Are you passionate about forestry and the environment? Do you want to make a positive impact on sustainability by ensuring businesses meet the right standards and address environmental concerns? If so, you may be the ideal candidate for our Forestry Auditor role based in Canada.

Location of this position is flexible, prefer for candidates to reside in Eastern Canada. This is a fully remote position with some travel involved.

What you can expect:

As soon as you start your new job, you’ll be auditing against Forest Management (FM) and Chain of Custody (COC) standards for Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC® ) , Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC—COC only) while helping develop and improve these services. After a few months, you’ll be supporting the success and growth of our certification services in Canada. Within a year you’ll be working with other teams and divisions in our dynamic international organization while growing your skills as a sustainability professional.

Projects you will work on:

  • Client management and auditing services to a subset of forestry and forest product clients in the US/Canada regions.
  • Acting as a primary point of contact to support new and existing clients with their sustainability certifications in US/Canada.
  • All aspects of forestry certification assessments and audits including scheduling, project management, customer service, technical guidance, consultant management and quality control.
  • Acting as auditor/lead auditor while maintaining a high level of professionalism and quality of service.
  • Business development, sales and marketing of different Preferred by Natures services in Canada.

Role Progression:

Working with Preferred by Nature is very much about your growth. We support continuous learning through professional development and career paths aimed at helping you grow in your career.

Within one month, you will:

  • Meet the team and learn about our systems, tools and available resources
  • Begin your training in managing supply chain and forest management to understand key elements in the field

Within three months, you will:

  • Begin management of a portfolio of certified clients
  • Travel to client facilities to assist in conducting on-site sustainability audits
  • Identify local opportunities for increasing our portfolio with new clients
  • Receive training that gives you unique insight into sustainability trends and other certifications such as Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or Carbon Footprint Management (CFM).

Within one year, you will:

  • Attain lead auditor qualification for relevant sustainability certifications such as SBP, SFI and/or CFM.
  • Oversee consultants who provide certification and verification services for FSC,and other services to our clients in Canada
  • In coordination with the region’s team, organize and facilitate training courses for clients, stakeholders, and auditors in Canada
  • Map all potential new opportunities for Preferred by Nature in the region (clients, projects, etc.)
  • Continue to develop your sustainability skills by working with new programs and departments at Preferred by Nature and explore further opportunities for growth in your second year!

Important that you:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Forest Ecology or other related fields
  • Have at least 3 years of experience in Forestry, Forest Ecology or other areas related to responsible forestry such as sociology, environmental economics or other environmental studies
  • Are bilingual in English and French
  • Have strong computer skills (word-processing, databases, spreadsheets) and presentation skills
  • Have strong organizational, multi-tasking and attention to detail skills
  • Take initiative and have self-motivation and dependability
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Are willing to travel within and out of the country for periods of up to one week at a time

Would also be great, but not necessary, if you:

  • Have a master’s degree in Forestry or other fields related to responsible forestry (Sociology, Environmental economics or other environmental studies, etc.)
  • Completed auditing training in FSC FM, FSC CoC and/or SFI
  • Have environmental management system auditor training experience
  • Have silviculture and harvesting experience
  • Have experience, working knowledge of forest products, agriculture or sustainable biomass projects
  • Have sales/marketing experience

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

What Sets Us Apart:

  • Global work culture
  • 20 days of paid vacation
  • 4 floating holidays
  • Competitive salary
  • Work from home and flexible working hour
  • An in-depth onboarding and professional training that prepares you with the right skills and knowledge to thrive in this role
  • Excellent opportunities for growth and professional development
  • Potential future international travel opportunities
  • A friendly, international team of colleagues, with a pleasant work environment
  • Extended benefit package

Preferred by Nature

Preferred by Nature is a non-profit, mission driven organisation that works for sustainable land management and climate-friendly solutions. With 350+ employees and a network of local experts, we develop practical solutions to drive positive impacts in production landscapes and supply chains in 100+ countries. We focus on forest and climate impact commodities and related sectors.

How to apply:

If you feel you meet the requirements of the role, please submit your CV and cover letter (in English and French), including salary expectations by 31 July 2024 via the application form below.

Application pre-screening will be conducted during the application period.

Preferred by Nature wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Remote status
Fully Remote

About Preferred by Nature

Preferred by Nature is a non-profit organisation that works for sustainable land use and climate-friendly solutions. With 300+ staff around the world, our projects build capacity, raise awareness, conserve nature and streamline sustainability through innovation.

Founded in 1994
Co-workers +300