Become a TreeFolk

 

Would you like a job where you work to bring people and trees together? TreeFolks is a fun, professional workplace full of folks who love trees. We post our seasonal positions in late Summer and post our regular positions as they come available.

We offer internships for specific projects and post them on this page. If you are a student and you would like to propose a project, please email: admin@treefolks.org

Position Description

As the Communications and Marketing Coordinator for TreeFolks, you will bring your love of people, storytelling, technology, and the environment together to tell the story of TreeFolks and our impact in the community. We are looking for a motivated, innovative, fun-loving and self-directed team member to enhance our brand, raise our profile, and help the organization with our fundraising efforts year around. This is a full time position with benefits reporting directly to the Development Director and requires periodic evening or weekend (Saturday morning) work.

 

About TreeFolks

TreeFolks empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. In its 29 year history, TreeFolks has facilitated the planting of more than 2.5 million trees to shade urban streets, beautify neighborhoods, clean air and water, restore the Blanco River and reforest the Lost Pines in Bastrop County.

 

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and implement the annual communications plan across the network’s discrete audiences in collaboration with the TreeFolks team and constituents
  • In partnership with the Executive Director and the Marketing Committee, develop and implement a marketing strategy with the goal of enhancing the TreeFolks brand in the Central Texas community
  • Serve as staff liason to the Marketing Committee
  • Ensure TreeFolks events and brand are being promoted through all appropriate media channels (i.e. TV, radio, print)
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all electronic publicity including ‘Looking Up’ newsletter (2 per month) and periodic email blasts (~1/month depending on need).
  • Manage the TreeFolks WordPress website with assistance from existing team
  • Manage and delegate social media across our platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with assistance of existing staff and interns
  • Manage the development, distribution, and proofing of all print collateral such as banners, brochures, and volunteer t-shirts with assistance of graphic designer
  • Maintain current media contact list and cultivate media relationships
  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Cultivate a culture of storytelling among TreeFolks staff and volunteers
  • Provide direct support to Development Director in communications to donors as needed, including fundraising campaigns such as the annual Root Ball Gala

 

Qualifications

  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years of experience in communications on a small team; nonprofit focus preferred
  • Ability to communicate clearly through written correspondence
  • An appreciation for the environment, basic knowledge of tree biology, and willingness to learn
  • Strong confidence in public speaking and media appearances
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to contribute and work as a team member within the organization while accepting direction
  • Willingness to supervise interns
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar CRM software strongly preferred
  • Ease with web 2.0 technology required; familiarity with WordPress and Emma strongly preferred

 

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Compensation: $19.81/hr

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to jobs@treefolks.org.  No phone calls.

Position Description

As Community Tree Planting & Volunteer Coordinator for TreeFolks, you will bring your love of people and the environment together to build and enrich our vibrant community of volunteers, supporters, and partner organizations. We are looking for a motivated, innovative, fun loving and self-directed leader who is inspired by the energy our volunteers have to offer! This is a full time position with benefits reporting directly to the Operations Director.

 

About TreeFolks

TreeFolks empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees.  In its 29 year history, TreeFolks has facilitated the planting of more than 2.5 million trees to shade urban streets, beautify neighborhoods, clean air and water, and reforest the Lost Pines in Bastrop County.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop a year-round volunteer program integrating and recruiting volunteers into our existing CityShade, Neighborwoods, and Reforestation programs, as well as specialized volunteer opportunities.
  • Coordinate all aspects of TreeFolks’ CityShade program including implementation of 15-25 volunteer events primarily on Saturdays between Oct-March each year
  • Develop a community engagement strategy to diversify existing volunteer base
  • Create and manage all volunteer appreciation program including events
  • Supervise seasonal program staff or interns
  • Manage and facilitate all volunteer trainings
  • Promote TreeFolks’ programs through various outlets including but not limited to news media, neighborhood groups, email and at community events
  • Creatively promote volunteer opportunities to neighborhood and corporate groups, on local event calendars, TreeFolks volunteer webpage and through social media outlets
  • Support business development and coordinate corporate sponsorship volunteer opportunities
  • Serve as the staff liaison to TreeFolks’ Planting Committee
  • Provide regular program updates for use in outreach materials
  • Maintain records to track volunteer hours, donated materials or services and overall impact
  • Assist Executive staff with events for volunteers, donors or partners
  • Maintain and update Salesforce CRM databases
  • Assure TreeFolks and its mission, programs, products, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive manner

 

Qualifications

  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years of full time experience in volunteer management
  • 1 year of experience supervising paid staff
  • Arborist certification or the ability to acquire certification within 1 year
  • Thorough understanding of tree biology
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar CRM software preferred
  • Strong confidence in public speaking, especially to large groups
  • Ability to communicate clearly through written correspondence
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to work with a wide array of personality types and community partners
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work Saturdays, particularly during the winter planting season, and occasional evenings
  • Maintain a Texas driver’s license in good standing.
  • Ability to contribute and work as a team member within the organization.
  • Ability to take direction

 

Application Deadline: open until filled

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Compensation: $19.81/hr

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to jobs@treefolks.org.  No phone calls.

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