The Northwest Office of the Society of American Foresters is looking for a new manager/editor to work with SAF members and leadership in this three-state partnership between the Oregon, Washington State, and Alaska Societies. This contract, half-time position is needed to run operations, develop and maintain budgets, provide continuity and support to volunteers, assist with conference management, and produce and edit the Western Forester publication four times a year.
The current manager/editor, Lori Rasor, has accepted a new position with the SAF national office and will continue to work with state and regional societies on a number of different programs.
This position is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in managing nonprofit organizations, has experience with forestry and natural resources in the Northwest, is a self-starter, and knows how to manage budgets. This person will make contacts and collaborate with other organizations around the Northwest and nationally, and will identify key issues and themes while working with subject matter experts on developing quarterly issues of the Western Forester.
The ideal candidate will be an SAF member that is knowledgeable of opportunities and challenges currently facing SAF; however, this is not a requirement and all candidates will be considered. We are also looking for someone that can work independently and develop a vision for this three-state partnership, motivate volunteers, promote membership in SAF, and develop new ways to generate revenue. Ideally, the candidate would have experience editing natural resources-related newsletters or publications.
In the Northwest, SAF has goals of growing the organization, influencing policy makers on forestry issues, and educating the public about active forest management and issues facing forests in the Northwest. The manager will administer programs that will accomplish these goals and will work closely with the SAF Northwest Office Committee and other sub-committees that help manage the SAF Northwest Office.
Historically this position has been stationed in the Portland area, but we are opening it up to anyone who has home office capabilities in the three-state area of Oregon, Washington, or Alaska that is qualified and can meet the scope of service.
If this sounds like you, or someone you know, please review the RFP and respond by 5:00 p.m. January 15, 2020, to Dick Hopkins. Any questions about the RFP may be directed to Lori Rasor or 503-224-8046.