Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) delivers landscape-scale private forest conservation in the West and develops innovative incentives for forest conservation at the national level. We do so in ways that reward private landowners for managing for public benefits like clean water, a healthy climate, and abundant native wildlife. Our work boosts local economies and restores resilient forest landscapes across ownership boundaries.
PFT is recognized nationally as a leader in developing new payment systems for ecosystems services, from climate policy to carbon markets, to working forest conservation easements, watershed services, and renewable energy. PFT has developed, acquired and stewards conservation easements on 100,000 acres of forestland in California and Oregon. We also manage 12,000 acres for timber, water and habitat values. Our projects are outstanding not only for their scale, but for their landscape impacts and high standards for delivering multiple public benefits. PFT is accredited by the National Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Learn more at http://www.PacificForest.org.
Pacific Forest Trust seeks a detail-oriented, collaborative, and experienced leader to manage the acquisition of new conservation easements and the stewardship of those already in PFT’s portfolio and build on our 25 years of success. PFT’s projects are often large-scale and sophisticated and involve collaboration with public and private partners. The Conservation and Stewardship Director will lead and facilitate these conservation easement projects from inception to closing; and oversee their perpetual stewardship by PFT. Specific tasks include participating in forest landowner outreach and constituency building for conservation projects; conservation easement and fee title negotiation and acquisition; agency representation; identifying funding sources and building collaborative partnerships; managing and reviewing appraisals, budgeting and financial reporting; and providing overall project-management consistent with PFT’s policies and our commitment to the highest ethical standards. This position offers a tremendous career opportunity for an energetic and accomplished conservation professional to lead the next generation of Pacific Forest Trust’s partnerships and projects. The Conservation and Stewardship Director will lead the Conservation and Stewardship team consisting of a project manager and a stewardship manager, and utilizing forestry and other natural resource consultants. S/he will work from PFT’s headquarters in the verdant Presidio of San Francisco and report to the President and Co-founder.
Benefits and Compensation
This is a full-time position offering an excellent salary and benefits package. PFT is a collegial environment filled with bright minds that generate groundbreaking ideas and work hard to implement them. We also understand the value of work/life balance.
Submit resume and cover letter to:
The Pacific Forest Trust
Attn: Director of Finance & Administration
1001A O’Reilly Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129
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