EP Forester 2 - Partnership Coordinator

State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

Hartford, Connecticut

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $74,731 - $107,560/year
Deadline Nov 30, 2023
Required Experience 7+ years

The Partnership Coordinator will oversee and coordinate technical assistance and outreach on behalf of CT DEEP's Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) program and will support other aspects of the UCF program as needed. Specifically, this role will help build capacity in Connecticut's 169 municipalities to grow and maintain healthy, resilient, and equitably distributed urban and community forests. This position will work statewide but will place particular focus on environmental justice communities and historically underrepresented communities to help them develop urban forestry programs and increase their access to statewide grant programs. 
Some of the outreach tasks you will be expected to perform in this role, include: 

  • Attend and present at local tree board/commission meetings.
  • Attend and present at local, regional, and national conferences.
  • Lead and organize virtual and in-person workshops.
  • Host and organize community visioning sessions in close collaboration with local organizations and community members.
  • Create and maintain contact lists for the UCF program and provide regular e-blasts and program updates to these contact lists. 

Examples of the technical assistance you will provide include helping communities:

  • Develop urban and community forestry-focused outreach campaigns.
  • Identify where and how to plant trees. 
  • Identify how to maintain and steward trees throughout their life cycle.
  • Develop tree ordinances.
  • Form urban and community forestry stakeholder groups.
  • Develop management plans, tree inventories and other tools that can be used to inform long-term urban forest management and planning.
  • Participate in national and statewide programs such as Tree City USA and Sustainable CT.

This position is also responsible for creating and maintaining internal and front-facing geospatial databases. These databases may include local and statewide tree inventories, tree canopy assessments, and stakeholder mapping. You will use these data to help the UCF program form program goals and track accomplishments.  You will also liaise with other non-profit and educational groups throughout the State (e.g., University of Connecticut, CT Urban Forest Council, Tree Warden’s Association, Sustainable CT, CT Forest and Parks Association, CT Tree Protective Association) and nationally (e.g. Arbor Day Foundation, US Forest Service) to connect stewardship groups with educational resources and facilitate collaborations between groups.       

This is a hybrid position based in Hartford, CT.


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Category Admin & Leadership, Forestry
Tags Outreach