Position Announcement



The Trust - The Tropical Forest Management Trust
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in
Gainesville, FL and registered in the State of
Florida. The Trust is dedicated to the
ecologically sustainable management of tropical
forests by industrial and community enterprises. A
vertically integrated approach includes management
planning considering ecosystem processes,
socioeconomic realities and market forces,
valued-added processing, and marketing of products
from sustainably managed forests. The vision of
the Trust is to become a leading agent in
promoting sustainable forestry on a commercial

The Position:  Program Director - The individual
will play a pivotal role in program development,
building financial support for the Trust from
foundations, development agencies and the private
sector. The Program Director will work in a close
collegial relationship with the Executive

Responsibilities - The Program Director will have
primary responsibility for generating
multi-disciplinary proposals for applied research
and development activities related to the Trust
mission outlined above. An estimated 70 percent of
the Director's time will be devoted to proposals
and strategic planning. Management
responsibilities include the administration of
ongoing activities in Madagascar and Central
America as well as the daily operations of a small
office, including financial reporting to the IRS
and funding agencies. Success in program
development will create the opportunity, if
desired, for the Director to directly participate
in short-term field activities in his or her
fields of professional interest. Growth will
permit the Director to delegate a number of
administrative support functions.

Qualifications - The candidate must be
entrepreneurial, ambitious and in total agreement
with the mission of the Trust. The individual must
have a graduate degree relevant to the Trust's
mission, proven success in proposal writing, and 3
to 5 years of field experience in the tropics.
Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
Other highly desirable attributes include
experience in program management, fluency in
Spanish and/or French and desktop publishing

Salary and Benefits - The beginning salary is
between $20,000 and $30,000 depending on
experience. Benefits are offered following a three
month trial period. The Trust is prepared to
negotiate a higher future salary contingent on the
success of the candidate in building the program
of the Trust.

To Apply - Send a letter of interest and CV via
Fax to 352 331-3284 or email to tfmt@trd.com. The
position is available immediately. The Trust is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.