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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Oregon Program Director The candidate will be establishing a firm office in Portland, Oregon. Will be representing firm in agency, collaborator and policy fora. Organizing and implementing landowner and other stakeholder outreach to expand engagement and partnership opportunities generally. Represent firm with government agencies, elected officials, and other policy-makers in Oregon, consistent with firm policy programs, goals, and positions. Organizing and implementing a strategic outreach plan to private forestland owners, foresters, other resource managers, and other Oregon forest stakeholders to actively develop conservation easement projects with firm. Including: One-on-one visits with landowners; organizing/attending other meetings. Producing, attending, and/or presenting at conferences and workshops (including firm’s “Estate Planning for Family Forestlands” or other outreach workshops. Writing articles; producing other materials and, working with other firm staff on articles and other media. Participating as the local team member in the acquisition of specific conservation easements or other interests in forestlands. Working with firm Stewardship staff to assist in monitoring and management of all acquired conservation easements or other interest in Oregon forestlands. Contributing to the database of potential and current Oregon (and Washington) conservation projects and other contacts. Maintaining program area records and files securely and in good order. Helping develop annual and long-term Oregon forestland conservation planning and goal-setting and participate in firm’s strategic planning. Assisting in preparation of annual budget for this program, including revenue and expenses. Manage the annual budget during the fiscal year. Working closely with firm’s President, Development Team and Co-CEO to develop grant funding and fee-for-service revenue for program area and specific projects. Assist as needed in preparation of grant/contract proposals. Participating in developing annual and long-term forestland conservation goals as part of firm’s strategic planning. Providing assistance and support, as appropriate, to local land trusts in their forest conservation projects and outreach efforts that expand understanding of forest conservation in Oregon. This includes providing training workshops to other land trusts on best practices in designing and managing conservation easements on working forestlands, forest carbon projects, and other related topics.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have BA/BS degree in a related field; advanced degree in law or natural resource science or management is preferred. Should have 10+ years of experience in land conservation, with a preference for experience in forest or working lands conservation and related public policy. Knowledge of forest management is preferred. Outstanding communications skills, both verbal and written is needed. Ability to work against strict deadlines and juggle priorities is needed. Skills in Mac OS X operating system is preferred. High level of comfort with internet tools and basic Microsoft Office applications.
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