Land Trusts are Hiring!

As of May 25, 2018, here are announcements for open positions with land trusts. Check them out below!

Catawba Lands Conservancy Executive and Development Assistant

As an Executive Team Assistant you will be responsible for providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. You will support managers and employees through a variety of tasks related to development, board support, organization, finance and communication. You will communicate via phone and email ensuring that all Executive Team Assistant duties are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.

For more information about this position, visit catawbalands.org.

The Nature Conservancy Stewardship Technician

Position Summary: (Asheville, NC) “Bogs, Fire, and Forests” – the conservation priorities for North Carolina’s Southern Blue Ridge Program. We oversee a diverse mountain preserve system and we work in regional partnerships to support strategies that conserve the natural communities and processes that are part of our region’s tremendous biodiversity. The Stewardship Technician’s role is that of our boots on the ground, furthering existing preserve management projects and works with our many partners to maximize effectiveness of southern Appalachian bog conservation, forest management and prescribed fire programs.

The primary role of the Stewardship Technician is in preserve operations and management. This can include native and non-native vegetation management (herbicide applications, brush removal, tree removal, mowing, biological control, etc.), equipment maintenance and organization, boundary marking and communication with preserve neighbors, rare plant monitoring, wildlife surveys, firebreak installation, implementation of prescribed burning, and other duties as needed. The technician may engage volunteers and help manage contractors to support preserve management efforts when needed. Two to three day overnight travel is often required as priority preserves are over 2-hour drives from our Asheville office.

The Stewardship Technician also assists with Grandfather Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration projects and restoration efforts and participates in prescribed burning on partner lands. S/he may work up to 40% time on National Forest lands via  TNC-US Forest Service cost-share agreement. Past work has included hemlock wooly adelgid treatment,  ArcGIS mapping projects, forest mensuration, leading or assisting on work crews, prescribed burning, and non-native invasive species treatment. No expectation of annual renewal of the term position is given or implied.  This is a full-time, one-year term position with a target start date of July 9. This position has been renewed annually since 2015, but renewal is determined by funding and interest by both parties.

Salary is $15.00/hr. To apply to this position, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons through www.nature.org/careers. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 15, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.