The Educational Program and Property Specialist is a non-exempt employee who works with the Education Program Manager and The President of Conservation to execute educational events for veterans, first responders, and at-risk youth and their family members in the communities in which the properties reside. In addition, this position will be responsible for maintaining The Barn Group (TBG) properties and facilities. This position will work cooperatively with and is administratively responsible to the Educational Program Manager.
• Assist in event planning.
• Assist in all event execution including the setting up facilities for event activities, tearing down after event activities, and prepping and cleaning facilities before and after events. This will include some overnight, holiday, and weekend work.
• Assist in the recruitment of interested volunteers for the planning and execution of educational programs.
• Participate in community service relations, including community activity days and may represent TBG at community events.
• Participate in revenue building, including but not limited to, grant acquisition, securing sponsorships, and membership/donation generating activities.
• Conduct land management activities such as bush hogging, mowing, and brush clearing in accordance with the established property management plan and TBG Stewardship Manager.
• Conduct wildlife management activities such as planting food plots/wildlife plantings, setting up trail cameras, predator control if needed, and periodical wildlife surveys.
• Maintain tools and equipment utilized for property management including scheduling routine maintenance of all equipment and performing minor repairs on equipment.
• Conduct maintenance, cleaning, and minor repair of company facilities.
• Attend and participate in training sessions/activities as directed by Educational Program Manager and/or President of Conservation.
• Participate in staff conferences for planning and evaluation of joint activities and share ideas among all co-workers and supervisors.
• Residence must be withing 60 minutes’ drive time from Rock Fence Property in Lafayette, Alabama.
• Conduct all duties in accordance with TBG employee handbook and policies that ensures all educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people
without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age,
disability or veteran status.
• Performs all other related work as directed by supervisors.
Knowledge, skills, and experience
• Knowledge of concepts, practices, procedures, methods, and techniques used in agricultural and/or farming operations.
• Knowledge of bio-solids and other residuals management practices and regulations.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Maintain consistent and effective work habits to make efficient use of time and resources.
• Enthusiasm and desire to work and relate effectively to young people and adults.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, donors, educational partners, volunteers, and clientele.
• Possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel including executive management and customers.
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal, problem solving, and relationship building skills.
• Superior organizational and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and quality.
• Up to date on current technology such as mapping applications (OnX, GAIA, etc), and Microsoft Office Suite programs.
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced, and challenging environment.
• Ability to travel at any given time with as much advanced notice as possible.
• High School diploma or GED, with Associates degree in environmental field preferred.
• Ability to successfully complete screening requirements.
• A valid driver’s license with a safe driving record: No serious tickets or accidents in last 5 years or DWI/DUI in last 10 years. This position requires frequent travel between properties with some overnight and weekend work. Authorized travel expenses are reimbursed.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
• A large degree of physical activity is required for this position such as setting up and cleaning
up from programs, lifting heavy materials, utilizing equipment such as chainsaws, tractors and other heavy equipment, and climbing ladders. Also, a large degree of walking is involved in carrying out the duties of this position.
• The position is subject to outside environmental conditions.
• Position includes required facility maintenance and upkeep.
• This position requires travel and overtime as needed.