Environmental Concern (EC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1972 to respond to the dramatic loss of wetlands and shoreline habitat in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. EC’s Native Plant Nursery staff is passionate about sowing, growing, and maintaining plants for EC’s restoration projects and selling to companies working on similar projects in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Our nursery is a leading grower and supplier of native wetland and upland plants, and delivers and ships a wide variety of native plants throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

All successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively and efficiently in a team environment and must share a commitment to the highest standards in customer service, quality, and professionalism.

Join a growing nursery operation and take part in planning EC’s new, expanded nursery operation, scheduled for 2022.

 


Nursery Sales Coordinator

A Capable Candidate must demonstrate the following: 

Confidence and a pleasant attitude when communicating with staff and customers; adaptability/flexibility and stress tolerance on a day-to-day basis; genuine willingness to accommodate customers; ability to multi-task, plan, organize and manage time efficiently; and understanding and familiarity with horticultural practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree – Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Horticulture, or a related field;

Excellent native plant identification skills (Mid-Atlantic Region); At least two years of plant sales experience; Computer skills: experience working with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook) required; Some knowledge working with Quick Books a plus.

General Responsibilities

Sales/Marketing 

Respond to phone calls and emails from customers requesting plant availability; explore opportunities for future sales; create and manage customer contact lists; provide plant quotations, and manage future correspondence with customers.

Inventory

Manage confirmed orders, adding information to inventory database; enter changes/transplants into a database; and manage the inventory.

Daily Order Processing

Process orders, including order confirmation and deposit request letters; prepare daily invoices for net 30 accounts.

Shipping Schedules   

Assist/supervise staff in delivery preparationprepare paperwork for delivery.

Delivery Schedules  

Quote delivery costs; schedule deliveries; prepare maps; confirm routes with the driver.

Benefits:

EC offers competitive pay and benefits including health, life, and supplemental disability insurance, sick and safe/personal days, 401(k) plan with 5% employer match, vacation, paid holidays-including Dec 24 through Jan 1 (eligibility after waiting period for benefits) .

To apply

Email a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to jsandkuhler@wetland.org.

 


Nursery Technician

Environmental Concern (EC) is seeking a self-motivated individual to assist in the daily operations of our native plant nursery. The Nursery Technician’s role is to support EC’s natural habitat and water quality initiatives through the propagation and maintenance of native plants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plant propagation: Sow seeds during the growing season quickly, consistently, and correctly; transplant established plants into larger-sized containers with the same efficiency.
  • Plant maintenance: weeding, watering and monitoring based on schedule defined by manager.
  • Plant preparation: for EC’s projects and for wholesale and retail orders.

Work Environment & Requirements:

Candidate must be able to do the following:

  • work in variable outdoor conditions, including extreme heat and inclement weather;
  • take on field-work that includes operating ATVs and tractors (training provided for all vehicles);
  • stand for long periods of time, perform repetitive motions with hands and arms, frequently lift objects up to 50 lbs., and frequently bend and stoop;
  • have a strong work ethic and be a self-starter; must be able to work on repetitive tasks for long periods of time unsupervised;
  • enjoy a busy environment and multi-tasking; and
  • perform duties safely and maintain a clean and safe work environment.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • previous nursery or greenhouse preferred, but not required;
  • high school diploma;
  • interest in the following fields: botany, horticulture, ecological restoration, natural resources;
  • knowledge of native plants and experience with plant identification preferred; and
  • candidate must show proof of a clean, valid driver’s license.

To apply

Email a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to jsandkuhler@wetland.org.

 


 

COVID-19 considerations:
Employees must be fully vaccinated, including the booster shot (when approved for age range), and must follow EC’s COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

Environmental Concern Inc. (EC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. To give equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people, we make employment decisions based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. EC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by law.