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Title and Classification: Stewardship Specialist
This is a full-time, exempt position based in Chadds Ford, PA
Reports to: Stewardship Director
Summary of Job Responsibilities:
- Monitor conservation easements throughout the United States, with a focus on the Eastern U.S., which can include extended travel by automobile to reach remote sites.
- Work closely with stewardship staff to ensure consistency with NALT’s high standards of data collection, records management, and monitoring report production.
- Assist with programming, management and maintenance of NALT’s Brinton Run Preserve, located in Chadds Ford Township.
- Establish and maintain good rapport with landowners and conservation partners to foster compliance with conservation easement terms and to promote excellent stewardship.
- Navigate rugged properties by 4WD and on foot, often alone, while following safety policy to minimize personal and organizational risk.
- In preparation for monitoring visits, conduct file research, update Salesforce Locate records, schedule landowner contact, conduct site visits and prepare monitoring reports using Apsona.
- Research municipal records such as tax assessor’s databases and keep property owner’s information up to date in Salesforce LOCATE.
- Utilize various spatial databases for desktop analysis and field work related to properties, including ArcMap, various GPS technologies and Upstream Tech’s Lens.
- Become proficient in reading and interpreting Conservation Easements and communicating its terms and conditions with landowners.
- Assist in the maintenance of Brinton Run Preserve including grass mowing, trail maintenance, and general upkeep of the property.
Other Duties as Assigned:
- Assist with responses to clients’ stewardship request and advisors’ requests for information.
- Develop various educational programs related to the historical and ecological context of Brinton Run Preserve and conduct outreach to local community.
- Contribute content to NALT’s social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, in addition to tracking analytics for posts.
- Review Forest Management Plans.
Essential Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelors Degree in Geography, Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Biological Sciences, Geology or other related field.
- Excellent people skills and ability to establish rapport with people from all walks of life and backgrounds.
- Ability to interact professionally with peers, all levels of management, clients, and vendors.
- Attention to detail and precision in observation and data collection.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent MS Office skills, primarily in MS Word, MS Excel.
- Ability to read, interpret & navigate various types of both digital and printed maps.
- Experience using GPS field equipment for navigation and importing GPS data into GIS.
- Self-organizing with ability to manage multiple priorities; strong organizational skills are required.
- Punctuality and ability to work a flexible work schedule, including 8hr+/day, 40hr+/wk as needed.
- Experience with aerial photography, remote sensing and spatial data analysis, preferred.
- Ability to navigate safely and alone on remote properties and over rough terrain, by vehicle or on foot (1 to 5 miles is typical).
- Ability to lift and carry 40 pound objects.
North American Land Trust (NALT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land conservation corporation (or organization), recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a “qualified organization” to receive and steward gifts of land and conservation easements under IRC Sections 170(h).
Since 1992, the North American Land Trust has completed more than 540 projects protecting over 130,000 acres across 23 states.
NALT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.