Stewardship Coordinator, Specialist, or Manager

Southeast Alaska Land Trust Published: December 14, 2022
Location
Juneau, AK
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Natural Resources/ Restoration / Outreach / Advocacy / Program Management

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Description

The Southeast Alaska Land Trust (SEALT) is a non-profit dedicated to ensuring that highly valued habitat, recreation, open space, and cultural and historic areas continue to thrive for the well-being of each generation.

SEALT stewards 42 conservation properties totaling over 3,600 acres throughout Southeast Alaska. SEALT respectfully acknowledges the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples as the original owners and inhabitants of Southeast Alaska, and recognizes that they have cared for these lands and their living resources for thousands of years.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Stewardship Coordinator, Specialist, or Manager is responsible for the stewardship of SEALT’s 42 conservation properties. This team member will organize and execute SEALT’s annual stewardship obligations, including site visits to each property, timely report completion, and property maintenance. Additional projects are possible based on an applicant’s interests and skills.

Location: This position is located in Juneau (with travel throughout Southeast Alaska). Approximately 70% of the work will be in office/remote office conditions and 30% will be spent in the field.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This position reports to the Conservation Director, working independently and as part of a small team.

Stewardship (80%)

  • Conduct field monitoring and documentation of SEALT conservation properties
  • Complete detailed, accurate, and timely annual monitoring reports
  • Verify compliance with conservation easements, deed restrictions, baseline documentation reports, and management plans for each property
  • Document any potential or real conservation easement violations or management issues, and work with Conservation Director to resolve them
  • Maintain SEALT’s Volunteer Land Stewards program
  • Maintain relationships with landowners/neighbors
  • Perform/coordinate trail maintenance, trash removal, brush clearing, sign installation, and other property management tasks as needed

Maintain GIS-related data for SEALT, and produce maps using ArcGIS Land Protection (10%)

  • Provide support to the Conservation Director for creating and updating baseline documentation reports and management plans

Participate in field evaluations for potential new land conservation projects Outreach (10%)

  • Assist with community outreach, including presentations and outdoor events
  • Provide content for education/outreach (web, social media, newsletters)
  • Attend quarterly Lands Committee meetings and occasional after-hours events

QUALIFICATIONS

SEALT is hiring a stewardship position at the Coordinator, Specialist, or Manager level. A Coordinator will have entry-level skills in data collection and field work. A Specialist will have experience in land/resource/project management and technical writing. A Manager will be capable of drafting technical documents and independently managing projects and volunteers. This position uses a wide variety of skills. We encourage you to apply if you think you would be a good fit, even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications.

  • Relevant degree or three years of equivalent field-based experience
  • Field work experience, including ability to use handheld GPS equipment and compass, read maps, interpret aerial photos, and navigate in the field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather, hike several miles over rough terrain, be comfortable in boats and small planes, and lift and carry up to 30 pounds
  • Proficiency with computer software including ArcGIS and Microsoft Office
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Have a driver’s license and reliable vehicle for work use (mileage reimbursed) • Willing to work occasional evenings or weekends, as needed

Preferred:

  • Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge, familiarity with Alaskan flora/fauna, knowledge of conservation easements and/or land use restrictions

COMPENSATION

  • Salary range: $40,000 - $54,000 depending on experience.
  • Benefits include:
    • 11 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 10 sick days per year; paid family leave; flexible hours; kid- and dog-friendly office; retirement plan (3% match); and contributions to a Health Savings Account (or salary increase of the same amount).

TO APPLY

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume to: Krista Garrett, Conservation Director – Southeast Alaska Land Trust, 119 Seward Street, Suite 2, Juneau, AK 99801
  • Applications accepted until January 22, 2023.
  • Applications received before the deadline will be considered for early interviews.

SEALT is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace. In hiring, we seek to reflect the communities we serve, including people of Alaska Native and Indigenous heritage, people of color, LGBTQ2S+ people, and people with disabilities.

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