Job Opportunities

It's an exciting time of growth at the Northern Forest Center! If you have a passion for northern Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont or New York, its people and future, consider joining our team.

The Center is an unusual and exciting organization that blends social, economic and environmental disciplines to secure a vital future for the Northern Forest region and its communities. We work regionally and in specific places to deliver programs that make a difference in people’s lives and also bring our perspective to our state capitols and Washington DC to advance sound public policies to benefit the region and other rural places. We are accepting applications for several positions:

Marketing Manager

The Marketing Manager provides strategic guidance to Center staff and program partners on marketing efforts to grow markets for Northern Forest products and services and attract new residents to the region.

Download position description - Marketing Manger

Northeast Kingdom Program Manager

The Northeast Kingdom Program Manager oversees a portfolio of local projects and contribute to the Center’s broader community revitalization efforts across the Northern Forest.

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The Bookkeeper position is based in our Concord, NH, office but will begin remotely with limited office visits until further notice. The Bookkeeper is responsible for a variety of bookkeeping and financial support tasks. and will work closely with the Director of Finance and Director of Operations.

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Regional Programs Coordinator

The Regional Programs Coordinator, a new position based in our Concord, NH office, will provide coordination and support to the Center’s program staff to implement regional strategy initiatives, public policy activities, research projects and organizational impact tracking, convenings, communications and other activities. The Coordinator will work under the direction of the Center’s Vice President and in close collaboration with other Center staff.

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Program Assistant

The Program Assistant provides general support to our team of program directors and managers from our Concord, NH office. This is an ideal position for an entry-level candidate passionate about supporting the communities and forested landscapes in the Northern Forest region and looking to gain program experience across a wide set of issues and skill sets in the realm of rural community revitalization.

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Business Innovation Advisor

The Center seeks an experienced individual to lead our efforts to encourage and facilitate innovation in the wood products and outdoor recreation sectors through a portfolio of business assistance services. The objective of this work is to create, strengthen and sustain businesses that create markets for products and services from the Northern Forest landscape and provide well-paying, meaningful jobs and careers for Northern Forest residents.

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Employment Policy

The Northern Forest Center is proud to maintain employment practices based upon individual qualification, merits, and achievements. All decisions to recruit, hire, promote, and release from employment are made without discriminating according to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political beliefs or disability.


Funding Opportunities - Requests for Proposals

Future Forest Economy Initiative - Call for Concepts (Ongoing)

The Future Forest Economy Initiative — a cooperative initiative between the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, and the Northern Forest Center — is accepting proposals for funding that respond to a congressional mandate to support the development of markets for wood products. Over the next three years, the Initiative cooperators will provide $2.6 million in sub-grants to projects that deliver regional approaches to:

  •     Innovate new forest products and the business infrastructure to commercialize them;
  •     Create market demand for wood and wood products across the Northeast and New York;
  •     Enable the conditions that allow businesses and communities to benefit from these innovations.
Download Call for Concepts - Future Forest Economy Initiative