Seasonal Stewardship Coordinator

The Seasonal Stewardship Coordinator works with SUWA’s Stewardship Director and Stewardship Coordinator to ensure effective, safe, and educational volunteer projects on wilderness-quality public lands across Utah. Duties are diverse and propelled by organizational priorities as well as the directive to build stronger, more purposeful relationships with federal agency staff at the field office level.


The Seasonal Stewardship Coordinator is an “on-the-ground ambassador” – a liaison between SUWA, agency personnel (BLM, USFS), and a diverse volunteer base including: members, supporters, students and other youth groups, and the general public. The position involves consecutive long days in remote regions, rigorous physical activity, and periodic backcountry driving, often on rugged and technical four-wheel-drive roads. SUWA’s Stewardship Director and Stewardship Coordinator will provide the resources, training, and additional support to ensure that the Seasonal Stewardship Coordinator is prepared and equipped to excel in the roles outlined below.


The position is based out of Moab, Utah. Anticipated start date is mid-February, 2024 beginning with a week-long orientation and training. The project season then begins in mid-March. This is a part-time, seasonal position paid at $20.00 per hour. The Seasonal Stewardship Coordinator  is assigned a project schedule determined in advance of hire by the Stewardship Director. Note that a background check will be required prior to a job offer. https://suwa.org/careers/

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Facilitate volunteer projects on public lands throughout Utah.
  • Document all work completed via written reports and georeferenced mapping.
  • Coordinate small to large volunteer groups over multiple days, including weekends.
  • Manage program assets including tool inventory, field kitchen and vehicle.
  • Meet regularly with Stewardship Director and Stewardship Coordinator to discuss work.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Stewardship Director.

Preferred Interest and Skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to wilderness preservation and interest in wilderness management.
  • Experience guiding and working with diverse groups on public lands in backcountry or challenging outdoor settings, as well as experience driving on rugged, four-wheel-drive roads in remote locations.
  • Ability to spend 3-5 consecutive days at a time in remote locations without cell phone service and the willingness to work in all types of weather conditions, including harsh and often high-temperature desert environments.
  • Basic familiarity with GIS (Geographic Information Systems).
  • Competence with Google Drive, Microsoft Office and standard data input systems.
  • Commitment to working a flexible, needs-driven schedule, including frequent weekend stewardship trips.
  • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record.
Type of Work:
Part-time, Non-Exempt
Moab, UT

How to Apply

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Jeremy Lynch, Stewardship Director, at hiring@suwa.org.


The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) has an opening for a part-time, Seasonal Stewardship Coordinator. The deadline to submit your application is December 31st, 2023.
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