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Urban Wood Rescue Program Manager, Sacramento Tree Foundation (Sacramento, CA)

By Conni Kunzler | April 20, 2017

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Program Manager, under the direction of the Director of Urban Forest Renewal, will oversee: the supply of logs, milling, buyer relationships/sales, and the development of educational/outreach events that increase demand for Sacramento wood. The Executive Director will serve as an advisor and provide guidance to the Program Manager.

The Urban Wood Rescue Program Manager will complete these major projects over the next year: a business plan, market analysis, significant outreach in the local wood industry, branding and website development, formal agreements with our partners, the development of the milling yard and yard operation policies that meet industry standards, and more.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree helpful, not required


  • Started an innovative business or developed a new program
  • Jumped into an overwhelming project and succeeded
  • Community development
  • Market analysis
  • Spreadsheets, formulas and budgeting
  • Gave presentations and led meetings
  • Communications, including press and social media
  • Managed a large grant


You run toward challenges! You consider yourself an entrepreneur. You won’t wait for direction but you know when to run decisions by your boss. You are an excellent communicator and have a knack for making vague or complex issues clear. You back up your decisions with evidence from research. You like planning and you’re good at ironing out details. You are a kind person who gets along well with others. You’re not afraid to get some sap under your nails and wood chips in your hair. You love trees.


Will supervise volunteers, interns and contract employees.


This is an at-will, full-time, and exempt position. This position is housed at the Sacramento Tree Foundation’s office and nearby urban wood rescue yard.


Dependent upon experience.

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and resume to: or mail to HR, Sacramento Tree Foundation, 191 Lathrop Way Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95815

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