PowerCorpsPHL Foreman (Urban Forestry) (Agriculture)
EducationWorks (EW) is a nonprofit organization providing academic support, career readiness, and enrichment programming throughout Greater Philadelphia. By tackling core issues like literacy, graduation rates, safety and social awareness, we are equipping individuals with the tools needed to stay safe, finish school, make better choices, and become more productive members of their communities.
Recognizing that each child has unique needs, staff works directly with community and school leaders to identify challenges and create customized programs that will have the greatest impact. From in-school programs to after-school and summer programs, children from six weeks to adulthood are positively impacted by EducationWorks programming.
PowerCorpsPHL is a City of Philadelphia AmeriCorps initiative, operated in partnership with EducationWorks. Working closely with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department, and partners in the public and private sector, PowerCorpsPHL builds opportunities for young people to create promising futures by tackling pressing environmental challenges and developing the skills required to secure meaningful work.
PowerCorpsPHL enrolls disconnected young adults and returning citizens in full-time AmeriCorps service as the strategy to provide career-connected education and paid, work experiences that support Philadelphia's environmental stewardship, youth violence prevention, and workforce development priorities.
Successful staff and leaders within PowerCorpsPHL embrace their affiliation with AmeriCorps and share a number of common characteristics: commitment to the mission and goals of the program, dedication to their role in achieving those goals, and willingness to work across teams to create and maintain a strong program culture capable of creating opportunity and overcoming challenges.
The PowerCorpsPHL Urban Forestry Foreman executes the day-to-day operations for all land and tree care maintenance and related activities assigned to the Urban Forestry Fellows Crew, including the management/oversight of Urban Forestry Fellows and their daily tasks. The Urban Forestry Foreman plans, assigns, supervises, documents, and participates in the work of the Urban Forestry Fellows Crew. The Urban Forestry Foreman reports to the PowerCorpsPHL Assistant Director of Industry Training.
The Urban Forestry Foreman will:
Education, Experience & Skills Required
Professionalism and Professional Development
Cultural Competence and Inclusion
Adolescent Development and Empowerment