At VHCB we are making a significant impact creating affordable housing for Vermonters, conserving and protecting Vermont's farms and forests, and growing sustainable working lands businesses. The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program is an innovative and thriving VHCB program that provides in-depth business coaching to over 100 farm and forest businesses a year. We also run grant programs that help improve water quality and invest in working lands infrastructure, and support forest landowners to keep their forests intact and vibrant.
The Forest Program Specialist is a full time, 40-hour per week position focused on the growth and management of the Viability Program’s forest landowner programming. This is a dynamic position that will work collaboratively with the Viability Program Director and VHCB Conservation staff. Program responsibilities include:
- Develop and maintain a network of forest landowner service providers who can deliver comprehensive landowner training in transfer planning, facilitation, and legal and tax issues
- Manage enrollment, evaluation, client tracking
- Participate in program fundraising/grant management: seek and apply for funding as needed, develop program reports for funders, and track program budget