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Arizona Program Forestry Coordinator

National Forest Foundation
Flagstaff, AZ
  • Expired: October 21, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

National Forest Foundation (NFF) is pleased to offer a regular, full-time position. The position is located in the northern Arizona/Flagstaff, Arizona area. 

About the NFF: The NFF works with communities and organizations to conserve and enhance the watersheds, wildlife habitat, wild places, and recreational opportunities across our 193-million-acre National Forest System.  The NFF seeks to engage all Americans in this work.

Position Function: The Arizona Program Forestry Coordinator reports to the Arizona Program Forestry Supervisor, Southwest Program. The incumbent is responsible for supporting forest restoration efforts as part of the Northern and Southern Arizona Forest Funds, including projects on the Coconino, Prescott, Apache-Sitgreaves, Tonto, Kaibab, and Coronado National Forests, with a focus on oversight of forestry and restoration project implementation and management. 

Position Duties and Responsibilities: The Arizona Program Forestry Coordinators responsibilities include:

  • Build and develop close and mutually beneficial relationships among the U.S. Forest Service, the NFF, and Arizona field partners to implement effective community-based conservation partnerships.
  • Coordinate and manage forest-related restoration efforts, providing oversight of on-the-ground project implementation (e.g., working with logging crews, coordinating between U.S. Forest Service and contractors, facilitating final inspection, etc.).
  • Help develop and implement work under Master Stewardship Agreements (MSAs) and/or Challenge Cost Share Agreements with the U.S. Forest Service. 
  • Coordinate and develop Requests for Proposals and contracts for all forest restoration projects, and work accordingly with NFF staff to process, select contractors, and oversee implementation of projects. 
  • Report on outcomes and deliverables of forest restoration projects.  Outcomes include a verbal and/or written report related to each project as required by grantors.
  • Identify partnerships and grants and provide input and support for expanding capacity for forest thinning projects and other restoration projects.  Provide support in establishment of grants and development opportunities and attend meetings with parameter and/or potential funders.
  • Effectively communicate with and engage the public in caring for their National Forests and Grasslands through community-based conservation initiatives and outreach and awareness campaigns.
  • Maintain a breadth of knowledge about current trends, emerging issues, policy interventions, and innovations in the field of forest restoration.
  • Serve as a point of contact in the NFF for forest restoration and related development activities in Arizona and the Southwest Region.

Education and Qualifications. NFF expects the Arizona Program Forestry Coordinator to possess the following educational and experiential qualifications:

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree, in conservation, forestry, natural resource management, environmental science, or related field.
  • At least three years of work experience with conservation programs, project planning, and/or coordinating project implementation.
  • Involvement in project planning, coordination, accomplishment and budget tracking, and project operations management that involve multiple implementation partners, contractors, contracts for services, and funding sources.
  • Experience with land and watershed science, policy, and management, including fire science, vegetation management, wildlife conservation, and/or meadow and stream restoration.
  • Commitment to the mission of the NFF and familiarity with the U.S. Forest Service purpose and National Forest lands management.
  • An understanding of Arizona natural resource issues.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills.
  • Strong writing skills and public speaking experience.

Abilities and Skills. NFF expects the Arizona Program Forestry Coordinator to possess:

  • Ability to understand and clearly communicate about forest restoration treatment types and systems, including restoration prescriptions, on-the-ground operations, treatment specifications, guidelines, and desired conditions for a diversity of forest and watershed ecosystem projects
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people with differing and sometimes conflicting opinions, and to always maintain neutrality.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly, work in outdoor conditions, and maintain a flexible work schedule, including participation in weekend and evening events.
  • Ability to work well and be flexible in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to represent the NFF in a clear and professional manner through excellent written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • A strong attention to detail, with skill in working in a timely and well-organized fashion.
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS online, journal builder, and basic cartography and map design.
  • Ability to safely hike and navigate independently in remote, steep mountainous areas using a map, compass, GPS, and other digital mapping applications.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and work in steep, brushy terrain for long periods.
  • A valid U.S. Drivers License.

Location: The location for this position is northern Arizona, preferably in the Flagstaff area. 

Compensation: The NFF offers competitive compensation commensurate with candidate skills, experience, and location. Total rewards at NFF, beyond salary, include generous paid time off, employer contributions to health savings accounts, matching funds for retirement, and more. NFF has recently (August 2022) implemented a new compensation program with grade levels as part of our commitment to transparency. The salary range for this position will be in the $58,240 to $78,624 range. Please note that the indicated salary range describes the full range for an incumbent in this position. Most new staff generally start at the beginning of the range percentile to ensure internal salary equity.

To Apply:  Applicants must include both a cover letter and resume. Incomplete packages will not be considered. Position is open until Friday, October 14th. Please visit our careers site and click "Apply Now" to apply online.

The National Forest Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search. For more information about the National Forest Foundation, visit the website at:

National Forest Foundation


Flagstaff, AZ
86004 USA