Director of Workforce and Professional Development

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Director of Workforce and Professional Development

Ohio Forestry Association
Hybrid within Ohio
Position Description

The Ohio Forestry Association is seeking a Director of Workforce and Professional Development. Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the Lumber Grading Short Course
  • Managing the Kiln Drying Short Course
  • Working with OFA Workforce and Professional Development Committee to create a suite of relevant training and workshops (e.g., technical, business, and general) for OFA members on an annual basis.
  • Scheduling and coordinating CSAW training statewide
  • Developing strong working relationships with Ohio FFA, Envirothon, Scouting, etc.
  • Working with the Ohio Department of Education to maintain CSAW accreditation.
  • Managing CSAW training for career technical/high school students and coordinating with the Ohio Master Logger Program Manager
  • Collaborating with secondary and post-secondary educators to expose students to in-field work experience and Camp Canopy
  • Assisting members with the State of Ohio’s TechCred and IMAP programs
  • Working with OFA Workforce and Professional Development Committee on workforce initiatives
  • Creating and maintaining job board for industry postings
  • OFA Annual Meeting programming
  • OFA Liaison to Project Learning Tree, Youth Pathways in Forestry Committee (ODNR), Ohio Woodland Stewards, A DAY in the WOODS, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Skills & Experience Required
  • 5-10 years of experience in the forest products industry or related field
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources, Education, or a related field
  • Expert skill level proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams), Zoom, and the ability to quickly learn and implement new technology solutions
  • Innovative thinker; Proven ability to create and implement new programs
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and be flexible
  • Self-sufficiency in ownership of work and tasks
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Ability to work collaboratively; Strong team player
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty pounds
Salary & Benefits

Salary: $50,000-$60,000

Benefits Include:

  • Health Insurance (contingent upon employee enrollment)
  • 3% Employer IRA match
  • PTO package
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Accident insurance
  • Professional development
How To Apply

Ohio Forestry Association
507 Main St suite 200
Zanesville, OH 43701
(Phone) 888-388-7337
(Email Resumes)

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