Employment

Christmas Tree Farm Manager
 
The Forest Society seeks a self-motivated individual for the position of Christmas Tree Farm Manager at its Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years of commercial farm experience and experience hiring, training and supervising others. A minimum education of a two year community college degree or equivalent is preferred. A degree with program focus in agriculture and/or management is preferred.

This is a full time position. The Christmas Tree Farm Manager is responsible for operating and managing the Christmas tree farm, and includes daily work in the field. The position involves hiring, training and supervision of seasonal staff. The position is also responsible for property management at the Rocks Estate and Bretzfelder Park.

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Applications are due Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Rita Carroll, Reservation Stewardship Coordinator, at rcarroll@forestsociety.org. No telephone inquiries, please. The Forest Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

Conservation Center Maintenance Assistant (Part-time position)

The Forest Society seeks a self-motivated and organized person to assist in the maintenance and cleanliness of its award winning, passive solar, LEED-Gold certified Conservation Center. The successful candidate will have building maintenance, landscaping maintenance, janitorial or construction experience to help maintain one of the most prestigious buildings in the state. This is a part-time regular position that is primarily responsible for janitorial duties to maintain campus offices, common areas, and windows using the latest techniques in green cleaning. The position will assist the property manager in minor repairs and painting of the building’s interior and exterior. This position will also assist with maintenance of the grounds year round, including maintenance of the gardens and lawns as well as snow removal and heating system maintenance. The schedule for this position will consist mainly of afternoons and evenings with flexible scheduling as an option. See a complete job description.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please email a resume and cover letter to Rita Carroll at rcarroll@forestsociety.org.

 

Development Specialist (Full-time position)

The Forest Society seeks a creative, enthusiastic, motivated, well-organized, articulate self-starter with the ability to seek and synthesize information from diverse sources, anticipate, manage and meet deadlines consistently with great attention to detail and the highest standards of excellence and confidentiality for the position of Development Specialist. The successful candidate will have five- to ten-years’ experience in grant writing or development, a four-year college degree in an applicable discipline (e.g. communications, environmental education, marketing), excellent writing and oral communications skills and public speaking experience, a proven track record of success securing grants, excellent researching skills with proven ability identifying potential funding sources, proficiency matching program needs to funding sources and articulating case for support, be proficient with MS Office products and Raisers’ Edge or comparable fundraising database and have knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of land conservation. Experience writing to a donor audience preferred. This position is a full-time regular position based at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH.

The Development Specialist is directly responsible for raising private donations from foundations and individuals in support of the Forest Society’s $4.44 million annual operating budget primarily by writing grants, researching potential funding sources and, managing and cultivating business partnerships, including both annual memberships and event sponsorships and contributing to creating and communicating the Forest Society’s message to multiple audiences by representing the organization at Forest Society and community events.

The position requires some travel and occasional evenings and weekends, and participation in occasional outdoor-based activities. Candidates must have and maintain a valid driver’s license with proof of insurance.

The salary range is $33,000-48,000. Starting salary commensurate with experience and skills. The Forest Society offers a competitive benefits package and an extraordinary smoke-free office environment in our award-winning, energy-efficient suite of office buildings overlooking the adjacent Merrimack River Conservation Area.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a statewide land conservation organization founded in 1901 to protect New Hampshire’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its renewable natural resources. Today, with 9,400 member households and more than 40 employees, the Forest Society owns more than 180 reservations in 102 communities across the state, and has interests and monitoring responsibilities for 825 conservation easements and deed restrictions. With ongoing programs in advocacy, land protection and sustainable forest management, the Forest Society consistently ranks among the nation’s top land trusts and has been a leader in setting the standard for American land protection. If you enjoy working both independently and cooperatively in a challenging and at times fast-paced but always rewarding setting, you may be the right person for this position.

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To apply, submit résumé, cover letter and writing sample to: Diane Forbes at diane.forbes@forestsociety.org . Deadline to apply, July 15th. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. No phone calls or email queries, please.

The Forest Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.