Conservation Easement and Fee Land Monitoring:
The Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for implementing BRLT’s stewardship programs, including annual conservation easement monitoring, strengthening landowner relations, and maintaining the professionalism and repeatability of BRLT’s monitoring and enforcement procedures.
Land Management Resources:
The Stewardship Coordinator is also responsible for implementing BRLT’s cooperative land management programs which provide financial and technical resources to BRLT conservation easement donors and other landowners within our service area.
The Stewardship Coordinator will lead GIS efforts for BRLT’s conservation easement monitoring and enforcement needs and will provide additional GIS support BRLT’s conservation, development, and communications programs.
All BRLT employees are expected to assist, as needed, in strategic planning, events, and acting as ambassadors for BRLT’s conservation, stewardship, and community enhancement efforts.
The Bitterroot Valley:
Situated between the gentle Sapphires and rugged Bitterroot Mountains and bisected by the
Bitterroot River, the Bitterroot Valley is is home to a tremendous diversity of fish and wildlife, from bighorn sheep and elk to cutthroat trout and bald eagles. Rich soils in the valley support the historic farms and ranches that shape the culture and character of our region. Located in Hamilton, MT, we are situated at the gateway to the Selway/Bitterroot Wilderness and a broad array of outdoor pursuits.
Founded in 1996 by a group of local residents, the Bitter Root Land Trust is the only land trust focused exclusively on the needs and challenges of land conservation in the Bitterroot Valley. Since its inception, the Bitter Root Land Trust has grown its staff and capacity as an organization exponentially, earning a reputation for excellence in conservation in the intermountain west. The Stewardship Coordinator will join and support an existing staff of 5.5 FTE and 11-member Board of Directors.
Skills and experience necessary to successfully complete the above tasks include:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two years’ experience with land trusts, environmental law, land and resource management, conservation biology, or related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience with technical tools, including GIS, databases, and recordkeeping.
Experience working with landowners on resource management issues and/or legal issues preferred.
Demonstrated technical grant-writing ability.
Basic conditions of employment form the fundamental performance requirements for continued employment. All employees are ambassadors of BRLT and are expected to support and fulfill the organization’s mission. All employees, regardless of job title, must demonstrate the following minimum requirements for continued employment. In addition, it is the employee’s responsibility to read, understand, and comply with all policies and procedures.
1) Donor Relationships: Identify key individual, business, foundation, and partner groups to support the work of the land trust.
2) Quality: Comply with established requirements for job performance methods, procedures and standards.
3) Professional Conduct: Comply with established employment policies and practices. Maintain confidentiality of client, member/contributor and employee information. Accept direction and provide direction in a cooperative and positive manner.
4) Personal Conduct: Engage in personal conduct that is honest, respectful, courteous, and dignified as well as legal, ethical, dependable and reliable. Demonstrate appropriate dress and personal hygiene.
5) Competency: Develop and maintain skills, knowledge and abilities required for adequate performance of assigned job duties.
Application Instructions: Please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org or the Bitter Root Land Trust, Attention: Gavin Ricklefs, PO Box 1806, Hamilton, MT 59840, no later than May 21st, 2018. No phone calls please.
The Bitter Root Land Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer