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 skill set below, please email admin@treefolks.org 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.

Thank you for your interest in working with TreeFolks!

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As Operations Director, you will bring your organizational leadership, attention to detail, and love of the environment to our growing nonprofit! We are looking for a highly motivated, systems-oriented thinker who can help TreeFolks deliver programs of high quality on time and within budget. Critical skills include financial management and grant management. This is a full time position with benefits reporting directly to the Executive Director. Some evening and weekend work required, particularly during the busy planting season (Oct-Mar).

 

About TreeFolks

TreeFolks empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees.  In its 30 year history, TreeFolks has facilitated the planting of more than 2 million trees to shade urban streets, beautify neighborhoods, clean air and water, and reforest Central Texas after natural disasters such as the Bastrop County fires and the Blanco River Memorial Day Floods. 

 

Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director (ED), oversee internal operations to ensure that all services provided by TreeFolks are delivered within approved policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the organization’s financial management functions including creation and management of the annual work plan and budget, providing periodic financial reports to staff and Board, processing expense reports for the bookkeeper and the annual coordination of the audit process. 
  • Oversee program workflow by assisting relevant staff on timelines and guidelines necessary to ensure completion of tasks. 
  • Advise ED on needed policy and procedure changes.
  • Supervise administrative and bookkeeping support staff.
  • In conjunction with ED, manage all public and private grants including implementation, data collection, reporting, writing, tracking, and development of new grant opportunities.
  • Assist the ED and Development Officer in developing a fundraising plan for grant management.
  • Work closely with the ED to encourage positive staff morale and seek out appropriate professional development opportunities for all staff. 
  • Assure TreeFolks’ mission, programs, and services are presented in a strong, positive manner

 

Qualifications

  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred
  • 2 years’ experience in financial management
  • 2 years’ experience in grant/contract management
  • Experience supervising personnel
  • Familiar with the rules and regulations of non-profit accounting
  • An appreciation of the environment and the mission of the organization
  • An appreciation for the environment, trees, and willingness to learn
  • Familiarity with Quickbooks and Salesforce or similar CRM software preferred
  • 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 Suite
  • Ability to work some Saturdays, particularly during the winter season, and occasional evening meetings 
  • Maintain a Texas driver’s license in good standing.
  • Ability to contribute and work as a team member within the organization.

 

Application Deadline: open until filled

Compensation: Commensurate with experience 

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to jobs@treefolks.org.  Please also include your salary requirements in your cover letter.

TreeFolks is a local nonprofit that empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. This year, we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary in Austin and have begun preparations for extensive growth as we plan to launch our Million Trees and Counting Campaign. As TreeFolks’ Development and Marketing  Intern, you would support the planning and advancement of the organization through communications and community engagement. 

Brief description of project and associated tasks:

  • Researching and maintaining a database of potential corporate sponsors and partnerships 
  • Writing content to support creative for social media platforms
  • Contributing to newsletter content
  • Keep track of social media and website analytics 
  • Support event scheduling, coordination, and promotion
  • Assisting with tabling at events and attending volunteer engagements
  • Help to facilitate development practices 
  • Assist with the creation of promotional materials 

Preferred Qualifications (if any):

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and familiarity with analytics tracking  
  • Impeccable grammatical, spelling, and proofreading abilities
  • Effective communicator – both written and oral
  • Comprehension of social media marketing 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to define and work against deadlines
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the organization 

Although this is an unpaid internship, you will be introduced to TreeFolks’ professional network, which includes local governments, school districts, civic organizations and private corporations and businesses. We ask that interns dedicate themselves to fulfill the entire intern period beginning in September and ending in December.

 

September – December 2019 With potential for extension into Spring.

10-15 hours weekly

Preferred days:  Tuesday- Friday & Saturdays (with flexibility)

 

To apply, send a letter of interest and your resume directly to Margot and Tori (see addresses below).

Points of Contact: 

Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Tori Bloom. victoria@treefolks.org

The Field Assistant is a seasonal temporary, full time position working 40 hours per week from October 2, 2018 through March 31, 2019 supporting the operations of the Communitrees program. The Field Assistant will care for and handle trees stored at the TreeFolks office, load and unload trees at events and on deliveries, assist with data entry, pack and unpack tools and equipment for tree planting and maintenance events, and help maintain TreeFolks facilities and equipment.

 

About TreeFolks

TreeFolks empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. In its 28-year history, TreeFolks has facilitated the planting of over 2.8 million trees to shade urban streets, beautify neighborhoods, clean air and water, and reforest the Lost Pines in Bastrop County and the Blanco River in Hays County. The Communitrees program is a partnership between TreeFolks and multiple partners to plant trees in public spaces.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Drive TreeFolks’ truck and water trailer to local parks to care for and water young trees
  • Receive, organize, and lift saplings for storage in greenhouse
  • Assist Volunteer Coordinator with Austin area planting and tree care events
  • Discuss proper planting techniques and urban forest ecology with volunteers
  • Print, label, organize and distribute program materials
  • Water, label, lift, organize, and carry trees
  • Assist with loading and unloading tools and supplies for planting events
  • Assist with post event clean up and enter volunteer information into database
  • Assist with special events including, tree giveaways, tabling, and others

 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to operate large truck with extended trailer
  • General knowledge of trees preferred
  • Ability to repeatedly lift and carry 50 lbs. for several hours in all weather conditions required
  • Ability to read, write, and speak in English required
  • Ability to work a variable schedule including weekends and evenings with advance notice required
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision required
  • Ability to report daily progress and provide honest feedback when problems occur
  • Must possess a courteous and positive attitude
  • Must maintain a Texas driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

 

Expected Start Date: October, 2nd

Compensation: $15 per hour, 40 hours per week variable schedule, October – March

TreeFolks has been around for over 30 years and has an exciting story to tell and wonderful memories to share. This multi-phase project will include reviewing existing materials and collecting new materials to tell the story of TreeFolks’ history. The end product would include a timeline of the organization with key moments, a short highlight video, and a narrative overview for use in print and online materials.

 

As the Phase I History & Archive Intern, you will review, and digitize, our existing records and materials (photos, planting plans, promotional materials, staff) to create a timeline of the organization. You will also locate and photograph trees that were planted by TreeFolks, to show their growth and impact on the area. As part of your work, you will also have the chance to participate in field activities and community events with our staff.

 

As the Phase II History & Archive Intern, you will conduct interviews with long time volunteers to add narrative and video to the Phase I timeline. You will then work to create a video containing these interviews, archival clips, and photos to post on our website. As part of your work, you will also have the chance to participate in field activities and community events with our staff.

 

This position is unpaid and lasts for 6 consecutive weeks during the Fall Semester with a time commitment of 8 hrs/week during weekdays.

Phase I: September 12- October 14

Phase II: October 14 to November 10

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in non-profits, oral history, photography, archiving
  • Experience working with videos and photographs
  • Working towards a degree in Information Sciences, Cultural Geography, or Communications.
  • An appreciation for the environment, trees, and willingness to learn
  • Ability to quickly learn how to use new software and technology
  • Ability to communicate clearly through written correspondence
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Access to reliable transportation

 

Application Deadline: September 20th, 2019

 

To Apply: Send cover letter, and resume, including the contact information for 3 references, to jobs@treefolks.org.