TerraCorps Land Stewardship Coordinator, Western Massachusetts

The Trustees of Reservations (TerraCorps)
Florence, MA (Western Massachusetts)
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
See TerraCorps site https://Terracorps.org
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Land Stewardship Coordinators (LSC) Build the long-term capacity of their Service Sites by creating networks of volunteers to support hands-on stewardship of community lands. They organize, train, and collaborate with municipal boards, neighborhood and civic associations, community members, youth groups, and schools to care for, improve access to, and support the long-term resiliency and sustainable use of community lands. By providing training and organizing collaborative land-focused projects, they increase resources for community projects, demonstrate environmentally responsible land management, help individuals build skills, and nurture an inclusive sense of public ownership in the local landscape. LSCs generally spend roughly 60% of their time in the office and 40% in the field. TerraCorps Members engage with their supervisors to develop and carry out three or more capacity building projects over the course of the service year. Some of these projects will involve recruiting, training, and/or managing community volunteers. The Trustees of Reservations has proposed the following potential project(s) for their Land Stewardship Coordinator: 1) Volunteer Steward Program (grassland nesting bird monitoring program) – enhance and expand the program by coordinating trainings, outings, and service days. This program supports our management activities at our farms to support both biological diversity and agricultural production through grazing livestock. 2) Volunteer Steward Program (general biological monitoring and restoration projects) – enhance and expand the program by coordinating trainings, outings and service days. This includes building the use of iNaturalist projects to document the biodiversity of our properties. 3) Develop materials to share the work of the Coast and Natural Resources program including blog posts, social media, and on-site signage in collaboration with Trustees marketing team.
Required AmeriCorps Qualifications • A US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S. • At least 18 years old • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED • No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps Member • Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check Desired Qualifications • Strong writing and verbal communication skills • Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team • Comfort navigating computer software programs (Microsoft Office 365 suite of programs, ArcGIS) • Training and experience pertinent to the Land Stewardship Coordinator position and projects listed above • Experience training and educating community members and volunteers • Experience with natural systems and identifying plant and wildlife species • Knowledge and direct experience with ArcGIS mapping software • Able to be active outside in a range of weather conditions, and navigate uneven terrain
Contact Person
Julie Richburg, jrichburg@thetrustees.org
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