Restoration Projects Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $40,000
Maximum: $45,000
Details: Salary depending on experience

Published

10/09/2018

Start Date

11/12/2018

Application Deadline

10/22/2018

Address

2701 First Ave, Suite 240
Seattle
WA
98121
United States

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust’s Restoration Projects Coordinator supports ongoing ecological restoration site maintenance throughout the Greenway. Project work includes: ensuring the long-term maintenance of 50+ restoration sites the Greenway Trust currently manages; managing conservation corps crews and Individual Placements, volunteers, and contractors to complete site maintenance; completing project site reporting (maintenance and mitigation); and managing the Greenway Trust’s native plant nursery.

 

The right candidate is a team player who demonstrates on-the-ground experience in ecological restoration, strong organizational skills, volunteer and intern mentoring or supervision, attention to detail and a passion for connecting people and the outdoors. This candidate will demonstrate flexibility and adaptability by working with staff and external partners to build positive, collaborative, ongoing relationships. The candidate will be very dependable, with the ability to work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines. The Greenway Trust is seeking a candidate who has a passion for learning and growing in the organization.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Restoration Site Maintenance: Develop restoration site maintenance plans, manage on-the-ground ecological restoration maintenance overseeing conservation corps crews, volunteers, and contractors; sustain relationships and communications with land managers
  • Volunteer Supervision & Program Support: Lead weekend and weekday restoration events; work with Greenway staff and agency partners to identify and schedule volunteer events; provide volunteer program support (i.e. data entry, participant outreach, etc.) as needed
  • Monitoring & Reporting: Oversee project site monitoring which includes assessing plant mortality and invasive species cover, establishing and maintaining photo points, tracking habitat-related metrics; and completing project reports
  • Nursery Management: Manage and inventory plant stock, soil, pots and other materials; coordinate annual potting volunteer events to replenish and cultivate nursery stock; operate and repair the nursery irrigation system; oversee nursery maintenance
  • AmeriCorps members: With the Restoration Projects Manager, coordinate, oversee, and supervise AmeriCorps members serving with the Greenway Trust in restoration and volunteer-focused positions
  • Other tasks as assigned

 

CORE COMPETENCIES & MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  •  Passion and motivation for the Greenway mission
  • Appreciation for and demonstration of Greenway values: positive, can-do attitude; pragmatic, adaptive and flexible working style; inclusive; collaborative, team player; trusted; impactful, creative problem solver
  • Strong interpersonal written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and personal initiative, with excellent ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work at the community level with a wide range of individuals in a variety of settings
  • Comprehensive knowledge of or demonstrated ability to quickly learn: ecological restoration best management practices; Pacific Northwest native and invasive plants; plant surveys; herbicide application; and GPS/mapping
  • Experience leading people to complete projects
  • Experience managing and tracking multiple projects
  • Excellent computer skills as well as experience with data management and reporting
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record
  • Physical demands: ability to regularly lift 50 lbs., hike in mountain terrain, and work under physically demanding conditions, including cold and wet weather


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate crews and volunteers
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and incorporating perspectives of multiple communities and organizations
  • Current Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder training
  • Current Washington State pesticide applicator’s license (with aquatic endorsement)
  • GIS/GPS experience (including ArcGIS Collector)
  • Bachelor’s degree or several years of experience in a conservation-related field
  • Skilled in safe use, operation, and maintenance of vehicles, hand tools, chainsaws, and brush cutters


REPORTS TO | Stewardship Program Manager


WORK SCHEDULE

Full-time, non-exempt position, with an every other week Tuesday-Saturday/Tuesday-Friday schedule, including occasional Sundays and evenings.  

 

WORK LOCATION

The primary work location is at the Greenway Trust field office at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, with regular travel to the Greenway Trust office in Seattle, and to sites throughout the Greenway for restoration activities, volunteer events, meetings, presentations, and outdoor events. Transportation from Issaquah to the worksites will be provided through use of Greenway Trust vehicles. Work-related travel in personal vehicle will be eligible for reimbursement at the organization’s mileage rate.



ABOUT THE MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY TRUST

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Puget Sound across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. Since 1991, collaboration and hard work have tested and strengthened the vision of the Mountains to Sound Greenway. We have proven to this region and the rest of the nation that collaborative conservation, convening a broad-based and inclusive coalition of partners, can effect positive change.

 

Enhancing people’s connections to nature drives the Greenway mission. Our coalition of community members, businesses, government agencies, and donors is joined together by the ethos that when we have meaningful connections with our natural surroundings, we are healthier and happier, our communities are stronger and more equitable; our lives are better.

Benefits

Includes excellent medical, vacation, transit, and retirement benefits.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

apply@mtsgreenway.org
https://mtsgreenway.org

Email the following to apply@mtsgreenway.org:


  • A cover letter that describes your interest in joining the Greenway Trust, your leadership style, your experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and your enthusiasm for engaging people with nature
  • Resumé
  • Three references
  • Any other materials you wish to share that are related to your experience

 

A criminal history background check will be completed for the selected candidate. The Greenway Trust is committed to hiring a skilled, dedicated, and diverse work force. 


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