Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, a nature center, field station, and conference center near Hastings, Michigan is currently searching for a new Stewardship Coordinator. A brief description of the position is included below. Applications for the position will be accepted until September 25, 2020 or until position is filled. For more information, including a full job description, please contact Corey Lucas at email@example.com or (269)721-4198.
The Stewardship Coordinator works under the guidance of the Stewardship Manager to improve the overall condition of the Institute’s natural areas and trail systems as they pertain to wildlife habitat and public use. The Stewardship Coordinator’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to) assisting with land management planning, supervising land management fellowship positions, developing partnerships and coordinating volunteer activities, invasive plant species control, trail maintenance/improvements, native plant propagation and care (greenhouse maintenance, seed collection, transplanting, etc.), assisting with prescribed burns and other ecological restoration practices, GPS/GIS mapping, and assisting with educational/outreach programming.
This is an hourly part-time position with an average of 36 hours per week with a starting pay of $16.50 per hour. EOE.
Bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, natural resource management, or related field from an accredited college or university.
• >2 years of experience in land management, wildlife management, or related field.
• Experience working with and developing partnerships (non-governmental organizations, federal and state agencies, conservation groups, etc.).
• Experience developing land management plans.
• Experience utilizing GPS/GIS data collection equipment and proficient in ArcGIS mapping software.
• Experience with the operation of large equipment (ie. skid steer, tractor, brush mower, zero-turn lawn mower, etc.).
• Prescribed fire experience and/or basic training through the Michigan Prescribed Fire Council or the National Wildfire Coordination Group.
• Basic plant identification skills and the ability to use a dichotomous key for positive identification of native and invasive plant species.