Based in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona, the Forest Project Director oversees implementation of the Conservancy’s Future Forest Project with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in northern Arizona. This includes implementation of the Master Stewardship Agreement, a project designed to accelerate the pace and scale of forest restoration within the Four Forest Restoration Initiative, the largest restoration effort undertaken by USFS to date.
The position also leads efforts to scale up the digital harvest management technology platform the Conservancy has developed on a national level and may have responsibility for other components of the Conservancy’s efforts to advance forest restoration at scale, including a regional approach to influence the forest service, statewide policy efforts and collaborating with industry and other stakeholders on the economics of forest restoration.
The position advances innovation and transformation in the preparation, administration and implementation of forest restoration projects. The position serves as the primary internal and external contact for the forest program, is responsible for completing multi-year and annual plans for the program, managing complex budgets and agreements and working with operations, finance, development and leadership staff to ensure smooth operation of the program.
• BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice, forest operations, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience negotiating in a dynamic environment.
• Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.
• Inclusive leadership skills and experience managing teams with a commitment to respecting team dynamics, and a strong ability to understand and credit diverse perspectives and synthesize multiple perspectives to achieve the best outcome.
• Experience in partnership development with government agencies, business/industry, non-profit partners, and stakeholders.
• Experience with Microsoft software such as Word, Outlook and Excel.
• Ability to learn and work in other types of software such as PeopleSoft, timecard and expense reporting systems.
• Valid driver’s license.
To apply: Via The Nature Conservancy career page: Position number 49035. Required: resume and cover letter (which includes your salary expectation...being specific with an amount or range vs. 'negotiable'). All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 28, 2020