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Community Forests International is committed to employment equity in our workplace and encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups such as Black, Indigenous, and persons of colour, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter if they are a member of a marginalized community.

  • Climate Forest Technician (Full-Time)

    The Climate Forest Technician will work alongside our ambitious and deeply collaborative team to expand forestland securements, climate-smart forest management and education, and forest carbon inventories. The Climate Forest Technician will organize and oversee active forest management of the organization’s forested properties primarily throughout southern New Brunswick. The Climate Forest Technician will work closely with the Forest Program Director, and will be responsible for:

    Land Securement

    • Identifying and securing high-priority forest properties for Community Forests’ programs in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island;
    • Establishing trusted community and network connections that aid in program delivery and facilitating various land transfer scenarios ranging from donations to fair-market acquisitions.

    Forest Inventories

    • Completing forest inventories on Community Forests’ properties and for clients, including inventorying regeneration, timber, and carbon, and cataloguing tree species diversity;
    • Inputting and analysing data following Community Forests’ established inventory process;

    Forest Management Planning & Operations

    • Creating management plans, including climate-adaptive silvicultural interventions, for Community Forests’ properties;
    • Implementing management plans for Community Forests’ properties by organizing and managing forest management activities including related contractor services;
    • Working with reforestation partners to deliver on the operational aspects of Community Forests’ annual tree-planting sub-program;
    • Managing ArcGIS maps and databases;

    Program Development

    • Liaising with Indigenous organizations, clients, local forest product marketing boards and co-ops, researchers, landowners, and the general public to further Community Forests’ programs;
    • Delivering workshops and training for capacity building of forestry professionals, landowners, and the public;
    • Contribute to project and funding proposal development; and,
    • Participating in other Community Forests’ programs and activities as needed.

    Essential Qualifications

    Candidates should have either academic or work experience in forestry or another natural science-related field — we are interested in candidates with diverse experiences that could fit this position. Additional essential qualifications include:

    • Skill and comfort in navigating solo through the woods with online/offline maps, GPS, and compass;
    • Experience organizing and overseeing forest management activities, including harvesting and road building;
    • Experience in forest and/or natural science sampling techniques or traditional forest knowledge techniques;
    • Comfortable speaking with landowners and in public presentations;
    • Valid driver’s license;
    • Tree identification in the Wabanaki-Acadian Forest;
    • Completion of at least one course or work experience using ArcGIS 10; and,
    • Competence using Microsoft Excel & Office.

    Essential Qualities

    Candidates are required to be:

    • Engaged in the full spread of Community Forests’ programs and mandate;
    • Able to work both alone and as part of a team; and,
    • Self-directed and able to organize their own work.

    Beneficial Qualifications and Skills

    Exceptional candidates will also display the following:

    • Strong statistical background;
    • Knowledge of English, French, and other local languages is an asset;
    • Familiarity with climate-smart forest management interventions;
    • Experience in forest mensuration; and,
    • Comfortable staying overnight at field sites in rustic accommodations.

    Work Location and Salary

    The successful candidate can work remotely, from anywhere in the Maritimes, with regular travel to southern NB and throughout the Maritimes for field work. This position is a full-time permanent position, and is remunerated based on 37.5 hours per week (flexible) with a starting salary range of $40,000 — $45,000 annually depending on experience.

    How to Apply

    Candidates are asked to submit their curricula vitae and a cover letter with “Climate Forest Technician” as the subject line to: jobs@forestsinternational.org by September 24, 2021.

  • Development & Grants Coordinator (Full-Time)

    The Development & Grants Coordinator will work alongside our ambitious team and provide essential organizing and energizing qualities to our ongoing fundraising while upholding thoughtful care and stewardship of our growing community of donors and supporters.

    The Development & Grants Coordinator will utilize strong communication skills to connect personally with members of the public by email, phone, and in-person — garnering support, expressing gratitude on behalf of the organization, and promptly responding to any questions or requests from donors. This will include managing a major donor caseload. The highly organized team member will also operate our constituent database (ensuring that fundraising data is secure, up to date, and properly logged) and our grant database (evaluating and prioritizing grant opportunities in order of strategic priority).

    The Development & Grants Coordinator will utilize strong writing skills to draft fundraising campaign copy and to compose grant proposals which convey the scope and quality of Community Forests International’s work. The Development & Grants Coordinator will work collaboratively and frequently with senior development and communications staff, and will be responsible for:

    1) Donor Stewardship

    • Responding to in-bound donor and community questions or requests;
    • Providing daily fundraising motivation and leadership during active public campaigns;
    • Overseeing and supporting the work of a part-time Development Officer;
    • Managing a Keela database (data cleaning, entry, segmentation, tracking, and reporting);
    • Managing and developing a major donor caseload (email and phone communication);
    • Developing fundraising campaign copy and donor relations material in coordination with communications staff;
    • Coordinating a standing Development Monthly meeting to reflect on previous month’s fundraising results and to calibrate forward priorities.

    2) Writing and Editing

    • Articulate complex concepts in a simple, straightforward and concise manner;
    • Maintain high attention to detail in professional writing, including editing and proofreading proposals and fundraising campaign emails and materials carefully before publishing;
    • Write compelling impact stories and technical narratives that bring to life and elaborate Community Forests International’s work, and operate with flexibility within a deeply collaborative team setting to uphold positive and constructive editing processes.

    3) Grant Prospecting & Development

    • Conduct grant prospect research for Community Forests International’s programs through online searches and subscription-based databases;
    • Track, schedule, and communicate deadlines and workflows for select grant applications, including internal deadlines for collection of information from staff departments, to ensure on-time submission and a high rate of successful funding requests;
    • Develop select proposals by assembling key information on project nature (objectives, outcomes, deliverables, timetables) and writing clear and concise narrative descriptions of project logic, activities, and vision.

    List of Key Qualifications

    • Experience working in collaborative team settings and liaising with diverse public stakeholders;
    • Proven capacity to work independently, exercise good judgment, and meet multiple competing deadlines;
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills;
    • Minimum of two (2) years’ work experience in fundraising, grant writing, sales, public relations and/or an equivalent field;
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with consistent attention to detail;
    • Experience drafting and developing successful fundraising campaign materials and/or researching, writing and submitting successful grant applications;
    • Proficiency with internal and external database management (e.g. Keela, Grant Connect), digital workplace applications (e.g. Slack, Trello), and standard Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel) is an asset;
    • Enthusiasm for the critical role that fundraising and philanthropy play in creating environmental and social good, and a growth mindset for both organizational and professional undertakings;
    • Work experience in the non-profit sector an asset.

    Work Location and Salary

    The successful candidate can work remotely, with optional physical office space located in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. This post is a full-time 12-month contract with the possibility of extension to a permanent position, and is remunerated based on 37.5 hours per week (flexible) with a starting salary range of $40,000 — $45,000 annually depending on experience.

    Application Deadline

    Candidates are asked to submit their curricula vitae and a cover letter with “Development & Grants Coordinator” as the subject line to: jobs@forestsinternational.org by September 26, 2021.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview, and interviews will be held beginning
    September 30, 2021.