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University of Washington Botanic Gardens-Rare Plant Care Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator-Thu, 12/21/2017 - 2:41pm

Rare Plant Care Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator


University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Seattle, WA
3501 NE 41st St
Seattle , WA 98105

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Job Description 

The Washington Rare Plant Care & Conservation Program (Rare Care) at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens is seeking a 75% part time Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator to oversee the rare plant-monitoring program and perform programmatic coordination and research activities in support of Rare Care’s programs. Rare Care is a plant conservation program focused on the conservation of vascular plants designated as rare in Washington State. Activities of the program include monitoring rare plant populations, seed collection and storage, propagation of plant material and research as well as educating and encouraging the public to support and become involved in the conservation of our natural heritage.

Duties & Responsibilities 

This position will be responsible for the implementation of the rare plant monitoring program, a citizen science program involving 200 volunteers carrying out fieldwork to monitor rare plant populations.Activities related to the rare plant monitoring program include serving as primary contact with volunteers and land-manager agency partners; coordinating volunteers activities to ensure program goals and Quality Assurance/Quality Control plan are met; planning and carrying out volunteer trainings and recognition events; updating and revising training materials, procedures, and online resources; and conducting outreach to the public. Job responsibilities also include maintaining the program website, preparing outreach materials such as newsletters and Facebook posts, participating on research projects for plant conservation, conducting seed collections and overseeing volunteers’ activities in the seed banking program and assisting with the propagation of plants.

Application Instructions 

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, visit the UW Hires website, Req # 151490.

Applications received by January 10, 2018 will receive priority consideration.

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Washington Rare Plant Care & Conservation