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  The Forest Guild has multiple positions open: A permanent Community Forestry Coordinator and internships.

Community Forestry Coordinator
The Forest Guild is seeking a Community Forestry Coordinator to develop, manage and implement projects in the Southwest Region. The program focuses on forest restoration, rural community stability, and local economic development. Current projects are in multiparty monitoring, forest restoration techniques, landscape-scale forest restoration, and youth education. Applicants should have a Master’s degree (or 5-7 years equivalent experience) in natural resources and 3-5 years professional experience, as well as skills in project management, fund raising, writing and communication, GIS, and an affinity for working with people in forest-dependent communities. The position is based in Santa Fe, NM. Application deadline: April 15th. A full position description is available here.

Internship opportunity at the Forest Guild
The Forest Guild welcomes college or graduate students to work on forest related issues in New Mexico. We will offer two paid 8 week internships based out of our Santa Fe office tailored to a student's interests and schedule. Past interns have assisted the Forest Guild staff in a variety of projects including community forestry, national policy, ecological monitoring, and youth training initiatives. Interested students who will have completed at least their sophomore year of college are encouraged to apply. Please submit a one-page cover letter and resume by April 15th, 2014 A full position description is available here.

Other Employment Opportunities

The following information is provided as a service to Guild members. Distribution of this information does not constitute Guild sponsorship or endorsement of the employer or position. There is an 85 cent per word charge for posting on this page for non-Guild members, 45 cents for members and will be posted for no more than 3 months. Submit a listing here. 

  Posted: February 6, 2013

Position: Conservation Steward Internship
Organization: New England Forestry Foundation
Location: Littleton, MA
Salary: $9/hr plus housing (3 months)

The New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) seeks energetic young foresters and natural resource students for three summer (12 week, flexible dates) internship positions. These positions balance time in the field (60-70%) with office time (30-40%). There is room for autonomy and self-direction, and ideal candidates will be motivated enough to ask for direction and coaching. We offer $9/hr, housing, and a broad sampling of the types of work tasks in the non-profit conservation world.

Skills needed: GIS/GPS, communications, knowledge of forest practices

To Apply: Visit

Deadline: Ides of March, 2014

Posted: February 5, 2013

Position: Verification Forester, Greenhouse Gas Verification Program
Organization: SCS Global Services
Location: Emeryville, CA

The Verification Forester is responsible for conducting verifications under various voluntary carbon offset standards. Areas of responsibility include document review, data and model review, on‐site forest inventory activities, interviews with stakeholders, and report‐writing for forest carbon projects worldwide. For more information please see the full jop announcement.

To Apply: please send a resume and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: November 11, 2013

Position: Program Manager Position in Program on Private Forests
Organization: Yale Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry
Location: New Haven, CT

18 Month Position with Potential for Extension. The Program Manager will primarily be responsible for “Tools for Engaging Landowners Effectively (TELE),” a research and education program that produces tools and information to enhance the ability of natural resource professionals to reach more family woodland owners with effective messages, services and programs. The program is being expanded with support by a grant from the USDA Forest Service. The majority of the program manager’s time will be devoted to expanding the program, including new research, outreach and educational initiatives.

To Apply: For more information and to apply, visit Yale's STARS on-line human resources website, click on Search openings and search job openings using 23262BR as STAR's Requisition number.


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Forest Wisdom Issue 20

From oak restoration to natural regeneration of loblolly pine to linking the supply chain though a forest partnership, this issue of Forest Wisdom, encapsulates what is best about the Forest Guild—humility, openness to trying new things, and a willingness to share knowledge to benefit the practice of forestry. Read the issue here.