Community Engagement Manager

San Jose, California
Salary is negotiable based on skills, certifications and years of relevant experience.
Apr 13, 2021
May 13, 2021
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Our City Forest is seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Community Engagement Manager to oversee its AmeriCorps and Volunteer program. The Community Engagement Manager oversees the recruitment of a diverse corps of community volunteers, AmeriCorps service members, and interns, linking them to a broad array of volunteer, service and job training opportunities at Our City Forest.  The Community Engagement Manager employs effective outreach strategies and cultivates partnerships to achieve success.

The overarching goal of OCF is to increase community capacity to properly plant, maintain and manage our urban forest.  This is achieved by providing an array of education and training opportunities, in conjunction with ongoing planting projects, to effectively engage thousands of residents every year. 

A strong candidate for this position will someone who enjoys working with people, has an interest or passion in Urban Forestry and Education, and possesses strong management skills.

Organization Overview

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

Key Responsibilities of Community Engagement Manager

This position will supervise a program team, and will have oversight of the following programs:

  • AmeriCorps Recruitment and Grant Administration
  • Volunteer Outreach and Tree Amigo Training
  • Community Outreach and Education
  • Communications (newsletters, publications, social media, mailings)

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years management experience with volunteers, service members or staff
  • Experience and strong desire to work with volunteers and community members 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with data base entry/management and office software
  • Current CA driver license with clean DMV record
  • Must pass all background checks (fingerprinting, etc.) prior to employment
  • Possess a strong environmental stewardship ethic

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Ability to speak Spanish
  • Arborist certification
  • Experience with an AmeriCorps community service program
  • InDesign or Graphic experience
  • Experience in grant writing and compliance.


Full-time, 40 hrs/week, Tuesday through Saturday


Salary is negotiable based on skills, certifications and years of relevant experience.                     

Start Date

Opening is immediate; applications taken until position filled

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  1. Minimum salary requirement
  2. Available start date
  3. Names and titles of 3 professional references (contact info optional)

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