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7 Dec 2023

Full-Time Climate Corps

Our City Forest – Posted by OCFAmeriCorps Anywhere

Job Description

Our City Forest Climate Corps

January 17, 2024 – September 7, 2024

  • Serve the communities of Silicon Valley.
  • Full-time commitment: 40 hours per week (7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday).
  • Receive a $22,500 living stipend and a $5,176 educational award upon completion of the term and 1200 hours of service.

ABOUT OUR CITY FOREST

Our City Forest has been the leading urban forestry non-profit in the San José area since 1994. Our mission is to cultivate a green and healthy Silicon Valley by engaging community members in the appreciation, protection, growth, and maintenance of our urban ecosystem, especially our urban forest.

POSITION SUMMARY

Our City Forest (OCF) Service Team Members are sponsored in part by the National Service organization, AmeriCorps, and are expected to commit to a term of service. Team Members will have training at the beginning of the term. Each Team Member will be assigned to a primary team, but will support other groups when needed. The teams are Community Forestry (Planting, Tree Care, Lawn Busters), or Community Nursery.

All members will:

  • be trained on the best practices of maintaining a green and healthy urban forest in the Silicon Valley,
  • strive to build capacity in the community and maximize volunteer participation in their individual programs, acting as coaches and coordinators,
  • conduct outreach to residents and businesses to educate on best urban forestry practices and the importance of environmental stewardship
  • provide friendly, professional customer service
  • actively seek opportunities for greening projects
  • organize and implement projects

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • U.S. Citizen or legal resident, with a high school diploma or equivalent, minimum age: 18
  • Interest in affecting change through community organizing
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people
  • Must be available to work full time, 7:30 am – 4 pm, Tuesday – Saturday (shifts may start earlier, depending on team’s needs)
  • Must be able to commit through the end of the service term

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong written & oral communication skills
  • Vietnamese and Spanish speakers interested in reaching out to the communities of San José
  • Local, Bay Area residents are preferred, but all are welcome to apply (Note: we do not provide housing)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Familiar with ornamental and native tree and shrub species identification
  • Knowledge or experience working with irrigation
  • Experience with landscape design and/or landscaping
  • FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe CS, Sketch Up software knowledge
  • Graphic design, app development, programming, or website maintenance experience

How to Apply

Fill out the application at https://www.ourcityforest.org/americorps-openings

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 3 weeks.

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