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 community 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 through our Blue Thumb education programming and partnership we partner with organizations and residents across Minnesota to create healthier outdoor spaces for people, water, and pollinators. Metro Blooms owns the for-profit Metro Blooms Design+Build, which is a full-service landscape design, construction and landcare company. We coordinate our work across entities for impactful programming.

Open Positions

Sustainable Landcare Training Manager

This position is responsible for the overall management of our Sustainable Landcare Training program. The training is focused on the installation, long-term care, and inspection of rain gardens and other green infrastructure, providing employment pathways and meeting the demand for a growing green workforce. The training audience is primarily young adults (17–25-year-olds) who are impacted by environmental injustice and who experience high barriers to green jobs. Economic justice is an integral piece of environmental justice, and participants are paid to attend the training and participate in next-step mentorship and employment experiences.

This position works as part of our education team, which practices a shared leadership model and works closely with our community relations and Design+Build teams, community partners, and Blue Thumb partners to develop and implement relevant training content. While this position is not responsible for delivering training content, which is typically delivered by experts in the field, this person is responsible for facilitating trainings, including leading some discussions and supporting participants. We strongly recommend experience working with both youth and young adults, and having knowledge of environmental justice and stewardship.

  • Job Title: Sustainable Landcare Training Manager
  • Reports to: Education Team
  • Status: full-time, exempt (40 hours per week average)
  • Wage and Benefits: $57,000–$65,000 annual salary. Benefits include paid time off, holiday pay, health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, paid professional development, family leave, paid community support time for BIPOC employees and retirement plan contributions.
  • Start Date: Summer 2024. The position will remain open until we have a diverse and qualified pool of applicants.

More information and how to apply

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. We encourage everyone to apply, especially those underrepresented in our sector: Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, and LGBTQIA individuals.

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.