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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, 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:

$20.00 - $30.00 per hour

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ABOUT TREEPEOPLE:

TreePeople’s mission is to inspire, engage, and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable, as well as share our process as a model for the world. Born in 1973 from the hopes and dreams of a teenager, TreePeople is now one of the largest environmental 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. Our unique, engaging and proven model empowers communities to plant a more resilient future and take personal responsibility for greening their neighborhoods.

Through our on-the-ground research and educational programs, TreePeople shares knowledge with policymakers, students, educators, and communities around the world. After fires burn, TreePeople reforests. When schools are covered in concrete, TreePeople creates green schoolyards. When communities experience food insecurity, TreePeople donates fruit trees. When California is drought-stricken, TreePeople designs solutions to capture rainwater. As the world faces increasing threats from a more hostile climate, TreePeople helps create actionable solutions.

Trees need people. People need trees.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

TreePeople is looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial-minded CFO. This position is ideal for a problem solver with the desire to help underserved communities address pressing challenges caused by climate change and environmental injustice. The CFO will direct all financial aspects of the organization, ensure financial stability, determine financial best practices, and create strategic plans to progress the overall financial health of the organization.

The ideal candidate is a results-driven entrepreneur with impeccable integrity and a strong sense of urgency, boasting a successful track record in mid to large-sized non-profit organizations. They excel in building robust financial systems, leveraging key performance indicators, and connecting organizational processes. With decisive leadership, strategic thinking, and the ability to drive change, the CFO oversees all finance and accounting functions, aligning overall strategy with TreePeople’s values and goals, ultimately inspiring confidence and trust within the team.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Senior Leadership & Organizational Management

  • Drive the organization’s financial vision to achieve financial stability, sustainability, and growth.
  • Lead and manage the finance team and provide a working environment that ensures professional development for staff.
  • Coordinate annual audits to ensure timely completion of audit financial statements and present results to the Board finance committee and Board of Directors.
  • Represent the Finance team at Board meetings.
  • Collaborate with leadership in strategic analysis and business operations decisions.

Financial Management and Strategy

  • Oversee cash flow planning, budgets, financial forecasting, and cash flow for administration of existing programs and proposed new programs.
  • Develop and monitor the annual operating budget in coordination with the leadership team.
  • Provide financial forecasting for current and future programs.
  • Analyze and evaluate the financial impact of new opportunities and partnerships.
  • Monitor the cash position of the organization, and review and approve monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports.
  • Track funding sources and prepare monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Develop long- and short-term financial plans that complement organizational objectives.

Resource Allocation and Compliance

  • Compare projections to actual figures and budgeted expenses to actual expenses; make or oversee any necessary adjustments to future projections and budgets and report any variances.
  • Coordinate with tax accountant to prepare the IRS 990 and ensure timely filing.
  • Ensure efficient accounting policies, procedures, and processes are in place to maintain proper accounting records.
  • Confirm adequate accounting controls are in place and adhered to conduct periodic cyclical audits.
  • Work with Finance Committee to oversee all investments.
  • Responsible for fixed assets management and depreciation calculations.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of the general ledger, integrity of financial data, and ensuring financial operations are in accordance with GAAP, local, federal, and state laws and regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a minimum of ten (10) years experience in accounting or finance in the nonprofit sector for organizations with revenue $10 million and above with at least five (5) years of senior leadership.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a job-related field is required.
  • CPA and/or advanced degree is preferred.
  • Broad-based knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, processes, and practices, including financial management, audit, budget, compliance, tax return preparation and submission, legal and regulatory.
  • Experience in or knowledge of local, state and federal contracts required.
  • Experience planning and executing organization budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and operate strategically to strengthen department infrastructure, practices, and processes.
  • Remain up to date on legislative changes impacting the financial practices of the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including efficient handling of deadlines, ability to respond gracefully to quick-turnaround, and produce high-quality results with attention to detail.
  • Exceptional hands-on leadership and management skills.
  • Comfortable presenting information in a compelling, informative, and culturally relevant manner to staff and board members.
  • Advanced experience with programs including Sage Intacct, QuickBooks, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

The salary range is $150K - $180K. This is a full time position located in Los Angeles, CA. Benefits for full time employees include health, dental, vision and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, employee assistance program, flexible spending account, paid time off (vacation, sick and holidays) and more.

TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, political affiliation or citizenship. All qualified applicants, including minorities and women, are encouraged to apply.

Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact Envision Consulting at 626.889.7905 to request and arrange for assistance.

Envision Consulting was retained by TreePeople to conduct the search for their incoming CFO.

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

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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 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 local mountains.

TreePeople is seeking individuals interested in the Community Forestry Apprentice position. The Community Forestry Apprentice will be a part of a workforce development team to primarily plant and care for 4,000 trees in South Los Angeles. This position will conduct various aspects of the project such as tree planting, tree care, volunteer coordination, community engagement, and data collection. Community Forestry Apprentice will be provided with robust training and educational activities to obtain relevant certifications that support the advancement of careers in environmental sectors. Training will include professional development in arboriculture, landscaping, natural resource management, and related fields. The position will be a minimum term of two years to support the completion of the South Los Angeles 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 and care for 15-gallon street trees.
  • Drive a truck to transport trees and water trees on a regular basis.
  • Support the participation of volunteers in urban tree planting and care events.
  • Utilize and maintain tree data through TreePeople’s 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.
  • Participate in formal and informal training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized, strong work ethic, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  • Interested in local climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities throughout Southern California.
  • Spanish fluency is preferred.
  • Valid CA Driver’s license and clean driving record desired to perform job-related essential functions.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that will include weekends.
  • Current residency in South Los Angeles preferred.
  • 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 stakebed 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.

SALARY DESCRIPTION:

$20.00 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 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 individuals interested in community forestry to join our team as a Community Forestry Associate. The Community Forestry program engages, inspires, and supports residents to take environmental action in their communities. This position will conduct various aspects of the project such as tree planting, tree maintenance, volunteer coordination, community engagement, and data collection within the Southeast Los Angeles region and surrounding communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the organization of community tree planting and tree care events with local volunteers.
  • Plant and maintain 15-gallon street trees.
  • Assist with community workshops and volunteer led events, attend site visits, and help manage and maintain TreePeople tool inventory and trucks.
  • Drive a truck to transport trees and water trees on a regular basis.
  • Support the participation of volunteers in urban tree planting and care events.
  • Utilize and maintain tree data through TreePeople’s 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.
  • Maintain communication with community volunteers to carry out necessary tree maintenance until the community is self-sustaining in the stewardship of their trees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong leadership, team-building, and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized, strong work ethic, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  • Interested in local climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities throughout Southern California.
  • Spanish fluency is preferred.
  • Valid CA Driver’s license and clean driving record desired to perform job-related essential functions.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that will include weekends.
  • 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 stakebed 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.
  • Current residency in Southeast Los Angeles preferred.

SALARY DESCRIPTION:

$20 per hour

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

Please apply here →

* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, engage 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 team of educators, foresters, organizers, and administrators as well as thousands of trained “Community Foresters,” TreePeople plays a leading role in mobilizing individuals, private businesses, and government agencies to work together to create resilient communities capable of withstanding the mounting challenges of climate change. For 50 years, TreePeople has partnered with community volunteers to plant and care for millions of trees throughout the cities and mountains of Southern California.

TreePeople is seeking individuals interested in community forestry to join our team as a Community Forestry Associate. The Community Forestry program engages, inspires, and supports residents to take environmental action in their communities. This position will conduct various aspects of the project such as tree planting, tree maintenance, volunteer coordination, community engagement, and data collection within the Northeast Valley and surrounding communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the organization of community tree planting and tree care events with local volunteers.
  • Plant and maintain 15-gallon street trees throughout the work week.
  • Assist with community workshops and volunteer led events, attend site visits, and help manage and maintain TreePeople tool inventory and trucks.
  • Drive a truck to transport trees and water trees throughout the work week.
  • Support the participation of volunteers in urban tree planting and care events.
  • Utilize and maintain tree data through TreePeople’s 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.
  • Maintain communication with community volunteers to carry out necessary tree maintenance until the community is self-sustaining in the stewardship of their trees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong leadership, team-building, and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized, strong work ethic, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  • Interested in local climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities throughout Southern California.
  • Spanish fluency is preferred.
  • Valid CA Driver’s license and clean driving record desired to perform job-related essential functions.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that will include weekends.
  • Current residency in the San Fernando Valley is preferred.

PHYSICAL 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 30 pounds.
  • Must be able to load and unload 15-gallon trees from a stakebed 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.

SALARY DESCRIPTION:

$20.00 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.

The Mountain Forestry Program Manager works directly with the Director of Mountain Forestry to design, implement and oversee restoration and reforestation programs in the Los Angeles neighboring ranges of mountains or wildland areas, with the assistance of the Mountain Forestry Coordinators and in direct cooperation with TreePeople's partners and grantors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, organize and implement one or several program(s) of restoration or reforestation activities in mountains or wildland areas to meet TreePeople's goals and grant's deliverables, schedules and budgets.
  • Help recruit, train and manage the team of Mountain Forestry Coordinators, to ensure success of activities and volunteer engagement.
  • Oversee all activities related to data collection, surveys and monitoring of the program overseen, in order to draft reports to funders, grantors and partners.
  • Help establish, maintain and develop multiple partner relationships, including but not limited to, the US Forest Service, National Park Service, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Mountain Recreation Authority, National Forest Foundation and other partners.
  • Assist TreePeople's development team in securing potential new funding and projects.
  • Assist in volunteer recruitment strategies and train volunteers to become Restoration Supervisors.
  • Assist in developing engagement and educational material relevant to Mountain Forestry.
  • Purchase materials, tools and supplies for the Program, and maintain inventory.
  • Coordinate with the nursery for needs of plant material and potential staff support.
  • Represent TreePeople at donor events, or for the media.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education in Forestry, Forest ecology, habitat conservation, natural sciences, and/or environmental science.
  • 5 years of experience in habitat restoration/enhancement management.
  • 5 years minimum of staff management experience.
  • Residency near and/or strong familiarity with the local ranges of mountains, their ecosystems and the communities in the surrounding area.
  • Attention to detail, precision and demonstrated ability to concentrate on tasks that deliver accurate results.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including, but not limited to, budget management, time management, effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication and ability to actively listen, receive and interpret information.
  • Experience with computer applications and database management.
  • Highly organized, strong work ethic, friendly, smart, proactive, good with public speaking and a quick learner.
  • Strong leadership, team-building, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with volunteer management and recruitment.
  • Interested in local climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities throughout Southern California.
  • Proficiency in native plant identification.
  • Valid CA Driver’s license and clean driving record desired to perform job-related essential functions.
  • Available to work a 4/10 schedule including some weekend days.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.

PHYSICAL 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, slammers, McLeod’s, pitchforks, general hand tools, lift gates, water tanks, fire hoses, weed whips, and augers.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift 30 pounds throughout a workday.
  • Must be able to enter and exit a truck cab and bed numerous times a day.
  • Must be able to navigate up to 5 walking miles of uneven terrain with heavy tools.
  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e., rain, heat, sun, and cold.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

SALARY DESCRIPTION:

$28.00 per hour

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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 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.

The Mountain Forestry Coordinator works directly with the Mountain Forestry Program Manager and the Mountain Forestry Senior Coordinators to help manage and support volunteer-based restoration programs in the Santa Monica Mountains, Angeles National Forest and other local ranges of mountains including tree plantings and tree care events through TreePeople's Mountain Forestry Program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organize, manage and facilitate restoration, planting and care events, and monitor the progress at restoration sites.
  • Meet at TreePeople up to four times a week to pick up work vehicles and travel between work sites (1-2.5 hours from TreePeople).
  • Support program operations as needed, including project prep, event support and follow-up. This includes weekly data entry which requires proficiency in G-suite and an ability to quickly learn new data entry software.
  • Support the participation of volunteers in restoration projects including supervisor training, project prep and follow-up work.
  • Assist in communication with TreePeople’s partners, USFS / Angeles National Forest, National Park Service, and others to identify, implement, survey and track restoration projects in the Angeles National Forest, National Park Service, and others to identify, implement, survey and track restoration projects in the Angeles National Forest, and ensure partner’s needs and expectations are met.
  • Participate in TreePeople’s outreach efforts as needed.
  • Support TreePeople's nursery by participating in seed collection and treatment, as well as any propagation related activity.
  • Represent TreePeople at meetings and other gatherings.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • One year of experience in field work including but not limited to: habitat restoration, wildlife management, trail building, weed abatement, farming, etc.
  • Residency near and/or strong familiarity with the local ranges of mountains, their ecosystems and the communities in the surrounding area.
  • Sincere interest in the environment and the future of Southern California’s wilderness areas.
  • Organized, strong work ethic, friendly, smart, proactive, good with public speaking and a quick learner.
  • Must exemplify safe work practices.
  • Valid California driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Available to work a 4/10 schedule including some weekend days.
  • Proficiency in G-suite and willingness to learn data entry platforms.
  • Proficiency in or a willingness to learn plant identification.
  • Experience in volunteer organizing is a plus.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.

PHYSICAL 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, slammers, McLeod’s, pitch forks, general hand tools, lift gates, water tanks, fire hoses, fire hydrants, weed whips, augers.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift 30 pounds throughout a work day.
  • Must be able to enter and exit a truck cab and bed numerous times a day.
  • Must be able to navigate up to 5 walking miles of uneven terrain with heavy tools.
  • 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.

SALARY DESCRIPTION:

$20.00 per hour

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 an Eco Educator for the Natural Connections program that delivers environmental and sustainability education, family tours, and moonlight hikes to over 10,000 people each year at Coldwater Canyon Park, Salt Lake Park, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Cindy Montanez Natural Park, Rudy Ortega Park, and Stunt Ranch. The goal of the program is to connect people, especially youth, to outdoor spaces 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:

  • Deliver intentional, fun, and educational experiences to youth, community, and family groups on most weekdays.
  • Deliver weekend guided tours through natural spaces for young people, community, and family groups as needed.
  • Deliver evening Moonlight hikes as needed.
  • Supervise, support, and lead large groups of students participating in community plantings and mountain restoration events.
  • Set up stations and ensure a clean and safe space prior to student arrival.
  • Provide in-class educational opportunities at schools, local libraries, and other education-centric spaces.
  • Maintain all equipment, displays, and props needed to carry out Natural Connections tours, Eco-Tours, Family Tours, and Moonlight Hikes.
  • Support TreePeople’s Nursery, Park Operations, Urban Forestry, and Mountain Forestry teams as needed.
  • Represent TreePeople in the classroom, community, and beyond.
  • Participate in Education and TreePeople All-Staff gatherings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be committed to environmental sustainability and social justice.
  • Must have experience working with young people and adults.
  • Must demonstrate flexibility, patience, and strong time management skills.
  • Experience and/or education in interpretive/environmental education, and/or performing arts is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills and comfort speaking to a group or to individuals.
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, and punctual.
  • 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.
  • Able to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to drive to schools and parks all over Los Angeles County.
  • Driver’s license and proof of insurance required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required.

The ideal candidate possesses a sound grasp of ecology and environmental issues, a basic understanding of effective educational methods, cross-cultural sensitivity, and a playful sense of fun.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • While performing the duties of this job, this position requires standing (mostly as a presenter), walking, driving, as well as the ability to lift 25 pounds.

SALARY DESCRIPTION:

$20.00 per hour

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Half-time positions are available starting March 19th, 2024 for 900 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, foresters, and thousands of trained volunteers, TreePeople plays a leading role in mobilizing communities to work together to achieve climate resilience. Over the past five 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. In addition, AmeriCorps members will have robust opportunities to learn about Los Angeles ecology, plant identification, and best practices in environmental fieldwork.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES::

  • Plant and care for native plants and tree seedlings in wildland areas.
  • Plant and care for 15-gallon street trees.
  • Remove invasive species and flash fuels from wildland areas.
  • Organize 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.
  • Maintain positive communication with community members to encourage ongoing tree care by residents.
  • Participate in formal and informal training.
  • Support TreePeople’s nursery by participating in seed collection and treatment as well as propagation-related activity as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

TreePeople seeks AmeriCorps members 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 the qualifications for this position:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a GED or a high school diploma.
  • 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.
  • Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized, friendly, proactive and a quick learner.
  • Interest in climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities and wilderness throughout Southern California.
  • Comfortable in wilderness areas.
  • Must follow safe work practices.
  • Requires heavy lifting over 40 lbs., often combined with bending, twisting, or moving on irregular surfaces.
  • 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.
  • Have served less than 3 terms in an AmeriCorps State or National program.
  • Available to serve 8 hours per day, full-time schedule (Tuesday-Saturday).

LIVING ALLOWANCE:

AmeriCorps members will be provided a living allowance for their service of up to $16,200 for the 900 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 every two weeks, 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 September 7th, 2024. Receiving the full living allowance is contingent on participation in the full program.

BENEFITS:

After completing your AmeriCorps service term and enrolling in the National Service Trust, you are eligible to receive an education award totaling up to $3,447.50 for the full 900 hour term of service. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans, student loan forbearance, interest payments, or to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. AmeriCorps members may be eligible for student loan forbearance for qualified student loans during their term of service.

Professional development opportunities and training, may include earning certifications.

CERTIFICATIONS:

CPR/First Aid/AED Training and Certification as part of your service.

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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!

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