Director of Urban Forest Renewal
JOB TITLE: Director of Urban Forest Renewal
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SUPERVISES: Urban Ecology Manager and Education Programs Manager
Director of Urban Forest Renewal is responsible for leading the integration and
delivery of programs and services at the Sacramento Tree Foundation. The
programs are Sacramento Shade, Community Shade, NATURE, Native Plant
Propagation, and Save the Elms. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director’s
primary role is to ensure that all programs and services are working in concert
to effectively convey and meet the strategic vision, goals and objectives of
the Sacramento Tree Foundation.
The Director of
Urban Forest Renewal will coach and advise key staff on how to lead their
service and program areas based on shared values, including but not limited to
offering excellent customer service, exceeding partnership expectations and
growing high performing teams. In addition, the Director is expected to grow an
expanded customer and partnership base that promotes the importance of optimizing urban forest
benefits and services.
The Director of
Urban Forest Renewal is an integral member of the Sacramento Tree Foundation’s
leadership team. Working closely with the Director of Community Relations, the
Director of Urban Forest Renewal will grow the Sacramento Tree Foundation as a
respected, reliable source for the growth and management of urban forests both
locally and regionally.
promote the vision and mission while nurturing the Tree Foundation’s values in
support of a purposeful organizational climate.
implement, and oversee assigned program and service areas to increase community
support for and growth of the urban forest.
Serve on the
Executive Team to ensure program and service deliverables exemplify
organizational goals and values as adopted in the strategic plan and guiding
Serve as the
direct supervisor to the Urban Ecology and Education Programs Managers.
Be the primary
liaison between SMUD and the Tree Foundation in order to nurture and support one
of the Tree Foundation’s most visible and viable partnerships.
Managers as they coordinate planning, resources and integration of services and
programs with special attention to quarterly programmatic and fiscal reviews.
partnerships and nurture existing partnerships that further the organization’s
mission and build upon mutual goals and benefits.
services and programs are appropriately resourced and managers have the guidance,
resources and metrics to succeed.
are produced in an accurate and timely fashion.
Coach staff in
leadership, customer service and team building to grow their competencies and
capacity to excel in their work, including the resolution of problems and
proactively and produce staff performance appraisals annually.
policies are uniformly implemented and where required oversee the development
and implementation of policy including: technical standards, operating
procedures, work standards.
Work with the
managers to build annual action plans and budgets that include measurable
deliverables and performance indicators.
Oversee the Urban
Ecology and Education Programs budgets and the actions plans.
Assist in grant and partnership agreement solicitation, evaluation and
helpful but not required. Minimum 5 years program and project management
experience required. Staff management experience required. Experience with
non-profit organizations required. Experience delivering education and training
programs relations helpful but not required.
At least 5 years of
management experienced required; experience with non-profit organizations
helpful but not required
Strong management skills; excellent writing and communication skills; must
be highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and have basic
PC maintenance skills.
Must have a good
sense of humor and an ability to get along with a wide variety of people. Must
be quick on your feet and highly flexible. Must be comfortable working in an
organization dedicated to community health and equity and protecting natural
resources through direct advocacy and community engagement.
for two direct reports.
This is an
at-will, salaried, full-time, and exempt position.
Sacramento Tree Foundation Mission Statement:
of the Sacramento Tree Foundation is to build healthy and livable communities
in the Sacramento region by growing the best urban forest in the nation
Submit resume and cover letter to
HR@sactree.com by March 10, 2017 to apply.