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TerraCorps Land Stewardship Coordinator
About Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.
About This Position
TerraCorps Land Stewardship Coordinator with Conservation Science Department
Mass Audubon is seeking an individual to serve as a TerraCorps service member for the 2021-2022 service period within the Conservation Science Department. Land Stewardship Coordinators (LSC) build the long-term capacity of their Service Sites by creating networks of volunteers to support hands-on stewardship of community lands. They organize, train, and collaborate with municipal boards, neighborhood and civic associations, community members, youth groups, and schools to care for, improve access to, and support the long-term resiliency and sustainable use of community lands. By providing training and organizing collaborative land-focused projects, they increase resources for community projects, demonstrate environmentally responsible land management, help individuals build skills, and nurture an inclusive sense of public ownership in the local landscape. LSCs generally spend roughly 60% of their time in the office and 40% in the field.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Lead in the further development of a standardized nest box monitoring and reporting system for our wildlife sanctuaries, including developing online workshops and training materials, coordinating results reporting to the NestWatch Program and developing a standardized system for disseminating annual summary materials of results and the contributions of volunteers and staff.
- Coordinate a statewide Inventory and Monitoring Project to measure the effects of climate change on the landscape and on biodiversity. Our Inventory and Monitoring Project will help Mass Audubon evaluate changes in our plants and wildlife and provide the basis for future conservation action. We will focus our efforts on taxa that are likely to provide the best reflection of ecological conditions and long-term trends for a minimal amount of monitoring effort.
- Assist the Conservation Ecologist in implementing new and ongoing monitoring and restoration management practices, including coordinating White-tailed Deer monitoring surveys.
- Strong writing and verbal communication skills
- Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team
- Comfort navigating computer software programs (Comfort navigating computer software programs Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook)
- Training and experience pertinent to the Land Stewardship Coordinator position and projects listed above
- Experience training and educating community members and volunteers
- Experience with natural systems and identifying plant and wildlife species
- Knowledge and experience with ArcGIS mapping software
- Ability to navigate independently in the field utilizing map, compass, and GPS units
Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire.
Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
How To Apply
Member applications must be submitted to TerraCorps through their website. Do not send applications directly to Mass Audubon. Please view this position on TerraCorps’ website and apply through there.