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 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. TreePeople unites with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure region at homes, neighborhoods, schools and in the local mountains.

We are seeking a Billing Accountant to assist the Operations department. The ideal candidate is a team player and is familiar with the non-profit grant/program funding process. This position will be responsible for conducting grant invoicing and monitoring grant transactions to ensure contract compliance.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Obtain invoices and assign appropriate billing codes for correct reporting and payment.
  • Prepare contract invoices, and backup documentation, monitor grant expenditures and work with program staff on maximizing grant use.
  • Maintain reports for the grant billing process and prepare grant and contract invoices on a timely basis.
  • Monitor budget modification timelines and assists in the preparation of budget modifications and submissions to funders as necessary.
  • Communicate with fiscal contacts at funding sources for information needed and problem resolution.
  • Maintain balance sheet detail and reconciliations for grants receivable and grants revenue on an ongoing basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 3+ years of grant or insurance billing experience.
  • Proficient in using MS Office (Excel).
  • Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred but not required.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a detail-oriented problem solver.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Adherence to deadlines while communicating and coordinating with Leadership and Vendors.
  • Receptive to department changes and a fast learner.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

SALARY DESCRIPTION:

$25.00 - $30.00 per hour

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

Please apply here →

* 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. TreePeople unites with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure region at homes, neighborhoods, schools, and in the local mountains.

Treepeople is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated School Greening Education Coordinator to spearhead the launch and execution of our School Greening Education program across Los Angeles. This individual will oversee logistics, curriculum development, and community engagement and lead hands-on projects that instill a deep understanding of nature-based climate solutions in students and communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate the launch and implementation of the School Greening (SG) Education curriculum in the greater Los Angeles area to emphasize the importance of nature-based climate solutions in communities and schools.
  • Coordinate day-to-day logistics of the School Greening Education program including timelines, deadlines, Salesforce updates, budgets, and correspondence with other TreePeople teams.
  • Support and assist in design of and implementation of Teacher Professional Development Workshops.
  • Schedule and coordinate lessons with each School Greening school: call principals, coordinate schedules, schedule meetings with teachers, and ensure that each School Greening school receives lessons.
    Implement in-school lessons on campuses by teaching hands-on environmental service learning projects for students.
  • Maintain and update the School Greening Education curriculum content before, during, and after the completion of green infrastructure improvements.
  • Support environmental education activities for students, after-school family workshops, and volunteer school greening plantings to keep the community informed and involved.
  • Constantly evaluate lessons for cultural relevance, diversity, and sensitivity to promote an equitable learning environment and assess impact of implemented changes on promoting equity and diversity.
  • Support Senior Manager of Youth Leadership to ensure daily and overall School Greening educational contract tasks and deliverables are completed.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Highly-organized, strong work-ethic, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick-learner.
  • Experience implementing environmental education lessons in-classrooms grades TK--12.
  • Experience working with students in and around school gardens, native plants, rain gardens, learning gardens etc. and familiar with the impacts of urban development and green solutions.
  • Familiar with and interested in local climate, water resilience and environmental issues impacting diverse communities throughout Los Angeles County.
  • Knowledge of environmental, equity and education issues, especially urban water and/or green infrastructure issues in Los Angeles County and engaging local communities.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills: engaging, listening, negotiating, public speaking, and writing.
  • High computer literacy, including familiarity with Salesforce, Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Asana and other internet-based programs.
  • Highest ethical standards for complying with all contractual and legal obligations, both as an individual and as a manager leading a team, to uphold TreePeople's good faith and community commitment.
    Spanish fluency is a plus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • While performing the duties of this job, this position requires standing, walking, driving and the ability to lift 15 pounds.
  • Must have reliable transportation to be able to fulfill these requirements.
  • TreePeople is an equal opportunity employer.

SALARY DESCRIPTION:

$21.00 - $24.00 per hour

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.

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 have held and will continue to hold a critical role in combating climate change and environmental injustice. TreePeople is determined to engage, empower and support millions of young people to take action to build healthy and equitable communities.

TreePeople is seeking an energetic, environment passionate Youth Leadership Coordinator familiar with Los Angeles County, specifically in the south and central region, to join our team. This program focuses on inspiring, engaging, training and supporting students in grades 6 - 12 to become leaders in their communities and agents for climate resilience and change. The ideal candidate must be a community-oriented individual who is adept at mobilizing and prioritizing the needs of students and teachers 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.

Generation Earth (GE) is the largest Secondary Student Environmental Education Program in the county, Generation Earth (GE) is TreePeople’s Environmental Service Learning program that catalyzes student environmental improvement projects in schools in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. For over 25 years, TreePeople has implemented the GE program, serving approximately 15,000 middle and high school students across Los Angeles County annually.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recruit, engage and support students around Los Angeles to participate in Environmental Education Curriculum in and out of the classroom: to promote sustainability in their schools and communities through the Generation Earth contract.
  • Provide resources and tools to teachers across Los Angeles County to empower students to become environmental stewards.
  • Develop, implement and lead 3 teacher workshops and support 6 additional workshops per year.
  • Assist in development and implementation of large-scale events such as the Youth Summit and Summer Institute.
  • Assist individual youth leaders to connect with GE and TreePeople opportunities and take on leadership roles in improving the environment and addressing climate change and eco-anxiety in their community.
  • Support and facilitate the creation of GE EcoClubs in schools, including guiding the election and project selection processes. Maintain eco-clubs through on-going support.
  • 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.
  • Assist in administering evaluation instruments and collecting assessment data.
  • Track and report on projects and program data on a daily, weekly and monthly basis in SalesForce with timely and accurate input.
  • Write and produce high-caliber and professional memorandums, correspondence and reports.
  • Initiate, coordinate and implement a minimum of 10 presentations, service learning projects and/or field trips per month.
  • Create new content for in-class presentations and service learning projects on waste, water and forestry topics.
  • Represent TreePeople in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Maintain annual professional development goals.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in working with schools and children (12-18 years of age) on environmental projects.
  • Experience in planning and executing environmental education service-learning projects with school groups in and out of the classroom.
  • Familiarity with and ability to drive to and from the Central and South Central region of Los Angeles County.
  • Knowledge of environmental, equity and education issues especially urban water and/or green-infrastructure issues in Los Angeles County and engaging local communities.
  • Understanding of ecological systems and awareness of current environmental issues, including impacts of urban development and green solutions.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Highest ethical standards for complying with all contractual and legal obligations, both as an individual and as a manager leading a team, to uphold TreePeople's good faith and community commitment.
  • Experience with intermediate to expert knowledge of Microsoft, SalesForce and Google Suites tools and applications, preferred.

SALARY DESCRIPTION:

$22.00 - $25.00 per hour

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

Please apply here →

* 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!

POSITION LOCATION:

Beverly Hills, California (Mountain Team) & El Monte, California (Urban Team)

TERM OF SERVICE:

Full-time; serve 1700+ hours from September 16, 2024 - August 14, 2025

TIME COMMITMENT:

Serve 40 hours per week, with Urban Forestry Team hours Tuesday — Saturday, approximately 7:00am - 4:00pm and Mountain Forestry Team hours Wednesday — Saturday approximately 6:30am - 5:00pm

ABOUT CALIFORNIA CLIMATE ACTION CORPS (CCAC):

California Climate Action Corps (CCAC) is a Governorʼs initiative national service program led by California Volunteers, Office of the Governor and implemented by Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) dedicated to advancing climate actions that engage community members, cultivate change, and leave a lasting impact.

CCAC is part of a larger statewide initiative to address the climate crisis by placing emerging leaders with public agencies, nonprofits, tribal communities, and educational institutions to mobilize communities through volunteer engagement, climate action, and education service projects focused on urban greening, organic waste and edible food recovery, and wildfire resiliency.

Selected Fellows will serve 1700+ hours as AmeriCorps members over approximately eleven months, supporting community volunteer engagement, climate action, or education projects in vulnerable communities across the state. CCAC meets Californians where they are and provides meaningful opportunities for everyone to take climate action. For more information, please visit: https://www.californiavolunteers.ca.gov/about-california-climate-action-corps

ABOUT HOST PARTNER SITE:

TreePeople, a pioneering nonprofit since 1973, leads the charge in nature-based solutions to Southern California's environmental challenges. Our mission unites communities to cultivate greener, cooler, and more water-secure environments while empowering youth-driven climate action. Specializing in equity-driven initiatives, we focus on environmental education, watershed coordination, urban forestry, wildlands restoration, and policy advocacy to create a sustainable future for all.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

TreePeople, one of California's largest independent environmental organizations, is dedicated to empowering individuals to embrace personal responsibility for nurturing a safe, healthy, enjoyable, and sustainable environment. With a team comprising educators, organizers, foresters, and thousands of trained volunteers, TreePeople leads the charge in mobilizing communities to collaborate towards achieving climate resilience. Over the past 5 decades, TreePeople has engaged more than 3 million individuals in planting and caring for over 3 million trees. Our primary objective is to actively engage and organize communities at the local level, throughout Los Angeles County, and beyond, catalyzing a transformative response to climate change and establishing a replicable global model for climate resiliency. TreePeople is seeking 8 Fellows for 2 teams who are passionate about the environment, urban greening, forestry, climate resilience, and environmental justice, particularly those from the communities we aim to serve. The Urban Forestry Team will be based out of El Monte, CA with projects spanning Los Angeles County, and the Mountain Forestry Team will be based out of Beverly Hills, CA with projects spanning the Angeles National Forest.

Urban Forestry Team duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct post-fire reforestation and habitat restoration efforts in designated areas, removing invasive species and flash fuels to preserve native plant ecosystem in urban environments
  • Identify suitable sites for tree planting initiatives in urban areas, lead tree planting and maintenance activities, and monitor site progress to promote equitable tree canopy coverage

Mountain Forestry Team duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct post-fire reforestation and habitat restoration efforts in designated areas, removing invasive species and flash fuels to preserve native plant ecosystem in the Angeles National Forest
  • Assist with seed collection, treatment, and propagation activities as needed

All Team duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruit, coordinate, and support volunteers to assist with urban tree planting and care events and forest restoration to foster community engagement, raise awareness, and promote environmental stewardship
  • Cultivate relationships with community members through effective communication, volunteer retention efforts, and event participation to encourage community engagement and sustain conservation efforts
  • Track program data and analyze results to quantify climate impact
  • Participation in training not to exceed 20% (340-hours) of total service hours
  • Fellow duties will not include any prohibited or unallowable activities per 45 CFR § 2520.65
  • Fellow duties will not supplant, duplicate, or displace staff as outlined in 45 CFR § 2540.100 (e)-(f)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Live in California by August 16, 2024
  • Must be age 18 or older by September 16, 2024
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful US resident to participate

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience in Volunteer Engagement, Event Coordination, Community Outreach, Environmental Education, Field Experience, Home Hardening/ Defensible Space, Volunteer Management, Environmental Justice/ Equity, Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration, Event Planning, GIS / Mapping, and Data/ Quantitative Analysis. Other valuable contributions include:

  • An interest in climate change mitigation, volunteerism, or public service
  • Experience with outreach, education, training, or community behavior change
  • Fundamental understanding of climate change science, environmental policies in California, and/or environmental priorities
  • Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and speaking skills

BENEFITS OF SERVICE:

Fellows with TreePeople will work on forest health resilience projects in Angeles National Forest and tree canopy equity initiatives in urban areas, gaining skills and hands-on experience in habitat restoration, volunteer coordination, community engagement, and environmental education. Fellows will receive supervision and training from experienced staff members and have the chance to earn certifications such as CPR/First Aid/AED. Other benefits include:

  • Receive up to $33,000 stipend (before taxes) distributed evenly over the 11-month service term
  • Earn up to $10,000 in education awards (before taxes and upon completion of 1700 hours)
  • Participation in 170-340 hours of training and professional development
  • Receive food assistance via CalFresh (for those eligible)
  • Forbearance on existing qualifying student loans and interest payments accrued during the service term
  • Minimum essential healthcare coverage
  • Childcare assistance (for those eligible)

ABOUT BACR:

As the program implementation lead, Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) is responsible for the member's (Fellow's) recruitment and placement at the Host Partner Site listed above. BACR is the Implementing Agency that manages the Fellows' payroll and benefits. We cultivate an environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all employees and National Service members.

We are firmly committed to maintaining an atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. Therefore, we enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances.

Our management team is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this equal opportunity policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during a Fellow's term of service.

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Please note: TreePeople only accepts submissions for positions that are currently open. Unsolicited resumes, or resumes for posted positions that are not submitted via the online application process (where available), will not be reviewed or retained.