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Maine Conservation Corps
Position title :Environmental Steward - Midcoast Conservancy (Land)
Deadline to apply :10/19/2020
Start Date :01/11/2021
End Date :11/12/2021
Town, City, Park, etc :Edgecomb
State / Territory :Maine
Project/Program Focus :Community Education,Data Collection,Trails,Volunteer Engagement
Organization/Program Description :
Midcoast Conservancy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to support healthy lands, waters, and communities through conservation, outdoor adventure, and learning. Our focus area includes Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo Counties, encompassing 24 towns and the 450 square miles of the Damariscotta Lake watershed, Medomak River watershed, and Sheepscot River watershed, along with their many tributaries. Work is supported by membership, major donors, grants, and foundations.
Midcoast Conservancy seeks to protect critically important natural resources, improve the quality of life for residents of Midcoast Maine, and provide healthy outdoor adventure and learning programs for youth, adults of all ages, and families.
Position Description :
The Midcoast Conservancy Land Environmental Steward provides critical support in caring for conserved lands, trails, and facilities in the Midcoast region, both through direct service and by providing leadership that supports and builds the volunteer base. The ES will develop skills including: enhanced ability to work with volunteer groups and build relationships with partner organizations, trail development and maintenance, boundary maintenance, conserved property monitoring and recordkeeping per Land Trust Alliance standards, chainsaw skill and facilities maintenance.
Job Duties :
- Maintain and develop volunteer engagement through partnerships to maintain and build trails and manage invasive plants throughout the Sheepscot River, Damariscotta Lake watershed, and Medomak Valley region.
- Assist staff with monitoring of conserved lands and boundary marking, including: record-keeping, landowner notification, communication with volunteer property monitors, and monitoring conserved properties.
- Contribute to sustainable forestry operations at Hidden Valley Nature Center.
- Assist staff with stewardship records and documentation.
- Follow protocols set forward by Midcoast Conservancy and partner organizations
- Conduct outreach and build partnerships through meetings, phone calls, emails and letters.
- Lead groups in projects
- Schedule volunteer projects
- Build and maintain trails
- Implement best practices for erosion control for trails
- Accomplish projects despite variable weather
- Organize multiple projects
- Track project details
- Analyze information for relevance and impact
- Meet project deadlines
- Drive vehicles and transport tools
- Maintain tools
- Perform outdoor labor in a safe manner
- Communicate with staff, volunteers and landowners
- Excellent communication and organization skills
- Ability to put others at ease, group leadership skills
- Positive work ethic and sense of humor
- Willingness to assist on trail maintenance and construction projects related to trails and infrastructure
- Demonstrated ability to work individually while achieving measurable results
- An ability to focus on the passion for Midcoast Conservancy’s mission through outreach
- Flexibility, problem solving, and creative thinking
- Recruiting, retaining and collaborating with volunteers in a professional manner
To Apply :https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1AuaNqp9ZJ3RjAmhSd6WxsbwXAgkSEZmXO6vx7l4LJjUNcA/viewform
Additional Information :
See Maine Conservation Corps website for full position details, application, as well as MCC and AmeriCorps position requirements.