Travel: 50% regional travel (90% Georgia, 10% Southeast)
Founded in 1993, the Southern Conservation Trust is a (501©3) tax-exempt, Georgia non-profit corporation that acquires and preserves land throughout the southeast currently totaling 32,000 acres. This position plays a key role in the stewardship of conserved properties. The Stewardship Coordinator is a full-time position that reports to the Senior Conservation Biologist and is responsible for monitoring 175+ conserved properties throughout the year with a large focus on Georgia properties, as well as initial site visits with landowners on new conservation easement projects and monitoring of the Southern Conservation Trust’s private preserves, which may include:
• Creates and maintains records of all stewardship activities
• Responsible for all monitoring reports on conserved and owned properties
• Coordination of all conserved properties and annual monitoring of them
• Initial site visits on prospective conservation easements, meeting with landowners
• Reading baseline reports and GIS mapping in order to effectively monitor conserved properties
• 50% travel to easement locations within the Southeast
• Will work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances
• May require long hours in isolated settings
• Interacts with landowners, conveys basic conservation information, and work parties as needed
• Contributing to team effort by performing other related duties as required
• Commitment to conservation and experience/interest in land stewardship
• Strong and reliable work ethic; ability to rigidly adhere to maintenance and management schedules.
• Willingness to be drone certified.
• Completed bachelor’s degree in biology, natural resources or related field
• Willingness to work in all kinds of weather conditions; walk for several miles over rough terrain; and endure biting and stinging insects.
• Experience with GIS mapping programs
• Experience/interest in public outreach and volunteer events
• Some weekend or evening work may be required on occasion.
• Ability to prioritize tasks, develop timeframes, and complete tasks within timeframes.
• Ability to resolve problems independently as delegated.
• Ability to document, in writing, work performed.
• Must pass a nationwide background check and drug test if requested.
• In addition to the competencies identified above, the Stewardship Coordinator must possess a valid driver's license and demonstrate the ability to safely operate 2 and 4 wheel Drive vehicles and UTVs.
• Ability to do physical work related to various maintenance and fieldwork activities.
• Ability to lift and carry tools and heavy (60-100 pounds) field equipment.
• Ability to drive for local and regional travel.
• Ability to work in inclement weather
The position does not have any internal direct reports. Position will have regular interaction with the public and volunteers.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers to type, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus during significant computer related work.
About the Southern Conservation Trust:
The Southern Conservation Trust elevates nature through exceptional stewardship. Based in Fayette County, Georgia, the Southern Conservation Trust works through the state of Georgia and protects over 6,000 acres with six public nature areas and dozens of conservation easements.