Community Project Manager/Coordinator

What do they do? Work with communities to implement urban forestry grant programs.

Description: The busy workday of many community project managers demands flexibility and a broad range of abilities, including writing, organization, public speaking, and people skills. Work often centers on the office: attending meetings and working with volunteers and other nonprofit professionals. Project managers may get involved with community and local government and help with tree selection and planting procedures. They may also work with contractors in carrying out urban forestry.

Education: Four-year college degree or equivalent, although some organizations do not require a degree in forestry—just good people skills and a willingness to learn.

Salary: Starting at approximately $24,000 per year, peaking at about $40,000.