Does the opportunity to keep Washington the Evergreen State motivate and inspire you? Are you excited to stand with local communities to protect forests so we have clean water to drink, and healthy lands that support fish, wildlife, and people? If so, join our team!
The Forests & Communities Program Manager will work with the Forest Program Director and other staff to further develop and expand our work on incentivizing management of private forests for environmental, economic, and social benefits. This is a critical position on our Forest team, and will promote sustainable forest management and rural economic development that support local communities, healthy forests, and climate resilience. The Forests & Communities Program Manager will work at a local level across Washington State to build diverse partnerships, identify incentives for sustainable forest management, help develop climate-smart wood supply chains, and partner with local communities to find win-win opportunities for forests, local economies, and people. The role will also translate learnings at a local level to inform the Forest program’s state-level policy work.
The position is supervised by WEC’s Forest Program Director. Position location is flexible, and may be based either out of WEC’s office in Seattle, WA, or remotely from another location in Washington State. If outside Seattle, travel will be required to attend occasional in-person office meetings at the discretion of the Program Director. Regular travel within Washington State will be required, using a personal vehicle with reimbursement based on mileage (10-20% of time).
Who we are
Washington Environmental Council (WEC) is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization. For over 50 years, WEC has brought people together to solve Washington’s most critical environmental issues. WEC builds power for the environmental movement by building partnerships, mobilizing the public, connecting voters to decision makers, and taking legal action. Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment for all.
Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) ensures Washington’s decision makers keep our environment protected, healthy, and vibrant. Over the last 35 years, we have elected environmental champions, held our elected leaders to the highest standard, and built statewide momentum for environmental campaigns through innovative voter outreach efforts and community organizing. WCV is committed to making sure all people in Washington State have a healthy environment and a strong, sustainable economy.
By effectively combining the policy know-how of WEC with the political know-how of WCV, we have reshaped how environmental protection is achieved in Washington. With one shared CEO, our organizations work in partnership as each pursues its unique mission. Combined, we have a staff of 35+ and work in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay. Given the current pandemic, we are working remotely and plan to do so through at least the summer of 2021, and will return to work in the office in a modified manner (TBD). Our teams have access to a variety of online tools and systems that support working remotely.
We offer competitive salaries, good benefits, and the opportunity to make a difference. We are committed to a diverse, socially just, and welcoming work environment and people of color, people with varying abilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply. We continue to advance the application of a racial equity lens to our work, and are led by a CEO who is a woman of color.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full time, exempt position with a salary range of $51,000 – $61,000, depending on experience. We also offer a generous benefits package including 100% employer paid premiums for medical, vision and dental insurance, 401k plan and organizational match of up to 3% of your annual salary, a flexible spending account, paid vacation and sick leave, ten paid holidays per year, an Employee Assistance Program, and if you work for seven consecutive years you are eligible for a two-month paid sabbatical. We welcome new and diverse people to a great team who together shape environmental protection in Washington.