National Forest Foundation


National Forest Foundation Career and Contract Opportunities

The National Forest Foundation is an equal opportunity employer maintaining a policy of nondiscrimination in all recruiting and employment practices on the basis of race, religion, political affiliation, physical disabilities, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin. The Foundation is a multicultural and diverse organization. All employees are respected, accepted, and appreciated for their unique and important contributions to the mission. The National Forest Foundation offers an excellent compensation and benefits package.



National conservation organization seeks to recruit an entrepreneurial and visionary leader to serve as President. President leads evolution and implementation of the National Forest Foundation (NFF) organizational vision, mission and strategic priorities; develops a vibrant future by continuing to cultivate, expand and make the best use of the NFF’s Board, volunteer leaders, staff and members; expands the financial base of the NFF, pursuing philanthropic funding sources and other creative sources of revenue for the organization; attracts, inspires, retains, and manages a distributed team of professional staff who possess the capacity to fulfill the organization’s mission; expands the impact and value of the NFF as a strategic partner with the U.S.  Forest Service.  Has a solid grasp of how federal agencies work and how to maximize a special relationship with them; Bachelor’s Degree required with an advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred.  No phone inquiries.  Competitive salary and compensation package. 

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Application Deadline:  Until filled.

To Apply:  Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter responding specifically to the experience and qualifications being sought to: Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company at Refer to NFF/President in the subject line.  


National conservation organization seeks Director, California Program.  Position develops, implements, and manages conservation projects and programs with the U.S. Forest Service, local communities, state agencies, NGOs, and private sector partners to support National Forest Foundation strategic plan and long-term goals in California.  Understanding of California natural resource issues; facilitation skills; ability to work with diverse constituents; knowledge of Forest Service systems.  Master’s degree (or equivalent) in natural resource-related field and 10 years’ experience in conservation programs and collaborative conservation are essential. Position located in California.  

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 2, 2017.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to with the Subject: Director, California Program Search.  

ConservatiOn connect associate

National conservation organization seeks Conservation Connect Associate.  Position provides technical assistance for collaborative, community-based conservation efforts working on National Forests & Grasslands.  Responsible for building the capacity of partner organizations and sharing knowledge through peer learning sessions, workshops, and sharing of tools and best practices Bachelor’s degree in conservation and related community-development issues (or equivalent experience) and minimum 3 years’ experience conservation programming and related collaborative community-based conservation to include a strong knowledge of and experience in public sector policies, procedures and regulations; and strong Web site and technical skills. Position located in Missoula, Montana.

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 2, 2017.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to with the Subject: Conservation Connect Associate Search.