Facilities/Stewardship Field Specialist: Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa
Job Category
Full time Positions
$20 per hour
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
POSITION SUMMARY LandPaths seeks an individual with a passion for building a diverse, healthy and whole community connected with the land. The ideal candidate is driven, energetic and creative; excels in an active work environment, is committed to equity in access to nature, and loves the outdoors. The Facilities/Stewardship Field Specialist will work with other staff members within the Growing Community with Nature initiative to provide day-to-day field implementation of LandPaths’ stewardship program, a volunteer program intended to meet conservation goals on each of the preserves that we manage, specifically focused on the facilities located at each preserve. The Facilities/Stewardship Field Specialist will represent LandPaths during staff and volunteer workdays in a manner that builds collaboration with partners and volunteers, and fellow Field Specialists to implement stewardship projects and facilities maintenance in the field. The Facilities/Stewardship Field Specialist is responsible for implementing effective facilities management and stewardship workdays, all day-of-program logistics, and safety. The Facilities/Stewardship Field Specialist is responsible for knowing best practices and providing reflections of the effectiveness of the program. POSITION DUTIES  Become knowledgeable and conversant in all aspects of LandPaths’ mission, strategic plan, preserves and community programs;  Develop and deepen through active listening and mutual understanding, relationships to engage and expand volunteer participation, advancing LandPaths’ stewardship goals;  Become trained on specific facilities management and stewardship goals, approach and methods;  Work with the stewardship lead to prioritize, plan, and implement facilities’ needs;  With support from the stewardship lead, act as project manager for facilities upgrade, repair, maintenance, or installation;  Perform facilities and gear repair, maintenance, and upgrades at all LandPaths preserves and across all programs ideally with volunteer engagement;  Manage gear needed for program including tracking inventory, storage and maintenance;  Work as part of team or lead field day programs, including pre-program task of assessing site conditions and preparation, leading large and small groups of volunteers and recording attendance and post-program tasks of recording volunteer hours, work performed, and contact information in Microsoft excel and NEON database, clean-up and gear storage;  Communicate and coordinate with volunteers and interns in all day-of activities;  Evaluate field day for effectiveness and impact, including quotes, photography, and volunteer feedback;  Possible 2-4 weekend days per month;  Oversee and manage contractors onsite;  Act as a stewardship intern mentor;  Attend weekly meetings with team, respond to emails in a timely fashion, and submit timesheets and other administration paperwork on time;  As needed, provide on the ground support in natural resource stewardship work including but not limited to, forestry and fuel reduction, trail building and maintenance, erosion control, and invasive species removal.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS A successful candidate will likely have significant experience leading volunteer programs, including the following qualifications:  A genuine passion for stewardship and for equity in access to nature;  Experience with facilities maintenance and a variety of tools, including experience in basic construction, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and chain saw use;  Ability to hike at least 5 miles, carrying heavy gear, in inclement weather;  Experience working with volunteers;  Comfort and confidence in the outdoors, both alone and with groups;  Experience leading groups;  Detail oriented, well organized;  Strong communication skills: articulate with proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively, willing to have difficult conversations to build community;  Bi-lingual and/or having a significant cross-cultural experience or understanding;  HS diploma or equivalent, some college and or relevant work experience. ATTRIBUTES A successful candidate will embrace LandPaths’ values and culture, including the following:  Embrace LandPaths’ values, inclusive of our commitment to fairness and equity;  Thrives in a creative, problem solving atmosphere of shared leadership and unrelenting drive to improve;  Curious; enjoys learning and supporting the work of others;  Excels in a strong team centered work environment, while able to work independently;  Works best in busy work environment, managing multiple variables with divergent goals;  High integrity and strong commitment to program and organizational goals;  Confident in area expertise, and flexible, able to engage with new ideas and approaches;  Enjoys and expresses joy as part of a positive work environment
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Sheridan Rapolla
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