NSF RaMP Conservation Mentorship Program Assistant
Employment TypeJob (Full-time)
Research & Science
The Conservation Mentorship Program Assistant is responsible for coordinating, organizing, and facilitating undergraduate and post-baccalaureate mentorship programs for the Conservation & Research Department at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Conservation Mentorship Program Assistant must be creative and enjoy working on an active team that is mission-driven, results-driven, and scientifically focused. Strong organizational skills, project management experience, and experience organizing intern or mentee programs are highly desired. This position has funding until September 2026 through the NSF-funded RaMP: Understanding Plant Species Rarity: Causes and Consequences from Genes to Ecosystems grant, and it will directly support that project.
Duties & Responsibilities
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Assist Conservation & Research staff with the development, implementation, and coordination of the Rare Plant RaMP Network.
-Communicate and coordinate activities with partner gardens, the California Botanic Garden, the San Diego Botanic Garden, and The Morton Arboretum.
-Organize travel, lodging, and other expenses related to participation in mentorship programs.
-Coordinate mentor training activities across the Network, schedule training sessions, and organize training materials for all participants.
-Maintain the RaMP recruiting website using guidance from ABG and partner botanical gardens.
-Manage recruiting, including outreach to university partners, posting job advertisements, and collating applications.
-Schedule virtual and in-person meetings, workshops, and trainings for mentees and mentors.
-Assist the external evaluator with program evaluations and assessments.
-Evaluate and revise codes of conduct for mentee programs.
-Coordinate geographically dispersed teams.
-Prepare, process, and distribute project deliverables, reports, meeting minutes, submittals, action items, etc.
Education and Experience
-Bachelor’s Degree plus 3 years of education and project management experience; 7+ years of experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree may be considered.
-Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking, with a sincere desire to train the next generation of conservation professionals
-Highly proficient computer skills (including MS Office, Google Suites, Adobe Suites, virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom, project tracking software such as Monday.com)
-Experience with making travel arrangements and coordinating on/offsite meetings
-Demonstrated team player attitude, with a record of proactively taking initiative.
-Must have a valid Driver’s License.
Ability to spend long periods of time sitting at a computer/desk. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lb.
The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.
It is the policy of the Atlanta Botanical Garden to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with disabilities.