With the growing consensus among scientists and businesses that protection, restoration and improved management of ecosystems can provide more than 30% of the climate mitigation needed to limit warming to 1.5⁰ C, TNC has ambitious goals to expand natural climate solutions (NCS), particularly related to forests. The NCS Forester is a member of TNC’s NatureVest team focused on financing forest conservation, sustainable working forests and forest carbon projects that contribute to TNC’s protection and climate change goals through NCS. The NCS Forester will work with TNC colleagues, governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and private landowners to implement climate-smart forestry strategies.
- BA/BS degree in natural resources management, conservation, environmental studies, forestry, or another related field and 3 years of experience in forest operations, forest carbon, conservation, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience with forest management plans for timber and wildlife outcomes, and forest certification programs.
- Experience with forest carbon project development and management.
- Experience in managing complex or multiple projects and timelines, including staffing, workloads, budgets, and finances under deadlines.
- Experience researching, critically analyzing, and evaluating information from divergent sources and compiling it into cohesive reports and recommendations for strategy and action.
- Experience in partnership development with business, non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
- Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
- Experience negotiating complex agreements.
- Critical analytical thinking experience.
- English writing experience. Basic computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs and ArcMap GIS.
- Multilingual skills and multi-cultural experience appreciated.
- Master’s degree.
- 5+ years’ experience in forest operations, forest carbon, conservation, or related field.
- Demonstrated knowledge of forest carbon models, forest inventory analysis and growth and yield models.
- Knowledge of or experience with the development of conservation easements and other land protection tools.
- Experience leading complex projects or strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
- Ability to effectively navigate uncertainty and lead efforts of others in the face of uncertainty.
- Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans.
- Experience fundraising and/or writing, securing, and managing grants.
- Advanced experience working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including spatial data analysis and map development.
- Ability to work well in a highly matrixed, decentralized and collaborative organization.
- Possesses strong interpersonal skills and political savvy. Must be a team player.
how to apply:
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