Job Opportunities

Stewardship Director

Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: This is a full-time salaried position.
Compensation: $52,500 annually plus $450/month health insurance and additional benefits

Primary Duties:
  • Coordinates management of Fee Title Properties owned by Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT). There are currently four Fee Title Properties in MALT’s portfolio.
    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Directing all aspects of Fee Title monitoring, including annual review of each management plan and monitoring plan.
    • Facilitation of partnerships to continue and expand the use of Fee Title Properties by researchers, educators and community groups.
    • Oversight and coordination of all maintenance and new construction at Fee Title Properties, including all structures, trails, signs and facilities.
    • Oversight and coordination of necessary public use restrictions at all Fee Title Properties owned by MALT to ensure resource protection and protection of conservation values.
    • Oversight and coordination of administrative calendars, documents, policies and protocols for Fee Title properties owned by MALT.
  • Coordinates and directs all stewardship activities for Conservation Easements held by MALT. There are currently over 80 Conservation Easements in MALT’s portfolio.
    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Developing strong working relationships with landowners of Conservation Easement properties and resource management professionals that serve private landowners.
    • Coordinating the annual hiring of a Seasonal Land Steward. Training and directing the Seasonal Land Steward.
    • Directing and supervising all aspects of annual Conservation Easement Monitoring, including the review of unique monitoring plans.
    • Coordinating the resolution of any Conservation Easement violations discovered during annual monitoring.
    • Compiling and researching any requests or concerns presented by landowners, including but not limited to the review of Conservation Easement Deeds, documentation of concerns, preparation of approval letters and preparation of action plans.
    • Preparing maps as needed for monitoring binders or documentation of requests and concerns.
  • Assists the Land and Water Conservation Director with the development of Conservation Easements and public projects.
    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Actively pursuing new opportunities for Conservation Easements or public projects.
    • Participating in outreach and education activities with landowners and the general public.
    • Assisting the Land and Water Conservation Director, as needed, with the development of new Conservation Easement projects including but not limited to: reviewing critical documents, preparing maps, coordinating site visits and preparing project evaluation packets.
Other Duties:
  • Maintains all Conservation Easement and Fee Title Property files with strong record-keeping and attention to detail.
  • Regularly travels to Sacramento Creek Ranch and Park County to further expand MALT’s presence in the area.
  • Assists with the development and application of the organization’s database (Salesforce).
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of the organization’s ArcGIS mapping database.
  • Participates in Board of Directors Meetings, Land and Water Committee Meetings and fundraising events.
  • Performs other duties as requested.
Education, Knowledge, Technology Skills and Physical Abilities:
  • Biological or Natural Science degree necessary.
  • Knowledge of GPS and Google Earth necessary.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS, desirable.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite necessary.
  • Knowledge of Adobe products, including Acrobat and Photoshop, desirable.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with digital photography necessary.
  • Comfortable with public speaking.
  • Good writing skills and attention to detail necessary.
  • Able to travel across rough mountainous terrain by foot and/or by operating 4-wheel drive or AWD vehicles.
Application:

Open until filled.
Send resume, cover letter, and three references to lindab@savetheland.org.
Include Attn: Stewardship Director in the subject line.
In the cover letter describe in detail:

  • Work experience and/or coursework you feel would help you in this position.
  • Experiences you having living, working and/or learning in the West.
  • Why you would be a good fit for this position.
  • Biggest challenges you anticipate with this position.