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. Part of TreePeople's strategic vision is to reach a critical mass of Angelenos and support them transform their landscapes….creating a climate resilient Los Angeles.
Director of Sustainable Solutions
As part of a new team that is training and supporting Angelenos to transform their landscapes to be climate-resilient, The Community Education Manager is responsible for coordinating and leading landscape transformation workshops and events (rainwater harvesting, native plants, turf reduction and others) throughout the Los Angeles area and at TreePeople headquarters. They will support a variety of Sustainable Solutions program objectives including but not limited to: evolving training and support practices to achieve maximum impact, building community relationships, strengthening partnerships and researching and organizing information regarding sustainable landscape practices. They will support communities in using Project Toolkits and other TreePeople educational resources and work in conjunction with the Mayor's "Save the Drop" water conservation campaign. They will also create and support customer service relationships with landscape workshop and rain barrel 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, continually refining for maximum impact.
Manage and support community leaders using Project Toolkits
Supporting community event
Logistical work coordinating with product suppliers (rain barrels, etc.)
Support neighborhood-lead projects of as part of Mayor's "Save the Drop campaign" (85 project leads and 100 community workshops leads)
Serve as advisors/speakers at community events
Build community relationships to create workshop and project opportunities in LA area.
Handle inquiries regarding workshops and distributions.
Working with Sustainable Solutions Senior Manager to measure impact and efficacy of programmatic offerings
Maintain a calendar of events and coordinate with other staff.
Assist with publicity and promotion of workshops and events.
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.
Experience teaching adults and/or public speaking.
Proven project management skills.
Experience in community organizing.
Knowledge of native plants, sustainable landscape design, irrigation efficiency, grey water and/or rainwater harvesting.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Excellent speaking and writing skills.
Exemplary organizational skills with strict attention to detail.
Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word; familiarity with Salesforce a plus.
Excellent "people skills".
Bilingual (English-Spanish) a plus.
Flexible work schedule as 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!
Full Time Position with competitive benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and salary history to Jodi Toubes, Director of HR and Administration at email@example.com. TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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
TreePeople's Forestry Programs inspire, train, and support the residents of the greater Los Angeles area as they implement community-based tree planting and tree care projects where they live, learn, work or play, thereby achieving the Forestry Department goal of 25% canopy coverage.
The Forest Aid: Angeles Coordinator works directly with the Forest Aid: Angeles Manager and the USFS to manage and support volunteer based projects in the Angeles National Forest including tree plantings and tree care events through TreePeople's Mountain Forestry Program.
Forest Aid: Angeles Manager, Forestry
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Help organize, manage and facilitate restoration, planting and care events.
Monitor the progress at restoration sites, and maintain records of all events, including site concerns, site care issues, and regular visitation schedules
Communicate with TreePeople's partner, USFS / Angeles National Forest, to identify, implement, survey and track restoration projects in the Angeles National Forest, and ensure partner's needs and expectations are met.
Support the participation of volunteers in restoration projects including supervisor training, project prep and follow-up work.
Assure projects are consistent with TreePeople's mission, working closely with Forestry Senior Manager and Forestry Education Manager to ensure success.
SECONDARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Support Forestry Department operations as needed, including project prep, event support and follow-up.
Represent TreePeople at meetings and other gatherings.
Participate in TreePeople's fundraising, marketing, membership and volunteer events as needed.
Assist Education staff as needed at events, workshops and trainings.
Residency near and/or strong familiarity with the Angeles National Forest and the communities in the surrounding area.
Sincere interest in the environment and the future of Southern California's wilderness areas.
Must exemplify safe work practices
Ability to do physical labor, including moving trees and loading and unloading heavy tools onto trucks, and the ability to hike off-trail on mountainsides.
Valid California driver's license and clean driving record.
Available to work Wednesdays through Sundays.
Experience in volunteer organizing and project logistics.
*TreePeople is an equal opportunity employer
Position set to run from now through end of 2015. Salary $15 per hour, 30 hours per week 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.