Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest Program Coordinator, National Forest Foundation


Position Title: Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest Program Coordinator

Organization: National Forest Foundation

Location: Remote

Organization Overview: The National Forest Foundation (NFF) works with communities and organizations to conserve and enhance the watersheds, wildlife habitat, wild places, and recreational opportunities across the 193-million-acre National Forest System. The NFF seeks to engage all Americans in this work.

Position Overview: The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest (MBRNF) Program Coordinator reports directly to the Rocky Mountain Region Program Manager and works closely with other Colorado and Wyoming-based field staff to cooperatively plan, develop, and implement priority projects on the MBR. The Program Coordinator’s initial focus will be on coordinating and implementing recreation infrastructure projects made possible through the Great American Outdoors Act. Specific efforts may include projects to enhance sustainable recreation, protection of resources impacted by recreation, and increase and enhance recreation opportunities and settings. This work requires close coordination with the U.S. Forest Service, community organizations, and implementation partners to accomplish identified goals and activities.


  • Coordinate with the U.S. Forest Service and partners to implement scopes of work for large-scale recreation improvement and enhancement projects, including campgrounds, restrooms, trails, trailheads, boat ramps, and more.
  • Lead the advertisement, negotiation, and awarding of multiple contracts for services related to the on-the-ground implementation of recreation infrastructure projects.
  • Work directly with contractors, consultants, nonprofit organizations, and agency partners to coordinate the on-the-ground implementation of recreation projects effectively and efficiently.
  • Oversee construction projects through their full life cycle – project initiation, planning, managing schedules, tracking budgets, construction site management, quality assurance, and safety. Serve as the NFF’s on-the-ground point of contact for daily project management needs.
  • Manage service agreements, invoices, and finances for relevant Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, and Thunder Basin National Grassland projects.
  • Work with the U.S. Forest Service to help develop, modify, manage, and track large-scale Participating Agreements and Challenge Cost Share Agreements associated with projects.
  • Work with NFF staff to solicit funds from government sources, foundations, corporations, and individuals to support all aspects of project preparation, implementation, and oversight.
  • Manage budgets and reporting associated with grants from federal, state, and local government sources, as well as philanthropic support from corporations, foundations, and individuals. Prepare associated grant and funding reports.
  • Work with NFF staff to communicate project needs and the community benefits and accomplishments.
  • Conduct ongoing communication with partners on the status of project planning, implementation, and project successes.
  • Maintain a breadth of knowledge about current trends, emerging issues, policy interventions, and innovations in the field of conservation programming to enhance the NFF strategic efficacy.
  • Serve as a point of contact for the NFF conservation activities on and near the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, and Thunder Basin National Grasslands.
  • Work closely with the Rocky Mountain Region Program Manager to develop and expand the NFF’s scope of work on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, and Thunder Basin National Grasslands.
  • Assist as necessary with the NFF program of work in the Rocky Mountain Region, which may include the management of diverse, short-term projects.


  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree, in recreation planning, engineering, natural resource management, conservation, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in conservation programs, construction contract administration, project planning, and/or coordinating project implementation.
  • A strong knowledge of and experience in U.S. Forest Service land management policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • A strong understanding of recreation and natural resources issues.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills.
  • Strong writing skills and public speaking experience.
  • Commitment to the mission of the NFF and familiarity with the U.S. Forest Service purpose and National Forest lands management.
  • You must be authorized to work in the United States.

Application Deadline: June 8

How to Apply: Use NFF’s online application portal to apply and view full job description. Applicants must include both a cover letter and resume. Incomplete packages will not be considered.