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The Facility Rental Coordinator is a full time position and offers the opportunity to help generate funds for the Urban Ecology Center through the facility rental program at all three branch locations: Riverside Park, Washington Park and the Menomonee Valley. The Facility Rental Coordinator is responsible for the success of this program as measured by earned income for the center, customer satisfaction, exposure to renters and their guests and furthering the mission of the Urban Ecology Center within the rental program itself. Job duties involve working directly with rental clientele before, during and after their event as well as taking care of many administrative functions of the facility rental program. In addition, this position will be responsible for the operation of the building on weekends and some evenings, supervising volunteer receptionists and working closely with other staff, interns and high school outdoor leaders to welcome people to the Urban Ecology Center.

An Associate Degree in a related field (customer service, non-profit management, business) is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Minimum of three years experience in customer service; direct experience in rental coordination and/or event planning strongly preferred. Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, provide quality customer service in situations that can sometimes be stressful, ability to work independently and in a team environment, a good eye for neatness and willingness to clean the facility when necessary, computer skills (Microsoft Office experience required, prior database experience a plus), good written and oral communication skills, ability to work a flexible schedule (weekday evenings and weekends will be required). Because this position involves work at multiple branches, reliable transportation is required.

Benefits for this full time position include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, short and long term disability, opportunity to participate in a simple IRA, paid time off, paid holidays, and professional development opportunities. Beginning pay for this position is $30,000.

For more information check out the job description and announcement. If you have questions, contact Mike Larson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Applications will be accepted until September 26, 2014.

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While providing leadership to the Washington Park branch, The Branch Manager works from an organization-wide perspective to implement goals, strategies and tactics toward achieving the Urban Ecology Center’s mission.

This position manages community-based environmental education programming, oversees the Neighborhood Environmental Education Project operations and co-manages the facility, volunteer, land stewardship and visitor services staff for the Washington Park branch. The Manager oversees daily operations at the branch, as well as program development, reporting, community engagement and educational exhibits. Reports to the Senior Director of Education and Strategic Planning and works closely with him/her on all aspects of Washington Park branch programs and strategies.

This full-time, salaried position provides a competitive salary and benefits package.

For more information check out the job description and announcement. If you have questions, contact Beth Heller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2014.

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