VICE PRESIDENT FOR POLICY
The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) is a national advocacy organization committed to advancing federal policies supporting the long-term economic, social and environmental benefits of sustainably managed privately-owned forests.
NAFO member companies own and manage more than 46 million acres of private working forests sustainably managed to provide a steady supply of timber and other public benefits. NAFO’s membership also includes state and national associations representing tens of millions of additional acres.
NAFO is seeking an experienced, forward-looking professional to serve as Vice President for Policy, overseeing an innovative and strategic policy operation located in Washington, D.C.
The Vice President for Policy (VPP) will develop and help advance federal policies and initiatives that position private forests as a primary source of clean air and water, wildlife habitat and jobs through sustainable practices and healthy markets.
The VPP will work closely with the President & CEO and other senior staff as part of an integrated advocacy team that builds and maintains trust with each other, member companies, peers and policymakers through good faith collaboration, effective management, careful execution and strong communication.
The VPP must have a clear vision of the vital role of private forests in the economic, social and environmental prosperity of our nation.
Policy Development. Lead the development of policies and initiatives that position private forests as a solution for providing clean air and water, wildlife habitat and jobs through sustainable practices and healthy markets.
Strategy Development and Execution. Work with colleagues and partners to develop and execute strategies to advance policy solutions.
Relationships. Build and leverage strong relationships with NAFO members, peer organizations and policymakers.
Collaboration. Work effectively with staff, company experts, consultants and peer organizations to craft innovative policy solutions and strategies.
Management. Effectively manage volunteers, consultants and processes to produce high-quality work product and drive results.
- 10+ years experience in federal policy development, strategic planning and positioning. Experience with natural resource and conservation policy is preferred.
- A strong familiarity with policymaking within the Federal legislative and executive branches.
- A law degree and/or significant experience in legal advocacy.
- Demonstrated commitment to building common ground with diverse stakeholders.
- Proven ability to simultaneously manage people, consultants, projects and tasks in a demanding, fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
Strategic. Can develop and articulate a clear, strategic policy course.
Teamwork. Understands how to leverage the power of a team to succeed.
Leadership. Can inspire others to act with unity of purpose.
Relationships. Naturally inclined to build and maintain strong relationships.
Creativity & Problem Solving. Able to think creatively, anticipate challenges and develop innovative solutions.
Judgment. Applies good instincts and collaborative thinking in decision making.
Accountability. Takes responsibility for decisions and their consequences.
For more information, contact Jonathan Tyree at firstname.lastname@example.org.