Mountain Forestry Program Manager
Los Angeles
Job Type

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.

 Main 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.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Education in environmental science and knowledge of local ecosystems and restoration principles
  • 3-year minimum experience in wildland habitat restoration
  • Valid California driver's license
  • Natural capacity to lead a team 
  • Skills in public speaking and public engagement
  • Available to work Wednesday through Sunday

Physical Requirements

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

Salary Description
$25.00 to $30.00 per hour