Assistant Property Stewardship Manager

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Carmel, CA
United States

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Reports to:  Property Stewardship Manager
Status:  Hourly, Non-exempt, Temporary Position (February - June), 20 - 29 hours per week

MEarth is a non-profit environmental organization which educates and inspires through environmental stewardship. The organization serves children in Monterey County and the surrounding region at the Hilton Bialek Habitat in Carmel Valley. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated assistant property manager to support the Property Stewardship Manager in all aspects of caring for the Hilton Bialek Habitat property. 

The following position is part-time. The Assistant Property Stewardship Manager will work directly with the Property Stewardship Manager to develop a schedule based on availability and the organization’s needs. The number of hours for the part-time Property Assistant will not exceed 30 hours per week. 

Position Overview:

The Assistant Property Stewardship Manager works closely with the Property Stewardship Manager to maintain the gardens and structures on the ten-acre Hilton Bialek Habitat (The Habitat), where MEarth conducts its environmental education programming. This includes MEarth’s edible and educational gardens and habitats, native plant nursery, native demonstration gardens, greenhouses, living roof, and aspects of the L.E.E.D.-certified multi-use, culinary classroom. 

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

Hilton Bialek Habitat Property  

Assist with propagation efforts and greenhouse work, soil fertility, composting, crop rotation, pruning, irrigation, seed, and plant propagation, and pest and disease management in the edible garden.

Maintain a regular record of garden work, harvest yields, and planting rotations.

Ensure that property facilities and equipment are in safe and reliable working order, i.e., tool shed, greenhouse, irrigation system, hand tools, etc.

Work with the keen aesthetic of the program in mind, keeping the property in a presentable state for our numerous tours and community visitors. 

Maintain a high degree of cleanliness and Covid-19 prevention standards in and around the Habitat and surrounding buildings. 


Programming and Restoration Project Support

Work collaboratively with MEarth staff to support the successful delivery of all educational programming at the Habitat. 

Ensure an engaging and rewarding experience for volunteers working to help maintain the property.


Required Education and Experience:

Educational Requirement:  High school diploma or equivalent. At least two years of experience with agricultural, garden, or landscaping. 

Desired Experience: BA or BS in agriculture or environmental studies. More than two years of experience with agricultural, garden, or landscaping experience. 

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well with youth, peers, volunteers, interns, etc., in a wide range of situations.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrated skill and expertise in accomplishing work-related tasks – with accuracy, precision, completeness, neatness, and quantity.

Demonstrated knowledge in accomplishing work-related responsibilities, including methods, materials, tools, equipment, and fundamental subject matter.

Effective and efficient work habits, including organization of work, punctuality and dependability, industry, and good practices of both vehicle and personal safety.

Has worked collaboratively in a team setting, as well as worked independently.

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Effectively provide oral and written directions.

Established and maintained friendly, cooperative, and effective working relationships with all persons contacted in the course of work.

Demonstrated a positive attitude and enthusiasm for work, willingness to conform to job requirements, and ability to adapt to change.

Demonstrated good judgment, promptness of action, and sound decision-making.

Computer skills using both Windows and Mac preferred.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive, and other software.


Required Physical Capabilities:

The working environment is subject to bending, crouching, or kneeling to access information and/or to assist students from ground level to 4.5 feet above the ground, pushing, pulling, and lifting of instructional equipment and supplies, sitting on chairs or floor, leaning over for prolonged periods, reaching in all directions, and working outdoors for extended periods. Inherent in one or more of the essential functions of this position are the following physical requirements:

Ability to see for purposes of reading instructions, labels, and other printed matter and for the safe operation of equipment.

Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels in person and/or on the telephone.

Ability to communicate so others will clearly understand a normal conversation in person and/or on the telephone.

Ability to operate gardening and property management equipment with dexterity and in a safe and efficient manner.

Ability to routinely lift and carry supplies and materials weighing up to 40 pounds.


Background Check: 

Successful completion of the hiring process is contingent upon the applicant passing a multi-agency livescan fingerprint/background check and TB test (paid for by MEarth). 



$20-$25 per hour depending on relevant professional experience. 


Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. As required, the employee may perform other duties to meet the organization’s ongoing needs. Employment at MEarth is at will. MEarth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


How to Apply:

Please provide your resume, cover letter, and references at the link below.

No phone calls, please.