- Restoration Site Maintenance: Develop restoration site maintenance plans, manage on-the-ground ecological restoration maintenance overseeing conservation corps crews, volunteers, and contractors; sustain relationships and communications with land managers
- Volunteer Supervision & Program Support: Lead weekend and weekday restoration events; work with Greenway staff and agency partners to identify and schedule volunteer events; provide volunteer program support (i.e. data entry, participant outreach, etc.) as needed
- Monitoring & Reporting: Oversee project site monitoring which includes assessing plant mortality and invasive species cover, establishing and maintaining photo points, tracking habitat-related metrics; and completing project reports
- Nursery Management: Manage and inventory plant stock, soil, pots and other materials; coordinate annual potting volunteer events to replenish and cultivate nursery stock; operate and repair the nursery irrigation system; oversee nursery maintenance
- AmeriCorps members: With the Restoration Projects Manager, coordinate, oversee, and supervise AmeriCorps members serving with the Greenway Trust in restoration and volunteer-focused positions
- Other tasks as assigned
CORE COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS
- Passion and motivation for the Greenway mission
- Appreciation for and demonstration of Greenway values: positive, can-do attitude; pragmatic, adaptive and flexible working style; inclusive; collaborative, team player; trusted; impactful, creative problem solver
- Strong interpersonal written and verbal communications skills
- Strong organizational skills and personal initiative, with excellent ability to prioritize and multi-task
- Ability to work at the community level with a wide range of individuals in a variety of settings
- Comprehensive knowledge of or demonstrated ability to quickly learn: ecological restoration best management practices; Pacific Northwest native and invasive plants; plant surveys; herbicide application; and GPS/mapping
- Experience leading people to complete projects
- Experience managing and tracking multiple projects
- Excellent computer skills as well as experience with data management and reporting
- Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record
- Physical demands: ability to regularly lift 50 lbs., hike in mountain terrain, and work under physically demanding conditions, including cold and wet weather
- Demonstrated ability to motivate crews and volunteers
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and incorporating perspectives of multiple communities and organizations
- Current Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder training
- Current Washington State pesticide applicator’s license (with aquatic endorsement)
- GIS/GPS experience (including ArcGIS Collector)
- Bachelor’s degree or several years of experience in a conservation-related field
- Skilled in safe use, operation, and maintenance of vehicles, hand tools, chainsaws, and brush cutters
REPORTS TO | Stewardship Program Manager
$40,000 to $45,000 annually depending on experience; includes excellent medical, vacation, transit, and retirement benefits.
Full-time, non-exempt position, with an every other week Tuesday-Saturday/Tuesday-Friday schedule, including occasional Sundays and evenings.
The primary work location is at the Greenway Trust field office at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, with regular travel to the Greenway Trust office in Seattle, and to sites throughout the Greenway for restoration activities, volunteer events, meetings, presentations, and outdoor events. Transportation from Issaquah to the worksites will be provided through use of Greenway Trust vehicles. Work-related travel in personal vehicle will be eligible for reimbursement at the organization’s mileage rate.
Email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A cover letter that describes your interest in joining the Greenway Trust, your leadership style, your experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and your enthusiasm for engaging people with nature
- Three references
- Any other materials you wish to share that are related to your experience
A criminal history background check will be completed for the selected candidate. The Greenway Trust is committed to hiring a skilled, dedicated, and diverse work force.
ABOUT THE MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY TRUST
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Puget Sound across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. Since 1991, collaboration and hard work have tested and strengthened the vision of the Mountains to Sound Greenway. We have proven to this region and the rest of the nation that collaborative conservation, convening a broad-based and inclusive coalition of partners, can effect positive change.
Enhancing people’s connections to nature drives the Greenway mission. Our coalition of community members, businesses, government agencies, and donors is joined together by the ethos that when we have meaningful connections with our natural surroundings, we are healthier and happier, our communities are stronger and more equitable; our lives are better.