Community Stewardship Specialist, Huron Pines, Gaylord Michigan

Huron Pines AmeriCorps
Gaylord, Michigan
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$16,502 over ten months & $6,495 education award
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Community Stewardship Specialist will help Huron Pines connect with priority audiences and community groups in the Huron Pines service area to advance environmental stewardship at the individual and community level. This is a creative and interactive position that provides the opportunity to work across Huron Pines core program areas (Water, Land Protection, Land Stewardship and Community Engagement), network with a variety of staff and stakeholders and fill an important need for the organization and priority lands and waters in Northeast Michigan. The position balances time in the field completing on-the-ground stewardship activities like invasive species identification and removal as well as natural plant community restoration with translating technical ecological information into engaging, informative and valuable education programming. This individual should have a high comfort level with public speaking and interacting with different groups during formal and informal in-person programming, working independently both in an office and field setting and have an understanding of Northeast Michigan’s defining natural resources. This position will require attention to detail and periods of field work throughout the service term. The individual should be comfortable working outdoors in various conditions, occasionally with power tools and for long hours. This service member will work closely with Huron Pines Community Engagement, Land Protection and Stewardship staff to (1) develop, deliver and support community science training and environmental programs focused on stewardship efforts, (2) Develop a directory of priority landowners and associated environmental education programs/resources to advance individual and community stewardship action (3) conduct field surveys and education program delivery to support native plant community restoration efforts in Northeast Michigan. The Community Stewardship Specialist will be expected to respectfully represent Huron Pines as well as promote the Huron Pines AmeriCorps mission and values while following all policies and procedures. This position requires a 10-month commitment; service activities will take place in both the office environment and in parks and nature preserves throughout Huron Pines’ 12 county service area. Some service tasks may take place in partnership with Michigan National Guard - Camp Grayling, an active military installation in Northern Michigan, to complete inventory, restoration and education programming. TO VIEW FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND APPLY VISIT
Preferred: College degree (or seeking a college degree) in a related area of study (environmental education, policy, biology, communications, etc) Experience developing presentations and/or instructional materials Familiarity and comfort in interpreting natural ecosystems, forest types and Michigan flora and fauna Some familiarity with mapping software (ex. OnX Hunt, Google Earth, ESRI products) Required: Experience in public speaking, working with a team and/or volunteers Experience delivering environmental education (informal or formal) programs Computer fluency including all Microsoft, Google, Zoom, Web-browsing tools. Ability to pass a background check* U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien Must be 18 years of age or older The ability to complete tasks in the field (both urban and rural) in a variety of adverse weather and terrain conditions Commitment to conserving the forests, lakes and streams of Northeast Michigan
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Amanda Vanaman
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