TreePeople is currently recruiting for a handful of tree ambassadors. These would be individuals who attend professional development training in urban forestry related projects and engage community members to encourage residents to adopt street trees and plant street trees. We are currently looking to hire individuals in either the Northeast San Fernando Valley and the South LA/Watts areas.
This is a part time job (10 hours a week) which I think is ideal for students, people who are currently working full time looking for supplemental income, and people looking for an entry opportunity into Environmental Justice/Sustainability related work. I would be their direct supervisor, and I am happy to answer questions should you have them. Job Description is below and attached. The link to apply is: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/608511
Community Outreach Coordinator for South LA
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 to hire four (4) Tree Ambassadors to join our team on a part time basis for a period of nine (9) months (July 2021-March 2022). This position will engage in direct organizing efforts to inspire and support urban greening efforts in the Los Angeles, Northeast San Fernando Valley and Watts areas. This role will build connections with the community and assist with the greening needs and goals of the community.
Candidates must reside in one of the three communities of Los Angeles, the Northeast San Fernando Valley or Watts.
Conduct outreach to local community centers, faith-based organizations, businesses, and residents about tree benefits, equity, and planting opportunities.
Create space for productive conversations and community feedback.
Collect Commitment to Water (CTW) forms from residents in your community to plant more street trees in your neighborhood.
Support community members in accessing tree planting and urban forestry programs in the City of Los Angeles for both private property and public spaces.
Find viable tree planting locations and organize tree planting and care events.
Provide critical feedback to program administrators on your experience to help shape future programs.
Participate in monthly in person and remote training sessions on urban forestry.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience serving and fostering relationships within your community.
Highly organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
Interested in the environment, urban greening, climate resilience and environmental justice.
Spanish fluency is desired.
Valid CA Driver’s license and clean driving record desired to perform job-related essential functions.
Available to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends.
About the Tree Ambassador Program
Climate change threatens the vitality of our communities. The impacts to our environment and our health are worsening as we experience longer and more frequent droughts, devastating heatwaves, and more.
Local environmental nonprofits are collaborating to bring together a community of grassroots environmental community organizers to increase urban tree canopy and climate resiliency within Los Angeles neighborhoods. The Tree Ambassador Program is a collective of passionate and well-connected community leaders throughout Los Angeles coming together to engage in direct organizing efforts to inspire and support urban greening efforts.
The Tree Ambassador Program is funded by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, CalFire, and the U.S. Forest Service, through City Plants, the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, and Koreatown Youth and Community Center. This program will be facilitated by a collective of organizations, including the Koreatown Youth and Community Center, Climate Resolve, TreePeople, the U.S. Forest Service, the Los Angeles Urban Center for Natural Resources Sustainability, City Plants, LADWP, and the California Climate Action Corps.