State Forestry Association Seeks Chief Communications Officer to Position Georgia as the No. 1 Forestry State in the Nation

The Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) is seeking a Chief Communications Officer to develop and enhance the voice of the forestry community for the number one forestry state in the nation.

This senior-level position will report directly to the President and CEO and lead the development of communications strategies to support all functions of the organization including advocacy, membership, fundraising, stakeholder engagement, education and leadership development.   

The selected candidate must be well-versed in natural resources and forestry and highly-knowledgeable of the various stakeholders and audiences involved in the sector. Writing and graphic design skills are necessary. The candidate is expected to have extensive media contacts and experience in developing a communications program and managing contractors and employees. 

The position offers a work schedule that allows for geographic flexibility. Travel within the state is expected, and some travel within the United States is necessary. Compensation for this position is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter outlining his/her qualifications including contact information, salary requirements and credentials contained in a single merged .pdf file by September 15 to michele@gfagrow.org.

About the Georgia Forestry Association
The Georgia Forestry Association is the leading advocate for a healthy business and political climate for Georgia’s forest environment, forest landowners and forest-based businesses. The Association is striving to be the best forestry association in the United States by maintaining Georgia’s position as the number one forestry state in the nation. A successful CCO will not only provide leadership for forestry in Georgia but also for the nation.

About the Georgia Forestry Foundation
The Georgia Forestry Foundation exists to sustain Georgia’s forests through funding and support of leadership development, policy studies and education to enhance the economic, environmental and community value of working forests for Georgia. For more than a century, working forests have provided economic and environmental stability – and a myriad of benefits – to our state and its citizens. As Georgia continues to grow and change, it is important that we connect Georgia’s 10 million citizens to the 22 million acres of forestland that are critical to their survival, comfort and progress. A successful CCO will help to establish a marketing and communications program that is a first of its kind.

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