Deadline for applications has been extended to June 23, 2023

Job Description: Coordinator, Forest Management

Position Type: Full-time, permanent
Location:  Anywhere in Canada (remote). Nearby an airport will be an asset
Years Experience: 3 - 7 years
Salary Range: $60,000 to $70,000 / year (depending on experience)
Reports to: Director, Forest Management Standards
Subordinate: None
Application Deadline: DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 23, 2023

Under the supervision of the Director of Forest Management Standards and in collaboration with the FSC Canada team, the Coordinator of Forest Management will have to assist, take over or participate in the preparation of various projects related to forestry and forest management certification. 

The Coordinator of Forest Management will participate in the successful normative development or revisions to the regional FSC forest related standards (National Forest Stewardship Standard and National Risk Assessment) and related tools, and will support the implementation and monitoring of these standards. 

Normative Development of forest related Standards (includes National Forest
Stewardship Standard (NFSS) and National Risk Assessment (NRA) for Controlled Wood)

Participate in the following activities:
•    Assist in the successful development, maintenance, and revision of national/regional Forest Management standards;
•    Plan and coordinate meetings and public consultations related to standards development;
•    Review new policies, standards, advice notes and guidance materials related to forest management standard or National Risk assessment released by FSC International and provide feedback as required;
•    Ensure that the interests of all FSC’s Chambers are represented in a balanced and equal manner in all standards development and consultation process;
•    Work with key stakeholders, including environmental groups, industry leaders, community members and Indigenous Peoples, to come to a consensus on forest management related issues, in line with FSC policies and requirements;
•    Coordinate the interpretation process of the NFSS, as required.

Implementation of forest related Standards (NFSS & NRA)

Participate in the following activities:
•    Coordinate and liaise with Certification Bodies as required;
•    Coordinate calibration activities for Certification Bodies, as needed;
•    Develop webinars, trainings and tools directly linked to normative requirements, to help and assist the proper implementation of the Standards (as needed and when possible);
•    Respond to standards-related inquires and requests received by FSC Canada related to the implementation and application of FSC certification in Canada.

Monitoring of the NFSS and NRA

Participate in the following activities:
•    Coordinate the implementation of a performance monitoring of the NFSS and the NRA;
•    Participate in the development of an overall monitoring system for FSC, with a focus on effectiveness monitoring of some forest normative requirements;
•    Coordinate the data collection of the effectiveness monitoring of some forest normative requirements.

Working with FSC International and the FSC Network
•    Collaborate with FSC International, Accreditation Services International (ASI) and the FSC Network as appropriate and necessary.

Relationship Building
•    Maintain and build relationships with key stakeholders and partners as it relates to forest management standards development and other certification activities.
•    Respond to requests and concerns from stakeholders about forest management standard and requirements in a timely and professional manner. 

•    Provide assistance on projects and initiatives as required for FSC Canada’s President, other staff members, and the Board of Directors.

•    Bachelor’s degree in forestry or other environmental science.
•    At least 2 to 5 years of experience in forestry.
•    Knowledge of Canada’s forest policy and regulatory framework; forest management regime and tenure system; forest certification and/or the Forest Stewardship Council will be an asset.
•    Ability to work in a team.
•    Ability to build collaboration, work cooperatively and facilitate discussions.
•    Strengths includes leadership, sense of organization, rigor, versatility, and good analytical skills.
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•    Fluent in oral and written English. Bilingual (English & French) will be an asset.

The application deadline has been extended to 11:59 ET on June 23, 2023. Please send resumes and cover letters to 
About the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Canada
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. FSC was created in 1993 to help consumers and businesses identify products from well-managed forests and sets standards by which forests are certified, offering credible verification to people who are buying wood and wood products. For more information visit