The Associate Director of Communications and Communities functions as a Senior Level Manager reporting directly to the Director/State Forester of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and will serve as Acting Director in the absence of the Director when needed. As a member of the CSFS Leadership Team, the Associate Director of Communications and Communities shares the responsibility for all services performed by the CSFS and will be responsible for establishing the strategic direction and long term objectives and goals for the CSFS. The Associate Director will also serve as a member of the Executive Budget Committee, where they will be responsible for analyzing financial resources to ensure CSFS program objectives are met.
The Associate Director will provide leadership, program oversight, coordination and administration of statewide communications and community forestry programs, policies, and procedures in the following areas: Urban and Community Forestry, Project Learning Tree, Landowner Engagement, Publications and Forestry Education, External and Media Communications, and Website and Digital Communications. The staff that they oversee are responsible for programmatic budgets ranging from $2,000 to $300,000, totaling over $2.1 million and spanning multiple years of funding. Additionally, they are responsible for planning the work to be assigned and accomplished by staff, and establishes production or quality standards for the staff’s work.