Turn your passion for the environment into a career!
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.
TreePeople's 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 results as a model for the world.
TreePeople's On-site Tour Departmentdelivers environmental and sustainability education to over 10,000 people a year at Coldwater Canyon Park - home of TreePeople. This includes students, teachers, and parents on Eco-tours during the week and the general public on Moonlight Walks, Family Tours and Drought Solutions and Native Plant Walks during weekends. The goal of the program is to inspire them to take personal responsibility by creating a more climate resilient city through the planting and care of trees, conserving, capturing and infiltrating water, creating healthy productive soil, and more.
Delivering environmental educational tours to K – 12 students, family groups, and the general public.
Delivering week day Eco-tours, our interactive educational tour for elementary through high school students.
Delivering monthly Moonlight Hikes, for the general public.
Delivering Drought Solutions and Native Plant Walks for the general public.
Delivering monthly Family Tours on Sundays.
Presenting TreePeople's "Dirt Doctor" at select outreach events.
Delivering other educational programs as needed.
Performing some administrative duties and data entry.
Maintaining all equipment, displays and props.
Helping prepare for events in the Conference Center and on the grounds.
Participating in educator and staff gatherings.
Must be committed to environmental sustainability. The ideal candidate possesses a sound grasp of ecology and environmental issues; a basic understanding of effective educational methods; and cross-cultural sensitivity.
Must have experience working with youth, teens and adults
Have flexibility and patience
Experience and/or education in interpretive/environmental education, and/or performing arts
Strong communication skills and comfortable speaking to a group
Spanish speaking a plus
Comfortable and able to work outdoors
Organized and detail oriented
Experience with administrative work
Senior Manager, On-site Tours Compensation: part time (20-25 hours per week) with benefits, seasonal position (September through June).
Email cover letter, resume, salary history to: Jodi Toubes Director, Human Resources & Administration TreePeople JToubes@TreePeople.org
TreePeople works to ensure we have enough tree canopy, healthy soil, and locally-sourced water for a climate-resilient Los Angeles. We do this by working at both the policy level and the grassroots community level to create unstoppable momentum for change. Over the past 20 years, we have led the facilitation, planning, funding and implementation of numerous multipurpose watershed projects.
TreePeople's track record makes us one of LA's most trusted organizations working on smart, sustainable management of our urban ecosystem. Today, TreePeople's Policy Department is focused on two key initiatives: A "Water Resilience Initiative" and a "Collaborative Governance Initiative". Aspects include:
Facilitating unprecedented collaboration among the leaders of LA's water agencies;
Advising local, regional, and state policymakers on smart responses to California's drought;
Facilitating LA City's first Stormwater Capture Master Plan; and
Translating best practices from Australia's water system and policies to influence Los Angeles' drought response and long-term climate resilience planning.
Director of Policy
TreePeople is seeking a Policy Coordinator to join our Policy team. We're looking for a motivated and passionate candidate who is eager to help create laws and policies to transform Los Angeles into a climate and water resilient region. The Policy Coordinator must have the ability to understand the long-term planning that policy work requires, while focusing on the day-to-day steps to see these changes through. The Policy Coordinator will be responsible for tracking and engaging in multiple opportunities to create change in the region, and helping to educate key policymakers on the best ways to increase the region's local water supply and protect its urban forest.
Support the Director of Policy and the Policy team in implementing TreePeople's policy initiatives at the local, state and federal levels, to further TreePeople's Strategic Vision and objectives.
Actively research and track local, state, and federal policies, laws, and practices related to TreePeople's issues. This includes research into leading models in other progressive cities to help create policy concepts for this region.
Write and edit policy briefs, reports, and other material as necessary.
Represent TreePeople in key stakeholder groups focused on the creation of new regulations, guidelines and/or laws relating to local water supply and/or urban forestry issues. This may include testifying on such issues.
Facilitate and support the process of helping local public leaders to consider and adopt policy positions.
Support the Policy Director in managing day-to-day logistics for specific policy projects, including scheduling meetings, tracking timelines, and working with key partners to successfully complete projects.
Analyze and monitor policy initiatives developed by other organizations, coalitions or legislators and engage as appropriate.
BA in environmental policy, public policy, public affairs, or urban planning.
Demonstrated interest and passion in environmental policy.
Ease creating spreadsheets, charts, graphs and fact sheets to communicate data in a clear and effective way.
Knowledge of Los Angeles-based governmental agencies and community-based organizations.
Strong public speaking, writing, communication, and organization skills, with attention to detail a must.
TreePeople is an equal opportunity employer Full time with benefits Salary commensurate with experience To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Jodi Toubes, Director of Human Resources & Administration, JToubes@TreePeople.org
Are you interested in learning about one of LA's premier environmental nonprofits?
TreePeople staff works with interns to give them a leg-up in the environmental field and specialized training across our departments' specialities. Come join us and help green our city!
TreePeople's mission is to inspire the people of Los Angeles 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 headquarters are located in Coldwater Canyon Park between the Los Angeles basin and the San Fernando Valley.
The Environmental Education Intern will support TreePeople's Education department. They will research greening policies in schools across Los Angeles County and think critically to help develop a system to organize that information. The intern will also be responsible for managing data related to how kindergarten, middle, and high schools engage with TreePeople programs. This will be recorded through Salesforce, the leading customer relationship management software for nonprofits. Training will be provided. These efforts support long term strategic and sustainability planning. Experience with internet research, data entry, Microsoft Excel, and attention to detail is essential.
Senior Manager of School Greening
Develop a system to organize information related to school greening policies in Los Angeles County
Conduct online research about school greening policies
Organize and maintain existing database records
Enter school and teacher data into Salesforce
Clear written and verbal communicator with strong attention to detail ( confident phone skills a must )
Familiar with Google Docs and Microsoft Office Suite
Able to take direction and work independently
Experience working with data organization (helpful but not required)
TYPE OF POSITION
Part-time, unpaid internship. School credit available. 10 – 20 hours (flexible) per week. Length of internship is ideally 3 – 4 months, but can be customized to the candidate's and organization's interests. 3 months minimum commitment required.
Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Peter Roquemore at email@example.com. No phone calls please.