Green Teens Manager
Friends of the Urban Forest
Job Overview
1007 General Kennedy Ave #1, San Francisco, CA 94129
Compensation:
$22.00 / hr to $25.50 / hr
Job Description

Classification and Time: Full-time, Exempt

Annual Salary: $46,000 - $53,000 DOE

Benefits: Full health, dental and vision per Employee Handbook dated Feb. 2017

Reports to: Education Program Manager

Date: Revised September 2018

About Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF)

Friends of the Urban Forest is a non-profit organization that helps individuals and neighborhood groups to plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco. By making San Francisco greener, FUF supports the health and livability of the urban environment. Since 1981, FUF has planted more than 60,000 trees, totaling almost half of the city's street tree canopy.

Position Summary

The Green Teens Manager is responsible for managing the Green Teens Youth Tree Care Program as part of FUF’s overall Tree Care Program, and assisting the Education Manager in enhancing all aspects of FUF Education Programs. This includes implementing and supervising the Green Teens Youth Tree Care Program and assisting with the general planning, administration, and enhancement of FUF’s education programs.

The position requires experience working with teens from high-risk environments and field work, administrative work, curriculum planning, some heavy lifting (40 lbs.), and driving company vehicles including a 15-passenger commercial van. Regular Saturday availability is required. The Green Teens Manager reports to the Program Director with day-to-day supervision by the Education Manager.

For over 20 years, FUF’s Green Teens Youth Tree Care Program has offered San Francisco’s low-income youth an opportunity to gain job skills and enhance the urban forest by providing hands-on assistance with FUF’s tree care, tree planting, sidewalk landscaping, and outreach programs. Each session includes career exploration and long-term employment skills training as well as outdoor education and overnight components. The Green Teens Program is made up of two distinct seasons as dictated by the SFUSD calendar. During the school year there are two sessions, broken up by the fall and spring semester, in which Green Teens work 12 Saturdays per semester from 8:30am to 4:30pm. During the summer, the Green Teens Program shifts to a summer tree pruning intensive in which teens work Wednesday through Saturday from 9am to 3pm for 8 weeks, culminating in a two-night trip to the UC Berkeley Blodgett Forest Research Station to learn about California forest ecology in the Sierra Nevada mountains.


Requirements

  • Applicant must submit to a record check and fingerprinting per California Penal Code section 11105.3 as it relates to applicant’s work with minors.
  • Must have or acquire in a reasonable amount of time a commercial driver’s license with passenger endorsement with the DMV to operate a 15-passenger van and experience driving large vehicles with passengers in San Francisco.
  • Minimum of two years experience working with teens and high-school aged youth, and/or youth from high-risk backgrounds.
  • Strong group management skills, conflict resolution skills, proven leadership skills, and experience working with a diverse population.
  • Experience managing administrative tasks, including hiring paperwork and payroll.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds and perform physical labor of planting and pruning street trees.
  • Outdoor education and leadership experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin, or Arabic is beneficial but not required.
  • Must have or acquire in a reasonable amount of time certification from the International Society of Arboriculture.
  • People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Hours

40 hours per week including Saturday.

Contact

If interested and qualified, please attach a cover letter and resume.

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About Friends of the Urban Forest
Friends of the Urban Forest helps individuals and neighborhood groups plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco. This "green infrastructure" improves the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, raising property values and reducing polluted stormwater runoff. Since 1981, FUF has planted more than 60,000 trees, totaling almost half of the city's street tree canopy.
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