The Forestry Outreach Coordinator will assist with grant-funded projects and program services in our Forest Stewardship Institute. Their work will support landowners in managing their forests, provide educational opportunities for the NEK community, and model sustainable forest management in the Demonstration Forest at NorthWoods. This position will also include approximately 8 hours/week on organizational development, fundraising and administration.
Main projects include:
Outreach and communication with forest landowners who are participating in NorthWoods projects including resource mapping/planning for recreational trails, wildlife habitat assessments, and forest management planning
Coordination and planning of workshops, tours, landowner group gatherings and events related to forestry, ecology and land management
Maintenance of databases of projects, landowners, documents/maps/data, and program participants
Producing media (photos, video, articles, etc) to highlight NorthWoods forest stewardship projects and landowners
Fundraising, donor relations and other organizational development
Through these projects, the Forestry Outreach Coordinator will gain experience in forest management, as well as building skills in communicating with landowners, other conservation professionals, and the public. This position includes time for professional development including attending conferences/webinars, meeting with other professionals, and self-guided learning.
Please consider applying for this position even if you do not meet all the qualifications, or currently possess the preferred skills and knowledge. The review committee values a wide range of experience and education related to this position, and NorthWoods is committed to professional development to train the best candidate.
About NorthWoods: NorthWoods Stewardship Center is a non-profit conservation and education organization based in East Charleston, Vermont. We serve the communities of Northern Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as facilitating conservation projects and programs throughout New England. Our main lodge and facilities are part of a 1,500 acre conserved campus and demonstration forest, open to the public, year-round. We achieve our mission to connect people and place through the synergy of four program areas: Environmental Education, the Conservation Corps, Conservation Science, and Forest Stewardship. Learn more at www.northwoodscenter.org.
Employment Period: February – December 2022. Temporary grant-funded position. Possible extension depending on funding
Workweek: 32 hours per week, typically Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend and evening events
Compensation: $16/hour, paid biweekly
Housing: Options may be available for on-campus housing; please inquire if interested
Reports to: Sam Perron, Director of Forest Stewardship
How to Apply: Submit cover letter and resume via email to Sam Perron, Director of Forest Stewardship, at email@example.com
Hiring Timeline: Applications due Monday, Jan 31, 2022. Start date Monday, Feb 21, 2022 (flexible if needed)
If assistance is needed during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact NorthWoods for support. Please reach out to: Sam Perron, firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 723-6551 x302
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
People of every race, color, gender, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, belief system and background are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation will be made for applicants with disabilities. NorthWoods believes that diversity in our workplace is essential to building vibrant human and natural communities, and strives to provide opportunities for everyone without discrimination.
Providing a Safe Workplace during COVID-19:
NorthWoods has implemented health and safety guidelines for all staff and visitors. These protocols include staying at home when feeling unwell, wearing face masks indoors and in vehicles, and requires quarantine if confirmed Covid 19 positive. All staff are required to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC- full vaccination includes all boosters for which the staff member is eligible) by the time they begin work, unless legal exemption applies. Protocols will continue to evolve based on guidance from the CDC and State of Vermont.
College or graduate-level degree in forestry, environmental science or related field OR equal experience that demonstrates ability to think critically about forest health
Work and/or academic (research, internship, etc.) experience in forestry and/or conservation; of forest management principles and applications
Knowledge of northeastern forests, including tree/plant species, natural communities, wildlife habitats and forest dynamics
Experience communicating effectively and professionally with landowners and/or clients via phone and email
Valid Driver’s License
Ability to create high-quality written reports/articles, photos and short videos
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel (data management and formulas)
Physical fitness and ability to work in an outdoor setting for extended periods in varied weather
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with a diverse range of people to accomplish a shared goal
Understanding of non-profit organizational structure and development
Experience and/or coursework in ArcGIS or similar GIS software
First aid/first responder training and/or experience
Preference given to candidates with prior, positive experience at NorthWoods