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The Forest Futures Lab at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is seeking an individual with wildfire policy or management experience to serve as Deputy Director of Policy and Management for the Western Fire and Forest Resilience Collaborative. With generous support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Collaborative is working to address the western US fire crisis by bringing together scientists and decision makers to co-create and implement a long-term research program that advances the predictive science of fire ecology and forest resilience.

The Deputy Director will be responsible for developing and leading a stakeholder engagement and knowledge-transfer strategy. This strategy will successfully build a national community of practice with relevant stakeholders to understand their needs and to ensure the best science informs stewardship of western forests and fire. Stakeholders include: state and federal policy makers, state and federal agency employees, environmental advocacy groups, and boundary spanning organizations. The Deputy Director will also support the Director and lead scientists in setting the vision and strategy for the Collaborative’s administration and operations.

This position will report to the Collaborative Director Dr. Winslow Hansen and will supervise staff. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is the world’s premier think tank on ecosystem science. It is a uniquely collaborative and welcoming institution. For additional information on the Western Fire and Forest Resilience Collaborative, visit For additional information about Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, visit

Application review will begin by February 18th, but will remain open until filled.