The Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) has an exceptional opportunity for an experienced leader to serve as Executive Director. This is a permanent, full-time, executive service position located in Portland, Oregon. The Executive Director manages the administrative, educational, communications and business activities of OFRI as well as providing daily direct supervision of both administrative and program managers, ensuring timely, accurate and efficient completion of work. OFRI’s mission is to increase public understanding of Oregon’s forests, forest management and forest products, and to encourage sound forestry through landowner education. Specific responsibilities, including minimum qualifications, salary, application procedures, etc. are posted at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon. Search for “OFRI” and Job Number OFRI18-0002 will populate.
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Internal Number: OFRI18-0002
About Oregon Forest Resources Institute
The Oregon Legislature created Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) in 1991, and the organization is funded by a portion of the state forest products harvest tax. OFRI’s mission is to increase public understanding of Oregon’s forests, forest management and forest products, and to encourage sound forestry through landowner education.
OFRI achieves its mission through educational programs and advertising, as well as the dissemination of information through conferences, symposia, research, workshops, publications, videos, field tours, and classroom presentations. OFRI develops educational programs for the public, forest landowners, and other audiences, including K-12 teachers and students, and architecture, engineer, and construction professionals. OFRI’s educational programs and materials emphasize the importance of Oregon’s rich forest endowment and how science-based forestry, responsible wood products manufacturing, and a balanced approach to forest management can meet the social, environmental, and economic needs of both present and future generations.
A 13-member board of directors governs OFRI. The State Forester appoints 11 of the board members. There are also two e...x officio members, the Dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry and a public member appointed jointly by the President of the Oregon Senate and the Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. An Oregon Department of Forestry liaison assists the board.
OFRI is headquartered in Portland with a second office in Silverton at The Oregon Garden, where it manages a 15-acre demonstration forest.