Listing

Urban Forestry & Outreach Specialist - 6 Month

Actively Recruiting

Openings

8 currently recruiting

Service Dates

January 15, 2019 - June 29, 2019

Application Window

December 4, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Location

  • San Jose, CA

Contact Information

Bryan Hammond
(408) 998-7337
americorps@ourcityforest.org

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Description

Our City Forest (OCF) Service team members are sponsored in part by the National Service organization, AmeriCorps. OCF Service Team Members will be part of one of the following teams: Community Planting, Nursery or Lawn Busters. All members will:

- Be trained on best practices of maintaining a green and healthy urban forest in the Silicon Valley.
- Strive to maximize volunteer participation in their individual programs, acting as trainers, coaches, & coordinators.
- Conduct outreach efforts to residents and businesses to garner investment and stewardship pertaining to our mission.
- Provide friendly, professional customer service.
- Actively seek opportunities for greening projects.
- Organize and implement projects.

Proportion of field to office work varies with program assignment. Depending on the team, some members may:

- Cultivate drought-tolerant plants and trees at our nursery.
- Plant and care for trees and shrubs in neighborhoods, schools and parks.
- Be trained in basic landscape design.
- Educate residents on best water-wise landscaping practices.
- Complete office tasks such as email correspondence, scheduling appointments, planning logistics, and detailed data entry.
participate in field work necessary for project preparation, and project day execution,
-Conduct classroom and community presentations, or
represent Our City Forest at various community outreach events.

Our City Forest (OCF) Service team members are sponsored in part by the National Service organization, AmeriCorps. OCF Service Team Members will be part of one of the following teams: Community Planting, Nursery or Lawn Busters. All members will:

- Be trained on best practices of maintaining a green and healthy urban forest in the Silicon Valley.
- Strive to maximize volunteer participation in their individual programs, acting as trainers, coaches, & coordinators.
- Conduct outreach efforts to residents and businesses to garner investment and stewardship pertaining to our mission.
- Provide friendly, professional customer service.
- Actively seek opportunities for greening projects.
- Organize and implement projects.

Proportion of field to office work varies with program assignment. Depending on the team, some members may:

- Cultivate drought-tolerant plants and trees at our nursery.
- Plant and care for trees and shrubs in neighborhoods, schools and parks.
- Be trained in basic landscape design.
- Educate residents on best water-wise landscaping practices.
- Complete office tasks such as email correspondence, scheduling appointments, planning logistics, and detailed data entry.
participate in field work necessary for project preparation, and project day execution,
-Conduct classroom and community presentations, or
represent Our City Forest at various community outreach events.
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Living Allowance

$1416 - $1416 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Qualify for SNAP (Cal Fresh) and Medicare

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Strong written & oral communication skills

College degree is highly desirable

Vietnamese and Spanish speakers interested in reaching out to the communities of San José

Local, Bay Area residents are preferred but all are welcome to apply (Note: we do not provide housing)

Valid driver’s license. Proficient in driving manual transmission and towing small trailers

Current Commercial driver’s license (to drive Tree Mobile for community events)

Familiar with ornamental and native tree and shrub species identification

Knowledge or experience working with irrigation

Experience with landscape design and/or landscaping

FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe CS, Sketch Up software knowledge

Graphic design, app development, programming, or website maintenance experience

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Bryan Hammond
(408) 998-7337
americorps@ourcityforest.org

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