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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.

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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, and 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 an Accounts Payable & Receivable Specialist who is a team player and familiar with the non-profit industry to join our Finance team. This position will be responsible for supporting the department by performing day-to-day and month-to-month accounting functions and performs full cycle accounts receivable duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Process accounts payable and accounts receivable information in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Review and post adjustments to AP.
  • Ensure remitting vendor payments in line with our contract terms.
  • Deposit and record check receipts and credit card payments.
  • Manage, process and code all donations received.
  • Assist team with day-to-day functions.
  • Ensure accurate coding of data into subsidiary systems. · Ensure timely and accurate recording and documentation of credit card purchases.
  • Assist in the processing of standard routine journal entries.
  • Assist in updating standard routine financial supporting schedules.
  • Manage department records (paper and electronic files).
  • Research and resolve vendor discrepancies.
  • Maintain W-9 files and process all 1099 documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associates Degree in Accounting or higher.
  • 2+ years of accounting work experience in a nonprofit environment preferred.
  • Proficient in using QuickBooks, Bill.com, SAGE, and MS Office (Excel) utilizing complex spreadsheets.
  • General knowledge of US GAAP, accounting policies, procedures.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a detail-oriented problem solver.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Adherence to deadlines while communicating and coordinating with Leadership and Vendors.
  • Flexible and fast learner.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

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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 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 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 seek a Community Forestry Foreman to oversee, implement and support the development of a project that provides training and educational activities to advance the careers of individuals in environmental sectors. This position will manage and train a workforce crew to support urban forest expansion projects in the City of El Monte. This project will plant and care for trees through a combination of a workforce crew, youth interns, and volunteers. This position will be responsible for delivering technical training to the workforce crews in order to successfully implement the projects and provide the crews with professional skills in arboriculture, landscaping, natural resource management, and related fields with the support of TreePeople staff.

The Community Forestry Foreman will lead project management-related tasks such as public agency coordination, permitting and sourcing of tree stock, as well as project implementation tasks such as planning and execution of staff tree planting and tree care. The position must ensure accurate tracking and reporting of key metrics, including trees planted and cared for, and the schedule of training activities. In addition, the position will support the organization and execution of volunteer tree planting, care, and distribution events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage crews of individuals conducting urban forestry activities that result in widespread canopy expansion.
  • Develop and implement multiple trainings for workforce program participants in the fields of arboriculture, landscaping, natural resource management, and other related fields.
  • Provide instruction to the workforce development program participants that emphasizes the importance of natural resource management
  • Provide instruction and demonstration of field activities such as site assessment, GPS inventory tracking, tree planting, and tree care.
  • Provide support for workforce development program participants to obtain trade certifications such as the International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist.
  • Interpret technical resources such as best management practices, professional publications, and project specifications into training material understandable for entry-level personnel.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with local community-based organizations, elected officials, public agencies, businesses and other community stakeholders to expand TreePeople’s social and environmental impact.
  • Develop and implement project work plans, including event scheduling, dig alert, tree sourcing and inspection.
  • Manage and maintain vehicle, supply and equipment inventories.
  • Gather, monitor and track data on tree plantings for reporting requirements and to ensure successful implementation of tree maintenance plans.
  • Support contract and funder reporting requirements, including documentation and presentation of project deliverables, including photos and sign-in sheets, preparation of narrative summaries, and GHG calculations.
  • Support community engagement to grow interest in volunteer event opportunities, urban tree canopy expansion and community-led tree care.
  • Support organization and implementation of volunteer events.
  • Participate and represent TreePeople at meetings, fundraising, marketing, membership and volunteer events.
  • Assist efforts across departments that include but are not limited to climate and water resilience, urban heat island mitigation, urban cooling, reforestation, wildland management, and equity.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years of experience with staff supervision, project management and community organizing.
  • Strong foundation of urban forestry principles and best practices, including experience planting and caring for street trees.
  • Highly-organized, strong work-ethic, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick-learner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills: engaging, listening, negotiating, public speaking and writing.
  • Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with local climate and water resilience and environmental issues impacting diverse communities throughout Southern California.
  • Solid computer skills, including email, document and spreadsheet basics.
  • Direct experience with communities in El Monte is preferred.
  • Spanish fluency is preferred.
  • ISA Certified Arborist designation is highly desired. A candidate can be considered qualified if they can demonstrate they will obtain certification within 6 months of hire.
  • GIS and GPS data collection familiarity is preferred.
  • Experience driving stake bed trucks in urban settings.

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work demands physical energy, twisting, safe heavy lifting ability, and hand-to-eye coordination.
  • Uses machines, equipment, and work tools including but not limited to shovels, breaker bars, rakes, brooms, general hand tools, lift gates, water tanks, blowers, augers.
  • Must be able to carry and walk with 50 pounds for at least 50 feet.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds overhead.
  • Must be able to load and unload 15-gallon trees from a stake bed truck.
  • Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day.
  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e., rain, heat, sun, cold.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

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 individuals between the ages of 18-30 who reside in the Riverside or the El Monte areas who are interested in learning more about Community Forestry. This workforce development program engages, inspires, and supports community residents to take environmental action in their communities. In this program, individuals will be provided robust training and development about tree planting, tree care, volunteer coordination, community engagement and data collection in an urban forest environment in order to obtain on the job training and relevant certifications. The opportunity will be a minimum term of two years to support the completion of the tree planting project and other related projects in the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the organization of community tree planting and tree care events with local volunteers.
  • Plant 15-gallon street trees.
  • Drive a truck to transport trees and water trees on a regular basis.
  • Assist with community workshops and volunteer-led events,
  • Utilize and maintain tree data through a web-based inventory.
  • 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 and community events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized, friendly, proactive and a quick learner.
  • 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 will include weekends.
  • Current residency in Riverside, Inland Empire or El Monte areas is preferred

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

**Residents of South/Southeast Los Angeles, CA Strongly Preferred**

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 to hire a South/Southeast Los Angeles resident, preferably who currently resides in and/or grew up in a community of South/Southeast Los Angeles, to join our team as a Community Organizer.

The Community Organizer will lead TreePeople’s community engagement efforts to maintain more than 1,000 recently planted and distributed trees in communities within the South/Southeast Los Angeles area.

This individual will be responsible for making lasting connections with and between community members, community-based organizations, public agencies, churches, schools, parent centers, businesses and other key stakeholders in support of TreePeople’s mission to inspire, engage and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats in South/Southeast Los Angeles and across the region.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead community outreach efforts, recruiting a diverse group of stakeholders that includes but is not limited to residents, community-based organizations, faith-based groups, youth groups, parent centers, neighborhood associations, schools, advocacy groups, businesses, and public officials.
  • Identify key community stakeholders in the project area(s) to leverage TreePeople’s work and establish and maintain relationships in the community.
  • Serve as a community liaison by participating in and representing TreePeople at meetings, fundraising, marketing, membership, volunteer events, etc.
  • Carry out TreePeople’s model for tree planting, tree care and community engagement.
  • Recruit and train community champions to be Community Foresters.
  • Lead community engagement events in which volunteers and organizers physically plant and care for trees.
  • Support volunteer event preparation, helping to load trucks with supplies and tools.
  • Assist other team members at volunteer events, including weekends and some evenings.
  • Network and cultivate relationships with current and new community stakeholders.
  • Maintain and update Spanish bilingual outreach materials for community events and presentations.
  • Conduct tree care activities, such as watering, light pruning, and re-mulching.
  • Integrate into or build coalitions, coordinate activities with coalition partners and recruit coalition members; coordinate the content and logistics for public events and large-scale mobilizations; and connect organizing work with research, public policy, and communications designated campaigns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Community-oriented individual who is able to mobilize and understand the needs of Watts and South/Southeast Los Angeles residents.
  • Possess knowledge of equity, inclusion and cultural competency.
  • Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in project management skills and organizing strategy.
  • Inspiring public speaking and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly-organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills: listening, negotiating, public speaking, and writing.
  • Literate and passionate about local climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities of color.
  • English/Spanish bilingual.
  • Driver’s license and proof of insurance required.
  • Able to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Able to work outside for hours at a time at tree planting and tree care events, which includes physically digging holes, lifting equipment and planting trees, among other activities.

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.

We seek an energetic, passionate, highly-organized Director of Education and Outdoor Equity to oversee the success and delivery of the education and outdoor access programs. This position will supervise program staff, lead strategic team management and program development, delivery, evaluation, improvement, and impact. This role will ensure the program teams are able to execute deliverables in an efficient, effective and timely manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead, in partnership with the CEO, the strategy, vision, and implementation of TreePeople education and outdoor programs to meet the needs of the community.
  • Lead the execution, improvement, and expansion of current and future education and outdoor programs.
  • Devise and implement evaluation strategies to track and review program performance and determine the need for changes or improvements.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that ensure safety and quality of program delivery.
  • Ensure tracking data and metrics across all education and outdoor programs and provide monthly metric reports to CEO.
  • Oversee any internal and external contract/funder budgets, timelines and reporting.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships and partnerships with TreePeople stakeholders, representing TreePeople externally, raising awareness of the needs of those impacted by TreePeople programs and cultivating community relationships to increase involvement and resources.
  • Direct program managers and staff, in areas of recruitment, hiring, discipline training, orientation, and ongoing personal growth and skill improvement opportunities of staff in partnership with the Director of Human Resources. Conduct annual performance reviews and goal setting with program teams.
  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership establishing a culture of inclusion, accountability and impact across all programs and services.
  • Work closely with members of Leadership to ensure program departments are working together across the organization to achieve TreePeople’s mission and goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 5 years of management of programs and program staff experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting.
  • Direct experience in a multi-faceted nonprofit organization or environment-related programs and program development strongly preferred.
  • Experience hiring, managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility and performance.
  • Previous experience working with volunteers strongly preferred.
  • High degree of confidentiality and the ability to use good judgment and discretion in handling confidential and/or sensitive information and materials.
  • Contribute to building positive team spirit and recognize accomplishments of team members; notice tasks that need to be done, ask for and offer help when needed.
  • Excellent written, verbal and listening skills with the ability to effectively represent the agency and interface with staff, board, committee members, volunteers and other internal and external audiences, some public speaking necessary. Interpret and present numerical data and written information effectively.
  • High level of personal and professional integrity, ethics, and customer service; ability to give and receive feedback and to include the appropriate people in decision-making.
  • Ability to use technology to accomplish objectives including but not limited to Google Suite, Salesforce, Microsoft Office products.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong time-management is a must; ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and the flexibility to adjust to changing priorities and workflow.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of the TreePeople team.
  • Must hold a valid California driver's license, show proof of insurance, and clear an employment background check.

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.

We seek a Community Forestry Foreman to oversee, implement and support the development of a project that provides training and educational activities to advance the careers of individuals in environmental sectors. This position will manage and train a workforce crew to support urban forest expansion projects in the City of Riverside. This project will plant and care for approximately 1,000 trees through a combination of a workforce crew, youth interns, and volunteers. This position will be responsible for delivering technical training to the workforce crews in order to successfully implement the projects and provide the crews with professional skills in arboriculture, landscaping, natural resource management, and related fields with the support of TreePeople staff.

The Community Forestry Foreman will lead project management-related tasks such as public agency coordination, permitting and sourcing of tree stock, as well as project implementation tasks such as planning and execution of staff tree planting and tree care. The position must ensure accurate tracking and reporting of key metrics, including trees planted and cared for, and the schedule of training activities. In addition, the position will support the organization and execution of volunteer tree planting, care, and distribution events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage crews of individuals conducting urban forestry activities that result in widespread canopy expansion.
  • Develop and implement multiple trainings for workforce program participants in the fields of arboriculture, landscaping, natural resource management, and other related fields.
  • Provide instruction to the workforce development program participants that emphasizes the importance of natural resource management
  • Provide instruction and demonstration of field activities such as site assessment, GPS inventory tracking, tree planting, and tree care.
  • Provide support for workforce development program participants to obtain trade certifications such as the International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist.
  • Interpret technical resources such as best management practices, professional publications, and project specifications into training material understandable for entry-level personnel.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with local community-based organizations, elected officials, public agencies, businesses and other community stakeholders to expand TreePeople’s social and environmental impact.
  • Develop and implement project work plans, including event scheduling, dig alert, tree sourcing and inspection.
  • Manage and maintain vehicle, supply and equipment inventories.
  • Gather, monitor and track data on tree plantings for reporting requirements and to ensure successful implementation of tree maintenance plans.
  • Support contract and funder reporting requirements, including documentation and presentation of project deliverables, including photos and sign-in sheets, preparation of narrative summaries, and GHG calculations.
  • Support community engagement to grow interest in volunteer event opportunities, urban tree canopy expansion and community-led tree care.
  • Support organization and implementation of volunteer events.
  • Participate and represent TreePeople at meetings, fundraising, marketing, membership and volunteer events.
  • Assist efforts across departments that include but are not limited to climate and water resilience, urban heat island mitigation, urban cooling, reforestation, wildland management, and equity.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years of experience with staff supervision, project management and community organizing.
  • Strong foundation of urban forestry principles and best practices, including experience planting and caring for street trees.
  • Highly-organized, strong work-ethic, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick-learner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills: engaging, listening, negotiating, public speaking and writing.
  • Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with local climate and water resilience and environmental issues impacting diverse communities throughout Southern California.
  • Solid computer skills, including email, document and spreadsheet basics.
  • Direct experience with communities in Riverside County is preferred.
  • Spanish fluency is preferred.
  • ISA Certified Arborist designation is highly desired. A candidate can be considered qualified if they can demonstrate they will obtain certification within 6 months of hire.
  • GIS and GPS data collection familiarity is preferred.
  • Experience driving stake bed trucks in urban settings.

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work demands physical energy, twisting, safe heavy lifting ability, and hand-to-eye coordination.
  • Uses machines, equipment, and work tools including but not limited to shovels, breaker bars, rakes, brooms, general hand tools, lift gates, water tanks, blowers, augers.
  • Must be able to carry and walk with 50 pounds for at least 50 feet.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds overhead.
  • Must be able to load and unload 15-gallon trees from a stake bed truck.
  • Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day.
  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e., rain, heat, sun, cold.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

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.

We seek a Facilities and Construction Manager to oversee and direct construction projects for TreePeople’s new and existing facilities in multiple locations in Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and other surrounding communities. This position will be responsible for all aspects of construction, including permitting, contractor management, scheduling, compliance, and reporting. In addition, they will support identification, acquisition and buildout of new office and yard space as needed to support organizational growth.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that all construction projects are compliant with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Oversee and direct construction projects from design to completion.
  • Ensure all projects are completed within budget and on a timely basis.
  • Coordinate and direct all contractors and subcontractors necessary to complete project implementation.
  • Assist with report, reimbursement requests, contract management, and other facilities responsibilities.
  • Negotiate agreements, draft contracts, and secure all necessary permits.
  • Assess facility needs and identify, acquire and buildout new facilities.
  • Represent TreePeople at public meetings and coordinate public outreach events.
  • Work with staff and contractors to operate and maintain physical structures as well as electrical, plumbing, irrigation, and HVAC systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 3 -5 years’ experience in managing construction and facility projects.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
  • Computer literacy, including experience using fundraising databases, Microsoft Office, Google Suite and online research tools.
  • Self-motivated, ability to manage multiple priorities, attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Excellent project management skill.
  • Strong familiarity with CEQA preferred.
  • Knowledge of building materials, ability to decipher construction details, and detailed understanding of the construction process.
  • Experience in facilities operations and maintenance.
  • Ability to drive as needed of job site visits and meetings, must have a valid CA Driver’s License.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is one of the largest environmental movement nonprofit organizations, headquartered in Southern California. We have inspired, engaged, and supported more than 3 million people to take action for our environment by planting and caring for trees in forests, mountains, parks, and our neighborhoods. TreePeople is a well-known and respected 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.

TreePeople is seeking to hire a Forest Health Community Organizer to share education and information with community members across the Angeles National Forest’s surrounding communities (Green Valley, Wrightwood, Bouquet Canyon, Lakes Communities, Acton, Agua Dulce and Santa Clarita) to combat the Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB). This position is responsible for making lasting connections with and between community members, community-based organizations, public agencies, churches, schools, parent centers, businesses and other key stakeholders in support of forest health and TreePeople’s mission to inspire, engage and support the community to take environmental action.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Create and implement a comprehensive community outreach and education plan for lasting behavior change in people across the region in an effort to reduce the spread of GSOB and other pests to improve our forests health.
  • Assist in the development of educational materials for the communities in GSOB satellite infestation areas related to wildland forest health and pests that are based on the latest research being conducted related to forest health and current GSOB activity.
  • Work within satellite communities to provide training and workshops to disseminate information from the toolkit focused on GSOB.
  • Partner with trusted local organizations in the communities to ensure authentic community engagement and participation. This will include partnerships with local fire safe councils.
  • Help to disseminate a forest health awareness campaign with TreePeople’s marketing communications team. This campaign will be aimed towards the general public in an effort to communicate the role everyone plays in maintaining wildland forest health and stopping the spread of pests, like GSOB.
  • Lead community outreach efforts, recruiting a diverse group of stakeholders that includes but is not limited to residents, community-based organizations, faith-based groups, youth groups, parent centers, neighborhood associations, schools, advocacy groups, businesses, public agencies (particularly the US Forest Service) and public officials.
  • Serve as a community liaison by participating and representing TreePeople at meetings, fundraising, marketing, membership, volunteer events, etc.
  • Network and cultivate relationships with current and new community stakeholders.
  • Identify key community stakeholders in the project area(s) to leverage TreePeople’s work and establish and maintain relationships in the community.
  • Integrate into or build coalitions, coordinate activities with coalition partners and recruit coalition members; coordinate the content and logistics for public events and large-scale mobilizations; and connect organizing work with research, public policy, and communications designated campaigns.
  • Support TreePeople’s teams by participating in event preparation and volunteer events, including on weekends and some evenings.
  • Participate in TreePeople team activities.

PROFESSIONAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Community-oriented individual who is effective at mobilizing and understands the needs of the forestry health issues, particularly combating GSOB in California.
  • Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Experienced project management skills and organizing strategy.
  • Inspiring public speaking and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly-organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick-learner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills: listening, negotiating, public speaking, and writing.
  • Literate and passionate about local climate resilience and environmental issues.
  • Driver’s license and proof of insurance required.
  • Able to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Able to work outside for hours at a time at tree planting and care events, which includes physically digging holes, lifting equipment and planting trees, among other activities.

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. 

We are seeking a Grant Accountant to assist the Finance 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 tracking and reporting actual vs. budget, reviewing and monitoring grant transactions to ensure compliance and invoicing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs general accounting activities, including reconciliations, assisting the Accounting Manager during audit, journal entries, month end close, AR and AP.
  • Prepare grant reports, 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.
  • Follow up on collection of grants receivable as needed.
  • Maintain grant information for funder and participate in audits and reviews by funding agencies as required. Prepare schedules as requested for annual audit.
  • Maintain balance sheet detail and reconciliations for grants receivable and grants revenue on an ongoing basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 3+ years of accounting work experience in a nonprofit or government environment preferred.
  • Proficient in using QuickBooks, Bill.com, SAGE and MS Office (Excel).
  • General knowledge of US GAAP, accounting policies, procedures.
  • 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.

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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 seek an energetic, passionate Mountain Forestry Deputy Director to oversee activities and staff related to our restoration and reforestation programs in the Los Angeles neighboring ranges of mountains and wildland areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the life cycle of various programs of restoration, reforestation and research activities in LA’s wildland areas to meet TreePeople's goals and grant deliverables, schedules and budgets.
  • Create project management tools to provide visibility and planning capability for the Finance Department and Leadership.
  • Develop relationships with funders, partners and stakeholders to further expand the impact of Mountain Forestry.
  • Assist in identifying new project ideas, grant writing and budgeting for Mountain Forestry.
  • Work with the development team to help identify additional sources of funding.
  • Oversee the expansion of trainings and workshops offered to Mountain Forestry Volunteers.
  • Direct program managers and staff, in areas of recruitment, hiring, discipline training, orientation, and ongoing personal growth and skills improvement opportunities of staff in partnership with the Director of Human Resources. Conduct annual performance reviews and goal setting with program teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Advanced degree in Ecology, Ecosystem Management and Restoration or similar
  • 7 years’ experience in project management focused on ecosystem restoration, forestry, or invasive species management
  • Extensive knowledge of local ecosystems and habitat restoration principles.
  • Proven management skills in leadership, communication, decision-making, delegation and problem-solving.
  • High degree of confidentiality and the ability to use good judgment and discretion in handling confidential and/or sensitive information and materials.
  • Contribute to building positive team spirit and recognize accomplishments of team members; notice tasks that need to be done, ask for and offer help when needed.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and the flexibility to adjust to changing priorities and workflow.
  • Skills in public speaking and public engagement.
  • Available to work Wednesday through Sunday
  • Previous experience working with volunteers strongly preferred.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong time-management is a must; ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of the TreePeople team.
  • Must hold a valid California driver's license, show proof of insurance, and clear an employment background check.
  • Able to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Able to work outside, in various climates (cold and warm) and elevations, for hours at a time at events, which may include includes physically digging holes, lifting equipment and planting trees, among other activities.

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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 seek an energetic, passionate, highly-organized program manager to oversee the Compton Natural Connections program This program will run in partnership with EntreNous Youth Empowerment Service/YouthBuild Compton, whose programs serve low-income youth that are without a high school diploma, pregnant/parenting teens, living in poverty, homeless, foster and justice system-involved.

The Outdoor Access Program Manager will be a key part of the launch of this new program. This position will support the young adult cohorts, which will contain between 10-15 individuals ranging in ages of 18 to 24, to engage in fun, nature-based activities, document their experience via an art form of their choice, learn about the historical and cultural aspects of the natural space, and learn about the environment and how it relates to climate resilience through skill building and exposure to potential jobs. Each cohort will design their own project, which will be shared in a wrap up showcase event.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the Senior Manager of Outdoor Access to execute the vision, goals and deliverables of our current outdoor access programs.
  • Develop innovative, creative and inspiring educational programming that supports the Compton Natural Connections program with EntreNous /Youthbuild - Compton.
  • Partner with EntreNous/Youthbuild-Compton to manage the recruitment of young people to join the program.
  • Create and update materials for the cohort in coordination with other staff members.
  • Implement a 10-week course for the EntreNous/Youthbuild-Compton cohort, ensuring each trip adheres to safe and thorough protocols and is properly coordinated with departments across TreePeople.
  • Organize and implement a culmination event and trip for the youth.
  • Work with the Director of Education and Outdoor Equity and Senior Manager of Outdoor Access to develop strategic objectives that are centered around growing TreePeople’s outdoor access program work.
  • Assist with assessing our programs to ensure they intentionally integrate equity, inclusion and cultural relevancy.
  • Assist in writing reports and communicating with our funders on various deliverables that are being met via our grants.
  • Represent TreePeople in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience managing educational programs that are innovative and creative.
  • Community-oriented individual who is adept at mobilizing and prioritizing the needs of a community, in the Compton community is preferred.
  • Recent, proven experience working with working with young adults, ideally with leading outdoor trips and executing project-based learning experiences.
  • Should have an understanding of equity, inclusion and cultural relevancy within the community.
  • Commitment to improving the environment through education. Some background in educational theory and methodology. Some background in the Next Generation Science Standards is a plus.
  • An understanding of ecological systems and awareness of current environmental issues, including the impacts of urban development and green solutions.
  • The ability and willingness to lead trips at various locations across Los Angeles County.
  • Proven project management skills such as accountability, time management, prioritizing tasks, and meeting high-pressure deadlines.
  • Experience with fundraising and writing grants a plus.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and on a team.
  • Strong communication skills that include professional writing, public speaking, and intra-personal communication.
  • High computer literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and other internet-based programs.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.
  • Valid California Driver License and reliable transportation is mandatory.
  • While performing the duties of this job, this position requires standing (mostly as a presenter), walking, driving, as well as the ability to lift 15 pounds.

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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 seek an energetic, passionate, highly-organized program manager to oversee the South Bay Natural Connections program This program will focus primarily in the communities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Torrance, Wilmington and Carson. The Natural Connections program connects thousands of community members and young people from underserved communities to the beauty, wonder and awe of our natural world. The program centers on green spaces within communities and also farther away natural open space lands.

The Program Manager of Outdoor Access will be a key part of TreePeople’s environmental education team, partnering with the Director of Education and Community and the Senior Manager of Outdoor Access to support and facilitate the Natural Connections program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the Senior Manager of Outdoor Access to execute the vision, goals and deliverables of our current outdoor access programs.
  • Develop innovative, creative and inspiring educational programming that educates youth and families on natural systems relevant to their community watershed and how it all connects to other watersheds and the ocean.
  • Build partnerships with youth and families from the Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Torrance, Wilmington and Carson communities to foster activities and experiences that promote stewardship of natural resources through education, exposure, and hands-on learning.
  • Build and implement a strong outreach plan to reach as many schools and community members centered in our targeted programming regions.
  • Work with the Director of Education and Community and Senior Manager of Outdoor Access to develop strategic objectives that are centered around growing TreePeople’s outdoor access program work.
  • Assist with updating our programs and toolkits focused on healthy watersheds and ocean protection to inspire and engage people while also aligning to relevant education standards.
  • Assist with assessing our programs to ensure they intentionally integrate equity, inclusion and cultural relevancy.
  • Assist in writing reports and communicating with our funders on various deliverables that are being met via our grants.
  • Represent TreePeople in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience managing educational programs that are innovative and creative.
  • Recent, proven experience working with schools and community members, ideally on environmental projects.
  • Community-oriented individual who is adept at mobilizing and prioritizing the needs of a community.
  • Should have an understanding of equity, inclusion and cultural relevancy.
  • Commitment to improving the environment through education. Some background in educational theory and methodology. Some background in the Next Generation Science Standards is a plus.
  • An understanding of ecological systems and awareness of current environmental issues, including the impacts of urban development and green solutions.
  • Knowledge of local watersheds and their connection to the ocean is a plus.
  • The ability and willingness to visit school sites across L.A. County and communicate with school district personnel, administrators, educators, and youth via telephone, email and fax.
  • Proven project management skills such as accountability, time management, prioritizing tasks, and meeting high-pressure deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team.
  • Experience with fundraising and writing grants a plus.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and on a team.
  • Strong communication skills that include professional writing, public speaking, and intra-personal communication.
  • High computer literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and other internet-based programs.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.
  • Valid California Driver License and reliable transportation is mandatory.
  • While performing the duties of this job, this position requires standing (mostly as a presenter), walking, driving, as well as the ability to lift 15 pounds.

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**Residents of South/Southeast Los Angeles, CA Strongly Preferred**

Do you enjoy building relationships on a local and regional level?
Are you passionate about the environment?
Are you motivated to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable?
If so, we have a position for you!

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 seeks a full-time, bilingual (Spanish/English), experienced Senior Community Organizer to lead our South and Southeast Los Angeles team of community organizers in a movement toward environmental equity. This position will lead an ambitious outreach and engagement program that addresses climate change issues in historically underserved communities. TreePeople has planted thousands of shade trees with the help of volunteers in an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change and address issues of extreme heat and poor air quality. The Senior Community Organizer will participate in developing and implementing research based, creative, and lasting strategies that will inspire communities to support a functioning urban forest by participating in local volunteer tree planting and care events, and watering newly planted trees on their own.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage with community-based organizations, public agencies, community members, and stakeholders and develop an understanding of the community’s culture and needs.
  • Assist in setting community outreach and engagement strategies and goals for achieving the TreePeople mission statement.
  • Lead the organizing team in introducing themselves to communities in a collaborative way.
  • Identify key community stakeholders in TreePeople’s project areas to leverage our work, and establish and maintain relationships in the community.
  • Ensure the organizing team meets targeted outreach and engagement goals, and project objectives within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Serve as a community liaison by participating and representing TreePeople at meetings, public forums, volunteer events, and fundraisers.
  • Coordinate content and logistics for public events and large-scale mobilization.
  • Connect organizing work with research, public policy, and communications designed campaigns.
  • Ensure that tabling and bilingual outreach materials are updated with the most current version prior to an event.
  • Communicate directly with TreePeople’s Marketing and Communications department to coordinate event photography, social media posts, branding, outreach materials, and press releases.
  • Supervise community organizing staff.
  • Demonstrate TreePeople’s tree planting, tree care, and community engagement model.
  • Support colleagues at volunteer events, including event preparation, volunteer supervision, and event clean up.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Community-oriented individual that is proficient in the skills required to mobilize people into action.
  • Cultural sensitivity, particularly for the underserved communities of South and Southeast Los Angeles.
  • Competency in social and environmental equity and inclusion.
  • Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in project management skills and organizing strategy.
  • Inspiring and engaging public speaking and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented skills in logistics and planning.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills: listening, negotiating, public speaking, and writing.
  • Passionate about local climate resilience, and environmental issues impacting underserved communities.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.
  • Driver’s license and proof of insurance required.
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required.
  • Able to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods.
  • Able to work outside for hours at a time during tree planting events, tree care events, and canvassing.
  • Able to dig holes, lift heavy equipment and planting materials, including 15-gallon shade trees, 5-gallon water buckets, and tools.

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TreePeople is one of the largest environmental movement headquartered in Southern California. We have inspired, engaged, and supported more than 3 million people to take action for our environment by planting and caring for trees in forests, mountains, parks, and our neighborhoods. TreePeople is a well-known and respected 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.

Center to our mission is education for learners of all ages. TreePeople takes complex environmental topics and leads with fun, creativity and inclusivity as we connect millions to trees, plants, water, air and soil. The Natural Connections programs will connect thousands of community members and young people from underserved communities to the beauty, wonder and awe of our natural world. The program centers on green spaces within communities and also farther away natural open space lands. The program centers awe inspiring activities and hands on learning while also centering cultural relevance and connecting to issues that our communities care most about.

We seek an energetic, passionate, highly-organized Senior Manager of Outdoor Access to grow our outdoor access programming through our flagship Natural Connections program. This role will be a key part of TreePeople’s environmental education team by partnering with the Director of Education and Community and the Senior Manager of Generation Earth to develop new strategies, seek out new funding opportunities, and support and grow current programs. This position will oversee five programs under outdoor access: Eco-tour program and four Natural Connections programs in Huntington Park, San Fernando, South Bay and Compton.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Manage and support the environmental education (EE) team to execute the vision, goals and deliverables of our current outdoor access programs.
  • Develop innovative, creative and inspiring educational programming that ties directly to the communities we serve.
  • Develop community relationships to foster activities and experiences that relate to the different programs.
  • Build and implement a strong outreach plan to reach as many schools and community members centered in our targeted programming regions.
  • Work with the Director of Education and Community to develop strategic objectives that are centered around growing TreePeople’s outdoor access program work.
  • Build partnerships that strengthen TreePeople’s goals and map to targeted regions identified.
  • Work with the Director of Education and Organizing to identify funding sources for the department and actively fundraise via cultivation of donors, grant writing, etc.
  • Assist with updating our programs and toolkits to inspire and engage people while also aligning to relevant education standards.
  • Assist with assessing our programs to ensure they intentionally integrate equity, inclusion and cultural relevancy.
  • Create reports and communicate with our funders on various deliverables that are being met via our grants.
  • Attend high-level meetings with the Director of Education and Organizing that help to advance the goals of the outdoor access program work and TreePeople as a whole.
  • Represent TreePeople in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience developing educational programs that are innovative and creative.
  • Recent, proven experience working with schools and community members, ideally on environmental projects.
  • Community-oriented individual who is adept at mobilizing and prioritizing the needs of a community.
  • Possess an understanding of equity, inclusion and cultural relevancy.
  • Commitment to improving the environment through education. Some background in educational theory and methodology. Some background in the Next Generation Science Standards is a plus.
  • An understanding of ecological systems and awareness of current environmental issues, including the impacts of urban development and green solutions.
  • The ability and willingness to visit school sites across L.A. County and communicate with school district personnel, administrators, educators, and youth via telephone, email and fax.
  • Proven project management skills such as accountability, time management, prioritizing tasks, and meeting high-pressure deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team.
  • Experience with fundraising and writing grants.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and on a team.
  • Strong communication skills that include professional writing, public speaking, and intra-personal communication.
  • High computer literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and other internet-based programs.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.
  • Valid California Driver License and reliable transportation is mandatory.
  • While performing the duties of this job, this position requires standing (mostly as a presenter), walking, driving, as well as the ability to lift 15 pounds.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you passionate about the environment?

Do you like working outdoors?

Do you want to learn about the environment and make a positive change?

Are you pursuing an education or a career in the environment field?

Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are seeking individuals to join the AmeriCorps program and work with TreePeople staff to restore forests and grow greener, shadier communities throughout Los Angeles County.

Full-time and part-time positions available starting January 2023 up to 1200 hours of service.

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 have opportunities to support urban tree planting and care projects throughout Los Angeles County as well as wildfire prevention and forest restoration projects in the Angeles National Forest and the Santa Monica Mountains focused on invasive species removal and 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.
  • 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 love for AmeriCorps members to be from and of the communities we aim to serve. Additionally, the following characteristics provide insight into qualifications for this position:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. 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 DACA status unfortunately are not eligible at this time.
  4. Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  5. Highly organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  6. Interest in climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities and wilderness throughout Southern California.
  7. Comfortable in wilderness areas.
  8. Must follow safe work practices.
  9. Requires heavy lifting over 40 lbs., often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces.
  10. 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.
  11. Have served less than 3 terms in an AmeriCorps State or National program.
  12. Available to work 7.5 hours per day full-time or part-time schedule (Tuesday-Saturday).
  13. LIVING ALLOWANCE:

AmeriCorps members will be provided a living allowance for their service of up up to $14,474.12 for the 1200 hour service term. The living allowance is subject to income tax withholding. Please note the living allowance payment is a flat amount based on the member’s total hour commitment, not the number of hours served in each two-week period, and will be prorated based upon the member’s start date. Payment will cease when the member’s service ends, which will be no later than August 25, 2023. Receiving the full living allowance is contingent on participation in the full program.

BENEFITS:

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

After successfully completing your AmeriCorps service term and enrolling in the National Service Trust, you are eligible to receive an education award totaling up to $10,000 for the full 11-month term of service. 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.

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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 Libby Thomas at: lthomas@treepeople.org. No phone calls, please.