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Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden-Program and Outreach Manager-Wed, 01/03/2018 - 2:29pm

Program and Outreach Manager


Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
Federal Way, WA
2525 S 336th St
Federal Way , WA 98003

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Job Description 

Join our team and be the person who gets our story out to the Northwest and beyond. It’s a big story and one that will be new to many. Conservation and education are the cornerstones of our mission and we house the largest collection of Rhododendron species in the world. We have amazing tales of plant hunting in far flung places and there is astonishing biodiversity in our 22-acre display garden. We provide plants, seeds, and even pollen to other botanic gardens, collectors, and scientists worldwide. We are in the Puget Sound region just south of Seattle, one of the finest regions in the country for horticultural activities. We are seeking an energetic person to support our program services and outreach initiatives.

Reports to: Assistant Director Hours: 40 hours per week
Status: Full-time, hourly with full benefits

Duties & Responsibilities 

Specific duties to include:

Develop the annual marketing and event plan and budget.
Membership Coordinator – manage the membership program & activities.
Volunteer Coordinator (recruitment, recognition, tracking) - coordinate volunteer recognition events and work parties. Enlist additional volunteers for needed activities as identified by the staff.
Advertise and market the RSBG.

Liaison with City of Federal Way, City Counsel, Chamber of Commerce, etc.
Advertising and marketing the RSBG (sales, gift shop, events, employment, etc.)
Organize & conduct Garden Events including plant sales, meetings, etc.
Serve as primary staff liaison with volunteer computer experts overseeing network and computer systems management (licensing, software, hardware).
Website content coordination with our graphic designer and webmaster.
Coordinate production of printed and digital materials including newsletters, catalogues, tourist information, etc.
Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience 

Candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience in event planning and implementation.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office; Word, Access, Excel, Social Media and graphics software.
Bachelor’s degree is desired or 3 to 5 years of corresponding experience at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
Some experience with, or appreciation of gardens and the natural world is very helpful.

Application Instructions 

Please send your resume and a cover letter with salary requirements to Steve Hootman.

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Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden