Job Opportunities

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.

Open Positions:

Environmental Educator

Part-time (20 hours/week) Non-exempt

Under the direction of Canopy’s Education Director, the Environmental Educator will be responsible for Canopy’s growing K-12 tree lessons at schools in East Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Palo Alto predominantly, with upcoming teaching opportunities in Belle Haven (Menlo Park) and North Fair Oaks. Canopy’s lessons are typically taught outdoors, although virtual lessons are also now part of our programming. This is a part-time position (20 hours / week) with occasional night and weekend work. | See full job description

Apply: Email résumé and short cover letter to Vanessa Wyns, Education Director, to [email protected] with the subject header, “Environmental Educator”. Accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Development Director

Full-time, Exempt; local position based in Palo Alto

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 Development Director 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. This position has two direct reports, a Communications Manager and Database Specialist, and shares oversight of an Administrative Associate who provides development support. The Development Director also collaborates closely with the Executive Director and Senior Director of Programs, as well as an engaged and passionate Board of Directors. Canopy actively strives towards the principles of community-centric fundraising and welcomes applicants interested in furthering this work. | See full job description

Apply: Please send a résumé, cover letter, and a writing sample to Ann Bilodeau at [email protected], with the subject header, “Canopy Development Director”. Accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Teen Urban Forester – Spring 2022 Cohort

Part-time, non-exempt

The Teen Urban Forester program is a paid internship designed to support and connect high school students to urban forestry through an intersectional approach, prioritizing East Palo Alto, eastern Menlo Park, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) applicants. The spring 2022 workdays are January 12 – June 4, with fieldwork typically on Wednesdays/Saturdays and classroom training on Thursday. | Learn more about the program

Apply: Complete the application form

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