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For more than 40 years, we have planted trees, strengthened communities, educated children and worked with local agencies to solve the environmental challenges that threaten LA.
If you share our vision for a green city, consider applying for a job with us. The rewards are plentiful: competitive pay and benefits, a beautiful work setting, and the deep satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference.
The Annual Giving Coordinator furthers the annual fundraising goals of the organization. This position implements programs that identify, cultivate, solicit donations and steward relationships with donors, and manages campaigns through direct mail, email, web content and customer service. The Annual Giving Coordinator serves as the department lead for the constituent database.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead TreePeople’s Tree Dedication Program, a memorial and donor acknowledgment fundraising program. Responsible for creating and carrying out fundraising plans to meet annual revenue and strategic growth goals for the program.
Engage in brand management and marketing; promotion of the program to donors and prospective clients and re-branding of the Tree Dedication program as needed. Author monthly email and bi-annual direct mail content for the Tree Dedication Program, with a focus on product marketing and fundraising. Manage webpage and online store.
Execute annual fundraising campaigns during Mother’s Day and the Holidays, including supervision of the work of artists, print/mail houses and designers.
Oversee day-to-day functions of the Tree Dedication Program, including order fulfillment, gift processing and acknowledgments, and communications with data processing centers and accounting.
Maintain day-to-day functions of the Membership Program by working closely with the Director of Individual Giving and Direct Marketing Consultant to lead the production of print materials related to the annual fund and program support including brochures, forms, appeal letters, digital appeals, donor benefit materials and membership cards.
Coordinate with Marketing and Communications Department on digital fundraising appeals and materials, particularly around special giving campaigns.
Expand and manage matching funds and workplace giving opportunities by implementing programs that identify, cultivate, solicit and steward relationships with donors.
Work closely with the Finance department to ensure accurate and current record keeping for all departmental data.
Supervise Department Volunteers and Interns.
Function as a key member of the Development team, participating in staff meetings and strategic planning.
Represent TreePeople at external outreach events.
Serve as Database Administrator for the Development, Marketing and Communications department and act as liaison between department and the Tech Team.
Manage coordination between the Website, Salesforce, Form Assembly, Pardot and iATS to ensure optimal donor experience and maximize cultivation, acknowledgement and stewardship via digital platforms.
Train Development staff in constituent database and implement best practices for accurate record keeping. Utilize database to inform Development strategy and improve donor relations.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Two to 4 years of experience in donor development, preferably in a nonprofit organization.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Candidates should have the ability to interact within a team and have effective organizational and communication skills.
Computer skills and proficiency with using Microsoft Office and Google G-Suite
Excellent communication skills speaking, listening and writing
Must be detail-oriented
Strong administrative skills: planning and organizing
Editing/ proofreading and writing proficiency
Customer Service - demonstrate the ability to respond with urgency to the needs and requests of others, internally and externally and ensure a high degree of responsiveness to all donors without regard to their giving level. Understand the impact of their work on others.
Understand safety policies and actively promote safe practices in the workplace.
Maintain constructive relationships and demonstrate respect for everyone contacted.
Willingness and ability to adjust to changing conditions or priorities.
While performing the duties of this job, this position requires standing, walking, sitting, typing, as well as the ability to lift, push, or pull 15 pounds.
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 people, private businesses and public agencies to work together to create resilient urban communities capable of withstanding the mounting challenges of climate change.
TreePeople is currently seeking a Chief Resilience Officer to develop, manage and expand our climate change adaptation, mitigation, and resiliency projects in California, with a focus in Southern California.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop, evaluate and manage TreePeople’s internal and external policies, procedures and programs around community-centered climate resilience mitigation and adaptation.
Specific duties include working independently and with others to:
Manage projects in the areas of climate adaptation, community resiliency, and climate risk management.
Be current with and translate vulnerability assessments and develop adaptation strategies for urban and/or natural systems through research and community engagement.
Liaison to Federal, State, County and City of Los Angeles elected officials and key public agencies.
Advise on municipal or other local climate action plans, especially relating to urban and mountain forestry, water (supply, flooding and quality) and extreme heat from current and projected climate impacts and identify strategies to build resiliency.
Build positive relationships with partners and coalitions.
Manage teams through all phases of a project (planning, implementation, analysis, reports) from initiation to completion.
Perform project management, including scoping, budgeting, planning, communication, directing staff and/or subcontractors, reporting, and invoicing.
Incorporate equitable and culturally responsive input and involvement from diverse stakeholders with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
7-10 years experience working in the field of climate resilience or a related field.
A bachelor’s, master’s, or other advanced degree in environmental sciences, environmental management, public policy or related field.
Preferred background in urban planning or risk assessment/management associated with climate impacts.
Working knowledge of international, national, state and local policies tied to climate science, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Background on policies and programs for emergency preparedness and response (e.g., fire, flooding, earthquakes, etc.) and understanding of how to translate this knowledge to selected programs on the ground.
Established portfolio of successful policy, planning and/or analysis projects in the climate, energy, or environmental fields -- specifically in Southern California with diverse communities.
Expertise and relationships with City and County of Los Angeles policymakers and leadership in key City and County departments most relevant to climate resilience and adaptation.
Demonstrated experience with creating strategic plans, climate action plans, or other similar environmental or sustainability plans.
Community-oriented individual who is adept at mobilizing and prioritizing the needs of a community.
Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; exceptional critical thinking capabilities.
Ability to work in teams as well as independently.
Excellent writing skills and demonstrated ability to communicate scientific and technical ideas clearly using simple, commonly accepted language.
Ability to work under tight deadlines.
Comfortable making presentations and presenting information in a compelling, informative, and persuasive fashion.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to handle challenging situations with tact and sensitivity.
Intermediate to advanced experience with producing deliverables with Microsoft Office 365 programs including SharePoint, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as, Google Suite.
Community Emergency Response Team program (CERT) certification preferred.
While performing the duties of this job, this position requires standing, walking, driving, as well as the ability to lift, push or pull 15 pounds.
TreePeople believes it can make the world a better place. Our mission is to inspire, engage, and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun, sustainable and resilient, and to share the process as a model for the world.
TreePeople is a well-established, beloved and fast-growing environmental nonprofit organization headquartered in Los Angeles, one of the largest and most diverse communities in the world. TreePeople is rapidly growing because of the tremendous global demand for our innovative community-driven solutions around fire resilience, urban forestry, water-security, environmental literacy, equity, and climate change. Sustained by a talented team of thought-leaders, philanthropists, educators, foresters, community organizers, researchers and policymakers as well as thousands of trained community leaders, TreePeople has played, and will continue to play, a legacy role in mobilizing people, businesses and public agencies to create greener and more resilient communities capable of withstanding the mounting challenges of climate change and water insecurity.
TreePeople needs a highly-experienced and effective Urban Forester to be part of an extensive, multi-year Tree Planting Project in an area encompassing local mountain ranges and the Southeast LA County cities of Downey, Norwalk, Commerce, Santa Fe Springs, La Mirada. The project involves planting and caring for over 10,000 trees in Southeast LA County.
The Urban Forester will be in charge of tree planting and tree care.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for upholding TreePeople high quality standards in tree planting and tree care including adherence to best management practices; and positive community relations.
Proper planting of trees assuring that it meets project specifications and requirements.
Responsible for quality and quantity of production and for following safe practices and rules while conducting tree plantings.
Promotes and maintains good customer and public relations through the effective accomplishment of assigned work and the appropriate behavior.
Is able to work well with staff and volunteers.
Safeguards employees and the public from hazards in and around work area.
Cooperates with the public, police, and fire departments when blocking street or driveways.
Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc. to protect employees and public.
Performs other duties as required.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Valid CA Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
Must be able to wear necessary PPE as necessary.
Must be able to read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.
Must be able to verbally communicate with other crew members and fully understand instructions and information.
Work demands physical energy, twisting, safe heavy lifting ability, and hand-to-eye coordination.
Uses machines, equipment, and work tools including but not limited too- shovels, breaker bars, root-chippers, rakes, brooms, general hand tools, lift gates, water tanks, blowers, augers, jack-hammers, general 2-cycle and gas engine machiners
Must be able to lift 50 pounds overhead safely while on a ladder.
Must be able to load and unload 15 gallon Trees onto and off-of a stakebed truck with a team member.
Must be able to carry 5 gallon buckets of water from trucks to Tree-Wells.
Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day.
Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e., rain, heat, sun, cold.
Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
WAGES AND BENEFITS:
This is a full time, non-exempt position, with benefits.
Angeles Forest Restoration Manager, Forestry Senior Manager
TreePeople's mission is to inspire the people of Los Angeles County to take personal responsibility for the urban forest - educating, training and supporting them as they plant and care for trees and improve the neighborhoods in which they live, learn, work, and play. We work to help nature heal our cities in the neighborhoods, schools, communities and mountains of the greater Los Angeles area. Our office is located in Coldwater Canyon Park between the Los Angeles basin and the San Fernando Valley.
The Angeles Forest Restoration is a wildland restoration effort lead by TreePeople, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the US Forest Service in the Angeles National Forest. This program aims at restoring areas devastated by fire, restore their pristine beauty, habitat and benefits. Through the participation of many volunteers, TreePeople seeks to engage, train and educate all Angelinos who aspire to help maintain the vital qualities of the Angeles National Forest watershed. The program encompasses a wide scope of work, including seed collection of native species, nursery work, removal of invasive non-native species, planting of seedlings, maintenance, along with surveying and the collection of data designed to enhance practices and sharing valuable information with stakeholders.
Help prepare campaigns of events through site preparation.
Map areas with GIS information ahead of planting events.
Collect data in the field, related to soil, moisture, seedlings health and growth.
Organize data in comprehensive reports.
Support the Angeles Forest Restoration program at weekend events.
Work independently and with volunteers and TreePeople employees in restoration zones.
Learn nursery procedures, inventory, etc.
Available some week AND weekend days (schedule may be tailored to the individual).
Must have own transportation.
Able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
Related field experience and or education.
Take our Wildland Restoration Supervisor training.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED SKILLS
Some knowledge and understanding of GIS systems and mapping.
An understanding of Mediterranean ecosystems, familiarity with the Angeles National Forest, or a strong commitment to quickly learn both, and local native plant species.
TYPE OF POSITION:
Part-time, unpaid internship, minimum 4 month commitment and 20 hours (flex) per week.