Rural Action seeks to hire a Sustainable Forestry Program Director who will be responsible for overall development, management, and day-to-day functioning of the Sustainable Forestry program and its projects. Key duties include personnel management, oversight of grant deliverables, implementation of project activities to achieve those deliverables, and administrative support/reporting. The Director is also responsible for new project development, problem solving with team members, developing program strategies with the Chief Program Officer and Rural Action’s Leadership Team, managing partner relations and communications, and communicating decisions and needs to the CPO.
The Rural Action Sustainable Forestry program has an established and growing body of work including the cultivation and preservation of Non-Timber Forest Products (American ginseng, ramps, goldenseal, black cohosh, maple syrup, mushrooms, etc.), planting stock sales, peer-to-peer education for forest farmers in Appalachian Ohio and West Virginia on site-appropriate techniques, site visits for landowners, education and technical assistance (including rental of Rural Action-owned equipment) for land management and timber stand improvement, and more.