Who We Are
Metro Blooms is a nonprofit that partners with communities to create resilient landscapes and foster clean watersheds, embracing the values of equity and inclusion to solve environmental challenges. We believe that collaboration with our communities is the most impactful way to heal our earth and we strive to center relationships in all that we do. Most of our work happens in the Twin Cities metro, but we partner with organizations across Minnesota to create healthier outdoor spaces for people, water, and pollinators. We manage the Blue Thumb – Planting for Clean Water partnership and own the for-profit Metro Blooms Design + Build, a full-service landscape design and construction company. We coordinate our work across entities for impactful programming.
This position will work with our Executive Director and communications staff to plan, implement and enhance our development programming, with an emphasis on growing a major gifts program. We are in the process of building out our fund development programming following growth over the past 2 years. Our current program income is $60,000 annually from individual donors. We engage 400 active donors with 35 donors making $500+ gifts each year. We hope to double this income over the next 2-3 years.
We have a committed fund development committee of our Board to support this programming and we are passionate about community-centric fundraising. While this position works within a team of staff pursuing community-centric work, it is the only development staff position at this time, and will work with minimal administrative support, so the ideal candidate is a both detail-oriented and a big-picture strategist.
Metro Blooms values a supportive culture of flexibility. Our staff have the ability to work remotely or in our office in south Minneapolis. Most staff enjoy a hybrid of remote and in-person work. The person in this position is expected to work in the office at least 2 days/week to start and to attend in-person donor and partner meetings as needed.
- Job title: Development Manager
- Reports to: Executive Director
- Status: Full time, exempt (average 40 hours/week)
- Starting wage: $58,000-$62,400/year (depending on experience). Benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, paid staff development, health, life and disability insurance, family leave, and retirement contributions
- Dates: Position open until filled.
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To Apply: Please send us your resume, two references and an example of your work (a campaign piece you created, a donor impact report, newsletter, etc.). Position will be open until filled.
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This position is with Metro Blooms Design+Build. The Installation Crew Leader is responsible for the oversight of Metro Blooms’ stormwater management and resilient landscape installation projects. These projects are designed by our landscape designers. Designs are typically naturalistic and native plant and perennial-focused. Projects range in size from a single front yard raingarden to a multi-family or community-based project that includes large areas of plantings as well as hardscape like stepping stones, natural stone walls, pathways and patios. We take pride in installing beautiful and thoughtful landscapes that provide resilient outdoor spaces for both humans and urban wildlife, and we are dedicated to safety and thoroughness in all our work. This position works with the design, installation and landcare teams and other organization staff when necessary to implement program objectives and ensure that all aspects of our installation programming exceed stakeholder expectations. This includes installation bidding, training and leading crew members to install contracted projects, managing installation project budgets and timelines, and managing client expectations and relationships.
- Job Title: Installation Crew Leader
- Reports to: Vice-President
- Hours: 40 hours per week during outdoor work season April–November (part time in April until field work begins). Potential for part-time work during off-season depending on skills and qualifications.
- Rate: $25–$30 per hour depending on qualifications. Paid holidays and paid time off.
- Location: Minneapolis, MN. Projects occur throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area.
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Metro Blooms celebrates diversity and is committed to creating a positive, equitable and inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We don’t just accept difference, we thrive on it for the benefit and resilience of our employees, our programs, and our community. We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce that promotes the values of equity and justice.
Metro Blooms prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant because of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, or other status protected by applicable law.
The policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable law.