Land & Facility Coordinator

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, June 17, 2016, 5:30pm



Faribault, MN
United States

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Qualifications / Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management or related field.  Candidates with comparable combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • Knowledge of and experience with one or more of the following: land and facility management, maintenance, natural resource management, invasive species removal
  • Class D Driver’s license
  • Must pass background check
  • Means of self-transportation during the work day and evenings/weekends as needed.  Proof of meeting MN requirements regarding auto registration, driver’s license and auto liability insurance

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

Ability to

  • comprehend, analyze, interpret and explain and implement conservation laws, principles and practices
  • safely use and operate a variety of equipment (e.g. chainsaw, hand/power tools, maintenance equipment, mowers, trimmers)
  • develop and maintain positive relationships with the public and other agencies and entities
  • work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and be able to withstand physically demanding work such as walking, standing, lifting, stooping, reaching and bending
  • effectively communicate, orally and in writing, to groups and individuals in formal and non-formal situations
  • plan for safety and follow risk management principles
  • read, write and communicate in English
  • hook up and move trailers, transport equipment
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with ability to take initiative to shape daily priorities and coordinate long-term projects working with staff and volunteers
  • Proficiency with computer and online applications (Windows, Google, Office) and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Positive attitude and willingness to be flexible, and work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends
  • Woodworking, construction, painting, plumbing, and/or electrical skills a plus

Essential Duties

Land & Facilities Management

  • Monitor, maintain, and manage land, natural resources, and facilities, grounds, buildings, and equipment using evidence-based best practices in accordance with Land and Facilities Plan
  • Participate in habitat restoration and wildlife management such as: prescribed burning, planting native species; deer/herbivore population management, invasive species removal, and other conservation practices for prairies, wetlands, riparian areas, and woodlands
  • Plan, schedule, coordinate and complete general and grounds maintenance and repair for trails, parking lots, kiosks, signage, lawn care, landscaping (e.g. mowing, trimming, weeding, pruning)
  • Maintain grounds (e.g. remove hazards from trails, clear downed branches and trees, shovel and sand sidewalks), buildings, vehicles, and equipment (e.g. repairs to keep facilities in good working condition)
  • Ensure environmental services (heat, lights, air-conditioning, plumbing, doors, windows, roof, etc.) are in working order and maintained/repaired as needed
  • Ensure / maintain custodial needs cleanliness of buildings for staff and visitors including restrooms, office areas and public spaces
  • Coordinate and implement the preparation of facilities for recurring/seasonal needs (e.g. building winterization, gates/signs, furnace filters, fire extinguishers, septic systems)
  • Work within a budget with fiscally responsible use of resources and purchase of / maintenance of equipment and supplies
  • Incorporate environmental education and recreation into trail and land management projects by conducting public programs on natural/cultural history

Supervision and Working Relationships

  • Recruit, work with and provide training to ongoing grounds volunteers including community service workers
  • Expand opportunities for volunteers to address land and facility projects (e.g. Adopt a trail)
  • Assist with training and mentoring of seasonal environmental educators and help to facilitate their professional development


  • Represent River Bend Nature Center in a professional, responsible manner in a variety of public forums  through newsletter articles, public speaking and communicating face to face, website and social media
  • Handle visitor and public comments courteously and responsively with respect for differing opinions and maintain positive working relationships across sectors


  • Develop and review land and facilities related policies and schedules
  • Establish and evaluate long-term goals and objectives for the land and facilities
  • Coordinate facilities, equipment, and complete tasks for / participate with special events
  • Perform annual assessments of buildings and amenities and develop report to inform planning
  • Maintain records and data collection to facilitate evaluation and ongoing quality improvement
  • Carry out other duties as directed

How to Apply:

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by Friday, June 17 to:

Breanna Wheeler, Executive Director

River Bend Nature Center

PO Box 186

Faribault, MN 55021

or email

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Breanna Wheeler

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