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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. 

Volunteer Coordinator - New Position

POSITION SUMMARY 

As a member of the Wylde Center operations team, the Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the comprehensive management of volunteer recruitment and volunteer activities to support Wylde Center’s greenspaces, events and educational programs. 

Compensation: $15/hour plus benefits commensurate with staffing level. 

Schedule: 10 hours per week including occasional weekend work to support the successful management of the program. Position schedule is flexible and can be structured to best serve the requirements of the position and the selected candidate. Volunteer coordinator will be based in the Edgewood Community Learning Garden office. 

More information regarding the primary responsibilities and qualifications may be found here Volunteer Coordinator Job Description.

 

Oakhurst Garden Site Coordinator and Plant Sale Assistant - New Position

POSITION SUMMARY

As a member of the Wylde Center Greenspace Team, the Oakhurst Garden Site Coordinator and Plant Sale Assistant is responsible for the comprehensive management--including general upkeep and beautification--of Wylde Center’s flagship community garden while also providing assistance to the Nursery Manager for Plant Sale operations. Occasional work with other members of the Greenspace Team to accomplish shared projects is also expected.

Compensation: $16/hr

Benefits: Select employees are eligible to participate in benefits which include (but are not limited to) a medical stipend, accrued vacation and a retirement savings plan. 

Schedule: 30 hours per week including occasional weekend and evening work – as needed to support the successful management of the Oakhurst Garden and Plant Sale.

More information regarding the primary responsibilities and qualifications may be found here Oakhurst Site Coordinator and Plant Sale Assistant

 

Online Plant Sale Coordinator (Seasonal) - New Position

POSITION SUMMARY

As a seasonal member of the Wylde Center Greenspace Team, the Online Plant Sale Coordinator will work 20 hours per week to assist with the online portion of the Plant Sale in the fall and spring. The Online Plant Sale Coordinator will assist the Nursery Manager with online inventory and product updates, online plant nursery stock, order pulling, and customer service as well as other nursery tasks as needed.

Compensation: $12/hr

Schedule: 20 hours per week. Regular weekend and evening work required. Actual schedule will be determined based on availability and nursery needs. 

Employment Dates: Job Span: August 15 - October 15, 2021, February 15 - June 7, 2022

More information regarding the primary responsibilities and qualifications may be found here Online Plant Sale Coordinator.

 

Development Director - New Position

POSITION SUMMARY

As the Development Director, this position will raise vital revenue streams which allows Wylde Center to continue to achieve its mission and maximize its impact in the communities it serves. Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will work 40 hours per week to plan and organize fundraising activities, manage the development budget, and assemble a team of staff, volunteers, and consultants to reach the department’s annual income goals.

Compensation: $42,240 salary

Benefits: Select employees are eligible to participate in benefits which include (but are not limited to) a medical stipend, accrued vacation and a retirement savings plan. 

Schedule: 40 hours/week per week including occasional weekend and evening work. Hours may be negotiated, and we offer virtual and office based schedules.

More information regarding the primary responsibilities and qualifications may be found here Wylde Center Development Director.

 

Associate Development Officer

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Development Director, the Associate Development Officer will work 20 hours per week to coordinate the Wylde Center’s membership activities. Membership coordination activities follow a yearlong timeline and include recruitment and follow-up of/with Wylde Center members via mail, phone and email to meet budgeted financial goals and tracking membership activity in Wylde Center’s donor database.  The Associate Development Officer will work  with leadership to expand tax-deductible giving to support Wylde Center’s mission of connecting people to nature. 

Compensation: $16/hour

Benefits: Select employees are eligible to participate in benefits which include (but are not limited to) a medical stipend, accrued vacation and a retirement savings plan. 

Schedule: 20 hours per week including occasional weekend and evening work

More information regarding the primary responsibilities and qualifications may be found here Associate Development Officer

 

Lead Educator

POSITION SUMMARY

The Educator will work 40 hours per week to coordinate and teach garden and environmental education programs for public school groups and partner organizations. Their primary focus will be planning for and leading after school garden and simple cooking classes four days a week, but will also be expected to teach hands-on lessons at the Wylde Center gardens and on site at schools. In addition, they will make and maintain community connections and work with the Wylde Center’s education staff to develop, track, and deliver the education programs. 

It is extremely important that the educator works effectively both on a team and independently, and is willing to both embrace existing programs and show initiative in offering new ideas and developing new programs. 

Compensation: $16/hour

Benefits: Select employees are eligible to participate in benefits which include (but are not limited to) a medical stipend, accrued vacation and a retirement savings plan. 

Schedule: 40 hours/week per week including occasional weekend and evening work.

More information regarding the primary responsibilities and qualifications may be found here Lead Educator Job Description

 

Farm to School Educator (Seasonal) - New Position

POSITION SUMMARY

This is a part-time, seasonal position. The educator will work up to 20 hours per week for 7 months of the year (Sept-Nov and March-June) supporting the Farm to School Manager to deliver farm to school programming in City Schools of Decatur, with the option to occasionally work 40 hours a week assisting fall camp in October and summer camp in June. The educator will teach as needed, and will have few responsibilities outside of planning, prepping, teaching lessons, and collecting data.

Compensation: $16/hour

Schedule: This is a part-time, seasonal position. The educator will work up to 20 hours per week for 7 months of the year (Sept-Nov and March-June).

More information regarding the primary responsibilities and qualifications may be found here Farm to School Educator (Part-time)

Internships & Apprenticeships

Edgewood Garden Crew High School Internship (Paid)

We are currently accepting application for our spring and summer term internships. Please see the description and application below, and reach out to nichole@wyldecenter.org with any questions.

Internship Description

Internship Application

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.

Apprenticeship Description

Sound like a good fit? Follow this link to be placed on a waitlist: Application: Greenspace Apprenticeship

Wylde Center Nursery Apprenticeship

Our Nursery Apprenticeship is currently full, but we will repost if a position opens.

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.