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28 Dec 2020

Environment Seasonal Restoration Project Coordinators

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers – Posted by info12 Anywhere

Job Description

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers seeks individuals who are passionate about WRV’s mission to heal the land and build community. Seasonal Restoration Project Coordinators lead group projects across Colorado in one or more of WRV’s program areas (Natural Habitats, Vital Rivers, Native Seeds, Invasive Weeds, Healthy Forests, Sustainable Trails, and Families & Youth), depending on experience and organizational needs.

At least one position will be based out of WRV’s newly acquired Boulder County headquarters in Longmont, CO, with a strong preference for experience working with youth. Additional positions will have flexibility to be based out of either WRV’s Longmont or Fort Collins offices. The total number of available positions along with any other preferred skillsets will be communicated prior to interviews.

Restoration Project Coordinators supplement a year-round program team of experienced staff and are aided by a large corps of dedicated and inspiring volunteer leaders. Leadership and technical training opportunities are provided, and staff may shadow on additional projects that are of interest to them in order to gain additional knowledge and experience.

Required Skills:

Natural resource background (such as Ecology, Biology, Botany, Forestry, Hydrology, Natural Resource Management, Landscaping, Horticulture, Agriculture, or related fields)
Project management skills
Experience coordinating complex events
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong teamwork skills
Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office
Willingness to work evenings/weekends as needed
Able to balance multiple projects and deadlines
Community-oriented, flexible, and reliable
Willingness to communicate and follow COVID-19 and other safety precautions

Desired Skills:

Experience with habitat restoration or other forms of outdoor stewardship
Experience working with youth and youth groups, including leadership development
Experience with trail construction
Spanish language skills highly preferred
Experience working with diverse populations
Experience with volunteer engagement or group leadership
Knowledge of native plant identification
Qualified and experienced in chainsaw (S212 certification); prefer Faller-B or equivalent
Qualified and experienced in crosscut saw
Ability to safely use trucks and trailers on uneven terrain. Experience with trailer safety, DOT laws, ATVs and use of heavy equipment.
First Aid/CPR, Wilderness First Aid, or Wilderness First Responder certification

About Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
WRV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in Boulder/Longmont and Fort Collins, Colorado. WRV connects people with nature and promotes community-based involvement in the care of public lands. We engage volunteers (youth and adults) in a wide variety of hands-on ecological restoration and other land stewardship activities. Volunteers see the positive impact they can have on our public lands and develop a deep love of the places they have helped to heal. As a force for empowering individuals to “make a difference,” since 1999, we have completed over 1,350 projects, with over $14 million of volunteer time contributed toward the stewardship and restoration of Colorado public lands. WRV is committed to providing an inclusive environment for our community. We welcome and value all ideas, experiences, and abilities, and we encourage individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to apply. Before applying for this position, we strongly recommend you visit our website at www.wlrv.org.

View the full job posting: https://www.wlrv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-WRV-Seasonals-Job-Announcement.pdf

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to Kevin Shuck, Director of Programs, at kevin@wlrv.org. Please state whether you are interested in a position in the Longmont or Fort Collins, CO, or both. Applications will be reviewed starting January 29th and will continue to be reviewed until all positions are filled.

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: restoration and Stewardship.

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