Conservation Forester, Alaska Chapter
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.
The Nature Conservancy seeks a broadly trained forest professional to lead our work in forest conservation
and management in Alaska. You will play a key role in facilitating a rapid transition to sustainable, young-growth forest management on the Tongass National Forest and in designing, negotiating and implementing forest stewardship and carbon
mitigation projects throughout Alaska that meet economic, ecological and social objectives. You will work in partnership with federal and state agencies, local communities, tribal governments and Alaska Native corporations, providing technical and scientific support for forest management planning and conservation initiatives. You will have the opportunity to engage both in research and applied forestry, including the design and implementation of experimental treatments and forest management prescriptions. Your expertise and support will be critical for securing public and private funding, in partnership with our development team.
The Alaska Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is dedicated to ensuring the long-term conservation of the coastal temperate rainforests of Alaska, which represent a global treasure with some of the largest remaining old-growth forests on earth, diverse and productive fisheries, abundant wildlife, vast stores of forest carbon, and a thriving culture of Alaska Native people. We use scientific assessment and mapping, engagement with local communities, participation in land management planning and community forestry, promotion of sustainable economic development, and extended partnerships stretching from Southeast Alaska, south along the British Columbia and Washington coasts.
• A bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Resource Management, Biology, Economics, or related field and 5 years’ experience or equivalent combination.
• Experience managing projects.
• Experience communicating with the public and/or media in writing and verbally.
• Experience using Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel.
• A valid driver's license.
• Graduate degree in forestry or related field and professional experience in forestry, resource management or conservation.
• Experience with Geographic Information Systems, database management and/or statistics.
• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or crosscultural experience appreciated.
• Ability to collect, analyze and interpret scientific data and literature in scientific and popular communication.
• Knowledge of forest carbon offset concepts and initiatives.
• Knowledge of and passion for sustainable forestry practices or familiarity with sustainable, local economic systems.
With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities. Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature-based solutions to meeting human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.
All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 7:59 PM (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time) on August 16, 2019.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.