The Forest Stewards Guild is hiring a full-time Project Manager position in Santa Fe, New Mexico to manage and coordinate essential function and implementation of the Rio Chama Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFLRP) project and assist with coordination of the Zuni Mountains CFLRP. As a key member of the staff running the Rio Chama CFLRP, your position will ensure that the project meets objectives to restore forests and watersheds to desired conditions and ecological integrity. Candidates should have strong project management skills, including technical writing, project administration, budget tracking, knowledge and experience in field forestry, ecological monitoring and conservation, and the ability to think strategically.

Job Description 

The Rio Chama CFLRP Project Manager will focus on strategic, landscape-scale, cross-boundary forest management coordination to result in fire adapted landscapes and resilient watersheds for the newly funded Rio Chama CFLRP project that began in early 2022. The Manager will be responsible for managing all project activities and deliverables, maintaining partner and funder relations, and identifying and pursuing new funding and partnership opportunities.

Using experience in ecological project management, the best available science, and by integrating learning from other CFLRPs and shared stewardship efforts in the region, the successful candidate will work with partners to evaluate science needs, develop projects, and implement monitoring, as well as manage sub-agreements and match tracking. The Project Manager will also apply their understanding of research and project management to develop monitoring and evaluation methods that enhance our efforts. As project needs are identified, the Project Manager will collaboratively develop solutions to move project outcomes forward. The successful candidate will help fulfill the Guild’s mission of ecological forestry in the Southwest United States and advance existing projects as needed by providing staff support for other existing forest conservation projects in the region.

Compensation: $27.13/hour plus benefits.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Conservation, Full Time


The successful candidate will have a degree in forestry, ecology, natural resource management, or related field with professional experience. This individual will have excellent organizational, communication, and written skills, the ability to work outdoors in remote locations, and a desire to support ecological forestry in the Southwest. The Guild has been rapidly expanding in the Southwest, and the ideal candidate will possess the desire and leadership skills to sustain and strengthen the Guil

About Forest Stewards Guild

The Forest Stewards Guild, a national organization of foresters and allied natural resource professionals, is dedicated to practicing and promoting values-based forestry. The Guild has 700 members, over half of whom are professionals who manage some of the best forests in the United States and Canada. The Guild maintains regional offices in New Mexico, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, and Wisconsin.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should visit the full job description with application instructions on the Smart Recruiters posting here: https://smrtr.io/8kJ7w, and click “I’m Interested” to submit a one-page cover letter, resume, one-page writing sample, three professional references, and earliest available start date by 11:59 p.m. on March 31st, 2022. NOTE: After clicking “Next” on the initial application page, you will have an opportunity to upload the cover letter and reference documents.