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 year-round specific projects. If you are a student but don’t see an internship for your skillset below, please email to inquire about alternative projects with your cover letter and resume. These internships are unpaid but are applicable for course credit.

If you have a particular skill set, or would just like to plant some trees, visit our volunteer page for more opportunities.

See below for open positions.


Operations Coordinator

TreeFolks is an Austin-based nonprofit organization with a mission to empower Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. Since its founding in 1989, TreeFolks has planted nearly three million trees in the region, in partnership with local governmental agencies, other nonprofits, service organizations, foundations, corporate partners, and community members. TreeFolks is poised for growth to increase its impact, and is adding to its extremely capable and committed team.

TreeFolks seeks an Operations Coordinator, who will contribute to the organization’s mission by managing administrative and operational functions. This is a full-time, permanent position offering a competitive compensation package with salary, health benefits, generous vacation time, flexible schedule, a casual work environment, and professional development opportunities.

The ideal candidate has experience with basic bookkeeping, computer networks, facilities management, and payroll in a small business, government, or nonprofit organization setting. Computer proficiency with MS Office and G-Suite applications is required; familiarity with other common web-based business applications and with computer server management is preferred. Please see below for a full description of responsibilities and qualifications.

The majority of the duties can be fulfilled remotely from a home office, although there may be occasional need for travel to the office, bank, post office, retail store, or other locations. TreeFolks adheres to a strict social distancing, masking, and handwashing protocol. TreeFolks will provide all necessary tools and resources to complete the assigned tasks, including organizational process and policy training, access to TreeFolks files, office supplies, and a computer, if needed. The Operations Coordinator will work closely with the Development Director, program staff, and the contract bookkeeper, and reports directly to the Executive Director (ED).

Duties will include but are not limited to:

• Support bookkeeping/accounting functions by reviewing expense vouchers submitted by staff, collecting and processing payable invoices, and generating invoices for accounts receivable.
• Monitor shared server, computer network, and individual computers to ensure proper functioning; lead troubleshooting in case of errors; oversee repairs or service by external technicians.
• Coordinate maintenance and repair of facilities, vehicles, and equipment; serve as primary point of contact for TreeFolks vendors and service providers; maintain inventory of office supplies and program materials.
• Manage timesheet entry and prepare payroll reports for approval by the ED.
• Produce periodic financial reports for staff and Board.
• Assist with document research and other support for the annual audit process.
• Advise ED on operational and administrative policy and procedure changes.

The ideal Operations Coordinator will have the following qualifications:

• Experience managing accounts payable/receivable and knowledge of basic nonprofit bookkeeping and accounting practices, including the use of QuickBooks.
• Familiarity with small office computer servers, networks, and applications
• Computer literacy, including MS Office applications, with a working knowledge of G-Suite apps and productivity tools such as Airtable, Zapier, and database applications.
• Understanding of timesheets, PTO policies, and payroll processing.
• Experience with office and operations management, preferably in a nonprofit small business setting.
• Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Patience, professionalism, and a sense of humor.
• Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required.

Success in this position will include:

• Timely and precise processing of expenses, revenue, and payroll.
• Flawless implementation of office, bookkeeping, and administrative processes.
• Noticeable efficiencies and cost savings resulting from accurate operations.

TreeFolks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to
Application deadline: March 5, 2021
Anticipated state date: March 22, 2021