Urban Forestry Coordinator
Urban Forestry Manager
TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable, and to share the process as a model for the world. TreePeople is among the largest independent environmental organizations in California. Sustained by a staff of educators, foresters, organizers and administrators as well as thousands of trained “Community Foresters”, TreePeople has played, and will continue to play, a leading role in mobilizing Angelenos, private businesses and government agencies to work together to create resilient urban communities capable of withstanding the mounting challenges of climate change.
TreePeople’s passionate commitment to the environment and its unique implementation model, known as “Community Forestry”, inspire, engage and support Angelenos at both the grassroots and policy levels to take environmental action in their communities. TreePeople and its “Community Foresters” will spearhead the transformation of the region’s urban ecosystem by:
- Mobilizing Angelenos into a community committed to adapting the region’s resources and infrastructure in response to the severe threats of climate change;
- Expanding forestry and education programs that inspire thousands of volunteers to improve the health and safety of Angelenos by planting and maintaining trees in wilderness areas, neighborhoods and school campuses;
- Transforming the region’s urban landscape into a living watershed to capture, clean, store and conserve rain and storm water in response to droughts and diminishing resources;
- Fostering collaborative partnerships that bring private businesses, non-profit resources and government agencies together to research, develop and implement system-wide solutions to environmental problems.
In the coming years, TreePeople will inspire Angelenos to reimagine and reclaim the region’s future. TreePeople will empower Angelenos to come together to combat and adapt to climate change through individual action, technology, and collaborative partnerships in order to create a more holistic, integrated and sustainable Los Angeles.
For more information, please visit the TreePeople website at www.treepeople.org.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop, implement, evaluate and expand programs to ensure a healthy, functioning urban forest and living watershed and increase tree canopy coverage in the Greater Los Angeles region by organizing and engaging communities in fun and meaningful tree plantings, tree care and community greening projects.
- Recruit, train, supervise and support community-led tree care teams, “Community Foresters” and other volunteers on tree plantings, tree care and community greening projects.
- Assist with evaluations and growth strategies for TreePeople’s “Community Forester” program as its signature approach to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable, and to share the process as a model for the world.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with local community-based organizations, elected officials, public agencies, businesses and other community stakeholders to expand TreePeople’s social and environmental impact.
- Organize and support community workshops and volunteer-led events, evaluate future opportunities and attend site visits, and help manage and maintain TreePeople’s tool inventory.
- Gather, monitor and track data tree plantings through GPS and site maps to comply with funding reporting and to ensure successful implementation of tree maintenance plans.
- Participate and represent TreePeople at meetings, fundraising, marketing, membership and volunteer events.
- Assist with TreePeople’s policy and research and public education initiatives including but not limited to climate and water resilience, urban heat island mitigation, urban cooling, urban forestry management plans, and equity.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS
- Highly-organized, strong work-ethic, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick-learner.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills: engaging, listening, negotiating, public speaking, and writing.
- Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
- Experience with project management and community organizing.
- Literate and interested in local climate and water resilience and environmental issues impacting diverse communities throughout Southern California.
- Spanish fluency highly desired.
- Salesforce database and GIS experience highly desired.
WAGES AND BENEFITS
This is a full time, non-exempt, hourly position, with benefits.