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Tree Coordinator
Friends of the Urban Forest

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Tree Coordinator
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Job Summary

$24 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 10 days ago
Job Role
Landscaper, General Labor
Employer's Industry
Job Schedule
Afternoons, Mornings, Weekends, Weekdays

Job Description

The Tree Care Coordinator is responsible for structural pruning and tree care for young trees during their establishment period (3 years from the date the tree is planted). This includes planning and scheduling weekly pruning workdays, training and managing volunteers and responding to tree care advise calls and emails. FUF plants and cares for trees along the public right of way in San Francisco and therefore prioritizes public relations, and public and personnel safety at all times.

This position involves both office and field work including digital communications, database management, public speaking, some heavy lifting (40 lbs.) and driving company vehicles. Saturday and occasional evening availability is required.

The Tree Care Coordinator position requires skills and knowledge in tree identification, proper species selection, planting and training young trees, long-term tree care, and pest and disease diagnosis. The Tree Care Coordinator works closely with Tree Establishment team, community members, volunteers, interns, and FUF's Green Teens and Green Crew Workforce Development Programs to achieve FUF’s annual tree care goals. FUF is committed to inclusion and the accessibility of urban forest stewardship opportunities to all, and the tree care program has a longstanding working relationship with adults with disabilities.

After accepting the job, the employee will submit to a background check and fingerprinting as required by the California Penal Code for adults who work with minors. The Tree Care Coordinator reports to the Tree Care Manager. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds who feel they will be able to succeed in the duties outlined to apply.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry preferred and/or a background in urban forestry or arboriculture.
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to communicate arboriculture information to the public and train volunteers
  • Must have or acquire in a reasonable amount of time, certification from the International Society of Arboriculture.
  • A valid CA driver’s license with a clean driving record and valid vehicle insurance if driving a personal car for work.
  • Applicant must submit to a record check and fingerprinting per California Penal Code section 11105.3 as it relates to their work with minors in the Green Teens Program.
  • The ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather and working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Office workspace and cubicle assignments change from time-to-time and employees should not have any expectation that any assignment is permanent.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and crawling. The employee must frequently lift and move items over 40 pounds, and load tools and planting materials into and out of vehicles.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


40 hours per week including occasional evening meetings and Tuesday through Saturday workdays.


If interested and qualified, please forward cover letter and resume to:

For a complete job description including a list of duties & responsibilities visit our website at:

Business Overview

Our Story

Friends of the Urban Forest helps individuals and neighborhood groups plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco. This "green infrastructure" improves the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, and reducing polluted stormwater runoff. Since 1981, FUF has brought communities together to plant more than 60,000 trees, totaling almost half of the city's street tree canopy.


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