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Communications & Engagement Manager (PDF) | Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento (Posted 1/22/18)

Through marketing and constituent engagement, this role will support the organization’s vision of informed and inspired communities dedicated to improving the region’s tree canopy. This position will add core competencies, resources, and networks that will help the organization educate people about the link between a healthy, robust urban forest and community health and well-being. This position will grow the public’s knowledge about programs and services while solidifying the organization’s brand. To do so, the Communications & Engagement Manager will develop messaging that informs, inspires, and influences a wide array of audiences by utilizing web-based platforms, traditional media, contemporary storytelling, and in-person presentations. In addition, the Communications & Engagement Manager is responsible for working across the organization to deepen participation of its current constituents. To achieve this, the role will work closely with and supervise the Volunteer Program Coordinator.

Community Forester III | Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento (Posted 12/12/17)

We are seeking a uniquely balanced person – someone who is a tree expert, is passionate about urban forestry, and believes that community action is critical to improving our region’s environmental health. This position is focused on teaching the value of trees to the public and providing science-based expertise on best practices related to urban forestry. The primary responsibility of the Community Forester III is to support people in their effort to grow and maintain our region’s tree canopy. Through the development and delivery of educational courses, as well as educational materials, this position teaches the public about the inextricable links between a healthy, well cared for urban forest and a community’s quality of life. The Community Forester III will support the Sacramento Shade program with tree siting and appointment scheduling duties as needed. This position is central to supporting Tree Foundation’s mission and value we place on community outreach, neighborhood activation, and civic engagement.

Education Intern | US Forest Service, Los Angeles (Posted 10/20/17)

During the 2016-2017 school year, education interns reached over 15,000 students from Los Angeles County. Once again, interns are needed from January through June 2018 to reach over 19,000 students participating in the Every Kid in a Park program, a national initiative to provide all 4th graders an opportunity to experience the outdoors.

Working with park rangers and volunteers, interns will learn how rangers conduct field trips for elementary school students and will gain experience leading programs for 4th grade students who will learn about the park’s Mediterranean Ecosystem, cultural resources/history, science, recreational opportunities and mission of public lands. On occasion, interns may also assist rangers at special events, fairs, and conferences in and out of the park—providing general information to the public about the park and programs.

Arborist/Urban Forester | Parks Maintenance Superintendent, Sacramento (Posted 9/7/17)

Parks Maintenance provides maintenance for the City’s park system, athletic fields, and bike trails. Parks Maintenance personnel also provides city beautification for many city facilities and pedestrian areas including City Hall and the Crocker Art Museum. The City of Sacramento has over over 226 parks, over 88 miles of off-street trails and 10 dog parks. This equals over 200 acres of open space.

Maintenance levels vary according to season and facility but include restroom cleaning, litter removal, irrigation operation and repair, mowing, playground inspection and repair, weed control, fertilization, and shrub maintenance.

Tree Care Careers | Bartlett Tree Experts, San Francisco (Posted 5/2/17)
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you like a rigorous workout? Consider a career that combines art, science, and athleticism! We are looking for crew members with these interests for a full time positions. Learn climbing skills, pruning theory and practice, rigging and removal, cabling and mechanical support, ground operations, and much more. Assistance in becoming ISA certified. Our company uses modern arborist equipment, techniques, and vehicles. Applicants for these full time positions must have a CA drivers license, dependable transportation, and a good driving record. Based out of San Francisco, we cover the City and Peninsula. We strive for professionalism, so employees must maintain a neat appearance, and of course, no substance abuse. Experience good, but not necessary; just team work and good attitude. Please tell us a little bit about yourself, or better yet, add a resume with your reply. Contact Lee Nachtrieb at or (925)209-9300

Tree Care & Stewardship Program Manager | Our City Forest (Posted 1/23/17)
Our City Forest is seeking a Tree Care & Stewardship Program Manager to oversee the development and implementation of several community tree care projects each week, including daily management of AmeriCorps service members and frequent field work. The Program Manager will correspond with City staff and the public on a regular basis. The Program Manager will need to be able to engage, direct, and coach service members and volunteers, as well as serve a diverse public. While a certified arborist would be a strong candidate for this position, others who meet the required qualifications are welcome to apply. Click here to view the full job announcement.

Student Internships | Society of Municipal Arborists (Posted 1/6/17)
The Society of Muncipal Arborists is seeking both 10-Week Summer Internships for 2017 (where students will experience the full range of job duties of the municipal arborist/urban forester) as well as Project-Based Internships (where students will work on specific projects — including but not limited to tree inventories, tree planting, PR/marketing campaigns, iTree analyses, research, and more) in various host cities. Click here to view the full posting.

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