Forestry Programs Director Job at CORPS NETWORK, Reno, NV

  • Reno, NV

Job Description

Forestry Programs Director JOB DETAILS Actively Recruiting : Yes Position title : Forestry Programs Director Type of Position : Staff (Full-Time) Town, City, Park, etc : Reno State / Territory : Nevada Benefits : Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Vision Insurance Project/Program Focus : Forestry Co-founded in 1998 by two PhD students, Jerry Keir and Sanjay Pyare, at the University of Nevada, the Institute began as a field studies program to mobilize University faculty, students, and volunteers in applied science and direct service to support national parks, forests, open spaces and public lands. Since then, for over two decades, GBI has supported over 7,000 conservationist serving hundreds of projects to realize positive environmental change across the western US. GBI has raised over 165MM for research, education, and service, making impactful contributions to serving the public and our public lands. GBI is based out of Reno, Nevada, with Satellite offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and South Lake Tahoe, CA. GBI is the recipient of the 2015 USFS’s “Regional Forester Award,” the Nevada Governor’s Points of Light Award in 2005 and was named “Outstanding Non-government Organization” by Environmental Leadership in 2001. POSITION DESCRIPTION Position Description: Great Basin Institute (GBI), founded at the University of Nevada, Reno, is a mission-driven non-profit organization headquartered in the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Institute advances ecological literacy, professional development, and environmental resource management through educational outreach and direct service programs. GBI’s Basin and Range Forestry Program (BRF) and Forestry Stewardship Contracting (FSC) Programs seek a Director to provide mission-based leadership, maintain and develop partnerships, and oversee program staff and operations in support of numerous field personnel on annual and seasonal appointments across the western United States. Important roles of this position include overseeing dozens of active federal and non-federal agreements and contracts, communicating with agency partners, managing program and project budgets, and cooperatively informing and upholding GBI policies and procedures. This position regularly directs the work of four or more staff members and is responsible for hiring, performance management and mentorship in cooperation with the Executive Leadership Team. This critical program lead position requires a visionary individual to oversee, and support a large forestry and forest stewardship contracting program. The Director will manage current programs for high quality delivery, while exploring options to strengthen and develop new partnerships and service opportunities.


Based at GBI offices in Reno, NV The “Biggest Little City in the World” the greater Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of over 435,000. The city is a high desert landscape ~4,500 feet above sea level, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains along the Truckee River, as it flows from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. Weather is mild, but with distinct four seasons. Reno offers easy access to world-class outdoor recreation including driving distance to Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, the Pacific Ocean, and California redwood forests. Closer to home, Nevada offers more natural hot springs than any other state in the country, over 150 named mountain ranges, and 30 peaks over 11,000 feet. Recreation and entertainment includes eight major ski resorts in proximity to the Reno-Tahoe airport; fishing and boating on Lake Tahoe, the Truckee River, and Pyramid Lake; cultural festivals throughout the summer along the banks of the Truckee River; a thriving food scene and more.


Please submit an up-to-date resume, a one-page cover letter that details your interest in the position, and any qualifications not fully outlined in your resume, and contact information for three professional references to the unique application link; APPLY HERE . Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview. For questions regarding this position, please contact


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, stand, walk, bend, and have specific vision abilities to include close and distance vision, and ability to adjust focus working with computer business equipment and other job/industry specific equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually low. The overall nature of the position is sedentary, requiring little physical effort and occasional light exertion. There is occasional exposure to environmental conditions such as heat, cold, and temperature changes. NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the organization's ongoing needs. Disclaimer: Although the organization has attempted to accurately and thoroughly describe this position, GBI reserves the right to change the same, including to change, add to or subtract from the duties outlined, within the sole discretion of the organization, at any time, with or without advance notice. JOB DUTIES Essential Job Functions may include the following: Support the training, development and performance of program staff; Develop proposals for agreements, contracts, and grants; Coordinate management/research projects with federal, state, and other partners; Prepare and present deliverables as required by awarded commitments; Generate and manage Forestry Programs budget and fiscal forecasts; Promote effective internal and external communication; Oversee recurring program operations/approvals, including payroll, invoicing, and reporting; Foster best-practice approaches to recruitment and other essential team needs; Provide cross-program/department support and engagement. Administering operational grants, while complying with all GBI & Grantor standards, policies and objectives; Conducting or ensuring regular project site visits regionally to ensure compliance with SOP’s and expected on-the-ground outcomes; Coordinating program management as a proactive member of a diversifying, driven and successful leadership team; #J-18808-Ljbffr

Job Tags

Full time, Summer work, Seasonal work, Outdoor,

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