Director of Forest Conservation
Commensurate with Experience
The Forest and Climate Manager will support American Forests’ Climate Leadership Strategy to protect forests and their natural benefits from climate change, as well as promote the role forest play in mitigating the effects of climate change. The manager will implement this strategy by helping to advance supportive policy, integrating climate science and aid in the building of partnerships.
Requisite Education Or Certifications
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, natural resources, or forest management.
American Forests is focused on bringing diverse stakeholders together to generate measurable, on-the-ground results. So, most importantly, we are looking for smart and engaging people that can get things done. We constantly look for new ways to do conservation, so an ability to learn and adapt quickly is also important.
Experience in policy, project, or program activity related to environmental, forest, or natural resource issues is required. A minimum of two years’ experience is required. A combination of education and experience will be considered in determining relative candidate qualifications.
Up to a month of travel throughout the year will be required outside of Washington, DC to engage with partners and convene work sessions. Most work will be in a general office environment.
Provide Technical Assistance on Forests and Climate (65%)
- Provide technical assistance to partners and forest conservation community on how climate change influences forests and their natural benefits and how climate science can inform restoration efforts.
- Develop outreach and educational resources to support land manager’s efforts to restore forests in a changing climate
- Help to convene federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses to develop strategies and projects that lead to increased forest resilience. This includes supporting American Forests’ partnership with the U.S. Climate Alliance and the Forest Climate Working Group by working with the President and CEO, and the Chief of Staff and General Counsel.
- Use GIS to help American Forests communicate the goals and outcomes of forest restoration projects
- Build relationships with restoration partners and forest conservation community.
- Assist in developing program strategies.
Manage Forest Climate Science Projects (35%)
- Manage the Forest Soil Carbon project with the Northern Institute for Applied Climate, State of Maryland and other partners.
- Support American Forests staff efforts to integrate climate science into restoration projects.
- Support efforts to identify opportunities to utilize carbon finance to accelerate restoration efforts.
- Support Development and Communications teams by providing information on project outcomes, story lines and costs.
- Periodically, write blogs and other communication pieces.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Applications will not be accepted or reviewed elsewhere. Position will remain open until filled.
American Forests in an equal opportunity employer.