Urban Forest Specialist

One Tree Planted
Shelburne, Vermont, US
May 03, 2021
May 18, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Description
Vacancy Announcement: Urban Forest Specialist

One Tree Planted is a US-based non-profit that plants trees around the world to help combat climate change, conserve biodiversity, restore landscapes, and strengthen communities. We act as a catalyst and conduit for individuals and businesses to help reduce their carbon footprint and meet their corporate social responsibility objectives. Learn more by visiting our website at http://www.onetreeplanted.org

One Tree Planted is looking for a dynamic individual to add to our fast growing team. The Urban Forest Specialists's primary responsibility will be to lead the organizations urban forestry work in cities around the world. This will require experience in urban forestry and working with community groups and partners in a city and urban context.

Responsibilities of the Urban Forest Specialist include:
  • Develop One Tree Planted Urban Forestry Program that expands our reach and impact in cities and communities around the world. A special focus will be on establishing and growing partnerships with urban tree planting groups and working in collaboration with communities that would benefit from increased tree canopy and urban greening.
  • Build upon our existing tree planting and community and corporate events to expand the impact and scope of existing partnerships and form new partnerships that include social and environmental justice opportunities.
  • Expand opportunities to plant more trees in cities around the world and connect more people to the values and benefits of trees and urban forests in their communities.
  • Expand our work in planting trees and mini-forests approach using the Miyawaki Forest Method working in close collaboration with our partner SUGi.

Ideal Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Urban Forestry, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Ecological Restoration, or related field and at least 3+ years of equivalent work experience working with communities and partners in urban forestry.
  • Knowledge of current urban forestry practices, tree planting, stewardship and forest restoration best management practices.
  • Ability to develop a positive working relationship with city agency personnel, community partners, community members and supporters. Experience building consensus among multiple partners with diverse interests.
  • Familiarity of best practices for volunteer recruitment and engagement through an equity lens. Strong community engagement skills and ability to lead events and guide volunteers in a way that promotes a safe, inclusive experience for all residents.
  • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in working on anti-racism within the greater environmental field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with particular strength in public speaking, community engagement, and meeting facilitation.
  • Flexible under pressure and resourceful. Must be able to work independently and excel as part of a team balancing multiple priorities.
  • Ability and willingness to work non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends, with advance notice.
  • Valid, insurable driver's license/record.
  • Willing to travel internationally for site visits.
  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or French would be advantageous.
  • Have good time-management and self-management skills, are able to take direction, work independently and collaboratively develop goals to support One Tree Planted with expertise in the Urban Forest community.
  • ISA Arborist certification (preferred).
  • Collegial personality and team player.
Company DescriptionOne Tree Planted is a non-profit focused on global reforestation. As an environmental charity, we are dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world.

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