• California Conservation Manager

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) seeks a smart and highly motivated candidate to join their Western conservation team. The California Conservation Manager supports the Director, Western Conservation to develop, implement, and manage strategies that lead to conservation outcomes in high priority landscapes within California. The Manager will have the unique opportunity to lead the day-to-day management of the California program while working as part of a regional as well as national conservation team.

The Manager will oversee the day-to-day implementation of a $9.6M body of work to deliver technical and financial assistance to non-industrial private forest landowners across nine counties in the northern Sierra and southern Cascade ranges. In addition, the Manager will establish or build on strong relationships with project partners, stakeholders, and decision-makers to integrate this work with related and on-going work as well as identify opportunities to increase the scope and impact of AFFs work within California.

Skills and qualifications include:
Project management experience, including budgeting and contracting
Experience managing, cultivating, and balancing multiple partnerships
Outstanding organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with unfailing attention to detail
Demonstrable self-starter with tenacity, resilience, and high energy
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a wide variety of constituencies, including co-workers, business and community leaders, partners, donors, board members, volunteers, public officials, and the public at large, in a wide variety of settings
Experience working within the forestry sector and familiarity with California regulations and forestry practices highly desired
Experience with data management and business systems required
Passion for conservation and dedication to AFFs strategic mission
Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout northern California and out-of-state as needed

Education/Experience
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required in forestry, business, communication or related field, masters degree is preferred. At least three years of experience in forestry, environmental science, business or related fields is required.

This position requires a self-starter who can work without constant, direct supervision and who is dedicated to contributing to both regional and national teams. Salary is commensurate with experience and is combined with an attractive benefits package. Location is flexible within California, though preference will be for those who are able to provide a consistent and visible presence within the southern Cascades and northern Sierra project area.

We are committed to creating a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Application Deadline: September 28, 2018.
For more information on the American Forest Foundation, please visit forestfoundation.org.
www.forestfoundation.org
Full Time
American Forest Foundation
Tom Fry
2000 M Street, NW STE 550,Washington,District of Columbia,20036
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PostedSeptember 10, 2018