Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1991. Serving nine counties, SWMLC protects the diversity, stability and beauty of southwest Michigan by preserving natural and scenic lands. The stewardship specialist manages and maintains current and future land preserves.
Duties and Responsibilities
CDevelop, update, implement and monitor management plans for all SWMLC land preserves under established policies, procedures, and guidelines.
CIn conjunction with the Executive Director, establish and maintain a stewardship strategic plan and system to manage and maintain information gathered and used in such a plan.
CWork with the Executive Director and Stewardship Committee Chairperson to recruit stewardship volunteers, develop and implement volunteer training, and coordinate volunteer activities.
CDevelop relationships with preserve neighbors, stakeholder organizations, local units of government and state and federal agencies.
CWork with the Executive Director and Land Protection Staff to oversee the enhancement and maintenance of Land Protection program database and provide technical expertise to the Land Protection program and service area stakeholders.
CResearch and write grants in consultation with the Executive Director and Stewardship Committee Chairperson.
CRepresent the organization as a presenter/educator in various situations designed to increase public awareness of the organization mission and goals of SWMLC stewardship.
CSupervise and establish work plans for stewardship interns.
CWork on special projects as needed by the Executive Director.
Candidates should have:
CBachelor’s degree and experience in field biology, botany or zoology or related science field. Master’s degree preferred.
CKnowledge of northern-midwest ecosystems and biota, including invasive species.
CPractical experience in vegetation management, basic construction techniques and use of power tools.
CAbility to interpret photo and map resources; GIS capability.
CCertification or licensing in CPR, first aid, herbicide application and Michigan driver’s license.
CSolid knowledge of word-processing, database, and spreadsheet software.
CExcellent written, oral, and presentation skills and strong creative thinking and problem solving skills.
CExcellent organization and record keeping skills to include successful experience in managing multiple projects.
CPhysical capabilities to work at strenuous outdoor tasks.
CFlexible work schedule to include frequent weekends and evenings.
CWilling to live within SWMLC service area after hire.
Hours, Compensation & Application Process
Full-time position; salary commensurate with experience; health/life benefits available.
Application deadline: Wednesday, April 18, 2001
Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Donna Southwell, Executive Director, Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, 6851 Sprinkle Road, Portage, MI 49002.
For a full position description, visit our website at http://members.aol.com/SWMLC..SWMLC is an equal opportunity employer.