Join us at Wylde Center, where we connect people to nature to build more sustainable communities. Every day through education, exploration, food and play, we engage our community with the natural world to advance sustainable urban living, environmental stewardship, and local food.
The organization strives to provide an environment that cultivates a spirit of service, respect for diversity, global citizenship and character. Our commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture is reflected in a community in which differences are embraced, and staff, volunteers, and community partners have a sense of belonging.
At Wylde Center, we hire culturally competent and responsive candidates who believe in the critical importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the success of an organization and can effectively incorporate those principles in their professional roles. Wylde Center actively seeks candidates from historically underrepresented populations.
POSITION SUMMARY: In partnership with the Finance & Operations Director, the Administrative Coordinator plays a critical role in providing a stable business foundation for the organization’s nonprofit mission.
Compensation: This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position. Hourly rate is $16/hour.
Benefits: Healthcare Reimbursement Account (currently $80/month), 403(b) retirement account, paid time off (starts at 6 days per year), and paid holidays (16 public holidays); and free/discounted seedlings. Wylde Center maintains a friendly, flexible, and casual work environment.
Schedule: 25-30 hours per week including occasional weekend work.
More information regarding the primary responsibilities, qualifications, and application information may be found here: Administrative Coordinator
Internships & Apprenticeships
Wylde Center Greenspace Apprenticeship
Our Greenspace Apprenticeship is currently full. If you would like to be on a waitlist in case a position opens, please fill out the application below and we will contact you if one becomes available.
Sound like a good fit? Follow this link to be placed on a waitlist: Application: Greenspace Apprenticeship
Wylde Center Nursery Apprenticeship
We are currently seeking Nursery Apprentices for the 2021 Fall growing season. If you are interested, please see the apprenticeship description below and fill out the linked application. Note that we will also be building a new greenhouse this summer, which will be a unique learning experience.
Who We Are
The mission of Wylde Center is to educate, cultivate greenspaces and build community in the areas we serve.
Wylde Center accomplishes this through educational programs, events and greenspaces that actively engage youth, families and individuals in their environment, health and community, and that develop skills in environmental science, sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health, and nutrition.
Wylde Center was founded in 1997 out of a need to provide opportunities to experience nature in an urban environment. As a result of the community’s involvement and commitment, the organization has evolved into a large and active nonprofit organization operating five greenspaces (Oakhurst Garden, Sugar Creek Garden, Hawk Hollow, Edgewood Community Learning Garden, and the Mulberry Fields Garden) in four different Decatur and Atlanta neighborhoods, open year-round for the community, for events and for Wylde Center’s educational programs.
Additionally, Wylde Center provides one of the largest youth environmental and science education programs in metro-Atlanta, including the Decatur Farm to School program, Atlanta Farm to School, Healthy Living by Healthy Growing at the Decatur Housing Authority, and science program and field trips linked to Common Core standards.