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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, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, genetic information, age, disability, veterans, or any other protected class identified by federal, state, or local law. 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 for regular, full time employees.


STOR Corps Crew Leader

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) seeks a temporary Sustainable Tourism and Outdoor Recreation (STOR) Corps Crew Leader who is responsible for supervising up to 10 STOR Corps Crewmembers and work under the direction of the Gunnison County Stewardship Coordinator; assisting the STOR Committee, Gunnison County, and the National Forest Foundation (NFF) in in achieving sustainable recreation and environmental stewardship objectives in the summer of 2021.

Duties include: Supervisor for Crewmembers, develop daily workplans, facilitate visitor outreach and education activities at local trailheads and campgrounds, tabling at events, and land stewardship work including trail work, habitat restoration, campground improvements, and other tasks as assigned ... Read PD for more.

Must possess an Associate or Bachelor’s degree or some combination of similar education and volunteer coordination experience is preferred; experience with outdoor recreation, volunteerism, education, and/or conservation and knowledge of or willingness to learn Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Gunnison County, and other public land management policies, procedures, and regulations; an understanding of natural resources issues in Gunnison County; be proficient in driving, hiking, and working in mountain environments; ability to represent Gunnison County and the NFF with diverse constituents in a clear and professional manager through excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills; have a valid U.S. driver’s license … Read PD for more.

This position is located in Gunnison County, Colorado. Hourly rate is $23 per hour (up to 40 hours per week) during the period of May 24, 2021 to September 15, 2021, and there are no benefits with this temporary position.

No phone inquiries. Send cover letter and resume (in .pdf format) by email to Joe Lavorini at jlavorini@nationalforests.org - Note in Subject Line: “Application for STOR Corps Crew Leader”.

Application Deadline: As soon as possible but no later than May 21, 2021 (this was extended from May 14 to May 21). Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

STOR Corps Crewmember

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) seeks a temporary Sustainable Tourism and Outdoor Recreation (STOR) Corps crewmember who is responsible for assisting the STOR Committee, Gunnison County, and the National Forest Foundation (NFF) in achieving sustainable recreation and environmental stewardship objectives in the summer of 2021.

Duties include: Visitor outreach and education at local trailheads and campgrounds, tabling at events, and land stewardship work including trail work, habitat restoration, campground improvements, and other tasks as assigned ... Read PD for more.

Must have experience with outdoor recreation, volunteerism, education, and/or conservation and knowledge of or willingness to learn Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Gunnison County and other public land management policies, procedures, and regulations; be proficient in driving, hiking, and working in mountain environments; ability to represent Gunnison County and the NFF with diverse constituents in a clear and professional manager through excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills; have a valid U.S. driver’s license … Read PD for more.

This position is located in Gunnison County, Colorado. Hourly rate is $18 per hour (up to 40 hours per week) during the period May 26, 2021 to September 12, 2021, and there are no benefits with this temporary position.

No phone inquiries. Send cover letter and resume (in .pdf format) by email to Joe Lavorini at jlavorini@nationalforests.org - Note in Subject Line: “Application for STOR Corps Crewmember”.

Application Deadline: As soon as possible but no later than May 21, 2021 (this was extended from May 14 to May 21). Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Individual Giving Officer

The National Forest Foundation seeks a regular, full-time Individual Giving Officer. This new position is responsible for generating funds from existing and new individual donors to support the NFF mission and more.

Duties include: The Individual Giving Officer will initially report to the Executive Vice President and will work closely with the entre Development and Communications team as well as other key areas across the organization to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts from donors in the $500-$10,000 range. This is a focused position with a very strong external orientation; it will require significant time on the telephone, including video calls. The Individual Giving Officer will grow support from individuals by managing a portfolio of approximately 350 assigned prospects capable of giving at the $500-$10,000 level annually … more. Read PD for more.

Possess at least seven years’ development experience with proven results; direct experience working with individual donors including soliciting gifts. Excellent computers skills, proficient with virtual meeting applications, Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with databases; excellent written and oral communications and telephone skills, along with the ability to use video conferencing to foster meaningful donor interactions; a commitment to the mission of the National Forest Foundation .… more. Read PD for more.

Position may be located anywhere in the United States. Salary will be in the $60,000-$70,000 range commensurate with experience, considering locality. Excellent compensation package. No phone inquiries.

To apply: Candidates should submit resume and cover letter in .pdf format to: sbombard@nationalforests.org with subject line: “Application for Individual Giving Officer”

Application Deadline: Not later than May 28, 2021.