Thank you for your interest in joining the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) team—we are hiring!
Employees are driven by our shared mission to conserve New England’s forests, fight back against climate change, and help the people of New England to sustain their way of life in equitable and just ways. We believe in the importance of what we do, and we work hard to achieve our goals. Our culture is informal, friendly, and collaborative. You will find a description of NEFF’s Prouty Woods headquarters and our generous benefits package below our current job listings.
NEFF is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
The New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) is an advocate for cutting-edge, forest-based natural climate solutions. NEFF is a conservation landowner that actively manages forestland, a generator of new information and science on issues involving improved forest practices, and an active collaborator in support of ecologically aligned forestry.
This position posting comes in the context of a significant period of growth for NEFF focused on how climate-smart forestry can be implemented across New England and as a national and international model for climate-smart forestry on private lands. The USDA recently awarded NEFF a $30 million grant under their Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities (CSC) program for the New England Climate-Smart Commodities Partnership project. This program represents an unprecedented opportunity to pilot scalable, carbon-saving forest management practices as part of a systems approach including forestland protection, wildland preservation and building with wood to store carbon and displace carbon-intensive materials. With this USDA funding, NEFF will define and implement a groundbreaking and nationally relevant pilot program in New England to build a climate-smart, forest-based economy as a powerful tool for climate action.
The Outreach Manager for Climate-Smart Forestry will work with the project team, smaller non-commercial woodland owners and land trusts to support on-the-ground implementation of and participation in the CSC program. Work will include landowner outreach and enrollment, outreach to and coordination with land trusts across the region, support for the design of the incentive program to smaller-acreage landowners, development and delivery of landowner education programs and forester training workshops, and related work as defined below.
The Outreach Manager will work under the direction of NEFF’s Director of Outreach & Engagement, in coordination with the larger team and integrated with ongoing work of NEFF’s Exemplary Forestry Center. Location is flexible in the Southern New England region, although significant field time will be required in Connecticut, along with the ability to travel periodically to meetings and events in Massachusetts and Northern New England.
New England Forestry Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. NEFF commits to respecting and learning from different perspectives, reflecting the diverse citizens and communities of New England. In hiring, mentoring, and managing staff, the organization seeks to maintain a diverse, supportive, friendly, and discrimination-free workplace.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to Kim Doherty at email@example.com. Please use Outreach Manager for Climate-Smart Forestry as the subject line of your submission. Position will be filled on a rolling basis.
NEFF full-time staff receive a generous benefits package including: medical insurance with 85 percent of the premium covered by NEFF, with optional coverage for spouses and families; dental/vision insurances covered 100 percent by NEFF, with optional coverage for spouses and families; NEFF-paid life and disability plans; FSA/DCA offerings; 26 days of accrued paid time off (PTO) in a staff member’s first year of employment, with subsequent increases in number of PTO days based on years worked; 7 paid holidays; and a 401(k) or Roth IRA with a 50 percent employer match up to the first 6 percent of a staff member’s salary (after 6 months of employment). NEFF offers flexible work schedules, and most positions allow work-from-home options.
Our headquarters are located in the historic Prouty family home in Littleton, Massachusetts, and when staff members are on site, you will see NEFF employees out enjoying Prouty Woods, whether on lunch breaks or during walking meetings. Many staff members also now work from homes or offices distributed across the region we serve, and NEFF has a small satellite office in Vermont as well.