Experience managing adult volunteers.

Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, preferably Microsoft 365.

Ability to multitask and manage time appropriately as well as meet deadlines.

Competent at using AV systems for presentations and workshops.

Confidence and experience with public speaking.

Love for the outdoors, and familiarity with Southeastern Massachusetts and its natural resources is a plus.

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required.


40 hours/week Monday – Friday with compensation time for nights and weekends.


Office work is conducted at the Wildlands Trust headquarters in Plymouth, MA. Some remote work may be accommodated on an as-needed basis. Programs will be held at various Wildlands Trust preserves across Southeastern MA.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range $40-46K/year, based on experience. Benefits include healthcare, dental, IRA, FSA, paid holidays, sick time, and vacation time.

To Apply:

Applications are due by Monday, February 20, 2023. Send your resume, cover letter, and three references to rcalderara@wildlandstrust.org.

About Wildlands Trust:

Wildlands Trust, a non-profit regional land trust for Southeastern Massachusetts, established in 1973 in response to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant’s anticipated arrival in Plymouth. The concern was that new tax revenues from the plant would lower residential tax rates, possibly sparking a land grab and rapid development in Massachusetts’ largest town. Wildlands’ early work focused on Plymouth and Wareham, but eventually, efforts spread to cover a 1,700 square mile area of Massachusetts where we work today. Over the past 50 years, Wildlands Trust has established itself as one of the largest and oldest regional land trusts in New England. Our coverage extends across an area where approximately 1.7 million Massachusetts residents live. We are active in 51 cities and towns, contributing our services and expertise to help communities implement land protection projects and strategies. Our work has helped ensure the protection of nearly 12,000 acres of natural and agricultural lands held for public benefit. For 50 years, Wildlands has worked so that the people of Southeastern Massachusetts will always have forests, fields, and beaches to enjoy, healthy wildlife to view, scenic vistas to enrich communities, and clean water to drink.

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