Senior Forestry Manager, Northeast, Family Forest Carbon Program – Northeast States

Senior Forestry Manager, Northeast, Family Forest Carbon Program
American Forest Foundation
Northeast States

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American Forest Foundation
Senior Forestry Manager, Northeast, Family Forest Carbon Program

Organization Overview
The American Forest Foundation’s (AFF) mission is to deliver meaningful conservation impact through the empowerment of family forest owners. We create measurable and verifiable impact on some of America’s most pressing conservation challenges. Success in working together across the country means that the Family Forest Carbon Program will lead to 50 million acres of family-owned forests enrolled in carbon-friendly practices, making a clear and globally significant contribution to the effort to limit the negative impacts of climate change

What it is like to work with us
AFF is embarking on a bold new strategy for conservation impact across America’s family-owned forests. Our entire organization is in a mode of complex problem solving and rapid iteration. All teams at AFF are working to discover the root challenges in forest conservation issues, create solutions, and adapt based on constant learning to develop viable and scalable models for impact. AFF is driven by values of our shared purpose, measurable and verifiable results, and learning for continuous improvement to tackle big conservation challenges in climate change mitigation, biodiversity loss, reducing threats of catastrophic wildfires, and ensuring a sustainable resource economy for rural communities.

Job Summary:
In conjunction with the North East Director and rest of the Carbon Team, the Manager develops and oversees the technical assistance delivery provided to landowners and supervises a team of FFCP on-staff and consulting foresters. This position has a range of responsibilities, including establishing standard operating procedures for scheduling and conducting forester visits, coordinating follow-up and feedback from consultants, and increasing efficiency and reducing cost of forester assistance during the landowner acquisition stage.

This position will strategically improve program delivery and will help to provide landowners the best possible outcomes, including providing technical expertise on forest management issues, and contributing to sustainable business operations. Working with the Engagement Steward, this position devises and implements strategy on the role foresters can play in a long-term sustained strategy, enhancing the FFCP value proposition and improving long-term forest management outcomes. The Senior Forester Manager works collaboratively with other regional team members, particularly the Account Management team and the Engagement Steward, partners, and landowners to ensure a positive landowner experience and seek ways to improve the program for landowners.

Qualifications and Experience that will help you Succeed
Bachelor’s and/or post-graduate degree in wildlife biology, natural resource management, ecology, forestry, or related field, plus at least 5 years of related experience. Project management and communications experience preferred.

Experience working directly with forest landowners with demonstrated positive outcomes.
Familiarity with regional forest management practices and regulations.
Familiarity with forest dendrology and mensuration.
Experience supervising and mentoring others with demonstrated positive outcomes.
Familiarity/experience with cost share programs available to forest landowners.
Familiarity with wildlife conservation, resilience, and climate change mitigation a plus.
Proficiency in GIS/GPS a plus.

What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?
You have the unique and exciting opportunity to work with amazing colleagues, partners, and landowners to help connect forest landowners with technical and financial assistance to better steward their land and achieve vital landscape-scale conservation impacts.
You have the opportunity to apply what you have learned in a practical and innovative on-the-groundwork with landowners and partners.
Utilize your experience to enable you to be licensed as a Professional Forester
Your contributions and leadership will be appreciated. Our staff is passionate, dedicated, and good at what they do and will be deeply appreciative of your efforts to create and preserve an environment that is both fun and fair.
We offer a flexible work environment that respects your life outside of work.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
AFF offers a comprehensive and very competitive benefits package.
We know there are great candidates who may not check all of these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that applies to you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

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.

Please apply by using the provided link.

Additional Information:

Contact Name: Jorge Carranza
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 2027512445

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