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Stewardship Coordinator Job Opening
Stewardship Coordinator Job Opening
COLUMBIA LAND TRUST
Posted: July 1, 2010
Deadline: July 16, 2010
Columbia Land Trust is seeking a Stewardship Coordinator to support the administration and stewardship of conservation properties. The Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for maintaining property specific documentation and records, integrating new conservation properties into the stewardship program, completion of annual monitoring and documentation, assisting stewardship staff in the implementation of site-specific land management and monitoring work plans, and supporting the Land Trust volunteer program. The position is anticipated to be based in the Land Trust Vancouver, Washington office with
frequent travel throughout the region to complete site work.
Specific activities and duties include:
• Providing property administrative support including file and database maintenance, securing critical documents, assistance with policy and procedure development and securing Land Trust
Alliance accreditation in 2011, and applying for and maintaining property tax status (35%);
• Assisting stewardship staff in the development and implementation of site-specific management
• Completion of annual monitoring and documentation on conservation easements and fee-owned
• Assist with coordination of the stewardship volunteer program including recruitment, organizing and leading volunteers in the field, and volunteer recognition (15%);
• Assisting in the preparation of permit applications and other regulatory compliance documentation related to stewardship activities (5%);
• Developing and maintaining productive relations with landowners, neighbors, communities and conservation partners (on-going);
• Assisting with field data collection related to project effectiveness monitoring, including data on fish presence, vegetation, water quality and wildlife use (5%);
• Supporting land protection efforts through property assessment, documentation and administration (5%).
Skills and Qualifications
The qualified candidate will have a natural resource background and a minimum of two years experience in land conservation, stewardship, resource planning or related field. The candidate must have strong organizational and professional skills. Equally important is a genuine enthusiasm for conservation and, in particular, the mission, goals and values of Columbia Land Trust. The ideal candidate will have: knowledge of the ecology of the Columbia River region; familiarity with conservation protection techniques and conservation laws as well as familiarity with national Land Trust Alliance accreditation standards; habitat management and restoration strategies; experience working with volunteers; the ability
to work independently, outdoors in inclement weather, under physically demanding conditions; and, an ability to be flexible, adaptable and maintain a positive attitude. Experience using GPS, Data Loggers and Geographic Information System software is also desirable.
About Columbia Land Trust
Columbia Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to conserving signature landscapes and vital habitat together with the landowners and communities of the Columbia River region. The Land Trust conserves lands in both Oregon and Washington, from the east side of the Cascades to the Pacific Ocean. The Land Trust has 1,500 members and has conserved more than 10,000 acres. A majority of the conservation has been accomplished with land ownership, with significant holdings as conservation easements or other conservation agreements, as well as transfer of land to public agencies. The Land Trust stewardship program is actively involved in maintaining and restoring conservation values on conservation land. Columbia Land Trust adheres to the standards and practices of the national Land Trust Alliance.
How to Apply
Columbia Land Trust offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.
The anticipated salary range for this position is $32,000-$38,000 per year. To apply for this position please send or email a cover letter and resume to:
Ian Sinks, Stewardship Manager
Columbia Land Trust
1351 Officers Row, Vancouver, Washington 98661