Forests Forever

Restore • Reinhabit • Re-enchant

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Come work with Forests Forever!


SPEAK for the TREES!


Forests Forever was founded in 1989 during the historic campaign to save the Headwaters ancient redwood forest in Humboldt County, California.

Our efforts helped galvanize the broad-based public awareness and outcry that led to that and other forest victories across the state.

For more than 25 years we have been rallying Californians in defense of the state’s 17 million acres of woodland ecosystems and watersheds. We engage in year-round education, grassroots organizing and executive-branch and legislative advocacy.

Forests Forever is hiring activists to help us fight for fundamental reforms in the rules governing how logging is conducted in California, to bring about healthy watersheds, restore wildlife habitat and reduce greenhouse gas emissions!

We are pushing for standards which promote sustainable forestry practices and hold the timber industry accountable for forest degradation and water pollution.

Grassroots STREET & FIELD Campaign Position

  • Inform and educate citizens on crucial environmental and forest related issues
  • Inspire citizen activism through petition signing, membership, and letter writing to targeted public officials.
  • Campaign experience preferred, but not required
  • Full Time: Monday-Friday 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Compensation: $14/hr during training; $15/hr after training;
  • potential for generous bonuses and negotiable pay increases.
  • Benefits:
    • Full-time staff are eligible for health and dental coverage on a co-pay basis.
    • Upbeat and Fun Work Environment
    • Generous Paid Time Off (vacation and sick time) PLUS 10 paid holidays per year

Grassroots PHONE Campaign Position

  • Inform and educate our members (NO COLD CALLING!) on crucial environmental and forest related issues
  • This is an entry-level part-time position with paid training
  • Part Time only: 5p.m. - 9:30p.m. Monday - Thursday, 4p.m. - 8:30p.m. Friday
  • Compensation: $12.25/hr during training; $14.00/hr after training; potential for generous bonuses and negotiable pay increases
  • Benefits:
    • Upbeat and Fun Work Environment
    • Generous Paid Time Off (vacation and sick time) PLUS 10 paid holidays per year
  • Please call or email:
  • Chris
  • (415) 974-3636 ext. 203
  • 209 Kearny St., 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94108



  • REPORTS TO: Executive Director
  • STATUS: Non-exempt
  • FTE: 50%
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Set up and supervise a permanent unpaid (volunteer) staff working for Forests Forever in a variety of capacities, from clerical/admin work to communications/research to campaign organizing. The job would require first mastering an array of office management/administrative tasks, which the Coordinator would then hand off to volunteers, allowing the Coordinator to devote the remaining time to recruiting and supervising volunteers for program work.
  • DUTIES: Perform or coordinate performance of the following office management/admin duties:
    Professionally answer incoming phone calls. Be knowledgeable about and effectively communicate the mission, vision and activities of Forests Forever to our contributors and all other interested parties. Courteously and professionally greet job applicants and provide them with applications and other needed materials.
    On a transitional basis serve as primary person in charge of organizational data entry and data entry procedures. Work with Operations Director in improving overall efficiency, usage protocols and troubleshooting. Perform bookkeeping duties including but not limited to processing incoming bills, generating check requests, associated filing and reports. Respond to AP and other phone inquiries.
    Open and distribute all incoming mail daily. Perform credit card processing to merchant accounts, oversee processing of cleanup transactions. Generate PCV charge reports. Process TCP checks and maintain post-date file of checks and charges. Produce contributor correspondence. Serve lead function in resolving contributor queries or complaints and contributor-related queries from staff members.
    Order and stock office supplies. Collaborate as needed with employees who are producing copies, doing shredding, processing outgoing mail, etc., so as to ensure smooth operations.
    Provide clerical support to the Executive Director and Operations Director as needed.
    At least as soon as the above list of duties was under good control the Coordinator would develop and administer outreach to recruit volunteers who would work regular weekly schedules, serving as unpaid staff members. The priority would be recruiting, orienting, training, and supervising volunteers to take on the admin tasks listed above.
    As volunteer staff members assume these roles the Coordinator would transition into program work and find volunteers to take on an array of programmatic, communication, research, campaign and organizing roles.
    Other tasks as assigned by Executive Director.
  • REQUIREMENTS: Hours of work are between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday. Schedule flexibility may be required.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Polite and professional manner. Highly organized and productive, detail and deadline oriented. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Must have supervised volunteers and possess extremely good skills in working with a wide array of people.PC literate. Experienced with FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Excel, Word and MS Outlook, QuickBooks or other accounting software. Demonstrate proficiency in an array of administrative and clerical tasks. Good attendance and highly reliable. Strong writing and basic math skills. Work well as part of a team.
  • COMPENSATION: Competitive nonprofit-sector hourly wage DOE. Paid Time Off (vacation, sick) and holiday pay effective after 63 days worked.
  • To apply please send us an email with two items: 1) your resume as an attachment, and 2) a cover letter (attached to or pasted into the email) that explicitly makes your case as to why you are well qualified to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers as unpaid members of our staff.
  • Paul Hughes
  • 209 Kearny St., 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

Forests Forever is a California non-profit corporation operating under IRS code section 501(c)(4). Our Federal Employer ID Number is 68-0201338.

The Forests Forever Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998, carries out research, litigation, public education and administrative advocacy. Its Federal Employer ID Number is 94-3244942.


Forests Forever:
Their Ecology, Restoration, and Protection
John J. Berger

from Forests Forever Foundation
and the Center for American Places