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.
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) the management of invasive plant species, 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.
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.
• 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.
• 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.).
Please email cover letter and resume to Corey Lucas - Stewardship Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the position will be accepted until December 14, 2018 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.