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14 Oct 2022

Environment 1700HR Environmental Steward, Coastal Mountains Land Trust

Maine Conservation Corps – Posted by MaineConservation Camden, Maine, United States

Job Description

Term: January 16, 2023-November 17, 2023

Housing: Partially provided (May 16-October 23) with help from the host site to find a low-cost option

Days and Hours of Service: 40 hours per week: which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Host Site and Position Overview:
Coastal Mountains Land Trust, located in Camden, Maine, works to permanently conserve land for the benefit of the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay region. Since 1986, the organization has protected over 13,000 acres of land, built over 50 miles of trails, and maintains 37+ preserves for the enjoyment of the community.
This AmeriCorps Environmental Steward (ES) position will support the Land Trust’s multi-faceted community engagement program which engages individuals, community groups, and schools in learning, volunteerism, and arts outdoors.
The purpose of this position is to assist the Land Trust with its outreach and community event programming. The ES will assist large community and trail events, educational walks,and talks, and collaborate with groups, partner organizations, schools, and volunteers interested in engaging with the outdoors.
January – February: Program planning & training
March-May: Schools programs & spring outings
June – September: Summer programming schedule
October: Program review & fall volunteerism
Description of Duties:
• Serve as host and the Land Trust’s ambassador at a wide range of community outreach events and programs
• Assist with coordination of Land Trust outreach event series including:
o Arts on the Hill (performance arts in nature series)
o Coastal Mountains Nature Program (natural history series), and
o Kids and Families programs (including organic blueberry picks and Kites & Ice Cream Festival)
o Trails events (including walks, hikes, and mountain bike rides)
• Assist with Coastal Mountains Hike the Guide Program (year-long community trails challenge) – leading walks, managing social media, collaborating with sponsors for specialized support, assisting with kick-off, and leading the finish party
• Assist with visitor engagement and interpretation at the Land Trust’s Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, and other preserves as needed
• Assist with a wide range of communications including social media, Blog postings, website content, newsletters, and eNews profiles
• Lead walks/outings on a wide range of Land Trust preserves.
• Assist with key organizational events
• Serve as a connection between the Land Trust and partners organizations, and groups interested in visiting/using our preserves
• Participate in periodic staff meetings
• Assist with Land Trust stewardship projects including trail maintenance, invasive plant control, property documentation

Essential Functions:
• Articulate in public and possess a pleasant personality featuring tact, patience, diplomacy, flexibility, and helpfulness
• Strong writing skills
• Ability and willingness to serve with children
• Ability to perform tasks as part of a team
• Well-organized work style and capability to conduct multiple tasks concurrently
• Working knowledge of the issues important to the mission of the Land Trust
• Experience with computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite
• Possesses rigorous standards of discretion and confidentiality

Marginal Functions:
• Experience with a relevant organization or business
• Experience using graphic design/website development/social media
• Knowledge and interest in natural history and ecological sciences
• Volunteer leadership experience

Service Conditions:
Service will be completed outdoors in all conditions, with a mix of field and office tasks.
• Service is performed primarily outdoors from June through November.
• Service involves some physical labor
• Service involves travel to other locations within the organization’s 15 town service region
• Service is performed independently and as part of a team
• Service involves frequent communication with multiple parties
• Service involves managing time effectively and completing tasks with attention to detail
• Service will require the ability to self-motivate, serve independently and collaboratively

Additional Qualifications:
• Valid Driver’s License and use of a personal vehicle with proof of insurance
• Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds
• Ability and willingness to traverse difficult terrain alone and with a group
• Ability to lead volunteers and interact regularly with community members, partner non-profits, and school-aged groups
• Articulate in public and possess a pleasant personality featuring tact, patience, diplomacy, flexibility, and helpfulness
• Strong writing skills
• Ability and willingness to serve with children
• Self-starter with effective communication skills and excellent organization skills.
• Leadership experience and an ability to serve as a positive role model to a wide array of young people.

Website: www.coastalmountains.org

How to Apply

To Apply: Go to our website to complete an online application, and email a copy of your resume and a cover letter to conservation.corps@maine.gov. You will then be contacted with further instructions. If you have any questions, please direct those to the email above as well.

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: #environmental, #seasonal, americorps, conservation, and volunteer.

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