LandPaths is seeking a self-motivated, energetic, and community-focused individual for a new full-time position, Stewardship Coordinator. The Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing a stewardship program that will protect and enhance the natural resources on LandPaths preserves and managed lands, working closely with partnering agency land managers and conservation biologists, volunteers and the community to accomplish these goals.
LandPaths is a Sonoma County-based non-profit organization "dedicated to fostering a love of the land through public access, stewardship and environmental education programs" on preserved lands. LandPaths staff and volunteers work with public agencies, community groups, individuals and other non-profits in order to accomplish this mission. LandPaths includes 14 staff, 8 board members and scores of core volunteers. More info at www.landpaths.org.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Under direction, the Stewardship Coordinator will:
- Assist with management plan development for LandPaths owned preserves.
- Develop and implement yearly stewardship plans for LandPaths owned and managed wildland preserves, including:
- Lead small and large-scale community and volunteer workdays to accomplish stewardship goals; and
- Maintain a system of documenting/tracking resource and land management projects.
- Plan, implement and administer programs which support the stewardship goals for each preserve, such as:
- Volunteer Stewardship Crew program,
- Other volunteer activities in support of stewardship.
- Establish and maintain partnerships, including LandPaths Chapters (friend groups), community groups, and businesses interested in being involved in the stewardship projects and programs.
- Present stewardship work at LandPaths events, community and public forums
- Participate in regional forums, roundtables and professional associations relevant to Preserve Stewardship.
- Participate in relevant ecological restoration work executed as part of LandPaths programs on other lands.
- Participate in preparation of grant applications.
- Assist with oversight of contractors and other paid crews and, as needed, supervise projects in the field.
Skills, Experience and Qualification
The qualified applicant will have the following:
- Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in conservation biology, geomorphology, ecology and/or restoration science.
- Bachelor of Science in natural sciences or related field.
- 2 years field-experience in land stewardship or restoration ecology.
- Demonstrated experience working with volunteers in field-based projects.
- Knowledge of California native flora, fauna and ecosystems.
- Ability to travel across rough, steep terrain by foot and/or by operating a 4WD vehicle.
- Proficiency in MS Office applications.
- Detail oriented, well organized.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Desire for a collaborative work environment, while able to work independently.
- Flexibility in scheduling, including regular weekend work and some weekday evenings.
Other desirable skills and experience:
- Experience drafting and developing management plans.
- Proficiency with GIS software and GPS equipment.
- Experience maintaining ranch roads and trails.
- Ability and interest in working with people across the geopolitical continuum.
- Experience in program development.
- Proficiency with a chainsaw and other power tools.
- Familiarity with Sonoma County landscapes.
- Bilingual English/Spanish.
Hours & Compensation: Full-time - 40 hours per week;Salary range: $17-$19; Flexible schedule; regular weekend and some evening hours required.
To Apply: Interested applicants should send a letter and resume, by April 15, 2013 at 5pm to: LandPaths ~ attn. Stewardship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org