Program Associate – Grants & Communications

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Website California ReLeaf

Description, Compensation and Benefits:

California ReLeaf's mission is to empower grassroots efforts and build strategic partnerships that preserve, protect, and enhance California’s urban and community forests.
We are looking for candidates who viscerally connect to ReLeaf’s mission and have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds who feel they are willing to learn and succeed in the duties outlined below.
  Position Summary: This part-time position will introduce the Program Associate to the various aspects of working in a small nonprofit with an expansive portfolio of programs, funding, and impact. California ReLeaf supports the ReLeaf Network with education, advocacy, and pass-through grants, managing multiple grant programs for community based organizations who plant and care for urban trees. The Program Associate will be involved in grants and fundraising administration, communications, and special events.
Title:      Program Associate – Grants & Communications
Status:  Part Time, Non-Exempt
Wages: Part-time hourly position (20 hours per week) with wages commensurate with qualifications and experience. Approximate wage range: $16-19/hour.

Benefits: For part-time positions, benefits include prorated health care, dental and vision care coverage, monthly contribution to employee retirement account, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

Essential Functions:

  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director for a variety of projects, such as Board meetings, donor recognition, and sponsorship administration.
  • Help administer a wide array of tree planting grants.
  • Support social media communications and help with the newsletter, website resources, and publications.
  • Assist with event planning, such as the annual statewide retreat, webinars, and workshops.
  • Work closely with the tight-knit California ReLeaf team to collaborate on the best methods for disseminating urban forest education and resources with diverse community-based organizations across the state.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attend regional urban forest meetings and conferences.
  • Provide technical assistance and perform other duties as needed.
Attitudes, Abilities, and Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Focus on accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
  • Contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Creative and engaging social media skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with a creative and flexible problem-solving approach.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills: Microsoft Office knowledge required, Access Database, Adobe Creative Suite, and WordPress skills would be a strong bonus.
  • Spanish bilingual preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or working toward Bachelor’s degree and/or work experience in communications, environmentalism, community organizing or related fields.

Application Instructions:

Application Deadline: March 7, 2019 – wish to hire asap.
Application Process: Send résumé, references, and cover letter explaining how your skills and experience fit the needs of the position. Send via email to Cindy Blain at [email protected]
Office Location: 2115 J Street, Suite 213, Sacramento, CA 95816
California ReLeaf is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Organization:

For 30 years California ReLeaf's mission has been to empower grassroots efforts and build strategic partnerships that preserve, protect, and enhance California’s urban and community forests. With the ReLeaf Network of 90+ member organizations, California ReLeaf works statewide to promote alliances among community-based groups, individuals, industry, and government agencies - encouraging all partners to contribute to the health and livability of our cities and the protection of our environment by planting and caring for trees. With 90% of Californians living in urban areas, urban trees are essential to the health and well-being of our residents, especially with the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events.
ReLeaf is especially concerned with the social equity aspects of urban forests and the need to ensure that all neighborhoods enjoy the human health and quality-of-life benefits of urban trees.