Jobs

Working at the Piedmont Park Conservancy is a great way to make an difference at your favorite park as well as work with park passionate individuals.

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Openings

Job Title: Director of Development

Reports To: Vice President/Chief Development and Marketing Officer

SUMMARY
The Development Director’s responsibilities include strategic implementation of the Conservancy’s fundraising initiatives to secure operational and capital investments used to protect, preserve and enhance Piedmont Park. Position will directly manage institutional and corporate support, grant applications and lead the organization’s signature fundraising event, Landmark Lunch. In partnership with and in support of the organization’s President/CEO, VP/ Chief Development & Marketing Officer and members of the Board of Directors and Development Committee(s), position directly interacts with, cultivates and solicits donors and sponsors furthering the achievement of the Conservancy’s nonprofit mission.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directs, manages and implements a wide variety of fundraising tactics to secure contributions from businesses, private foundations and individuals to fund Piedmont Park Conservancy’s annual operations, special projects/events, and capital improvement initiatives of the Conservancy.
  • Assists with the development of annual budget, overall fundraising strategy and year-long calendaring of development-related events, initiatives and activities.
  • Leads fundraising activities related to annual Landmark Luncheon, including committee, chair, and sponsor relationships.
  • Maintains existing and cultivates new and positive relationships between PPC and key constituents representing businesses, private foundations, prospective donors/sponsors and partnering nonprofit organizations.
  • Conducts research related to and prepares grant and sponsorship proposals in applying for operational and capital support
  • Oversees timely, thorough and successful donor recognition and sponsorship fulfillment efforts. Oversees acknowledgement letter templates and current standards for gift acknowledgement, gift tracking and donor history.
  • Management and supervision of direct reports and/or development and fundraising-related vendors and event committees.
  • Secure and plan key fundraising meetings for CDO portfolio, as well as for volunteers and CEO
  • Helps the board and resource development committee(s) determine accountabilities for board members and fundraising volunteers and helps evaluate performance regularly.
  • Assures proper planning including goal setting, strategy identification, benchmarking and evaluation to support fund development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years fundraising experience including experience in five-figure sponsorships, grants and event fundraising.
  • Experience managing gala or luncheon style fundraising events with gross revenue of at least $500,000.
  • Prior experience managing staff and volunteers required.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams to reach revenue goals and KPIs.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • High degree of organization and planning, detail orientation and the ability to initiate, implement and maintain effective systems and processes
  • Ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work well as part of a team or independently. Must be flexible, able to handle a fast-paced environment and relate well to a wide variety of individuals.
  • Proficiency in utilizing donor CRM systems, Microsoft Office and Google Shared tools.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Physical demands are limited to those associated with standard office and event environments.

Please send your resume and a cover letter to: cbugler@piedmontpark.org

Job Title: Park Maintenance Technician

Reports To: Director, Park Operations

SUMMARY
Responsible for general upkeep and maintenance of Piedmont Park.

WHO WE ARE
The Piedmont Park Conservancy is a donor-funded nonprofit organization working in
partnership with the city of Atlanta to ensure Piedmont Park is an iconic park for all in
Atlanta/metro Atlanta communities. The Conservancy makes Piedmont Park so much
more than a greenspace; we provide an experience.

Since 1989, we have invested over $66 million in capital improvements for Piedmont
Park. The Conservancy contributes to the Park’s beautification through detail-focused
landscaping, volunteer projects and capital improvements. When visitors to the Park
spend time at the Active Oval, dog parks, pool, EnviroVentures Camp, the event
facilities and the Green Market they are seeing the results of just some of the areas we
have focused our efforts.
We are looking for an experienced and passionate Park Maintenance Technician to join
our team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties
may be assigned.

  • Maintain a professional image, which represents the philosophy of the Piedmont
    Park Conservancy with emphasis upon providing Park guests and clients with the
    highest level of customer service deemed possible.
  • Maintain park grounds by cleaning, sweeping, blowing, raking, trimming, mowing,
    weeding, edging, aerating, de-thatching, cultivating, digging, watering and various
    other activities.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of light and heavy equipment, and power tools
    relating to general maintenance, grounds maintenance and landscape installation.
  • Maintain, repair and install automatic irrigation systems and their related fixtures.
    Apply herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers on turf, trees, shrubs, ground covers,
    flowers and all other areas requiring weed and pest control on park grounds.
    Assist with general maintenance of park buildings and facilities.
  • Maintain and generally repair other areas of the park.
    Assist in the installation of new landscaping and the renovation of existing
    landscaping and related infrastructure.
  • Reporting of any situation that might be potentially hazardous to supervisor.
    Performs other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, 4 years or more of full time experience
performing landscape or general maintenance.

OTHER SKILLS, EXPERIENCE OR CERTIFICATIONS
Below is a list of skills/abilities/behaviors that are deemed to be required for the
incumbent to excel in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.

  • Ability to adapt in a changing workplace
  • Ability to display expertise in areas of responsibility
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently with speed and safety in mind
  • Physical ability
  • Problem solving skills
  • Safety awareness

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Performs physically demanding manual work lifting, pushing or pulling heavy objects
and/or power equipment. Exposure to adverse weather conditions.

SALARY/BENEFITS
Compensation is commensurate with experience. We offer the following Benefits:
Medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, 401k, and paid vacation. Additionally, we
enjoy company outings and events all in beautiful park.

Piedmont Park Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to
employing a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. We participate in E-
Verify and conduct background checks.

APPLY

Please apply here

Piedmont Park Conservancy

Position Description

Job Title: Environmental Education Assistant

Reports To: Manager of School and Camp Programs

Summary: Piedmont Park Conservancy, a non-profit organization, is seeking a  dynamic, energetic, seasonal/temporary/part-time Environmental Education Assistant to help oversee all aspects of its environmental education  programming. The program audience is grades pre K-12, teachers,  homeschoolers, and families.

Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepares and facilitates environmental education/STEAM field trip programs to school groups.
  • Assists with creating new program curricula and updating existing programs to comply with State Standards and innovative teaching techniques.
  • Prepares program materials for teachers and students.
  • Maintains field trip supplies and teaching areas.
  • Communicates with customers to ensure successful programs and gain meaningful feedback.
  • Assists with additional education programs and activities throughout the Park as assigned.
  • Assists with Summer Camp curriculum design planning and logistics.
  • Prepares Summer Camp curriculum materials for campers and counselors.
  • Implements family programs including programs taking place during February break and other scheduled school breaks.
  • Models respect and care for the environment and grounds of Piedmont

Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Education, Science, or Environmental related fields is preferred.
  • Experience teaching children in a formal or non-formal environment.
  • Experience leading STEAM activities for children in a formal or non-formal environment.
  • Must be responsible, dependable, and enthusiastic for protecting and teaching about wildlife.
  • Knowledge of environmental education, Georgia native wildlife, and threats to wildlif
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when needed for programming.
  • Physical Demands: ability to work outdoors in hot, humid conditions. Ability to walk up to 2 miles a day and lift up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with program participants and constituents.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, planning and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain healthy working relationships and to positively engage the general public.
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Good judgment and leadership skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs and circumstances.
  • Must show enthusiasm for learning and an interest in the work of Piedmont Park Conservancy.

Schedule and Compensation: 

This position is part-time and seasonal from mid January-mid November, working on average, 20 hours per week. A regular schedule can be established in conversation with the Manager of Education Programs taking into account the shifting needs of the department, but candidates must be able to commit to at least three 4-hour shifts in between the hours of 8:00am-2:00pm throughout the workweek (M-F).

As a temporary employee you will not be eligible to participate in any (PPC) benefit plans and programs, including group medical.

This position pays $20/hr.

Please email your resume and cover letter to:

Maya Kowalski

Manager of School and Camp Programs

Piedmont Park Conservancy

E-mail: mkowalski@piedmontpark.org

Internships

The Conservancy’s Marketing and Development team has internships available for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. The M&D team raises awareness about the public-private partnership between our nonprofit and the City of Atlanta. They inform the public about the necessity of this partnership as well as the need for them to get involved, whether that means becoming a member, volunteering, donating or engaging in one of our programs.

The Piedmont Park Conservancy is now accepting applications for a communications intern! The Conservancy’s Marketing and Development team raises awareness about the public-private partnership between our nonprofit and the City of Atlanta. We inform the public about the necessity of this partnership as well as the need for them to get involved, whether that means becoming a member, volunteering, donating or engaging in one of our programs. The Communications Intern will aid our team to tell the story of the Conservancy, and how we make an impact on Piedmont Park and the surrounding communities. This position reports to the Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations.

  • Key Tasks:
    • Content writing to include blogs, emails, press releases, social media posts and more
    • Content staging to include WordPress blogs, Hootsuite social media scheduling and potentially other software applications
    • Content curation through photography, videography and digital sourcing.
      • Use of simple Canva design software
      • Content will relate to Conservancy efforts, announcements or Piedmont Park topics of interest, reviewed by Director.
    • All training will be provided for software use
    • Additional tasks may occasionally include:
      • Event preparation
      • In-person solicitation and raising awareness (booths, talking to people)
    • Details:
      • Unpaid internship – 15 hours a week, over a minimum of three days. There will be occasional needs for up to 5 additional hours for events or promotions. Hours are flexible to university/college schedule and can be adjusted to meet program requirements. Depending on the relevancy of COVID-19, you may have a mix of remote and in-park work.
      • Starting January 19, 2022 and ending May 6, 2022. Exact length may be determined by university/college requirements, if applicable.
    • Requirements:
      • Four months of paid or unpaid relevant experience; can be through volunteer efforts
      • Must own a laptop that can be used for the duration of the internship
      • Must be a currently enrolled junior, senior, graduate student, or no more than one year past graduation
      • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
      • Must be able to pass an e-verification and background check
    • Desired Qualifications:
      • Superb writing skills – prefers knowledge of AP style writing
      • Attention to detail
      • Creative mind and spirit
      • Comfort with talking to and soliciting strangers
    • To Apply:
      • Submit a 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) two writing samples to Amy Han Risher, Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations via email: arisher@piedmontpark.org

The Piedmont Park Conservancy is now accepting applications for a marketing intern! The Conservancy’s Marketing and Development team raises awareness about the public-private partnership between our nonprofit and the City of Atlanta. We inform the public about the necessity of this partnership as well as the need for them to get involved, whether that means becoming a member, volunteering, donating or engaging in one of our programs. The Marketing Intern will help our team to tell the story of the Conservancy, and how we make an impact on Piedmont Park and the surrounding communities. This position reports to the Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations and receives daily supervision by the Marketing Coordinator.

  • Key Tasks:
    • Build marketing emails in MailChimp
    • Design branded promotional materials and park signage
    • Edit content on website, including minor use of WordPress
    • Assist building reports for market data and research
    • One concentrated marketing research project per intern, per semester
    • All training will be provided for software use
    • Additional tasks may occasionally include:
      • Aid in in-park activations (raising awareness at booths/talking to people)
      • Brand assurance in existing materials within the organization
    • Details:
      • Unpaid internship – 15 hours a week, over a minimum of three days. There will be occasional needs for up to 5 additional hours for events or promotions. Hours are flexible to university/college schedule and can be adjusted to meet program requirements. Depending on the relevancy of COVID-19, you may have a mix of remote and in-park work.
      • Starting January 19, 2022 and ending May 6, 2022. Exact length may be determined by university/college requirements, if applicable.
    • Requirements:
      • Four months of paid or unpaid relevant experience; can be through volunteer efforts
      • Must own a laptop that can be used for the duration of the internship
      • Must be a currently enrolled junior, senior, graduate student, or no more than one year past graduation
      • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
      • Must be able to pass an e-verification and background check
    • Desired Qualifications:
      • Beginner design skills
      • Attention to detail
      • Academic or professional experience in market research
      • Comfort with talking and soliciting strangers
    • To Apply:
      • Submit a 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) one marketing design (flier, marketing email, etc.) to Amy Han Risher, Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations via email: arisher@piedmontpark.org
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