Job Opening: Tree Care Manager at TreePeople

treecaremanagerKnow any blossoming urban forest leaders? TreePeople, one California ReLeaf’s largest Network Members, is hiring!

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JOB TITLE: Tree Care Manager

REPORTS TO: Forestry Projects Senior Manager

SUMMARY: TreePeople’s Forestry Programs inspire, train, and support the residents of the greater Los Angeles area as they implement community-based tree planting and tree care projects where they live, learn, work or play, thereby achieving the Forestry Department goal of 25% canopy coverage.

The Tree Care Manager is responsible for the ongoing care and tracking of TreePeople’s urban tree plantings, working with TreePeople’s Forestry Managers and future Tree Care Coordinator team to support Citizen Forestry leaders and other TreePeople volunteers in the proper care of trees to ensure their survival.


1. Develop strategies to manage and coordinate the care of TreePeople’s current and future urban tree plantings to ensure they thrive.

2. Build and manage the Forestry department’s Tree Care division, helping to hire, train and supervise a team of Tree Care Coordinators in their responsibilities, including creative strategizing, time management, follow-up, and reporting.

3. Provide support to Citizen Forestry leaders and other TreePeople volunteers relating to tree care, including producing events, supporting volunteer-led events, attending site visits, leading trainings, and managing and maintaining TreePeople’s tool lending bank inventory.

4. Maintain current partnerships, and foster new ones related to TreePeople’s tree care work, including LA City/County agencies, and other community based organizations.

5. Track the condition of planting sites through random sampling and surveys to ensure the success of current tree maintenance plans and to gather data for grant reporting and deliverables.


1. Assist Forestry and Education staff as needed at Forestry events, workshops and trainings.

2. Maintain records of all tree care events, including site concerns, tree care maintenance plan effectiveness, and regular visitation schedules.

3. Participate in TreePeople’s fundraising, marketing, membership and volunteer events as needed.

4. Represent TreePeople at meetings and other gatherings.


1. Strong leadership and team building skills.

2. Proven project management skills: strategizing, planning and organizing.

3. Experience with various supervising skills including collaboration, delegating, coaching and supporting.

4. Strong communication skills: listening, negotiating, public speaking, and writing.

5. Experience with community building and conducting leadership trainings.

6. Interest in the environment and Los Angeles.

7. ISA Certified Arborist a plus, but not required.

8. Spanish fluency a plus, but not required.

To apply send cover letter and resume and salary history to:

Jodi Toubes

Director of Human Resources & Administration


Click here to learn more about the role on TreePeople’s website!

*TreePeople is an equal opportunity employer