Environmental Stewardship Director: Saint Paul, MN

Great River Greening
Saint Paul, MN
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Environmental Stewardship Director ABOUT GREAT RIVER GREENING Great River Greening is a leading environmental restoration nonprofit with a mission to inspire, engage, and lead local communities in conserving and caring for the land and water that enrich our lives. We have a small, but mighty team that restores 2,000+ acres of land across Minnesota annually. Because our staff remains small, we can offer you flexibility, a friendly work culture, supportive Board of Directors, remote work options, and opportunities to grow. Great River Greening values Science, Community, Partnership, Education, and Inclusion. Great River Greening is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds, including women, candidates of color, LGBTQ, or candidates with non-traditional work or experience backgrounds are encouraged to apply. See www.greatrivergreening.org for more information. Position Description The Environmental Stewardship Director works with the entire team to achieve Great River Greening’s ambitious stewardship goals, ensuring all are included and welcomed in our mission to restore healthy land and water across Minnesota. This newly created position will lead our youth and volunteer programs, organize our community-led projects, write and report on funding grants, and integrate our diverse community into the full scope of our work. The Stewardship Director supervises the Naturalist and Outreach Coordinator and supports the whole team with stewardship programming support. The Environmental Stewardship Director reports to the Executive Director and is part of the leadership team, helping to guide organization-wide strategic and operational decisions. The position is an exempt, full-time position with benefits including health, dental, 401k, LTD, Dependent Care and Health Care FSA, life insurance, and a PTO plan. Intermittent weekend work is required to help facilitate event programming. Salary is $60,000-68,000, depending upon experience. Great River Greening offers a flexible workplace and staff are currently working hybrid. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: • Lead the Volunteer Stewardship Program, which includes 60 events annually (hands-on restoration events for public and private groups, as well as virtual trainings and education), and engages with 2,000+ individuals. • Oversee the Youth Stewardship Program, engaging over 200+ students annually. Includes Future Stewards school partnerships (managed by the Naturalist and Outreach Coordinator) as well as youth engagement opportunities integrated into our stewardship events as appropriate. • Coordinate all non-restoration aspects of events including outreach, recruitment, day of staffing, logistics, reporting, assessment, and recognition. • Manage the Volunteer Supervisor program, which trains dedicated and committed volunteers in how to lead restoration events themselves. Includes recruitment, training, assessment and recognition. • Support the Advancement team in writing and reporting on 2-4 grant proposals annually related to Environmental Stewardship initiatives. Collaborate with Operations team to incorporate these same Environmental Stewardship initiatives into government grant proposals. • Integrate our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan into the development of new projects and programs. Support Operations staff in connecting with diverse community groups throughout urban and rural settings. • Supervise the Naturalist and Outreach Coordinator, the Forestry Corp Intern, and multiple interns through our Engaging Diverse Communities grant.
Skills and Abilities • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and have effective planning skills. • Ability to work 6-8 public Saturday events per year. • Ability to think strategically to advance the vision of the stewardship program. • Ability to develop and manage program budgets. • A “yes and” attitude! Open to new ideas, collaborative, and excited to figure out what works. • Knowledge of environmental restoration and climate issues a plus, but not necessary; we have plenty of passionate staff who can teach you! • Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle • Must have ability to lift up to 50 lbs Qualifications • 5+ years related experience in volunteer program development including partnership building and grant reporting, event planning, environmental education and/or community engagement and outreach. • Knowledge of MS Office programs (Word, Access, Outlook, Excel). Familiarity with Adobe graphics software, GivePulse, or Salesforce a plus. • Experience with event planning Application Instructions • Submit cover letter addressing the qualifications and resume by e-mail to: Grant Seipkes @ gseipkes@greatrivergreening.org • Rolling application and position is open until filled.
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