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Education Program Assistant 

Category Education  
Location Washington, DC  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Employment Terms At-Will  
Position Reports To Director, Education  


The Education Program Assistant is responsible for assisting the Education Department with youth tree related lessons, school campus tree plantings and community events. The incumbent may also be called upon to provide support at volunteer events, adult education classes and the like.

Essential Functions:

The following essential functions are representative of the position, including, but not limited to:

  • Supports the Youth Programs Coordinator
  • Assists in delivering education to K-12 classrooms and to youth participating in summer programs at various sites
  • Prepares materials for lessons and in-class and outdoor instruction
  • Revises/updates environmental education programming materials
  • Plants trees with youth and community groups
  • Instructs participants in classroom and outdoor inquiry-based learning activities
  • Assists with event registration and logistical support at events
  • Accurately enters program information into appropriate databases
  • Coordinates events and related information with partners and others
  • Assists in grant writing and related activities
  • Supports the Director of Education and the Education Team to achieve departmental goals
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Connects people to trees

Supervisory Responsibilities

The incumbent has no direct reports.

Working Conditions

Work is typically carried out either in an office or classroom setting, and outside year-round in the heat, cold and inclement weather.

This position typically requires the use of the following equipment:

  • Computers, printers, copiers, smartphones, tablets, walkie-talkies, telephones
  • Automobiles, trucks, vans
  • Tree planting equipment such as: shovels, pickaxe, knife, stake driver, buckets, wire cutters, containerized trees, hand pruners, etc.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands and work environment descried are representative of those an incumbent encounter while preforming the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • The incumbent will assist with tree planting which may involve digging holes and lifting trees. The incumbent is occasionally required to lift and move up to 50 pounds. In the office environment, this position requires the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Full-time, 40 hours a week. Some evenings, weekends, and extended hours are required as needed.


Competitive salary with excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, retirement plan, paid holidays, and paid time off.


Travel is primarily local, although some out of the area travel and overnights may be expected.

Position Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, arboriculture, horticulture, urban forestry, environmental studies, science or related field; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, willingness to sign CT’s driving policy
  • Ability to obtain clearance for working in DC Public and Charter school systems
  • Excellent time management and punctuality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in youth environmental education
About the Organization Casey Trees is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation's capital. For more information visit our website at:  
EOE Statement Casey Trees is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Casey Trees does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.  

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