Jobs & Internships

Job

Land Steward (Part-Time)

Chatham Conservation Foundation


To enhance CCF’s land stewardship, land acquisition, and overall organizational capacity, the Land Steward will be responsible for identifying, recruiting, training, and supervising stewardship volunteers. Additional responsibilities of the Land Steward will be to coordinate an AmeriCorps member at least one day per week. S/he will track volunteer program results and coordinate volunteer recognition efforts. S/he may assist with land acquisition planning, land acquisition projects, and grant-writing. Willingness and availability to work some evenings and weekends appreciated.

Mission Statement: The Chatham Conservation Foundation (CCF) preserves land for the benefit of the people, plants, animals and ecosystems of Chatham.

Reports to: Executive Director

To enhance CCF’s land stewardship, land acquisition, and overall organizational capacity, the Land Steward will be responsible for identifying, recruiting, training, and supervising stewardship volunteers. Additional responsibilities of the Land Steward will be to coordinate an AmeriCorps member at least one day per week. S/he will track volunteer program results and coordinate volunteer recognition efforts. S/he may assist with land acquisition planning, land acquisition projects, and grant-writing. Willingness and availability to work some evenings and weekends appreciated.

Land Stewardship

* Work under direction of the CCF Executive Director on land management issues and report on completed projects.

* Report on Land Stewardship at the Land Stewardship & Management Committee (LSMC) meeting.

* Identify land stewardship needs on 200+ parcels, prioritize stewardship needs in consultation with the LSMC, organize resources, secure necessary permits (if any) to effectively coordinate land stewardship projects.

* Monitor current CCF properties and properties held under CCF conservation restriction (CR); interact with CR landowners and CCF property abutters.

* Prepare baseline and monitoring reports using LANDSCAPE software and updating the CCF property files with reports, issues and photos according to our reporting standards.

* Provide the Exec. Dir. and LSMC with details on issues and history of related parcel events and landowner interactions.

* Perform maintenance tasks on CCF properties, recruiting volunteers to help as needed.

* Secure services required for approved land management activities beyond the capability of CCF resources.

* Safely operate and maintain land stewardship equipment. Guide volunteers with the same safety and maintenance protocols.

* Coordinate with Town officials regarding land management issues.

* Update CCF property database and inventory as needed.

Volunteer Recruitment, Training, and Coordination

* Assist with recruitment of volunteers by word-of-mouth, media releases, direct mail, and community outreach.

* Train stewardship volunteers to promote care of and education about conservation lands.

* Review volunteer prospects through telephone and personal interviews.

* Train or oversee the training of volunteers for specific land stewardship assignments.

Volunteer Scheduling & Communications

* Maintain up-to-date mailing and telephone lists of active volunteers and add/coordinate this information with Executive Director.

* Schedule volunteers to assure coverage for stewardship tasks.

* Supervise, work with AmeriCorps Individual Placement member.

* Select, schedule, coordinate AmeriCorps Group Projects.

* Assist with volunteer appreciation and recognition events.

The ideal candidate will have:

* A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a field related to environmental conservation.

* Experience in environmental conservation.

* Experience with land clearing and outdoor maintenance equipment, and the ability to train and supervise others using such equipment.

* Experience with mapping programs and database management preferred.

Required Skills:

* highly organized;

* skilled in working with people;

* experience with conflict resolution;

* computer experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, GIS, and other software

The position is available April 15, 2019

Please send a resume and cover letter to ExecDir@ccfinc.org