The Program’s aim is to create the next generation of senior public horticulture professionals.
The ideal candidate is someone who has a bachelor's degree and wants to serve—or is currently serving—in a leadership capacity within the public horticulture industry. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a high potential for professional growth, be readily endorsed by other professionals in their field, be proficient at reading and writing in English, and embody the following characteristics:
- Is committed to professional excellence
- Demonstrates leadership competencies
- Has deep intellectual curiosity
- Is a collaborator, an enabler
- Possesses strong communication skills
- Demonstrates adaptive interpersonal skills
- Is intrinsically motivated
- Works for the greater good
- Represents diverse perspectives and backgrounds
- Is visionary and innovative
- Continuously develops oneself and others
- Demonstrates commitment to public horticulture
- Has 5+ years of work experience in public horticulture or closely related field
Although not required, applicants may possess or be working toward a master's or doctoral degree. Those individuals who meet the criteria listed above and find themselves transitioning between careers are also encouraged to apply.