Land Stewardship Coordinator at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee, WI – shared by Jobs That Help as a third party
Job Type Details: 32 hours/week
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center conserves our land’s diverse habitats on Lake Michigan and provides meaningful experiences and environmental education for all.
One of the three pillars in our mission is to conserve our land’s diverse habitats, including prairies, wetlands, forests, and Lake Michigan shoreline. Schlitz Audubon is looking for a Land Stewardship Coordinator to take a role in conservation and land management activities. The primary purpose of the position is to restore and conserve the land using established best management practices. The Land Stewardship Coordinator will help train and supervise volunteers and interns in invasive species removal, restoration plantings, prescribed burning, and other essential land management projects. Felling and processing hazard ash tress is another key role for this position. In addition to leading these activities, the Land Stewardship Coordinator will educate passing school groups, preschool classes, and general trail users on ecological land management. This position reports to the Director of Conservation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists Land Manager in training, coordinating, and supervising volunteers and interns in the performance of ecological land management activities.
- Operates track loaders, UTVs, chainsaws, brush saws, pesticide application equipment, and other equipment needed to achieve the land management goals of the Center.
- Performs tree felling as well as wood chipping and processing.
- Assists in all aspects of the prescribed burning program.
- Assesses ecological impacts of the Center’s projects and activities.
- Uses GPS and GIS technology to generate natural community maps, record management activities, and delineate important natural features.
- Educates the public and education groups about land management techniques and activities.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Must possess an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in urban forestry, forest resource management, biology, ecology, natural resources, conservation/environmental science, forestry, forest ecology, or substantially similar area from an accredited college or university or (2) two or more years of professional work experience in ecological land management.
- Must possess a certificate of completion of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group course work S130/S190 or will obtain within 10 months of employment.
- Must possess a current Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator’s License or will obtain within 10 months of employment.
- Must have knowledge of the flora and fauna found in South Eastern Wisconsin
- Able to work independently, but also be able to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships
- Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate and respond to both internal and external customers professionally and in a timely manner. Must have the ability to read, interpret, write, and complete documents such as reports, newsletters, and general correspondence.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work with frequent interruptions. Must have the ability to professionally respond to variations in schedules and plans
- Demonstrated attention to detail
- Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) as well as a willingness to learn other software as needed
- Ability to work with and maintain confidential information
- Valid driver’s license with a driving record that meets the qualifications of the organization
- May be required to work outside of regularly scheduled hours, including some Saturdays