Jobs & Internships

Jobs & Internships

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.

Jobs

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 is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking a Community Forestry Associate to join our Community Forestry team. This program engages, inspires, and supports residents to take environmental action in their communities. This position will support the Urban Forestry Team tree planting and maintenance efforts within communities within the Los Angeles area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support organizing community planting and tree care events with local volunteers.
  • Plant 15-gallon street trees and driving a truck/water tank to water those trees on a regular basis.
  • Assist with community workshops and volunteer-led events, attend site visits, and help manage and maintain TreePeople’s tool inventory.
  • Maintain communication with community volunteers to carry out necessary tree care until the community is self-sustaining in the stewardship of their trees.
  • Gather, monitor and track data of tree plantings through GPS and site maps to comply with funding reporting and to ensure successful implementation of tree maintenance plans.
  • Participate and represent TreePeople at meetings, fundraising, marketing, membership and volunteer events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick-learner.
  • Literate and interested in local climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities throughout Southern California.
  • Spanish fluency is highly 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.
  • Knowledge of or resides in one of the following communities: Huntington Park, Cudahy, South Gate, Lynwood, Watts or in surrounding cities is strongly desired.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking a part time (20 hours per week) Eco Educator, for our On-Site Tour Department that delivers environmental and sustainability education, family tours, and moonlight hikes at Coldwater Canyon Park, the home and headquarters of TreePeople. The goal of the program is to inspire people, especially youth, to connect and create a more climate resilient city through the planting and care of trees, conserving, capturing and infiltrating water, creating healthy, productive soil and more.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the department and our Eco-Tours program for elementary through high school students as well as moonlight hikes, family tours and other events.
  • Perform routine administrative tasks for on-site and virtual tours, including data entry, sign in sheets, processing payments, email inquiries and visitor requests.
  • Act as the liaison between parents, teachers and the public.
  • Assist in delivering other educational programs as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining all equipment, displays and props.
  • Participate in educator and staff gatherings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and daily tasks and adjust as needed; project management skills such as accountability, time management, prioritizing tasks, and meeting high-pressure deadlines.
  • High-level of familiarity with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and other internet-based programs.
  • Experience and/or education in interpretive/environmental education, and/or performing arts is a plus.
  • Flexible, patient, organized, and detail oriented.
  • Strong communication skills that include professional writing, public speaking, and intra-personal communication.
  • Comfortable and able to work outdoors, walk on hiking (up and down hill) trails, stand for long periods of times (as a presenter) and ability to lift 15 pounds.
  • Knowledge and usage of Salesforce Software platform is a plus.
  • Experience working with youth, teens and adults is a plus.
  • Able to work flexible shifts that may include evenings and weekends.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.
  • Have a love and commitment to the environment.

This position offers a salary of $17-$19 per hour.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

TreePeople has been awarded a contract for Project Development for the Disadvantage Community and Tribal Involvement Program (locally referred as WaterTalks) in the greater Los Angeles and upper Santa Clara River areas.  This program provides outreach and engagement to select communities and is in the process of completing a tribal strength and needs assessment that will help to identify water related issues such as water quality and quantity, stormwater management, flooding, wastewater and water pricing.

We are seeking an Engineer/Designer to join our Water Equity Programs team.   This position will assist the team by providing technical water concepts, proposals and education through December 2022.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop 1-5 project concepts (10% design completion) for submittal to one or more funding sources (i.e. project configuration, capture area, diversion, site conditions/constraints, O&M considerations, water quality/supply calculations).
  • Provide day-to-day management of two outside contractors who will assist in developing project concepts as well as fuller designs (up to 30% completion).
  • Assist staff to develop research project concepts and proposals.
  • Prepare funding proposals for project concepts, especially descriptions and calculations of technical elements of the project.
  • Participate in Community Outreach and Engagement to discern project concepts appropriate to community need and statutory and technical requirements of the SCWP.
  • Assist with education tasks of the program by preparing graphic designs/renderings of projects, technical and regulatory elements and language in materials, curriculum and delivery to multiple audiences for basic understanding of technical aspects of the project to share with their constituents and to build their internal capacity around water issues.
  • Support other TreePeople education efforts by contributing technical/regulatory elements and language for materials and curriculum.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in civil engineering or landscape architecture is highly desired.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in civil/landscape engineering, landscape architecture or related fields.
  • Knowledge and experience with green infrastructure and nature based solutions is a must.
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented, strong work ethic, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience in conceptualizing, developing and presenting project concepts (10% design completion); especially those that can apply watershed/integrated approaches to developing multi-benefit, stormwater and urban runoff capture projects/programs.
  • Experience working with community members, their representative and advocates to assess their needs and strengths.
  • Experience preparing cost estimates for project concepts.
  • Experience working and communicating with project engineers and related technical staff at public agencies and private firms and translate (in relatable terms) for staff and other interested parties.
  • Successful working relationships with diverse public agencies in the Los Angeles and Santa Clara areas.
  • Ability to work with flexibility in teams and independently toward completion deadlines.
  • Knowledge of and experience with local water quality regulations, current local and regional plans, planning processes, and resources related, such as Integrated Regional Water Management; LA County Safe, Clean Water Program; LA River Revitalization, LA and SG River Master Plans, Regional Watershed Management Programs and Enhanced Watershed Management Programs and Green infrastructure and Nature-Based Solutions.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, GIS and/or other project design software.
  • This position does require travel to various sites in the greater Los Angeles and Upper Santa Clara areas.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking a Systems Administrator that specializes in the Salesforce platform to join our I.T. team. In this position, you will work closely with management, staff, and subject matter experts to support day-to-day configuration, maintenance, and improvement of our Salesforce platform and related integrations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as primary administrator for our Salesforce.com NPSP environment with 60+ users, as well as other Salesforce-integrated software
  • Handle all basic administrative functions including user account maintenance, reports and dashboards, workflows, duplicate management, and other routine tasks
  • Manage the integration of third-party software / systems into Salesforce (ex: Sage Intacct, Conga, Pardot, Volunteers app, FormAssembly, NationBuilder, company website, etc.)
  • Complete regular internal system audits and prepare for upgrades
  • Coordinate the evaluation, scope, and completion of new development requests
  • Work with our leadership team to establish suitable processes to support administrative, development, and management activities
  • Assist in the training of new users, create documentation for departmental processes, and grow the Salesforce.com skill set across the organization
  • Effectively act as the liaison between our users, vendors, and related application development teams
  • Troubleshoot and work with end-users to ensure the applications meet their needs and keeps pace with changes in the organization
  • Lead the identification and implementation of new Salesforce features and functionality to increase adoption and automation
  • Work independently with members of the user community to define and document development requirements
  • Manage daily support and maintenance of internal Salesforce instance, and conduct long-term improvement operations to ensure compatibility with evolving mission requirements
  • Work to provide solutions to challenges as they arise
  • Other duties to support the I.T. department, as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in Salesforce Administration and hands-on I.T. end-user troubleshooting experience
  • Certified Salesforce Administrator credential required
  • Experience integrating/connecting third party software (finance, contract management, marketing, or community support with Salesforce, is a plus
  • At least 5 years of I.T. experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Customer-centric approach – not all users are technology experts
  • Excellent troubleshooting and resolution skills
  • Strong understanding of Salesforce software best practices, functionality, configuration and integration with other software platforms
  • Ability to design and implement new processes and determine best Salesforce automation tools

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking a Tree Care Assistant to join our Urban Forestry team. This individual will support the maintenance of recently planted trees in parks and on streets in the communities of Downey, Commerce, Santa Fe Spring and La Mirada.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Uphold TreePeople high quality standards in tree care and positive community relations.
  • Follow safe practices and supervisor guidance while conducting tree care.
  • Maintain good public relations through the effective accomplishment of assigned work and the appropriate behavior.
  • Work well with other staff.
  • Cooperate with the public, police, and fire departments if blocking street or driveway
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  • Valid CA Driver’s license, clean driving record, and proof of insurance is required to perform job-related essential functions.
  • Requires frequent heavy lifting over 50 lbs. overhead, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces, and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity. Must be able to carry 5-gallon water buckets and able to load and unload 15-gallon trees onto and off a truck.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends.
  • Knowledge of or resides in one of the following communities: Downey, Commerce, Santa Fe Spring and La Mirada or in surrounding cities is a plus.

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

Please apply here →

* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

TreePeople has been awarded a contract for Project Development for the Disadvantage Community and Tribal Involvement Program (locally referred as WaterTalks) in the greater Los Angeles and upper Santa Clara River areas.  This program provides outreach and engagement to select communities and is in the process of completing a tribal strength and needs assessment that will help to identify water related issues such as water quality and quantity, stormwater management, flooding, wastewater and water pricing.

We are seeking a Tribal Engagement Coordinator to join our Water Equity Programs team.   This position will work closely with the Project Manager to organize and support the project by working with and organizing tribal community members to identify water needs of the communities and deliver training and education of the program to the community for the period of October 2021 through December 2022.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage tribal communities in watershed assessment, planning, project design and project advocacy.
  • Provide knowledge and/or research tailored to tribal communities, particularly in urban water-related topics such as drinking water, sanitation, stormwater management, flood control, consumer cost and access to water for cultural and ceremonial uses.
  • Participate in development and delivery of tribal involvement training curriculum for audiences that include community-based organizations and public agencies.
  • Support the WaterTalks leadership group by providing guidance, training, and education to support ground truthing of the Needs Assessment and project development.
  • Provide administration on public-funded programs and contracts as assigned, including support for procurement and subcontracting, ongoing reporting and close-out, meeting key dates and deadlines, and record-keeping.
  • Store and maintain contract records in an electronic data management system.
  • Serve as a link between assigned programs and finance department on fiscal-related matters including but not limited to contract invoicing and collections, and subcontractor and vendor invoices and payment.
  • Participate in meetings, coordinate program input, write and review briefs to prepare organizational staff and Leadership for tribal community meetings and events.
  • Provide support in general community engagement efforts as needed.
  • Aid in development and design of new tribal community engagement programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in supporting and working with Los Angeles tribal communities, water and urban planning and infrastructure and working with low-income communities in Los Angeles is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in project management or project administrative support and nonprofit business acumen.
  • Strong relationships within indigenous, tribal communities within the California or Los Angeles region is strongly desired.
  • Solid leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented, strong work ethic, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends.
  • Knowledge of environmental, equity and education issues especially urban water and/or green-infrastructure issues in the Los Angeles region and engaging local communities.
  • Solid presentation skills, including experience presenting at workshops, community and agency meetings.
  • Experience working in team environments, developing relationships and facilitating ongoing dialogue with multiple project partners, including public agencies, municipalities, elected offices, and NGOs.
  • Works independently, handles multiple priorities and tight timelines.
  • Strategic and dedicated approach to complex problem-solving.
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to multiple processes prone to change.
  • Ability to schedule, set up and track multiple-stakeholder meetings.
  • Attention to detail in writing and proofing material, thorough notation of meeting conversations, tracking and managing projects, contracts and grants.

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

Please apply here →

* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

TreePeople has been awarded a contract for Project Development for the Disadvantage Community and Tribal Involvement Program (locally known as WaterTalks)in the greater Los Angeles County and upper Santa Clara River areas. This program provides outreach and engagement to select communities and is in the process of completing a strength and needs assessment that will help to identify water related issues such as water quality and quantity, stormwater management, flooding, wastewater and water pricing.

We are seeking a Community Organizer to join our Water Equity Programs team. This position will work with partners to organize and support the project by providing guidance, training and education to designated communities for the period of October 2021 through December 2022.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In partnership with the Water Equity Program Assistant, manage the WaterTalks leadership group of CBOs providing support, guidance, training, and education to support ground truthing of the Needs Assessment and project development.
  • Work closely with the WaterTalks Project Manager to organize community members, identifying needs and supporting project development (primarily in the Valley, Gateway Cities and Hollywood areas).
  • Coordinate delivery of training and education components of the WaterTalks program with internal staff and project partners, based on curriculum developed by TreePeople that are tailored to the needs of our Leadership Group.
  • Support and participate in development of the training curriculum for community audiences.
  • Provide knowledge and/or research as needed, particularly in urban water-related topics such as drinking water, sanitation, stormwater management, flood control and consumer cost.
  • Provide support in engaging various stakeholders in watershed assessment, planning, project design and project advocacy.
  • In coordination with the Water Equity Program Assistant execute Contract Coordination:  Provide active administration on public-funded programs and contracts as assigned, including support for procurement and subcontracting, ongoing reporting and close-out; meeting key dates and deadlines, and record-keeping.
  • Follow contract-related internal processes, protocols and policies.
  • Store and maintain contract records in an electronic data management system.
  • Serve as a link between assigned programs and finance dept on fiscal-related matters including but not limited to contract invoicing and collections, and subcontractor and vendor invoices and payment.
  • Participate in meetings, coordinate programmatic input and write and review briefs to prepare organizational Leadership for high-profile meetings and events.
  • Establish and maintain high quality interactions and clear and consistent communications across TreePeople’s teams, sub-teams, and partners in the field.
  • Provide support in general community engagement efforts as needed.
  • Aid in development and design of new contract programs, especially community engagement programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Solid leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Aptitude for interacting collaboratively.
  • Experience in supporting and working with low-income communities, water and urban planning and infrastructure and working with low-income communities in Los Angeles is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in project management or project administrative support and nonprofit business acumen.
  • Valid CA Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) strongly preferred.
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented, strong work ethic, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  • Knowledge of environmental, equity and education issues especially urban water and/or green-infrastructure issues in the Los Angeles region and engaging local communities.
  • Solid presentation skills, including experience presenting at workshops, community and agency meetings.
  • Experience working in team environments, developing relationships and facilitating ongoing dialogue with multiple project partners, including public agencies, municipalities, elected offices, and NGOs.
  • Works independently, handles multiple priorities and tight timelines.
  • Strategic and dedicated approach to complex problem-solving.
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to multiple processes prone to change.
  • Ability to schedule, set up and track multiple-stakeholder meetings.
  • Attention to detail in writing and proofing material, thorough notation of meeting conversations, tracking and managing projects, contracts and grants.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

With more than 6.2 million students in California K-12 public schools and over 20% of Los Angeles County’s 10 million residents under the age of 18, young people hold a critical role in changing the world’s response to climate change, inequities and justice. TreePeople is determined to inspire, engage, train and support millions of young people to take action to build healthy and equitable communities.

TreePeople is seeking and energetic, environment passionate Youth Leadership Coordinator to join our youth leadership program team. This program focuses on inspiring, engaging, training and supporting K-12 students to become leaders in their communities, green their school campuses and surrounding communities and become agents for climate resilience. The ideal candidate must be a community-oriented individual who is adept at mobilizing and prioritizing the needs of a community and have a strong commitment to improving the environment through education. This position will work closely with teachers and student groups in classes, on-campus environmental (eco) clubs, after school groups, community groups and with young people who are leaders in their communities or schools. In addition, this position is responsible for implementing current and future requirements for multiple funding sources.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recruit, engage, and support groups of students around Los Angeles County.
  • Support and facilitate the creation of TreePeople EcoClubs in schools, including guiding the election and project selection processes.
  • Assist individual youth leaders to connect with TreePeople opportunities and take on leadership roles in their community.
  • Support student project management, including guiding them through completing administrative and logistical tasks necessary for project completion.
  • Maintain Youth Leadership programs operations through various administrative and creative tasks.
  • Create and maintain relationships (network) with local youth programs, agencies, and the like.
  • Assist in administering evaluation instruments and collecting assessment data.
  • Track and report on projects and program data on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Write and produce high-caliber and professional memorandums, correspondence and reports.
  • Support TreePeople in the development and delivery of special projects, other programs and events.
  • Represent TreePeople in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in working with schools and children (13-18 years of age) on environmental projects in the Greater Los Angeles areas (South LA, Southeast LA, Northeast San Fernando Valley).
  • Background in educational theory and methodology, waste and water issue are a plus.
  • Understanding of ecological systems and awareness of current environmental issues, including impacts of urban development and green solutions is strongly desired.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Solid presentation skills, including experience presenting at workshops, community and agency meetings.
  • Able to perform physical work on a regular basis that includes but is not limited to loading planting tools on trucks, using planting tools lift up to 15 pounds trees as needed.
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented, strong work ethic, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  • Knowledge of environmental, equity and education issues especially urban water and/or green-infrastructure issues in the Los Angeles region and engaging local communities.
  • Works independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to multiple processes prone to change.
  • Ability to visit school sites across the Greater Los Angeles Area on a regular basis. Valid CA Driver’s License, proof of insurance and reliable transportation a must.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) verbal and written strongly preferred.
  • Experience, with intermediate to expert knowledge of Microsoft and Google Suites tools and applications.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit whose mission is to engage, inspire and support people to take personal responsibility for the 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, organizers and foresters as well as thousands of trained volunteers, TreePeople plays a leading role in mobilizing communities to work together to achieve climate resilience. Over the past four decades, TreePeople has engaged more than 3 million people in planting and caring for more than 3 million trees.

AmeriCorps members who join TreePeople will support urban tree planting and care projects in the communities of Lynwood, Watts, Commerce and San Fernando.  Members will also assist with wildfire prevention and forest restoration projects in the Angeles National Forest and the Santa Monica Mountains by focusing on the removal of invasive plant species and the reintroduction of native trees and plants.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plant and care for 15-gallon street trees.
  • Plant and care for native plants and tree seedlings in wildland areas.
  • Remove invasive species and flash fuels from wildland areas.
  • Maintain positive communication with community members to encourage ongoing tree care by residents.
  • Organize, manage and facilitate restoration, planting and care events, and monitor the progress at restoration sites.
  • Work with TreePeople’s partners, USFS / Angeles National Forest, National Park Service, and others to ensure partners’ needs and expectations are met.
  • Support the participation of volunteers in urban tree planting and care events as well as forest restoration events.
  • Support TreePeople’s nursery by participating in seed collection and treatment as well as propagation related activity as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

TreePeople seeks AmeriCorps members that are interested in the environment, urban greening, forestry, climate resilience, and environmental justice. TreePeople would like AmeriCorps members to be from and of the communities we aim to serve in order to use lived experience to better engage communities. Additionally, the following characteristics provide insight into qualifications for this position:

  1. AmeriCorp member applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Applicants must have a GED or a high school diploma.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Those with an Authorization to work in the U.S. or have DACA status unfortunately are not eligible at this time for the program.
  4. Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  5. Highly organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  6. Interest in local climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities and wilderness throughout Southern California.
  7. Comfortable in wilderness areas.
  8. Valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record desired to perform job-related essential functions.
  9. Requires frequent heavy lifting over 40 lbs., often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces.
  10. Must follow safe work practices.
  11. Ability to perform physical labor, including moving trees and loading and unloading heavy tools onto trucks, and the ability to hike off-trail on mountainsides.
  12. Available to work Tuesday through Saturday schedule.
  13. Experience in volunteer organizing and project logistics.
  14. Members you have served less than 3 terms in an Americorps State or National program.
  15. Must commit to the full-service term of November 2021- November 2022 and available for 7.5 hours per day, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

BENEFITS:

AmeriCorps Associates will be eligible for health insurance provided by TreePeople.

After successfully completing your AmeriCorps term of service and enrolling in the National Service Trust, you are eligible to receive an education award totaling $10,000. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans, student loan forbearance, interest payments, and/or to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.  Americorp members may be eligible for student loan forbearance for qualified student loans during their term of service.

Additionally, full-time members may be eligible for childcare assistance. If eligible, a Childcare Allowance will be provided by the official AmeriCorps Child Care provider (GAP Solutions Inc.) directly to the provider.

LIVING ALLOWANCE:

AmeriCorps members will be provided a living allowance for their service. This program will provide a living allowance of $1,425 per month and is subject to income tax withholding. Please note the living allowance payment is a flat amount, is not based upon the number of hours served and will be prorated based upon the member’s start date. Payment will cease when the member’s service ends. Receiving the full living allowance is contingent on participation in the full program.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internships

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!

 

THE ORGANIZATION:

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.

DESCRIPTION:

The Angeles Forest Restoration Program is a wildland restoration effort led 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 to reclaim 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 native species seed collection, nursery work, invasive non-native species removal, seedling planting and maintenance, along with surveying and data collection designed to enhance practices and provide stakeholders with valuable information.

REPORTS TO:

Forest Aid Angeles Manager

DUTIES:

  • Help prepare campaigns of events through site preparation
  • Map areas with GIS information ahead of planting events
  • Collect field data on soil, moisture, and seedling 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.

REQUIRED:

  • Some week AND weekend availability (schedule may be tailored to the individual)
  • Own personal transportation
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Related field experience and or education
  • Complete our Wildland Restoration Supervisor training

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Some knowledge and understanding of GIS systems and mapping
  • Understanding of our mediterranean ecosystem and local native plant species, familiarity with the Angeles National Forest, or a strong commitment to quickly learn both

TYPE OF POSITION:

Part-time, unpaid internship, minimum 4 month commitment and 20 hours (flex) per week. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a cover letter and resume to Luis Rodriguez at: LRodriguez@treepeople.org. No phone calls, please.

Are you interested in working outdoors and need more experience? Want to learn more about our local plant and animal species? Want to fight the climate crisis and contribute to our community?

THE ORGANIZATION:

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of LA to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. We unite with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure city at homes, neighborhoods, schools and in the local mountains. We work with volunteer leaders using our unique Citizen Forester model, and we influence government agencies for a healthy, thriving Los Angeles. Born from the efforts of a teenager over 40 years ago, we have involved more than 3 million people in planting and caring for more than 3 million trees.

In order to support fire mitigation and other habitat restoration projects, TreePeople’s nursery has adopted new Best Management Practices (BMPs) to prevent the spread of destructive Phytophthora pathogens into our wildlands. TreePeople is part of a voluntary nursery evaluation process, and this facility is the second nursery in Los Angeles County qualified to grow native plants for the Forest Service.

DUTIES:

  • Participate in ecological restoration projects, training, fundraising, and outreach events as needed.
  • Learn how to collect, clean, store, and propagate native plant species.
  • Help protect our local ecosystems from non-native, invasive species.
  • Learn about Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Learn how to mix and pasteurize soil.
  • Help monitor TreePeople’s wildlife camera.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Due to the type of work the individual must be at least 18 years old.
  • The individual must have their own transportation to get to the work site.
  • The individual must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds due to the nature of the work.
  • The individual must be able to hike off-trail and on mountainous terrain.
  • Strong critical thinking ability and organizational skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and punctual.
  • Must possess a desire to investigate a range of topics including native and non-native plants, local non-profit and community events/workshops, et cetera.
  • Friendly with good writing skills. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite.
  • Field experience and/or relevant education is highly desired in a candidate but not necessary.

TYPE OF POSITION:

Part-time, unpaid internship. 2 months commitment, 2-3 days per week, approximately 10 hours per week. Minimum 4 hour shifts. Internship can be performed to gain college credit with college approval. Length of internship can be customized to candidate’s and organization’s interest.

For each work day, wear clothing you can get dirty, closed-toed shoes (boots recommended), a hat, water bottle, and a snack/lunch.

Reports to Ecological Restoration and Nursery Manager.

If you are interested please send your resume and introduce yourself to Luis Rodriguez at LRodriguez@treepeople.org