Open Space Manager
El Paso, TX
Type of Job
$23,233.60 - $31,657.60 Annually
Aug 18, 2021
About the job
The Frontera Land Alliance (Frontera) seeks to hire a dedicated, energetic individual as an Open Space Manager. She/he will join our team by working to advance its mission, core values and strategic initiatives for the management of open natural lands. She/he will develop, plan, implement, a management plane for the multi-use trails and the natural habitat. In addition, she/he will collaborate with the Frontera education program manager for educating the users of the lands. What’s more, she/he will partner with community leaders and volunteers to ensure the success of our program. Volunteer outreach and recruitment will also be a key responsibility of the position. The successful candidate(s) will be supervised by Frontera’s Executive Director.
This is a great opportunity to gain familiarity with all aspects of Frontera’s operations, serve with a wonderful community of volunteers, and manage well-loved areas for the general public.
Overall goals for the new program are to safeguard natural and cultural features improve wildlife habitat and habitat connectivity, protect the health of our regional watershed, provide well maintained and safe trails for biking, walking, and running that contribute to the local economy, and educate the community of the value of our desert. A key component of this new position is the education effort. This will include trail etiquette, understating the value of our fragile desert, and recruiting volunteer watchdogs for the lands.
- Able to work some weekends and evenings
- Have reliable transportation
- Conservation minded
- Associate or higher degree in related field
- Fluent in Spanish and English
- Excellent communication skills–both verbal and written
- Excellent organization skills, on time, and meet deadlines
- Familiarity with MS Excel, MS Word, MS Publisher
- Follow through with recruiting, responding, and managing volunteers
- Monitor trails and open space properties for safety issues, invasive species, storm damage, misuse, etc.
- Coordinate with Frontera, City and local groups to: o remove unapproved new trails / land restoration o remove inappropriate multi-use trails o maintain existing multi-use trails
- Maintain multiuse trail areas including, but not limited to, vegetation management, turf care, trail construction and repairs, and improvements.
- Coordinate with Frontera, City and local groups to re-enforce existing trails where needed
- Address wildlife habitat need
- Collaborate with Frontera, City and local groups to involve volunteers
- Collaborate and assist in the management of volunteer groups as needed
- Oversee signage installation and maintenance
- Collaborate with sign management such as fabrication, installation, repair, and design
- May provide and lead education talks and walks or coordinate with other partners to provide these services
- Collect and remove trash from trails and other park properties
- Remove graffiti or coordinate the removal by various methods including, but not limited to, sandblasting, replacement of vandalized material, sanding, painting, chemical removal of damage, power washing, etc.
- Maintain all vegetation including turf, brush, tree and shrub maintenance, etc., to maintain usability of trails and protect selected vistas, using a variety of power equipment and hand tools.
- Maintain equipment as required
- Assist in acquiring and organizing necessary tools based on tasks or projects
- Other parks projects and activities as needed
Salary: $23,233.60 - $31,657.60 Annually (with the addition of taxes and fees) No medical or retirement benefits are included with this position. Starting date: November 1, 2021. Office location: 1201 N. Mesa St. Suite D-3, El Paso Texas 79902
To Apply Send a resume and cover letter to Frontera’s Executive Director Janae’ Reneaud Field at Janae@FronteraLandAlliance.org or mail to The Frontera Land Alliance, 3800 N. Mesa Street., Suite A2-258, El Paso, TX 79902. Application deadline is Sep 1, 2021.
Equal Opportunity Frontera is an equal opportunity employer for all qualified employees and applicants. All decisions regarding employment are made without regard for race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical and/or mental disability unrelated to requirements of the position. The Frontera Land Alliance Frontera is a not-for-profit land trust that protects—forever—natural areas, working farms and ranches, water and wildlife for future generations in the far west Texas and southern New Mexico region of the Chihuahuan Desert. This includes Frontera leadership in education, resource management, and stewardship engaging in collaborative partnerships. Frontera promotes and facilitates balance in prudent approaches to ensuring the sustainability of our natural assets