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Stewardship Coordinator

Bear-Paw Regional Greenways

Northwood, New Hampshire

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $18-$20
Deadline Apr 19, 2024

Title: Stewardship Coordinator

Reports To: Conservation Manager

Supports: Conservation and Stewardship

Job Summary

The Stewardship Coordinator will report to the Conservation Manager of Bear-Paw Regional Greenways (Bear-Paw) and work collaboratively with the Executive Director and an enthusiastic community of volunteers. 

The coordinator will implement the organization’s stewardship program and oversee basic land management activities such as trail maintenance and invasive plant removal, all while fostering strong relationships with property owners, partners, and town conservation commissions. 

This position is vital in ensuring the integrity of our conservation easement properties and Bear-Paw owned preserves.

Bear-Paw is also recruiting for a part time Membership and Development Coordinator. The two new hires will have an opportunity to collaborate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Conservation Manager to steward all conservation easement properties and maintain Bear-Paw owned land.
  • Maintain effective communication and strong relationships with property owners, professional partners, and town conservation commissions.
  • Coordinate the Annual Volunteer Easement Monitoring Program. Conduct site assessments, engage one-on-one with property owners, capture high-quality monitoring and baseline report photos, and compile detailed notes.
  • Ensure Annual Monitoring reports are filed and submitted to relevant funding partners on time.
  • Plan easement monitor trainings for new and existing volunteers.
  • Coordinate basic land management tasks including, but not limited to, property inspections, trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, and boundary maintenance.
  • Assist with collecting field data such as baseline property documentation, invasive species mapping, and trail conditions. 
  • Observe and document property conditions and infrastructure through digital photographs, notes, GPS, tablets, and other tools.
  • Represent Bear-Paw at events, such as conferences, webinars, and town meetings (including some evenings and weekends with advance notice).
  • Maintain records in accordance with Land Trust Alliance standards. 
  • Work with the entire Bear-Paw staff and volunteers on collaborative projects and events.
  • Collaborate on social media outputs, including event outreach and visibility.
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Enter information into Bear-Paw’s databases and assist with other administrative tasks as needed

The person who will best succeed in this role has:

  • A degree in natural resources, resource management, wildlife, forestry, related fields, or comparable professional experience. 
  • Exceptional customer service skills and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of people in written correspondence, on the telephone, and in person.
  • The physical ability to hike rough terrain, navigate via map and compass, and be comfortable working alone in the field on remote properties in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with various people from various backgrounds, including volunteers, community members, contractors, and local government officials whose perspectives may vary widely.
  • Enthusiastic, well-organized, detail-oriented, able to meet deadlines.
  • Able to work independently in office and field-based environments.
  • Knowledge and ability to read and understand boundary surveys and maps
  • Ability to use ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro, including making maps, without assistance.
  • Experience with using a touchscreen device for GPS and data collection in the field
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications.
  • An understanding of and belief in the mission of Bear-Paw Regional Greenways and a commitment to land conservation.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

This position includes regular fieldwork out of the office in all weather conditions and generally involves walking, bending, crouching, and occasionally climbing. Operates GPS, compass, camera, and related tools. Regular travel within the Bear-Paw region is required.

Start Date and Compensation: 

  • The salary for this 20 hr/week position is $18-20/hour depending on experience.
  • Hybrid remote/office work model. Some in-office work is required each week, but all Bear-Paw team members enjoy the ability to work remotely and maintain their own flexible working schedule. 
  • Paid time off.
  • Mileage reimbursement.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Bear-Paw prides itself on treating people like people. We aim to foster an inclusive environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and is valued and respected regardless of age, title, or experience. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion across all areas of our organization, including our recruitment and hiring practices.  Bear-Paw is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics.

The Bear-Paw region exists within N’dakinna, the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki, Pennacook, and Wabanaki Peoples past, present, and future, and we are honored to steward these lands today. We seek to foster relationships and opportunities that strengthen the well-being of the Indigenous People who carry forward the traditions of their ancestors.

About Bear-Paw Regional Greenways
Bear-Paw is a Land Trust Alliance Accredited nonprofit founded in 1995. Our Mission is to cultivate a resilient network of wild and working lands to sustain connections across communities of people, plants, and wildlife. Bear-Paw has conserved nearly 11,000 acres across our 11-town region with the support of community partners. 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV in PDF format to Krystal Balanoff, Executive Director, at k.balanoff@bear-paw.org. No phone calls, please. 

Applications are due by Friday, April 19, 2024

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership , General / Stewardship
Tags GIS , Outreach