The Faculty of Forestry at the University of BC is seeking a motivated individual to serve as Manager at our Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in Maple Ridge, BC. The applicant should be an experienced team leader with business and entrepreneurial skills who enjoys training, mentoring, and working with the foresters of tomorrow. Registration or eligibility as a Professional Forester in BC is required, as well as a track record in managing forest land in BC, leading a diverse team of natural resource professionals, and developing innovative forestry practices. Reporting to the Director of UBC’s Research Forests, you will be responsible for all aspects of managing this unique forest operation.
The UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest lies within the unceded traditional territories of the Katzie, Kwantlen and Kwikwetlem First Nations.
The UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest consists of private land covering 5200 hectares, and an adjoining Woodlot License covering 220 hectares. The Research Forest operates as a self-funded business that delivers a wide range of research, education, recreation and forest management opportunities to not only the University, but also the local communities that surround it. The City of Maple Ridge is a modern vibrant community serving a local population of 100,000 as well as a regional population of over 2 million, and offers a full range of social, economic and recreational amenities.
To view a detailed job description and apply for this position, please visit the UBC Workday Jobs website and upload your covering letter and resume on or before May 20, 2021. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.
Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require.