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 works to ensure we have sufficient tree canopy, healthy soil and locally-sourced water for a climate-resilient Los Angeles.
The Sustainable Solutions Department works closely with other TreePeople departments to develop programs and projects that educate and inspire Angelenos to take personal responsibility for the environment. We do this through workshops, production of educational materials and various events that bring sustainable landscape solutions directly to the public. We work from the premise that if solutions are made easy and economical, then Angelenos will embrace these practices---bringing them into their homes and communities.
Director of Sustainable Solutions
The Community Education Manager is responsible for coordinating and leading workshops throughout the Los Angeles area and at TreePeople headquarters---specifically teaching TreePeople's public education curriculum to empower Angelenos to take action at their homes and communities. They will support a variety of Sustainable Solutions program objectives including but not limited to: building community relationships, strengthening of existing partnerships and researching and organizing information regarding sustainable landscape practices. They will also create and support customer service relationships with workshop and distribution attendees. Additionally, they will assist with and/or attend other TreePeople projects and events in accordance with the organization's mission and strategic objectives.
Lead and teach public education workshops.
Build community relationships to create workshop opportunities in LA area.
Handle inquiries regarding workshops and distributions.
Maintain a calendar of events and coordinate with other staff.
Attend events on weekends and evenings.
Manage materials for workshops and update as needed.
Assist with researching and organizing information regarding rainwater harvesting, native plants, efficient irrigation systems and other sustainable landscape practices.
Handle basic customer service issues for workshop and distribution attendees.
Develop and maintain event and participant databases (via Salesforce) in conjunction with Sustainable Solutions Director and Event Registrar.
Perform other duties as required.
Dedication to the environment.
Willingness and ability to adjust to changing priorities.
Able to take the initiative to identify and act on problems and lead by example.
Maintain constructive relationships and demonstrate respect for everyone.
Able to work as part of a team, actively promoting and gaining cooperation from others.
Excellent speaking and writing skills.
Experience in community organizing.
Proven project management skills.
Knowledge of (a plus) or willingness to learn about native plants, sustainable landscape design, irrigation efficiency and rain water harvesting.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Exemplary organizational skills with strict attention to detail.
Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word; familiarity with Salesforce a plus.
Excellent "people skills".
Proficient in foreign languages preferred.
Flexible work scheduleas some weekend and evening work will be required.
Current valid California driver's license and ability to lift 25 lbs.
Flexible team player…sense of humor a plus!
TreePeople is an equal opportunity employer
Compensation: Full Time Position with competitive benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. Application: Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and salary history to Jodi Toubes, Director of HR and Administration at email@example.com.
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, work and play.
Our work is in the neighborhoods, schools, communities and mountains of the greater Los Angeles area. Our main headquarters are located in Coldwater Canyon Park between the Los Angeles basin and the San Fernando Valley.
Director of Park Operations
Multi-faceted support of Director of Park Operations in general operation of our grounds, facilities and infrastructure.
Basic electrical, plumbing, phone system and HV/AC maintenance
Basic mechanical repairs
Coordinate work of outside vendors & service providers
Supervise vehicle maintenance
Maintain Park Ops supply & tool inventory
Take emergency maintenance calls after hours & weekends as needed.
Supervision of Park Assistants as needed – some scheduling & prioritizing.
Assist Director of Park Operations on select park improvement projects.
Support general trail and grounds maintenance as needed.
Must be detail oriented and able to organize well
Self-starter able to diagnose problems and develop solutions
Flexible team player
Enjoy working outdoors with nature
General tool knowledge & experience
Light construction experience a plus
Current valid California driver's license
Available for occasional weekend and evening work
Ability to interact positively with public & volunteers
Understanding of "sustainable/green design" concepts
Full time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Insurance benefits, vacation, sick, and holiday pay.
To apply: Email cover letter and resume (including salary history) to:
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 water planning.
TreePeople is seeking a Senior Manager to join our policy team. We're looking for a leader who is passionate about transforming Los Angeles into a climate and water-resilient region. The Senior Manager must be eager to create significant policy changes requiring long-term planning and commitment, yet sufficiently focused and detail-oriented to master the day-to-day steps required to see these changes through. The Senior Manager will be responsible for helping to create laws, policies and incentives to significantly increase the region's local water supply, with a focus on distributed stormwater capture. The candidate must be motivated, articulate and an independent problem solver. Candidates must have professional experience in environmental policy, with experience in water policy, stormwater management, green infrastructure and interagency governance preferred.
Reporting to the Director of Policy, the Senior Manager is responsible for implementing TreePeople's Policy agenda, including performing policy research, managing policy projects, and maintaining relationships to ensure, enable and accelerate the implementation and success of TreePeople's Strategic Vision.
Work with the Director of Policy to implement TreePeople's policy initiatives at the local, state and federal levels to further TreePeople's Strategic Vision and objectives.
Actively research and critically analyze policies, laws and practices related to TreePeople's Strategic Vision to inform TreePeople's policy efforts. Provide written or verbal comments to relevant agencies as appropriate.
Represent TreePeople at public meetings and stakeholder groups, advocating for progressive policies and laws to support increasing our local water supply and creating collaborative governance structures.
Write policy briefs, reports, advocacy and communications materials as necessary.
Create and maintain relationships with policymakers and their staff to facilitate their understanding and support for key policy positions.
Manage day-to-day logistics for policy projects, including developing strategy, 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.
Strong professional and educational background in public policy, with a focus on environmental and/or water policy. Advanced degree in a related field preferred.
Knowledge of Los Angeles-based governmental agencies and community-based organizations.
Excellent public speaking, writing, communication and organizational skills.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, as well as work on multiple projects at once.
Ability to communicate complicated data in a clear and effective way through reports, charts and other written means.
*TreePeople is an equal opportunity employer
To apply send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:
Director of Human Resources & Administration
TreePeople works to ensure we have sufficient 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 momentum for change. Over the past 20 years, we have led the facilitation, planning, funding and implementation of numerous multipurpose watershed projects.
The Research Department works closely with other TreePeople departments to develop projects and programs that restore natural functions to the urban environment. To support this work, we conduct research and test nature-inspired urban ecosystems practices designed to transform conventional urban land uses and conserve resources. These practices include physical changes to the urban ecosystem, as well as social approaches that support fostering sustainable behavior. We collaborate with local infrastructure agencies, policymakers, research entities and community groups and provide assistance in planning and implementation of programs, demonstration sites and large-scale retrofits that incorporate these practices.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide technical expertise and guidance in the development, review, implementation and monitoring of best management practices for urban ecosystem management, with a special focus on stormwater management and rainwater harvesting (including infiltration and capture practices such as swales, retention basins and cisterns).
Work with government agencies, nonprofit and community partners, and other interested parties to plan, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate urban watershed best management projects, policies and practices.
Conduct applied research and analysis on urban ecosystem management practices, with a special focus on water supply, use and management.
Represent TreePeople at stakeholder meetings and in negotiations to advocate for best practices that help achieve TreePeople's strategic vision as informed by our research.
Support, and where appropriate, oversee TreePeople projects, programs and initiatives, ranging from research to practical projects such as implementation of retrofits.
Monitor performance of and suggest enhancements to existing TreePeople and partner demonstration sites.
Provide formal written and oral comments and guidance on existing and emerging watershed best management guidelines, plans, policies and designs.
Respond to inquiries for technical assistance in the development of plans and projects.
Facilitate and conduct meetings and presentations on TreePeople programs and watershed best management projects and practices.
Work with other departments, including TreePeople's Education, Policy and Forestry departments, to create education and outreach materials on watershed best management practices.
Teach at TreePeople workshops and trainings and support special events (occasional weekend work may be required).
Work in highly collaborative internal teams to lend expertise to further the organization's mission and vision.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:
B.S. or B.A degree in an applied field such as environmental engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, watershed management or natural resource management; master's degree a plus.
Minimum 2 years of work experience in landscape design, watershed management, environmental engineering, urban planning, urban design or related field.
Technical experience in design, operation and maintenance of watershed best management practices; implementation or construction knowledge.