Mountain Reforestation Program Manager

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 Reforestation Program Manager works directly with the Director of Mountain Forestry to design, implement and oversee restoration, reforestation programs and studies of Montane Forest ecosystems, in the Angeles National Forest and LA’s 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.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Design, organize and implement several programs of ecological restoration, reforestation or studies in high elevation Montane Forests 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 programs 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, National Forest Foundation, local Universities Research Departments and various non-profit partners or subcontractors.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Assist TreePeople's development team in securing potential new funding and projects.
  • Assist in volunteer recruitment strategies and train volunteers to become Reforestation 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 nursery for plant material needs and staff support.
  • Represent TreePeople at donor events and in the media.


Minimum Job Requirements and Skills:

  • Knowledge of local ecosystems, especially Montane Forest and reforestation principles.
  • Skills in public speaking and public engagement.
  • Natural Capacity to lead a team
  • Available to work Wednesday through Sunday.
  • Must hold a valid California driver's license.

Physical Requirements:         

While performing the duties of this job, this position requires the capacity to lift 50
pounds, under cold and warm weather, at high elevation sites.

Salary Description
$25.00-$31.00 per hour