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:

Director of Philanthropy

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Full-time, exempt; local position based in Palo Alto, CA (currently hybrid)

This opportunity is for an experienced development professional to take fundraising programs to the next level at a healthy nonprofit in a dynamic phase of growth. The Director of Philanthropy (DOP) will lead and integrate Canopy’s fundraising strategies across individual and institutional giving, and provide hands-on implementation for foundation and corporate grants, the annual fund, and a budding major gifts program.

Communications Intern (Summer 2022)

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Part-time, flexible hours; hybrid location (some office work in Palo Alto)

With the support of Canopy staff, the Communications Intern will review, organize, and mine Canopy’s treasure trove of archival newsletters and other materials, in order to help Canopy tell the story of the organization’s evolution and impact over the years. Activities will include surveying and creating an inventory of articles from past Canopy newsletters; digitizing and organizing historical documents, articles, photos, and other assets; and creating summary documents and write-ups based on material reviewed.

By the end of the summer, the Communications Intern will gain significant knowledge about arboriculture and the world of community and urban forestry through reviewing Canopy’s educational and outreach materials from over the years, as well as insight into nonprofit strategy, management, and operations. The Intern will also have an opportunity to practice creative storytelling, and will gain experience in organizing, curating, and synthesizing information from a variety of sources.

Stanford AmeriCorps VISTA Position

Canopy is partnering with Stanford University and Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC)’s AmeriCorps VISTA program to offer AmeriCorp members the opportunity to work hands-on with a nonprofit organization to create positive social change from August 2022-August 2023.

AmeriCorps members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members work on a specific project at a nonprofit organization full-time for a year. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead community engagement activities that center community input and support existing neighborhood priorities, as well as analyze and share results to Canopy and the community.
  • Gather quantitative and qualitative data about where and what types of trees are most needed through activities like mapping, canvassing, public surveying, and focus groups.
  • Synthesize data and findings into written reports and recommendations and present them to Canopy’s staff, board, and community stakeholders.

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Apply: Submit this form and email your résumé to [email protected].

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