deadline July 30, 2014
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San Bruno Mountain Watch (SBMW) is a small conservation non-profit dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of San Bruno Mountain, the largest and richest remaining example of the native Franciscan bioregion. SBMW has been working for over forty years to protect, preserve and restore this spectacular mountain through implementing programs in stewardship, environmental education, advocacy, and land conservation.
The Stewardship Coordinator will oversee the native plant nursery and habitat restoration field programs which both include weekly community volunteer workdays. The Stewardship Coordinator will work under the guidance of our Stewardship Director and support from the Executive Director. This position will consist about 65% managing the native plant nursery and 35% habitat restoration field work. This is a full time position with a Tuesday-Saturday work week and a starting wage of $18/ hour.
Native plant nursery management will include nursery operations and maintenance as well as gathering seeds, cuttings, and propagation of plants for restoration and public sales.
Habitat restoration field work will involve implementing site specific restoration plans including but not limited to: data collection, outplanting, and removal of invasive plants. The position will also require running weekly habitat restoration volunteer workdays, detailed record keeping, monitoring and helping to set up and implement adaptive management projects.
The position includes volunteer recruitment, engagement and management as well as supervising nursery and restoration interns. This requires a good communicator who enjoys working with people.
A successful candidate will need to be able to work outdoors year round in all kinds of weather and lift at least 50 pounds. The work week will include managing volunteer workdays on Wednesdays and Saturdays as well as performing administrative tasks, inventorying and ordering needed materials, and maintaining equipment and tools.
Experience and Qualifications:
Experience in working in a nursery /greenhouse.
Experience invasive species control and removal techniques.
Experience recruiting, motivating and managing volunteers and interns.
Ability to effectively use adaptive management to improve and prioritize ongoing restoration efforts
Ability to work well with others particularly volunteers as well as being comfortable working independently.
Enthusiastic commitment to the community based stewardship approach to restoring both functional diverse native habitats as well as reconnecting people to their local ecosystem.
Excellent organizational and communication skills and comfort with independent leadership of program operations.
Knowledge of San Francisco Bay area native plants and native plant propagation techniques
Proficiency in basic computer skills, including but not limited to word processing, GIS, Excel spreadsheet creation and maintenance.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, geography or related science is required. Or up to 2 years of equivalent knowledge and experience
Please refer to our website for background on Mountain Watch and our programs. We are accepting applications until Wednesday, July 30th, 2014. Early application is encouraged.
Qualified applicants please email (in Word format or PDF) a cover letter that details how your experience and education address the above qualifications; and a current resume including references to Joe Cannon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. San Bruno Mountain Watch is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.