TerraCorps Land Stewardship Coordinator

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Deadline to Apply:

Saturday, July 30, 2022, 12:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Florence, MA
United States

Job Category:

Other

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

The Trustees, a non-profit Land Trust in Massachusetts is hiring for a TerraCorps Land Stewardship Coordinator to develop our volunteer program in support of our ecological work within the state. The Trustees is the nation's oldest conservation and historic preservation organization. We own and manage 123 diverse properties spanning more than 27,000 acres - including working farms, gardens, parks, barrier beaches, forests, wetlands, and campgrounds, inns and historic houses.

Full posting at: https://terracorps.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/TTOR_Member_Position_Description_LSC_22-23Appr.pdf

Land Stewardship Coordinators (LSC) Build the long-term capacity of their Service Sites by creating networks of volunteers to support hands-on stewardship of community lands. They organize, train, and collaborate with municipal boards, neighborhood and civic associations, community members, youth groups, and schools to care for, improve access to, and support the long-term resiliency and sustainable use of community lands. By providing training and organizing collaborative land-focused projects, they increase resources for community projects, demonstrate environmentally responsible land management, help individuals build skills, and nurture an inclusive sense of public ownership in the local landscape. LSCs generally spend roughly 60% of their time in the office and 40% in the field. TerraCorps Members engage with their supervisors to develop and carry out three or more capacity building projects over the course of the service year. Some of these projects will involve recruiting, training, and/or managing community volunteers.

The Trustees of Reservations has proposed the following potential project(s) for their Land Stewardship Coordinator: 1) Volunteer Steward Program (grassland nesting bird monitoring program) – enhance and expand the program by coordinating trainings, outings, and service days. This program supports our management activities at our farms to support both biological diversity and agricultural production through grazing livestock. 2) Volunteer Steward Program (general biological monitoring and restoration projects) – enhance and expand the program by coordinating trainings, outings and service days. This includes building the use of iNaturalist projects to document the biodiversity of our properties. 3) Develop materials to share the work of the Coast and Natural Resources program including blog posts, social media, and on-site signage in collaboration with Trustees marketing team.

Position Start Date:

Monday, August 29, 2022

Job Duration:

Temporary

Job Compensation:

Scholarship

Stipend

Contact Name:

Julie Richburg

Contact Phone:

4132170509

Contact Email:

jrichburg@thetrustees.org