Stewardship Coordinator, part time

Seekonk Land Conservation Trust (SLCT) was established in 1967 to preserve and protect open space in the Town of Seekonk. Since then, SLCT has worked in partnership with the Town of Seekonk and other organizations to conserve and steward over 786 acres in Seekonk.

To serve its mission, the SLCT seeks qualified candidates to fill the new position of part-time Stewardship Coordinator. Responsibilities include setting priorities for land management; supervising work by landscapers, attaining, training and overseeing volunteers; and planning, creating and mapping new and existing trails. Candidates with experience networking and creating or expanding partnerships preferred.

The ideal candidate has a commitment to land conservation, knowledge of sustainable forestry as well as land management practices, and familiarity with wetland management. He/she works effectively with groups as well as individually, is self-motivated, and works well with a diversity of tasks and in a diverse environment. He/she exercises sound judgment and models integrity, honesty, and professionalism.

Required skills include: the ability to work outdoors, individually and on a team, to maintain SLCT-owned and managed properties; comfortably and safely use both power and hand tools; maintain reports on SLCT lands and have good oral and written communication skills, outreach experience, facility with computer hardware and software (e.g. Microsoft Office applications, Filemaker and ArcGIS); and some knowledge of the natural history of southeastern Massachusetts.

Job Description
The Stewardship Coordinator will be responsible for developing and achieving goals for the land stewardship and management of the SLCT's 780+ acres with the Board of Trustees’ Stewardship Committee, and in consultation with the entire Board of Trustees. Responsibilities will also include recruiting and managing the SLCT's Land Steward Volunteers (10+) and run trainings and recognition events for the volunteers.

Detailed Job Description, Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains condition of SLCT land, trails, equipment
Determines work priorities with Board of Trustees’ Stewardship Committee
Supervises work by landscapers
Installs and maintains signage, kiosks, fencing, bridges or other structures
Eliminates hazardous conditions on SCLT lands
Maintains work records, develops maps and other visuals for SLCT projects.
Prepares monthly report to the Board of Trustees on activities and effectiveness
Assists with budget preparation by projecting land management needs and preparing cost estimates
Initiates outreach and engagement around Land Trust stewardship activities
Assist Board of Trustees Committees, as assigned
Assist with development of school, member, and volunteer educational programs
Plan, recruit and organize work for volunteers and interns fostering positive relationships and implementing volunteer engagement strategies
Provides training and environmental education opportunities for volunteers and interns as needed
Attends monthly SLCT Board meetings

Applicants must be in good physical condition and able to work outdoors in all types of weather, and able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Comfortable working indoors in a home office setting as required
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Willing to work varied shifts and/or irregular hours at times
Positive "can do" attitude
Knowledge of plants is helpful but not required.

Job Type Part time (10-12 hours and some evening/weekend hours)
Associate degree (Preferred) in environmental studies, botany, forestry, recreation management; Environmental nonprofit: 3 years (Preferred)
Background in land stewardship, land management or conservation-related field
Customer service skills/experience
Salary Commensurate with experience

LICENSE/CERTIFICATES Required: Possession of a current and valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License (required); CPR & Wilderness First Aid (desired)
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All interested persons are encouraged to apply.