TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that has played, and will continue to play, a leading role in mobilizing Angelenos, private businesses, and government agencies to work together to create resilient urban communities capable of withstanding the mounting challenges of climate change.
To achieve our mission, TreePeople is committed to engaging in direct organizing efforts to inspire, engage and support climate resilient communities. To be true partners in these communities, many of which are facing ongoing economic and environmental distress, we thoughtfully engage in understanding their unique needs and work alongside them to achieve our shared goals.
TreePeople is currently seeking a Project Manager who will be responsible for a wide range of activities associated with the identification, planning and implementation of community-led urban greening projects, including green streets, schools, parks and residential landscapes. Job duties center on management of contractors and coordination with public agencies as well as community outreach and coalition building.
Most immediately, the Project Manager will be chiefly responsible for oversight of a community-driven planning project within Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.
Manage and contribute to community-led planning, design and construction of park and urban greening projects, such as green streets, schools, parks and residential landscapes.
Support contractor selection, such as landscape architects, engineers and other consultants.
Manage contractors as needed to meet project deliverables.
Develop and manage complex project budgets.
Develop a presence in the community by building trust, buy-in and cooperation with community entities, such as community-based groups, elected officials, faith based organizations, schools and others.
Coordinate culturally relevant community organizing activities, including community workshops, with public partners and contractors to collect authentic, meaningful, relevant, and actionable community and stakeholder input.
Review and organize community input and data collected to inform project development.
Coordinate and facilitate one-on-one meetings with public agencies, community stakeholders and contractors as needed.
Build consensus between agencies and community stakeholders.
Review iterations of planning documents for thoroughness, soundness of recommendations, and compliance with relevant policies and regulations.
Support preparation of project progress reports to agencies and funders.
Participate in and help to lead volunteer restoration events and activities, such as removal of invasive species, native seed collection and planting of native vegetation.
Participate in identification and evaluation of new projects.
BA/BS Degree or equivalent experience; a Landscape Architectural, Urban Planning or similar degree is a plus.
A minimum of 2 years of experience in project management, urban planning, landscape design, construction management or similar work.
A passion for TreePeople’s mission and a passion for social and environmental justice are essential.
Strong oral, written and graphic communication skills.
Experience in hiring and managing design professionals and construction contractors.
Experience working for or with community based organizations and public agencies.
Experience planning and facilitating community workshops.
Ability to manage complex projects from start to finish with a low level of supervision.
Ability to collaborate and function well as a team member.
Self-starter, determined, and independent worker.
Ability to multi-task, meet schedules, and achieve long term goals.
Project budgeting experience.
Experience in working with underserved communities and an interest in park equity.
Experience working with community members, collaborating and negotiating with diverse groups and interests.
Valid CA Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Understanding of communities and stakeholders adjacent to Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.
Familiarity with urban planning and landscape architecture principles.
Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Spanish skills strongly preferred, other foreign language skills a plus.
Non-profit experience is desirable.
Strong computer skills required. Familiarity with Adobe CS, GIS or AutoCAD a plus.
This position requires standing, walking, driving, as well as the ability to lift up to 40 pounds and participate in occasional ecological restoration landscaping activities, such as invasive species removal, digging and planting.
Salary and Benefits
This is a full time, exempt, regular position with benefits.
Open until the position is filled.
TreePeople is an equal opportunity employer.
Join the TreePeople Team!