Green Job of the Day: Vice President – Conservation, The Pacific Forest Trust (San Francisco, CA)


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Job: Vice President – Conservation
Organization: The Pacific Forest Trust
Location: San Francisco, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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About the Organization
About the Organization Since 1993, the Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) has been dedicated to conserving and sustaining America’s private, working forests and safeguarding their myriad public benefits. Working cooperatively with landowners, government agencies, and the public, PFT advances forest conservation through a three-pronged strategy: retain (through conservation practices), sustain (through stewardship forestry), and gain (through market andpolitical incentives). To date, PFT has established conservation easements on 45,000 acres, supervised forest management on 15,000 acres, and provided conservation advice and services to owners of more than 8 million acres. PFT also leads regional and national policy efforts, promoting climate change legislation and designing market-based incentives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Vice President – Conservation
The Vice President  Conservation will play a key leadership role in managing PFT’s forest conservation and stewardship program. This position will oversee the acquisition and stewardship of conservation easements inCalifornia, Oregon, and Washington states. The Vice President will organize large�]scale, creative conservation and stewardship projects utilizing public and private funding sources while incorporating novel revenue sources from ecosystem service markets. Projects will integrate new approaches to regulatory compliance and will helpadvance other policy initiatives in concert with the PFT policy team. Management responsibilities encompathe full conservation project lifecycle, including outreach, pipeline development, project negotiation/deal structuring, due diligence, fundraising, co

Based in PFT’s main office in San Francisco, the Vice President will supervise all conservation staff, covering bothacquisitions and stewardship, and will collaborate with policy staff on cross-cutting projects to advance PFT policy initiatives.  The Vice President reports to the president of the organization.

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