STEWARDSHIP & OUTREACH COORDINATOR JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
The Presumpscot Regional Land Trust (PRLT) protects land so that families and future generations have the room to play outside, to hike and bike through the forests and along the river, and to enjoy the fruits of local working farms. PRLT includes the towns of Gorham, Gray, Sebago, Standish, Westbrook and Windham.
The Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for three areas:
1. The ongoing stewardship needs for PRLT’s conserved lands. This includes working closely with the Stewardship Committee to identify, assess and prioritize stewardship needs, and develop and implement plans to address those needs. The priority will be ensuring the public access Preserves and trails are in good condition for the public. Responsibilities in this area include: organizing volunteer trail work days, acting as the main contact for Preserve Stewards, and coordinating the collection of annual monitoring reports for each Preserve.
2. Designing and building a trail and trailhead on PRLT’s new Mill Brook Preserve in Westbrook. This position will either design or oversee a consultant who will design the trail. The trail will be built through coordinating volunteer trail work days.
3. Help to coordinate engaging experiential programs for the public on PRLT’s Preserves, working closely with the Executive Director and the Community Engagement Committee. PRLT is committed to leading one program per month in order provide regular opportunities for communities in the region to connect with nature. This position will assist in regional outreach to raise awareness about PRLT’s nature based programming, help set-up creative programming, and help recruit volunteer leaders.
The position requires excellent volunteer management skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, basic carpentry skills, experience with trail maintenance, and a working knowledge of wildlife and natural systems. A strong candidate will have experience both working independently and leading groups in the field.
The position reports to the Executive Director. This is a 9-month part-time position (15-20 hours/week) beginning April 1 through the end of 2016, with potential for extension contingent on funding. The position hours are generally flexible but does require frequent weekend hours and occasional night hours. The job is based out of the PRLT office in Gorham. Duties are performed in the office and in the field. Regular travel is required throughout the region.
Application review will begin February 24, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org