Preserve and Volunteer Steward

Little Forks Conservancy
Midland, Michigan
Job Category
Full time Positions
Depends on Experience
Last Date to Apply
The Little Forks Conservancy is a dynamic land conservation organization whose purpose is the preservation of natural and cultural resources. The Steward holds a key position in support of the Conservancy’s purpose, and is responsible for the management of Conservancy properties and volunteers involved in Conservancy programs. This position is a full-time, exempt position.
Qualifications and Skills: Required Qualifications: • At least two years of relevant experience, preferably with a land trust or similar conservation organization. • Must be able to effectively manage multiple projects at the same time. • Knowledge of invasive plants and control remedies. • Certifications in Pesticide Applicator’s License and First Aid/CPR or willingness and ability to obtain them. • Proficiency using maps, and familiarity with compass, handheld GPS, and digital photography. • Able to lift up to 50 pounds and transport heavy objects safely. • Available to work before and after normal business hours and on the weekends, as necessary. • Valid Michigan driver’s license and the ability to safely operate motor vehicles. • Ability to work in uneven terrain, off trail, and in strenuous conditions. Preferred Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, biology, restoration ecology, environmental science or a closely related field. • Experience creating and implementing land management plans including experience with invasive species control, natural resource restoration, and trail development. • Experience working with and managing volunteers. • Ability to work safely with a variety of power tools. • Experience securing and managing grant funding. • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, ArcGIS, Landscape Conservation Software, GPS and field mapping techniques. • Familiarity with flora, fauna and ecosystems of the Great Lakes region. How to Apply: For consideration, submit a cover letter and resume to the following e-mail address: All documents should be in either PDF or Word document format. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications will be accepted through December 12, 2022, or until the position is filled.
Contact Person
Elan Lipschitz
Contact eMail
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