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Brewster Conservation Trust is hiring a Land Stewardship Coordinator

The Brewster Conservation Trust (BCT) is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill its new Land Stewardship Coordinator position.  Founded in 1983,  BCT’s mission is to preserve open space,  natural resources, and the rural character of Brewster and to promote a conservation ethic. Click Here to download a full job description.

Position Overview

The Land Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for overseeing, implementing and completing land stewardship policies and activities, including regular maintenance, on over 1300 acres of land owned and/or managed by BCT.  The position involves both office and fieldwork, attendance at meetings and some evening and weekend commitments.  The Land Stewardship Coordinator will oversee BCT’s volunteer land steward program and will be responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers.  This position reports to the Executive Director, but works closely with the Chair of the Land Stewardship Committee (LSC) and the Brewster Conservation Trust Board of Trustees, through its President.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Update and maintain land inventory data, develop a maintenance schedule and implement land improvement projects in a timely manner
  • Complete baseline study on newly acquired properties; create and maintain property books; assign monitors
  • Serve as point person and conduct enforcement activities related to encroachment and other issues on properties
  • Organize resources, secure necessary permits (e.g. NOI), to effectively implement land stewardship projects
  • Oversee and participate in work crew project days
  • Oversee signage, including kiosks, facilitate production and installation
  • Oversee boundary marking
  • Work actively on field projects, either alone or leading volunteers
  • Update land management plans as needed and present for approval
  • Oversee stewardship volunteers, AmeriCorps member and summer intern
  • Maintain list of stewardship volunteers and identify needed stewardship support from volunteers (monitoring, maintenance, boundary, etc.)
  • Conduct and/or coordinate trainings for all Land Stewards.
  • Ensure that BCT properties (fee simple and CR’s) are being monitored
  • Attend Conservation Commission meetings to represent BCT’s permitting activities

and invested interest in abutters’ projects

  • Draft stewardship policies as requested
  • Prepare land inventory, maps, and baseline documents as requested
  • Attend board meetings, stewardship meetings, staff meetings and other meetings as requested
  • Assist with BCT events and programming (Brewster Conservation Day, Volunteer Recognition, Walks and Talks)

Minimum Required Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree in an environmental field
  • Experience in a conservation-related field, demonstrated knowledge of and passion for land preservation
  • Experience using and maintaining hand and power tools
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, GIS and other software
  • Experience working in volunteer organization and with volunteers
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work effectively with others and independently
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Willingness to attend meetings/events on evenings and weekends as necessary

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full time position offering a competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits.

To Apply: Please submit a single pdf with your cover letter, resume and list of three references to Amy Henderson, Executive Director.

Deadline: November 22, 2019.  Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Brewster Conservation Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer


You can learn more about volunteering and ways you can help at SUPPORT BCT.