Sustainable Claremont: Program Manager, Green Crew
Sustainable Claremont (www.SustainableClaremont.org) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides educational resources, engages in advocacy, and takes action to move the community towards sustainability, not only within Claremont but beyond its borders. The organization is currently focused on sustainability initiatives in Urban Forestry, Composting and Organic Waste, and Local Schools. Sustainable Claremont is independent of the City of Claremont but works closely with the municipality and other organizations in the greater Southern California region.
Sustainable Claremont is seeking a Program Manager for their Green Crew Urban Forestry Program. Green Crew first began as a volunteer day to plant trees in a local park and has now expanded to caring for our urban forest through partnerships with various local City governments. We are looking for a passionate community organizer to further develop our tree-planting events, community education, workforce development, and urban forestry advocacy within local communities.
The Program Manager’s primary goal is to work with local cities to plant trees and engage our community on urban forestry. The Program Manager will ensure the goals proposed in each of our grants are met in terms of tree planting, education, and community outreach events. By fostering partnerships with neighboring areas, the Program Manager will guide the Green Crew program to create a larger impact with existing infrastructure throughout the Inland Empire. The Program Manager will be responsible for daily program operations for each initiative and may be responsible for augmenting or changing strategy as needed. The Program Manager will also be responsible for identifying and managing volunteer and community support.
- Passion for urban forestry and sustainability programming
- Knowledge of state and local incentive programs supporting urban forestry
and greenhouse gas reductions throughout the state
- Experience implementing community outreach, volunteer mobilization,
organizing and/or grassroots fieldwork; experience with “canvassing” or
“door-to-door” marketing a plus
- Familiarity with urban forestry programming throughout the state and other network resources
- Bachelor’s degree with three to five years experience in a relevant field
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work across a diverse set of functional areas
- Experienced and comfortable with public speaking, leading workshops, phone outreach, event coordination, and general face-to-face community engagement
- Flexible hours. Many events take place in the evenings and on weekends.
- Must have access to a car for local use in the Claremont area, including, but not limited to, Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona, Montclair, and Upland.
- Must have a cell phone that can be used for work.
- Self-motivated and able to identify and prioritize tasks without oversight
- Able to quickly understand complex systems
- Outstanding written communication and organizational skills
- Willingness to bike or walk door-to-door in local communities
- Experience using email marketing and social media to engage communities (i.e. MailChimp, Facebook, CRM tools, etc.)
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Experience overseeing employees preferred — this position includes guiding interns in professional development
- Experience with Canva a plus
This grant-funded position is anticipated to run through January 2025 with hours that may vary throughout the year–averaging roughly 20 hours per week. The position will report to the Executive Director of Sustainable Claremont.
$23.00 – $25.00 per hour
How to apply:
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter addressed to the Board of Sustainable Claremont to Stuart@SustainableClaremont.org by November 24, 2023.