Resource Management Coordinator

Irvine Ranch Conservancy

Irvine , California

The Irvine Ranch Conservancy is a non-profit, non-advocacy organization with 50 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees and nearly 500 volunteers. Our mission is to protect, restore, and enhance the natural resources of nearly 50,000 acres of protected open space on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks in perpetuity, and to provide diverse opportunities for compatible public enjoyment through scientific, recreational, and educational initiatives and programs.

The Conservancy has an opening for a full time Resource Management Coordinator.  The Resource Management Coordinator is responsible for implementing a variety of field-oriented tasks related to the Conservancy’s management of natural resources. This position independently carries out site assessments, reconnaissance, invasive control, and restoration-related tasks, including planting, maintenance, seed collection and processing. Activities will include herbicide application, field mapping using gps units, and contractor coordination and scheduling. The Resource Management Coordinator will also assist with and lead volunteer stewardship activities and field crews.  

The successful candidate will possess the following:

Education –Bachelor’s degree in ecology, plant science, horticulture, natural resource management or related field and 2 years of work experience in land management.


  • Familiarity with flora and plant communities of the region.
  • Experience with safe use and maintenance of a broad array of field equipment preferred. Field monitoring experience and familiarity with GPS.
  • Current possession or willingness to obtain /maintain necessary licenses or certifications such herbicide application (e.g. Qualified Applicator’s License or Certificate), first aid, CPR.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including database knowledge, in order to maintain projects records and reports.

Teamwork - Expected to interact professionally with staff at all levels within the organization and partner organizations, including land owners, contractors, volunteers, and the community.

  • Organization – Coordinates multiple diverse projects with several variables, sets realistic deadlines, and manages a timeline with high quality results.
  • Communication Skills – Clearly and accurately communicates ideas and objectives to others, provides information to assist workflow.
  • Adaptability – Adapts or modifies processes or systems in response to changing circumstances.
  • Problem Solving – Resolves routine problems; consults with senior staff or other team members to resolve unusual or complex problems.

Benefits: The Conservancy offers industry-leading benefits including paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; medical insurance; dental and vision insurance; life and short- and long-term disability insurance; optional retirement plan with company match, HSA, FSA, dependent care plan, and optional long term care insurance.

The Irvine Ranch Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


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