Job Opportunities

Canopy is a growing urban and community forestry nonprofit with a track record of delivering high-quality, innovative programs that bring nature into neighborhoods throughout the Midpeninsula. Canopy staff and volunteers strive toward excellence, equity, collaboration, and gratitude in the work we do, and welcome candidates that share these values.

We are seeking hard-working, dedicated people to join the Canopy team and grow with us as we aim to accomplish our vision: a day when every resident of the Midpeninsula can step outside to walk, play, and thrive under the shade of healthy trees.

Canopy strives to engage, celebrate, and reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We value inclusion and equity in our programs, leadership, and hiring practices. Learn more about our DEI policy.

Open Positions:

Operations Manager

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Full-time, non-exempt; local position based in Palo Alto, CA

The Operations Manager plays a key role in the overall success of the organization by maintaining critical infrastructure, anticipating organizational needs, and supporting the smooth functioning of Canopy’s operations. Under the direction of Canopy’s Executive Director, the Operations Manager oversees office environment and systems, provides administrative support to Canopy’s Executive Director and Board, and provides program administrative support. The ideal candidate is organized and detail-oriented, with demonstrated experience related to operations, administration, or office management, ideally in a nonprofit setting.

Tree Care Coordinator/Assistant

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Full-time, non-exempt; local position based in Palo Alto, CA

Under the direction of the Tree Programs Manager, the Tree Care Coordinator/Assistant will be responsible for supporting Canopy’s fieldwork, tracking it, and contributing to reporting needs. The candidate will perform regular tree care activities and support tree planting and stewardship workdays throughout the year. The ideal candidate will be able to perform young tree care activities outdoors on a regular basis, effectively balance office work and fieldwork, and collaborate on shared goals with teammates.

Tree Technology Intern

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Time frame: 10-20 hours/week, October through January, 2022, with possible extension

Location: hybrid home/office mix (no fieldwork required)

Under the supervision of Canopy’s Tree Program Manager and in partnership with the Tree Care Coordinator (Tree Care Team), the Tree Technology Intern will assist with data mining and organization of tree care workflow and data tracking in Canopy’s service areas. Canopy plants trees across five Midpeninsula communities including Mountain View, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and North Fair Oaks. After planting, Canopy supports and assists with tree care for the first three years of the tree’s life. With the help of the Tree Care Team, the intern will use Microsoft Excel/Google sheets to update tree care routes and compile data from current and previous years using Google Sheets, Salesforce, and Tree Plotter. No prior experience using Salesforce or Tree Plotter is required; training will be provided. Applicants are expected to have experience or to be proficient in Excel and/or Google Sheets.

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