Work for an amazing, people-focused, world famous arboretum with a small, tight knit team, the members of which are all focused on the stewardship of natural lands!

Open Positions

Executive Director: Exempt, Full-time position with benefits.

Tyler Arboretum seeks an inspiring, visionary nonprofit leader who will develop the team and work with all Tyler’s many constituents and partners to establish and promote the Arboretum as a site of respite, recreation, education, community, and advocacy for our natural environment.

The salary range for this position is between $140,000-$150,000 and it is competitive and commensurate with experience. Tyler provides a flexible work schedule and generous employee benefits including medical benefits and personal time off.

Read the full Position Profile here.

Note: Tenley Bank and Naree W.S. Viner of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials here or email Tenley directly at tbank@koyapartners.com. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.


Development Services Manager: Exempt, Full-time position with benefits. Reports to the Director of Development.

Position Description:

The Development Services Manager (DSM) is a unique opportunity to work with the tight-knit development team at Tyler Arboretum at a time of great growth and excitement.  The DSM will be responsible for ensuring the complex day-to-day operations of the department are running smoothly.  Competitive candidates should be ready for the processing, printing, mailing, and data management associated with the Development department, and be committed to the delivery of excellent customer service to the Tyler community. Working in a department with grants, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations will allow you to learn about each of these important aspects of development work at Tyler.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-Day Operations: Process, fulfill, and service all revenue and giving programs administered by the Development department, such as membership and auto-renewals, regular and monthly donations, the Library Pass program, sponsorships, corporate memberships, and more.
  • Answer Inquiries: Serve as the primary point of contact for members, donors, and others to contact the Development department via phone and email.
  • Volunteer and Seasonal Staffing Management: Use your excellent people skills to manage volunteers and/or interns.
  • Reconciliation: Interface with Accounting department to ensure data consistency between the accounting software and ALTRU database.
  • Mailings: Process department mailings and/or emails for membership, annual giving, bequest appeals, stewardship and invitation mailings, and more.
  • Events: Represent Development and perform key duties at donor cultivation and stewardship events, fundraisers, members-only programs, and the membership sales table (requires some nights and weekends).
  • Database: Act as the point person for Development data management, entering and pulling data accurately for lists, reports, and other uses. Serve as one of Tyler’s key database administrators, continually finding improved ways to use Altru and assisting other departments with database questions or tasks as they arise.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong Computer Skills: Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, Outlook).  Able to learn and fully master a constituent relationship management (CRM) database, currently Altru
  • Strong level of accuracy: complete tasks quickly, accurately, and independently. Able to adjust day-to-day tasks with flexibility based on departmental priorities
  • Confidentiality: Handles confidential information with discretion. Comfortable working with members, donors, trustees, staff, and the public by phone, email, and in person
  • Can work evening and weekend events as needed in addition to a set of Weekend Duty on-call rotations shared with other full-time staff

Work Environment:

General office environment with occasional work on the Arboretum’s grounds, significant computer and telephone work, occasional local travel to complete Arboretum business, frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and climbing stairs with occasional lifting of light to medium loads, up to 50lbs

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to: Mary Beth Jackson, Director of Development, at: mjackson@tylerarboretum.org


Volunteer Coordinator: Non Exempt, PT (20hours per week), no benefits

Reports to the Director of Community Engagement

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the recruitment, selection, training, scheduling, evaluation and recognition of Tyler Arboretum volunteers, and supports visitor experience through programming.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Volunteer Coordinator leads (220+) volunteers.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate, implement and oversee the Arboretum’s volunteer programs.  Ensures that the Volunteer rules and regulations are adhered to by all parties. Work closely with other Tyler senior staff or staff leads, ensure the proper volunteer staffing of all events.
  • Promote growth and excellence in volunteer programs and assure that all are consistent with the long-range plans of the organization.
  • Oversees all administrative needs of the programs – documenting hours, volunteer manual updates, creating schedules etc.  Assist in providing statistics to the Director of Community Engagement.
  • Coordinates and manages volunteer groups from schools, corporations, and other local organizations.  Ensures that Tyler is in receipt of insurance documents and coordinates projects through Senior Staff.
  • Works with Content & Production Specialist: writes blogs and edits documents/film content
  • On occasion, create and give engaging and educational presentations to groups at education events and garden tours.
  • Work some weekends and evenings. Travel for outreach as needed.
  • Supports Earth Day, Plant Sale, Tyler at Twilight and Scenic Tyler.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent management and supervisory skills including conflict resolution and team building.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.  Able to negotiate for mutual satisfaction.
  • Successful track record in working with diverse adult audiences in particular to volunteer programs.
  • Ability to collaborate across departments and provide leadership and support as required on special events.
  • Technologically savvy and knowledgeable including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite and Blackbaud ALTRU. Training in ALTRU provided.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Available to work weekends and evenings, as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Education and Experience:

  • 1 to 2 years of horticulture, volunteer, project management and/or supervisory experience highly preferred.


Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter in PDF to: Julia Lo Ehrhardt, Director of Community Engagement –  jlo@tylerarboretum.org

Use Volunteer Coordinator in subject line.


Tyler Arboretum

515 Painter Road,

Media, PA 19063

email: kombam@tylerarboretum.org

Tyler Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer