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Stewardship Coordinator

We are looking for a team member with excellent time management skills that can help develop annual priorities for conservation and stewardship projects, solve problems, provide strong team leadership skills and work successfully with a diverse set of public and private landowners to implement habitat projects.
This position plays a key role in the stewardship of our conserved properties. The Stewardship Coordinator is a full-time position that reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for monitoring 3,200+ acres of conserved land throughout the year. Working independently and collaboratively with staff, volunteers and partners, the Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day property management of a portfolio of FCVC-owned and protected lands. Duties include (but are not limited to) monitoring properties, resolving issues, managing stewardship projects, coordinating the work of stewardship volunteers and contractors, and keeping property records up to date. Good conflict management skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of individuals are very important.

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QUALIFICATIONS:
-Commitment to conservation and experience/interest in land stewardship.
-Familiarity or willingness to learn about common threats to natural resources in the French Creek watershed, such as invasive plant & animal species, forest pests/disease, erosion, trespassing, and more.
-Strong and reliable work ethic, integrity, and attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently and be comfortable with working/traveling alone.
- Willingness to work in all kinds of weather conditions; walk for several miles over rough terrain; and endure biting and stinging insects.
- Completed bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife, natural resources, forestry or related field.
- Experience with GIS mapping programs and mobile GPS applications.
- Experience/interest in public outreach and volunteer events with some weekend or evening work may be required on occasion.
- Ability to prioritize tasks, develop timeframes, and complete tasks within timeframes.
- Ability to resolve problems independently as delegated.
- Ability to document, in writing, work performed.
- In addition to the competencies identified above, the Stewardship Coordinator must possess a valid driver's license.

Physical Requirements:
- Ability to do physical work related to various maintenance and fieldwork activities.
- Ability to lift and carry tools and heavy (40-60 pounds) field equipment.
- Ability to drive for local and regional travel.
- Ability to work in inclement weather.

Salary Range: $41,000

Application Deadline: 8/19/2022

Please e-mail Brenda Costa at watershed@frenchcreekconservancy.org to apply.


Join French Creek Valley Conservancy (FCVC), a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting the French Creek Watershed. FCVC is nationally accredited with a 40-year history of using a collaborative approach to protect and steward land throughout the five counties and two states of the French Creek watershed. FCVC permanently protects riparian areas, wetlands, wildlife habitat, and forests. Become part of a dynamic, dedicated team of conservation professionals, volunteers, and landowners that work together to protect and steward priority conservation lands. FCVC has permanently protected over 3,200 acres of land. FCVC works with hundreds of donors, members, and volunteers, and many conservation organizations to accomplish its mission.

The Nonprofit Partnership's offices at The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Phone 814.240.2490
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