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.

California Program Coordinator - Tahoe Area

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) seeks a regular, full-time California Program Coordinator – Tahoe Area, who will help develop and implement conservation programs with the U.S. Forest Service, communities, conservation NGOs, and private sector partners to support strategic initiatives and long-term goals in California.

Duties include: Support the advertisement, negotiation, and award of multiple contracts for services; develop, modify, manage, and track large-scale agreements associated with forest restoration projects; actively pursue funding opportunities; support collaboration activities and build partnerships ... Read PD for more.

An undergraduate degree in conservation, forestry, planning, landscape design, recreation planning, environmental science or related field; a minimum of 2 years’ work experience with conservation programs, project planning, and/or coordinating project implementation, preferably on federal lands; strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and administration skills; strong writing skills and public speaking experience; a demonstrated commitment to the environment; excellent written and oral communications; strong attention to detail; have a valid U.S. driver’s license.

This position is located in Lake Tahoe, California or Reno, Nevada area. Salary range $40,000-$55,000 range. Excellent compensation package.

No phone inquiries. Send cover letter and resume in .pdf format by email to - Note in Subject Line: “Application for CA Program Coordinator – Tahoe Area”.

Application Deadline: February 6, 2020

Conservation Connect Fellowship

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) invites graduate students (pursuing a master's or doctoral degree) to apply to the 2020 Conservation Connect Fellowship Program. The fellowship includes a summer 2020 or academic year 2020/21 practicum at NFF's Missoula, Montana office, a field office, or hosted by a partner organization.

Conservation Connect Fellows:

  • Match the knowledge they are acquiring through academic work with practical, hands-on experience
  • Expand their personal and professional networks
  • Contribute directly to collaborative stewardship of our National Forests

NFF believes in the value of matching the cutting-edge knowledge acquired at the graduate level of universities with practical, hands-on experience. The purposes of the Conservation Connect Fellowship Program are to align NFF’s collaboration and conservation work with a practicum and experiential education opportunity, and to build a cohort of next generation leaders in the field of natural resource conflict resolution. The NFF will strive to meet each Fellow’s learning objectives, while also effectively extending the capacity of NFF and its partners to deliver conservation results for National Forests and Grasslands. NFF gives fellows the chance to gain direct experience in the variety of NFF and partner functions.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2020