The Forest Stewards Guild is hiring a full-time position in the Southwest! The Southwest Region Coordinator will, 1) add capacity to the Southwest team by assisting Project Managers with existing programmatic efforts and forest restoration projects; 2) help grow the program in the Southwest region by contributing to proposal writing and project development; and 3) independently coordinate select projects across the Southwest landscape in New Mexico and beyond.
Candidates should be deeply rooted in southwestern ecology and communities, have education and/or experience in field forestry and conservation, and bring strong organizational and communication skills.
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, possess the ability to work alone, outdoors, and in remote locations, and demonstrate a passion for advancing ecological forestry in the Southwest. The Guild has a strong base in the Southwest, and the ideal candidate will possess the drive to sustain and strengthen the Guild’s regional presence and impact. Previous experience in field forestry and wildland fire in the region, coupled with project management experience, is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have a passion for developing prescribed fire and promoting forest health, and a clear commitment to working with diverse populations in an inclusive environment.
The Southwest Region Project Coordinator will support activities in our current programmatic areas, which may include:
+ Socio-economic and ecological monitoring data collection and analysis for collaborative forest restoration projects
+ Assisting Guild partners with NEPA planning and scoping
+ Working with the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition and Fire Adapted Communities New Mexico on building fire adapted communities, wildfire mitigation and forest restoration
+ Independently coordinating and implementing the Managed Fire Research project and the Forest Health Initiative
+ Assist in the implementation of the Forest Stewards Youth Corps program
+ Participate in burn operations at the direction of a burn boss to implement safe low complexity prescribed burning with minimal smoke impacts
+ The Coordinator will work closely with our Santa Fe-based team and collaborate with Guild staff across regions.
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About The Forest Stewards Guild
The Forest Stewards Guild, a national organization of foresters and allied natural resource professionals, is dedicated to practicing and promoting responsible forestry as a means of sustaining the integrity of forest ecosystems and the human communities dependent upon them. The Guild has 600 members, over half of whom are professionals who manage over 42 million acres of forestland in the United States and Canada. The Guild maintains regional offices in New Mexico, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, and Wisconsin.