Community Forestry Coordinator (Inland Empire)

27 days ago
Employment type
Inland Empire
Closing date

About this organization

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that mobilizes individuals, families, communities, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by providing education on the benefits of planting trees, capturing rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. TreePeople unites with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure region at homes, neighborhoods, schools and local mountains.

About this job

TreePeople’s passionate commitment to the environment and its unique implementation model, known as “Community Forestry”, inspire, engage and support community members at both the grassroots and policy levels to take environmental action in their communities. In the coming years, TreePeople will partner with community members to reimagine and reclaim the future, working together to create a greener, healthier and more sustainable Riverside.

Roles & responsibilities

Develop, implement, evaluate and expand programs to ensure a healthy, functioning urban forest and living watershed and increase tree canopy coverage by organizing and engaging communities in fun and meaningful tree plantings, tree care, residential tree distributions and community greening projects.

Recruit, train, supervise and support community volunteers on tree plantings, tree care and community greening projects.

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.

Conduct site assessments and support the development of detailed planting plans that include species and locations.

Support development and implementation of project work plans, including event scheduling, dig alert, tree sourcing and inspection.

Organize, support and lead community workshops and volunteer-led events, evaluate future opportunities and attend site visits.

Help manage and maintain vehicle, supply and equipment inventories.

Gather, monitor and track data on tree plantings for reporting requirements and to ensure successful implementation of tree maintenance plans.

Support contract and funder reporting requirements, including documentation and presentation of project deliverables, including photos and sign-in sheets, preparation of narrative summaries, and GHG calculations.

Conduct community engagement and draft outreach and educational materials to grow interest in volunteer event opportunities, urban tree canopy expansion and community-led tree care.

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.

Assist with the workforce development program as needed.

Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of tree biology, tree planting and tree care.

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 desired.

Salesforce database and GIS experience desired.

Valid CA Driver’s license and clean driving record desired to perform job-related essential functions.

Requires frequent heavy lifting over 25 lbs., often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces, and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

Available to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends

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