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GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: Conservation Coordinator

French Creek Valley Conservancy is hiring a Conservation Coordinator who will be responsible for stewardship, supporting land protection projects, outreach activities, and organizational support, as described below. This full-time position is located in Meadville, Pennsylvania (with travel throughout the French Creek Watershed).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES This employee reports to the Executive Director and must be able to work independently, as well as part of a small, enthusiastic team.

Stewardship

  • Ensure compliance with conservation easements, deed restrictions, baseline documentation reports, and management plans for each of FCVC’s protected property;
  • In collaboration with the Land Protection Specialist, documentation of FCVC’s conservation easements and fee-owned conservation properties and possibly coordinate and conduct annual field monitoring;
  • Alert Executive Director and Land Protection Specialist to any potential or real violations or management issues; work to correct encroachments.
  • Work with Executive Director and Land Protection Specialist to address landowner questions;
  • Perform or coordinate property maintenance, brush clearing, sign installation, and other property management tasks as needed;
  • Maintain GIS related data for FCVC’s properties, and produce maps using ArcGIS; and
  • Maintain stewardship related files in accordance with FCVC’s Records practices and Land Trust Alliance standards and practices.

 

Land Protection

  • Provide support to the Land Protection Specialist for creating new Baseline Documentation Reports; new management plans, and updating existing management plans; and
  • Participate in field evaluations for potential new land conservation projects.

 

Outreach

  • Assist with implementing community outreach programs, including educational presentations to landowners, organizations, and/or the general public; and
  • Connecting people to the natural environment and land conservation through informative and fun outdoor programs and volunteer opportunities.
  • Assist with the development of website information, posts to social media, and the creation of community education and outreach materials (newsletters, brochures, etc.).

 

Organizational Support

  • Assist with organizational recordkeeping;
  • Participate in regular staff meetings;
  • Participate in periodic Board and Committee meetings, as needed; and
  • Maintain understanding and implementation of FCVC’s Policies and Procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor’s degree in land conservation, environmental studies, planning, or related field; or equivalent work experience
  • Familiarity with northwest Pennsylvania flora/fauna
  • Ability to work efficiently in the field and office both independently and as part of a team, and in a small office environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience
  • Ability to use handheld GPS equipment as well as read maps, interpret aerial photos, and navigate in the field
  • Proficiency with computer software including ArcGIS and Microsoft Office as well a social media platforms, MailChimp or mass mailing platforms, and WordPress or similar programs.
  • Strong coordination, time management, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of conservation easements and deed restrictions is preferred
  • Have a positive attitude, sense of humor, and be energetic, creative, and focused
  • Willing to work occasional evenings or weekends, as needed

 

Position is full-time (40 hours/week), with compensation commensurate to experience, no benefits

 

Please send letter of interest and resume with subject line Conservation Coordinator to watershed@frenchcreekconservancy.org or mail to:

French Creek Valley Conservancy

PO Box 434

Meadville, PA 16335

Attn: Conservation Coordinator