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.
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
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
About NorthWoods Stewardship Center
NorthWoods is a non-profit conservation organization serving the communities of northern Vermont and New Hampshire through our Education, Conservation Corps, Conservation Science, and Forest Stewardship programs. Our Charleston, Vermont campus and 1,450 acre demonstration forest are a destination for outdoor recreation, as well as a hub for youth and adult education, sustainable land management, and ecological conservation.