Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

Smart Trees Pacific is growing! We are seeking experienced, creative, and hard-working professionals to execute exciting urban and community forestry projects throughout Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Islands. Join a team determined to increase Smart Trees Pacific’s community and environmental impact and expand our program strategies and outreach in support of our mission. 

About Smart Trees Pacific:

Smart Trees Pacific is a non-profit urban forestry organization serving Hawaiʻi & the Pacific Region. Hawaii’s tropical urban trees are a vital resource and asset for which we work to raise awareness & support for our urban forests. With a team of qualified arborists, project managers, program administrators, public education experts and community leaders, STP possesses the collective education, training and experience that provides us with the demonstrable knowledge, skills and practical ability in Urban Forestry. We are recognized as leaders in developing sustainable and healthy community forests. 

Our Mission Promote and provide resources to select, install, establish, and care for trees to provide solutions for the natural and human environment. 

Position Summary:

This position will lead and implement components of the urban and community forestry program. This is a remote work contract with flexible hours. The candidate is required to live on Oʻahu. Everyone on the Smart Trees Pacific consultant team is expected to be able to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve shared goals. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the Citizen Forester program, working closely with property owners, government agencies, volunteer coordinators, and volunteers to ensure that the program is implemented and conducted at the highest reasonable professional and technical level.

    • Support and provide technical training.

    • Oversee fieldwork to ensure accuracy and technical competence.

    • Coordinate and interact with stakeholders as requested to support this program as designed and to achieve defined results.

    • Identify financial sponsors to grow and sustain the program.


  • Actively lead and support the development of a Community Forestry program to expand the Citizen Forester program in scope and geographies.

    • Identify and help to cultivate stakeholders and property owners with active interests in Community Forestry who are willing and able to provide appropriate lands and resources (e.g. financial, personnel, administration) to sponsor defined projects.

    • Coordinate and interact with property owners and managers to develop and carry forward Community Forestry projects.

    • Provide applicable, expert technical support through the design, development, mobilization, and execution of projects.

    • Attend informational meetings and presentations designed to drive programs.

Desired Experience 

  • strong experience in arboriculture including selection, installation, and maintenance is required.

    • Experience in landscape management, horticulture, design, community engagement, or related fields is a plus. 

  • Initiating, developing and/or executing programs involving multiple organizations. 

  • Working with a variety of community groups and volunteers conducting community tree projects.

  • Providing positive customer service. 

  • Activities that demonstrate a working understanding of the benefits of and issues relating to growing, planting, and maintaining trees in Hawaii across a variety of site conditions, land uses, and land ownerships. 

  • "Ability to" work with a variety of community groups and volunteers conducting community tree projects.

  • Understanding of environmental and social issues facing various communities, including underserved communities. 

  • Data and budget management. 

  • Grant writing or access to grant writer is a plus. 

  • Tree inventory software.


  • Four year degree in arboriculture, urban forestry, forestry, or a related field with emphasis on the aforementioned professions is desired.

  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience.  

  • ISA Certified Arborist or qualified and able to pass the examination within 12 months after the contract start date.  


Personal Characteristics 

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to practice two-way communications effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks independently and as part of a team.

  • Professional, highly organized and committed to producing quality results.

  • Dependable and dedicated to Smart Trees Pacific’s mission and vision.

  • Flexible, creative, and attentive to details.

  • Self-starter who can proactively and independently solve problems.



Position will remain open until 2/28/2021 or when a suitable candidate is found.

  • Correct technical application of recognized arboricultural standards and practices in urban forestry.

  • Positive interaction and outcomes with peers, volunteers and adversaries.

  • Nimble and flexible when encountering challenges and obstacles applying a can-do approach.

  • A positive attitude that projects and carries to team members.

  • Comfortable or able to quickly develop skills with Google Suite and Microsoft Office.



  • Posted On

    January 14, 2021
  • Closing Date

    February 28, 2021
  • Organization

    Smart Trees Pacific
  • Location

  • Position Type

    Part Time
For more information about Smart Trees Pacific and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at 808-384-6928 or via email at

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