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Conservation Coordinator

Meadville PA

French Creek Valley Conservancy is hiring a Conservation Coordinator who will be responsible for stewardship, supporting land protection projects, outreach activities, and organizational support, as described below. This full-time position is located in Meadville, Pennsylvania (with travel throughout the French Creek Watershed).

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES This employee reports to the Executive Director and must be able to work independently, as well as part of a small, enthusiastic team.

 

Stewardship

Ensure compliance with conservation easements, deed restrictions, baseline documentation reports, and management plans for each of FCVC’s protected property;

In collaboration with the Land Protection Specialist, documentation of FCVC’s conservation easements and fee-owned conservation properties and possibly coordinate and conduct annual field monitoring;

Alert Executive Director and Land Protection Specialist to any potential or real violations or management issues; work to correct encroachments.

Work with Executive Director and Land Protection Specialist to address landowner questions;

Perform or coordinate property maintenance, brush clearing, sign installation, and other property management tasks as needed;

Maintain GIS related data for FCVC’s properties, and produce maps using ArcGIS; and

Maintain stewardship related files in accordance with FCVC’s Records practices and Land Trust Alliance standards and practices.

 

Land Protection

Provide support to the Land Protection Specialist for creating new Baseline Documentation Reports; new management plans, and updating existing management plans; and

Participate in field evaluations for potential new land conservation projects.

 

Outreach

Assist with implementing community outreach programs, including educational presentations to landowners, organizations, and/or the general public; and

Connecting people to the natural environment and land conservation through informative and fun outdoor programs and volunteer opportunities.

Assist with the development of website information, posts to social media, and the creation of community education and outreach materials (newsletters, brochures, etc.).

 

Organizational Support

Assist with organizational recordkeeping;

Participate in regular staff meetings;

Participate in periodic Board and Committee meetings, as needed; and

Maintain understanding and implementation of FCVC’s Policies and Procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor’s degree in land conservation, environmental studies, planning, or related field; or equivalent work experience

Familiarity with northwest Pennsylvania flora/fauna

Ability to work efficiently in the field and office both independently and as part of a team, and in a small office environment.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience

Ability to use handheld GPS equipment as well as read maps, interpret aerial photos, and navigate in the field

Proficiency with computer software including ArcGIS and Microsoft Office as well a social media platforms, MailChimp or mass mailing platforms, and WordPress or similar programs.

Strong coordination, time management, and organizational skills

Knowledge of conservation easements and deed restrictions is preferred

Have a positive attitude, sense of humor, and be energetic, creative, and focused

Willing to work occasional evenings or weekends, as needed

 

Position is full-time (40 hours/week), with compensation commensurate to experience, no benefits

 

Please send letter of interest and resume with subject line Conservation Coordinator to watershed@frenchcreekconservancy.org or mail to:

French Creek Valley Conservancy

PO Box 434

Meadville, PA 16335

Attn: Conservation Coordinator

Posted September 7, 2018



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