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Dec 31 / BARD CEP

Director of Communications and Policy, The American Forest Foundation – Washington, DC

Organization: The American Forest Foundation

Position Title: Director of Communications and Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The American Forest Foundation (AFF) works on-the-ground with families, teachers, and elected officials to promote stewardship and protect our nation’s forest heritage. A commitment to the next generation unites a nationwide network of forest owners and teachers working to keep our forests healthy and our children well prepared for the future they will inherit. The Foundation is committed to creating a future where forests are owned and sustained by the public, and that the public understands the social, economic, and environmental benefits forests provide to our communities, our nation, and the world. AFF seeks a Director, Communications and Policy (Director) to join the dedicated and committed AFF team.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Woodlands and Policy, the Director leads the development and execution of vibrant and effective, multi-channel communications. S/he is responsible for identifying and marketing the value of the brands of AFF, focusing on AFF’s woodland-related programs including the American Tree Farm System, to engage external audiences in Foundation activities and priorities.

Responsibilities: On the policy side, the Director works with the Executive Vice President and the Senior Policy Manager to develop and implement political strategies on a set of assigned woodland policy issues. The Director is tasked with using multiple channels, including direct lobbying, “grassroots” advocacy, strategic “grasstops” leadership, and establishing and maintaining a presence on Capitol Hill to accomplish the organization’s public policy goals.

Please see full position profile here.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate demonstrates a clear passion for the AFF mission by actively engaging a variety of constituents and can easily build and foster new working relationships on behalf of AFF. This role requires an individual who can collaborate with other team members and model independent initiative and resiliency for an eager team of staff members and volunteers. The salary for this position is $80,000 – $90,000. This is a great opportunity for an experienced manager to make a step forward in their career.

How to Apply: All interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be considered, please submit a carefully crafted cover letter and resume at Cover letters should be addressed to Ed Rogan.

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