Colorado Nonprofit Association

Urban Forestry Field Crew Supervisor

The Park People works throughout Denver with communities to plant trees and improve parks for a healthy, resilient future. Join a team working at the intersection of some of today’s most pressing issues – climate change, equity, health, urban sustainability. Help us grow our impact and make a difference for the future, our communities, and the planet. 

Position Description:

The Field Crew Supervisor (Supervisor) plays an important role in The Park People’s TreeForce program. The Supervisor will work closely with the other TreeForce staff members to fulfill the purpose of the program: to provide career readiness and tree industry skills training to connect individuals facing barriers to employment with meaningful career exploration opportunities in urban forestry. The Supervisor will help plan and co-facilitate the program (anticipated schedule: planning November–February; active facilitation March–October). As such, the position requires a knowledge of tree basics, effective group facilitation skills, and operational/logistics know-how.  

Fieldwork will take place mostly in climate change-vulnerable Denver neighborhoods with low tree canopy cover. The pre-apprentices (Participants) will primarily be formerly incarcerated individuals; experience and openness to working with people facing barriers to employment and across lines of diversity is required for this role. The Supervisor must be able to work independently and with a team. As a TreeForce staff member, they will report to the Workforce Development Manager (Manager) and work closely with their co-Supervisor on all program elements.  

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