South Sacramento NeighborWoods Organizer
JOB TITLE: South Sacramento NeighborWoods Organizer
DEPARTMENT: Education Department
REPORTS TO: Director of Education and Engagement
Trees in our cities are integral to our health
and our quality of life. Not only do urban trees cool our neighborhoods and
help to filter out air pollution, people who live in neighborhoods with more
trees are benefitted in many ways: they spend more time with their neighbors,
have lower rates of obesity, are more active, show lower levels of depression,
and live longer lives. Unfortunately, the Sacramento region suffers from an
inequity of tree cover of between neighborhoods, meaning that people that live
in neighborhoods with less trees are not receiving the same support as those
that live in neighborhoods with more trees. Sacramento Tree Foundation’s
“NeighborWoods” program seeks to bring the benefits of trees to every community
The South Sacramento NeighborWoods Organizer will work as a community organizer to empower and support a neighborhood’s desire
to improve their streets, schools and homes through community-based tree
planting and care, specifically focusing on stakeholder engagement, environmental
literacy and strategies to increase tree canopy in under-resourced
The primary responsibility of the South
Sacramento NeighborWoods Organizer will be to manage the day-to-day
operations of our grant funded
South Sacramento NeighborWoods Initiative. Working closely with partners and
internal team members, the Coordinator will develop and maintain relationships within
specified census tracts, learning community priorities surrounding urban
greening with the goal of facilitating NeighborWoods projects at schools, parks,
faith-based institutions and homes. Additionally, this position supports the organization
by assisting with outreach and communication activities that are designed to
reach all ages and interest levels; by educating neighborhoods on the value of
the urban forest; and by establishing and maintaining partnerships with
community development and work based organizations.
This is a core position in relation to the Tree
Foundation’s mission in terms of the importance and value we place on community
outreach, neighborhood activation, and civic engagement to transform our
region’s urban forest to the best in the nation.
NeighborWoods Program Management (65%)
Implements, assesses, and adapts the
NeighborWoods work plan to best fit the South Sacramento community
Manages day-to-day working
relationships with grant partners and internal team members
Maintains relationships with current
partners and cultivates new ones
Organizes, attends, and presents at neighborhood
events to grow community knowledge about trees and community greening, share
NeighborWoods opportunities, and recruit NeighborWoods leaders
Oversees and implements public events,
meetings, and tree planting events with a focus
on the grant funded census tracts. Generates interest in Tree Foundation
programs that are applicable to the community.
Organizes, leads, and guides community
volunteers and homeowners in various community greening practices
Assists with the business plan, budget
and grant reporting related to our NeighborWoods Initiative
Outreach & Events (20%)
Attends community outreach events to
educate the broader community about the Sacramento Tree Foundation, our
activities and projects
External Communications (10%)
Works with other staff to develop
marketing plans to embrace more community members into the initiative.
Assists as needed in writing,
producing, and circulating E-newsletters and blasts, newsletter articles, event
flyers, action alerts, and social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) with
regards to NeighborWoods.
Attends meetings, trainings, workshops,
Provides timely and courteous communication
to customers, partners, and other community members via phone, e-mail, and in
degree in related field is preferred but not required
EXPERIENCE: Experience in one or more of the
following: program management, community organizing, and/or public outreach in
disadvantaged communities. Experience with partnership development and urban
SKILLS: Open-minded. Must be willing to meet the
community on their terms. Cultural competency and an approach that is
appreciative, affirming, and inclusive of all cultural backgrounds. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills. Superior ability to multi-task and
meet deadlines. Attention to detail, creativity, and willingness to try new
things is a must.
owledge of Microsoft suite (Word,
Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the internet.
Class C driver’s license and a clean driving
record. Bilingual (Spanish, Hmong, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Cantonese)
preferred. Comfort with constituent management systems such as Salesforce a
TEMPERAMENT/SOFT SKILLS: We are looking for a
candidate that believes change is possible and is passionate about making that
change. Must be comfortable working in a mission-based, non-profit environment.
The ideal candidate for the position will have a passion for our mission, a
desire to share it with others, and a commitment to excellent customer service.
Supervise interns and volunteers for various
projects and programs
This role will be required
to work nights and weekends.
outdoor and in office work is required for this
position. Ability to lift 30 pounds. Therefore, employee may be exposed to
extremes in weather including heat,
rain, and freezing temperatures as well as
extended periods of sitting and standing. Will spend a great deal of time
traveling throughout Sacramento County.
This is an
at-will, non-exempt position.
Excellent benefits including health care, dental
and vision care coverage, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.
résumé and cover letter via email to
The Sacramento Tree Foundation is building healthy, livable communities
in the Sacramento region by growing the best urban forest in the nation.
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