Helena or Flathead Valley, Montana
Type of Job
$38,500 to $45,300
Feb 18, 2022
About the job
Job Title: Stewardship Coordinator
Supervisor: Stewardship Director
Compensation: $38,500 to $45,300 (depending on experience); generous benefits include fully paid health & dental insurance, a Simple IRA retirement plan, 24 days of personal leave per year, 17 days of holiday leave per year, 12 days of sick leave per year, and flexibility in work schedules
Classification: Full time; Permanent
Work Location: Helena or Flathead Valley
About Wild Montana:
Wild Montana unites and mobilizes communities to keep Montana wild. With tenacity, innovation, and a sense of purpose, we work across the state and beyond to secure a future where people and wildlife flourish because public lands and waters are wild and connected and a future where all communities can enjoy the quality of life these lands and waters provide.
Summary of Position:
The stewardship coordinator serves the mission of Wild Montana - to unite and mobilize communities to keep Montana wild - by coordinating the organization’s statewide trail stewardship program and assisting with the coordination of Education and Stewardship Program activities.
The coordinator is responsible for leading volunteer trail projects throughout Montana. The coordinator will work with the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and other partners to complete successful projects.
The coordinator has a unique leadership role, which requires thoughtful collaboration with all Wild Montana departments and a wide variety of external partners and volunteers. The coordinator is a team builder who understands that trail stewardship and education bring people together. The coordinator is passionate about connecting people to their public lands and believes quality outdoor experiences lead people to become conservation advocates. The coordinator must be deeply motivated by Wild Montana’s mission and have the ability to lead effectively, work inclusively, and possess a commitment to positive change.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Commitment to and knowledge of conservation, public lands, and trails policy
- Provide hands-on leadership in the field on overnight trail projects, supporting volunteers in backcountry and car-camping settings, many of whom may have little outdoor experience.
- Able to educate others on the history of public lands and current management policies.
- Maintain working knowledge and is conversant in federal regulations governing public lands and trails policy.
- Builds strong professional relationships with staff at land managing agencies.
- Create solid partnerships and represent Wild Montana in a cooperative, responsive and supportive manner.
- Coordinate trail project logistics and opportunities with federal and state agencies that are beneficial to both agency and organizational goals.
- Proficient in computer skills in use for database, web content, and spreadsheets for volunteer recruitment, registration, and communication.
- Ability to work within various systems and applications to recruit volunteers, track volunteer deposits, provide project descriptions for marketing purposes, pre and post-project agency paperwork, and reports.
- Capability to carefully track receipts and program expenses and reimbursements monthly.
- Write engaging and interesting articles and press releases for newsletters, blogs, and other events/outreach.
- Track and summarize project accomplishments and write reports concisely and professionally.
- Assist the Stewardship and Education Team with other projects or events as needed.
The ideal candidate profile includes:
- Proven ability to perform the major duties and responsibilities above.
- Experience leading multi-day crew-based stewardship projects, including trail maintenance and a wide variety of trail construction projects in frontcountry and backcountry settings.
- Experience in all aspects of trail project management: crew safety, group leadership/dynamics, wilderness orientation, backcountry living skills, stock use/safety, bear awareness/safety, and tool maintenance.
- Ability to manage and coordinate volunteers.
- Attention to detail in project coordination and management.
- Ability to lead and coordinate various groups, individuals, and personalities.
- Ability to work collaboratively with conservation and other community partners.
- Ability to maintain an upbeat, positive atmosphere during difficult times.
- Ability to prepare written content that advances the mission—fact sheets, newsletter articles, brochures.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Current Wilderness First Responder certification (or willingness to obtain one)
- Current crosscut saw and chainsaw certification (or willingness to obtain one)
- Ability to lift 30 to 50 pounds and carry a minimum of 100 yards.
- Ability and a willingness to travel as well as willingness to work evenings, weekends or in the backcountry when needed
- Valid United States driver’s license, able to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check, and ability to be insured.
Applications will be accepted through March 18, 2022, or until the position is filled. Interviews will be held in April with the goal of job placement in May 2022.
How to apply
Email a resume and cover letter to Wild Montana’s operations director, Laura Parr, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “stewardship coordinator” in the subject line of the email. Cover letters should describe pertinent professional and personal experiences, including volunteer and trail work that resembles the duties of this position.
Wild Montana is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We work to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, compensation, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant based on identity, including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, parental status, marital status, national origin, age, pregnancy, religion, disability and/or veteran's status. Applicants of all identities are encouraged to apply.