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E-M:/ Stewardship Specialist Position Available



POSITION AVAILABLE

STEWARDSHIP SPECIALIST

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

C Develop, update, implement and monitor management plans for all SWMLC land preserves under established policies, procedures, and guidelines.

C In 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.

C Work with the Executive Director and Stewardship Committee Chairperson to recruit stewardship volunteers, develop and implement volunteer training, and coordinate volunteer activities.

C Develop relationships with preserve neighbors, stakeholder organizations, local units of government and state and federal agencies.

C Work 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.

C Research and write grants in consultation with the Executive Director and Stewardship Committee Chairperson.

C Represent the organization as a presenter/educator in various situations designed to increase public awareness of the organization mission and goals of SWMLC stewardship.

C Supervise and establish work plans for stewardship interns.

C Work on special projects as needed by the Executive Director.

Necessary Qualifications/Skills

Candidates should have:

C Bachelor’s degree and experience in field biology, botany or zoology or related science field. Master’s degree preferred.

C Knowledge of northern-midwest ecosystems and biota, including invasive species.

C Practical experience in vegetation management, basic construction techniques and use of power tools.

C Ability to interpret photo and map resources; GIS capability.

C Certification or licensing in CPR, first aid, herbicide application and Michigan driver’s license.

C Solid knowledge of word-processing, database, and spreadsheet software.

C Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills and strong creative thinking and problem solving skills.

C Excellent organization and record keeping skills to include successful experience in managing multiple projects.

C Physical capabilities to work at strenuous outdoor tasks.

C Flexible work schedule to include frequent weekends and evenings.

C Willing 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.