Part-time Temporary Community Outreach Specialist – East San José
Our City Forest is seeking a part-time temporary Outreach Specialist to conduct door-to-door outreach
for its “Trees for East San José” program. This position will be assigned to specific neighborhoods to
encourage residents to accept and adopt a free tree for their yard or park strip. Trees can also be
planted for churches, schools and businesses if in the eligible neighborhood.
The Outreach Specialist will hand out program information and answer questions to explain the
important health benefits of trees and to encourage tree stewardship. This position requires
approximately 10 hours a week for at least two months. Position will be renewed/extended as needed.
Our City Forest (OCF) is a San José-based nonprofit serving San José and communities throughout Santa
Clara County. OCF provides a broad range of urban forestry services and award-winning programs
include community planting, tree stewardship, a full-scale community nursery, lawn conversions,
educational programming, volunteer training, and green jobs service and training opportunities. Visit
Friendly, outgoing personality
Pass a background check
Bilingual in English/Spanish
Familiar with East San José neighborhoods and community groups
Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evening and weekend hours. (for example:
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-7 and Saturdays 9 to 1)
Current occupancy in East San José neighborhood
Previous experience with Our City Forest’s program and services
Strong desire to make a difference in their community
Urban Forestry/Gardening/outdoor passion
Hours & Pay
Flexible, 10 hrs weekly , $20 per hour
Opening is immediate; applications taken until position filled
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