Founded in 1983, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is a nonprofit scientific research organization headquartered in Asheville, NC, with 16 volunteer state chapters and three regional science offices located in Charlottesville, VA, Burlington, VT, and State College, PA. We have planted and researched thousands of hybrid and wild-type American chestnut trees at our Meadowview Research Farms in SW Virginia, and through our work planted 500,000+ trees in over 500 orchards across the chestnut’s native range.

TACF has more than 60 formal partnerships with academia, government agencies, and private landowners and is recognized as a lead organization for tree species restoration.  94% of our research and operations funding is through private philanthropic foundations and generous individuals dedicated to the restoration of the American chestnut to the Eastern U.S. forests.


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TACF’s COVID Statement:
Due to the ongoing pandemic at the time of these job postings, TACF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless a legal exemption applies.  Dependent upon future interactions with the public or at professional meetings, mask-wearing may also be required.

Position: Regional Science Coordinator – Mid-Atlantic Region
Full-time permanent position with a robust benefits package and hybrid work schedule options
Position Location: Charlottesville, VA; Hybrid or office space available at the VA Division of Forestry
Frequent travel throughout the Mid-Atlantic region’s assigned territory, approximately 25%
Reporting to: RSC Manager

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Science Coordinator (MARSC) supports the science-related activities of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) volunteer-run chapters in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and in the greater DC area. The MARSC collaborates with the TACF’s other Regional Science Coordinators and the TACF Director of Science. The MARSC reports to the New England Regional Science Coordinator based out of Burlington, VT and supervises no staff, beyond seasonal intern(s).

Chapters in the Mid-Atlantic have active leadership and programs. The MARSC will support and guide chapter science programs,including field activities such as pollination, harvest and seed collection, seed storage and distribution, planting site selection, directing the planting and maintenance of chestnut trees, inoculating and selecting trees, and database entry and analysis. In addition, the MARSC provides support to chapter programs by facilitating and organizing education and outreach opportunities, participating in chapter meetings, and acting as a link between the chapters and the national program of TACF.

Application Process

Interested candidates must include an email address and phone number, and should email their resume, cover letter, and professional references to with the job title in the subject line. No phone calls will be accepted. Application close date is Monday, June 20, 2022.  We will acknowledge receipt of all applications.

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TACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity to all qualified individuals who are seeking employment, and to all current employees. A Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) ethic is a priority and is being continually integrated into TACF’s corporate culture which is dedicated to supporting a diverse, inclusive workplace.  TACF does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual or gender preference, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or related condition, ancestry, medical condition, physical handicap, or any other protected class or status.

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