--South LA Current or Former Resident 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 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 green infrastructure to join our team as a Green Infrastructure Coordinator. This position will assist the Director of Green Infrastructure in planning, organizing, and implementing green infrastructure projects in the greater Los Angeles area.
- Coordinate the implementation of green infrastructure projects in the greater Los Angeles area that include school gardens, tree planting, parks, lawn removal, and green streets.
- Work with TreePeople’s Landscape Architects to develop community-led designs for urban greening projects.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with local community-based organizations, elected officials, school administrators, public agencies, businesses, and other community stakeholders to expand TreePeople’s social and environmental impact.
- Organize and support community engagement activities such as workshops and volunteer events.
- Evaluate future project opportunities through coordination such as attending site visits.
- Conduct reporting, monitoring, and other data tracking to comply with funding reporting and to ensure successful implementation of greening improvements.
- Participate and represent TreePeople at meetings, fundraising, marketing, membership, and volunteer events.
- Other related duties as needed.
- 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.
- Experience with project management and community organizing.
- Literate and interested in local climate and water resilience and environmental issues impacting diverse communities throughout Southern California.
- Spanish fluency is highly desired.
- Landscape design, urban design, or construction-related background is highly desired.
- Salesforce database and GIS experience are highly desired.