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Forest Outreach Coordinator

Central State University
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Extension Services
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The Forest Outreach Coordinator will have a background in natural resource management and/or conservation education and provide expertise in the development of outreach materials and marketing strategies as well as science delivery of tools, trainings and outreach programs with particular reference to forestry. This position will also be responsible for synthesizing existing social science data and working with experts and partners to address social science data gaps. Familiarity with Appalachian forests, forest economics and/or social science is desirable. This position will provide outreach support for an interagency program of work developed annual by the Ohio Interagency Forestry Team (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Forest Service (FS), Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry, and Ohio State University (OSU) Extension) in conjunction with the Cooperative Extension Service and the McIntire Stennis Forestry Program and Central State University (CSU). This will be a Cooperative Extension position co-located with the US Forest Service in The Wayne National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Nelsonville, Ohio with added duties related to McIntire Stennis Forestry Research Program at CSU.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Tree Identification
• Forestry Planning
• Serve the Appalachian Counties in Ohio in matters related to forestry
• Assist McIntire Stennis Researchers at CSU in collection of field data
• Provide Outreach support to the Ohio Interagency Forestry Team; team point of contact will be the Ohio Interagency Liaison
• Assist with coordination of technical assistance delivery by providing outreach materials and support to USDA NRCS District Conservationists and ODNR Division of Forestry Service Foresters in southeast Ohio
• Provide organizational support to the A Day in the Woods Private Landowner Program
• Create outreach tools and materials for various internal and external communication outlets
• Support organization and facilitation of Interagency communications including joint meetings, training sessions and internal communication tools such as blogs, agency roadmaps and directories
• Organize and synthesize social science data in support of the development of marketing strategies using methods pioneered by The Sustaining Family Forests Initiative (Yale School of Forestry and Center for Nonprofit Strategies,
• Quantify and track outreach efforts including underserved populations
• Assist with review of grant applications as requested
• Work with the ODNR Division of Forestry and OSU Extension to support Ohio’s Call Before You Cut Program (
• Fire Prevention and Education Outreach including community wildfire protection plans for the state’s fire protection area in partnership with the FS and ODNR Division of Forestry

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree with 3-5 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree with 5 or more years of experience in natural resource management, forestry or a related field
• Demonstrated ability to work independently
• Must have well-developed verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated organizational and record keeping skills
• Must be able to successfully work with people at all organizational levels and diverse backgrounds
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and travel to various locations throughout the state of Ohio
• Proficient in the use of desktop publishing and/or video editing software

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