Stewardship Coordinator: Alaska

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust
Homer, AK
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Kachemak Heritage Land Trust, a nationally accredited land trust based in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, has an immediate opening for a full-time Stewardship Coordinator. The ideal candidate possesses a strong commitment to our conservation mission, excellent ability to work in a team and independently, and a wealth of enthusiasm. Key responsibilities include coordination of annual conservation property monitoring; processing monitoring reports and landowner communications, responding to stewardship and easement interpretation questions; addressing property violations and enforcing policies; coordinating land management activities on KHLT-owned lands, including trail-building and maintenance; supporting the Stewardship Director and Land and Easement Committee; maintaining land trust accreditation standards and assisting with accreditation renewal.
• Positive attitude, self-directed, reliable, efficient, diligent, passionate about KHLT’s mission, and a team-player. • This position requires meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills. • High level of navigational awareness in the field with the aid of GPS, compass, and field tablets is critical. • Ability to strictly follow safety protocols and procedures is required. This position involves field work in areas of remote Alaska. Current wilderness first aid beneficial but not required. • Ability to hike in remote rugged terrain with 30lb backpack in all types of weather conditions. • Proficiency with ArcGIS Pro and ESRI products is highly preferred. • Proficiency with Adobe as well as the Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Windows 10 OS is required. • Familiarity with Landscape software is beneficial but not required. • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including letter writing and face-to-face interpersonal skills. The ability to effectively communicate in a professional, cooperative, tactful, personable, and often confidential manner with a variety of individuals, including coworkers, colleagues, landowners, contractors, Board and Committee members, and the general public. • Comfortable working with volunteers in the field for extended periods on each monitoring visit and paying special attention to the comfort and safety of all participants. • Familiarity with power tools (i.e., chainsaws, weedwhackers, carpentry tools) and hand tools for trail maintenance preferred. • College degree in a relevant field preferred. • Work and/or internship experience in similar role preferred.
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