Outdoor Classroom Project Manager

Employment type
Full Time
2 months ago
Los Angeles, CA

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit whose mission is to unite the power of nature, people and technology to create a sustainable future for Los Angeles. TreePeople is among the largest independent environmental organizations in California. Sustained by a staff of 50 educators, foresters and administrators as well as thousands of trained “Citizen Foresters”, TreePeople has played, and will continue to play, a leading role in mobilizing Angelenos, private businesses and government agencies to work together to create resilient urban communities capable of withstanding the mounting challenges of climate change.

TreePeople’s passionate commitment to the environment and its unique implementation model, known as “Citizen Forestry”, engage and inspire Angelenos at both the grassroots and policy levels to take environmental action in their communities. Over the next ten years, TreePeople and its Citizen Foresters will spearhead the transformation of Los Angeles’ urban ecosystem by:

Mobilizing Angelenos into a community committed to adapting the City’s resources and infrastructure in response to severe climate change

Expanding forestry and education programs that inspire thousands of volunteers to improve the health and safety of Angelenos by planting and maintaining trees in wilderness areas, urban neighborhoods and school campuses

Transforming Los Angeles’ urban landscape into a living watershed to capture, clean, store and conserve rain and storm water in response to droughts and diminishing resources

Fostering collaborative partnerships that bring private businesses, non-profit resources and government agencies together to research, develop and implement system-wide solutions to environmental problems

In the coming years, TreePeople will inspire Angelenos to reimagine and reclaim Los Angeles’ future. TreePeople will empower Angelenos to come together to combat and adapt to climate change through individual action, technology, and collaborative partnerships in order to create a more holistic, integrated and sustainable Los Angeles.

For more information, please visit the TreePeople website at

The OUTDOOR CLASSROOM PROJECT MANAGER: This position manages school-based service learning projects for TreePeople & Generation Earth. The Outdoor Classroom Project Manager will be the point person for TreePeople’s environmental education and literacy work with an emphasis on youth leadership, and project based learning.

Reports to: Senior Manager, Environmental Education

Outdoor Classroom Project Manager

Generation Earth: Generation Earth is a contract with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works that provides support to Los Angeles County schools to develop and implement environmental projects on their campus and surrounding communities to create greener, healthier, more climate resilient schools.


  • Lead TreePeople’s Outdoor Classroom program that trains and assists teachers to develop the environmental literacy of their students through hands-on learning and projects.
  • Facilitate environmental service learning projects on school campuses across all districts in Los Angeles County; this includes supporting education and environmental awareness projects, peer-to-peer environmental education campaigns, and a variety of school greening projects as chosen by the teachers and students.
  • Connect the work of the Environmental Education department to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards, and the California Environmental Principles & Concepts, ensuring that existing materials and future work support these state standards.
  • Support the Director of Environmental Education in TreePeople’s statewide environmental literacy efforts.
  • Create and maintain networking relationships with local, state, and national service learning and environmental literacy organizations.
  • Plan and facilitate events such as student and teacher workshops and support the development, content, and delivery of programs and events.
  • Assist in administering program evaluations and assessments, and track and report on project data on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • Write and produce professional level correspondence and reports.
  • Represent TreePeople in the community and before other stakeholders to support outreach and development efforts and events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Necessary Skills

  • Recent experience teaching/leading on-campus environmental projects and working with teachers, students, and schools.
  • Ability to frequently visit school sites across L.A. County and communicate with schools via telephone, e-mail, fax and video chat. Valid California Driver's License and reliable transportation mandatory.
  • Proven management skills such as accountability, time management, prioritizing tasks, and meeting deadlines.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and on a team using strong skills that include professional writing, event coordination, project management, public speaking, and intra-personal communications.
  • Computer literacy, including familiarity with Windows, Google, and other internet-based programs.
  • Local knowledge of Los Angeles geography and culture.
  • Spanish speaking a plus.

TreePeople is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply

To apply email cover letter and resume to: Jodi Toubes

Director of Human Resources & Administration

[email protected]