Job Announcement: Community Outreach Manager


Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $40,000-$50,000 / year + benefits
Application: Send a cover letter and resume to David Meshoulam at Please include the words “Community Outreach Manager Job Application” in the subject line.
Questions?: Call 617-398-7409 or email David Meshoulam at

General Summary

The Full-time Community Outreach Manager will help to expand our mission of Tree Equity to Boston by bringing our programs to under-resourced and under-canopied neighborhoods of Boston. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director, interns, and volunteers to implement programs that will:

  • Help the organization better understand how residents think about and relate to their local trees and
  • Create and promote educational and outreach programs that provide opportunities for residents to celebrate, plant, and care for trees.

The Community Outreach Manager will be responsible for direct and targeted community engagement through:

  • The creation of activities and surveys to help the organization better understand how Bostonians relate to trees.
  • The development and implementation of programs and partnerships with community organizations and residents to expand the organization’s work at the local level. These may include community tree plantings and giveaways, curriculum development and school outreach, and an adopt-a-tree program.
  • The individual will collect metrics on each program and provide regular progress reports to guide future work.

Essential Functions

These following functions are representative of the position:

  • Develops, coordinates, and implements community events (e.g., tabling, outreach, training)
  • Coordinates site visits with residents and partners for tree planting and giveaway locations
  • Leads planting day and giveaway logistics
  • Coordinates the creation of tree maintenance plans and site inspections
  • Ensures that all trees planted and given away are geo-coded and relevant data recorded
  • Works with local groups to develop, oversee, and implement a tree stewardship program.
  • Develops, coordinates and supports educational programming in schools and communities

Desired Qualifications

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:

  • Two years of higher and/or continuing education (Associate’s Degree) in environmental, community engagement, education or related disciplines. Non-degreed candidates with equivalent skills and three years’ work experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Two years of experience coordinating a program involving youth education, environmental stewardship, or community organizing (or a combination of training and/or experience).

Knowledge of:

  • Responsibilities for special event programming and volunteer staffing
  • Local community resources, schools, and groups
  • Youth and adult education programming
  • Urban forestry, environmental stewardship, climate change, and public health issue

Skilled in:

  • Establishing and maintaining networks to form effective partnerships
  • Working within and navigating complex and diverse systems and communities
  • Communicating effectively with a diverse group of people
  • Evaluating programs and developing recommendations for improvements
  • Prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands with attention to detail
  • Operating a computer, tablet, and smart phone and utilizing a variety of software, esp. Google Suite
  • GIS software a plus


  • Familiarity with Boston and its neighborhoods and communities
  • Knowledge of a second language relevant to Boston (e.g., Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, French) is preferred but not required.
  • Driver’s license and access to a car is helpful but not required.

Must be:

  • Passionate about environmental justice and community work
  • Determined and not easily discouraged by challenging situations
  • Detail oriented, dependable, and team-oriented
  • Self-starter able to work independently
  • Eager to learn and grow
  • Willing to work in all weather conditions

Additional Information:

  • Physical Demands and working environment: Work is performed in a variety of outside field or event locations and in a standard work office environment. Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Compensation/Benefits: This is a full-time salaried position. Retirement benefits available.
  • Will be required to undergo Criminal and Sex Offender Background Checks (CORI & SORI).
  • Work will be primarily remote until public health recommendations change.

About Speak for the Trees

Speak for the Trees, Boston (SFTT) is a non-profit organization committed to improving the size and health of the urban tree canopy in Boston, especially in areas with low canopy coverage. At the core of our values is that all residents deserve the multiple health, environmental, and social benefits that trees provide and that all residents have the power to plant a better future for themselves and Boston. SFTT also views trees as a tool to unpack and dismantle decades of racial, environmental, social, and economic injustice. We envision a city with a healthy tree canopy, one that takes into account issues of racial, economic, and environmental inequities.

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications and will fill the position as soon as possible. The application period will stay open until the position is filled.

Please submit the following:

  • One-page cover letter in PDF form or hard copy. Address to David Meshoulam, Executive Director.
  • One-page resume with three references in PDF form or hard copy.

Please send resume & cover letter to:

Speak for the Trees, 49 Oliver Street Watertown MA 02472 OR


If sending by email, please include your last name and Outreach Manager in the subject.

SFTT celebrates justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
We are committed to building a team that represents diverse backgrounds, perspectives, & skills.
Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.