Regional Property Manager

Location: Edgartown, MA
Sanctuary: Felix Neck

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

The Regional Property Manager is responsible for a wide range of property management duties that support both day-to-day and long-term management of Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries in the Islands Region (Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket). This includes: training and supervision of property staff and caretakers, direct and indirect maintenance and ecological management of five wildlife sanctuaries, supervision and care of buildings, regular communication with abutters, visitors, and contractors, and project management.

As a member of the Regional Leadership Team, the Regional Property Manager is involved in both annual and strategic planning for the hub as well as long-term project management. The Regional Property Manager may also serve on various Mass Audubon committees to provide support and/or input on statewide initiatives.

Regular hours for this position are Monday- Friday, 40 hours per week. Weekend work may be required on occasion to fulfill job responsibilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

Property Management

1. Ensure the maintenance and security of properties by:

  • developing, maintaining, and evaluating a schedule of priority tasks that must be completed at all sites;
  • assisting the Regional Director and land protection staff in addressing sanctuary defense issues;
  • procuring, directing, monitoring and evaluating the work of contractors and consultants;
  • ensuring that all property boundaries are identified, posted, and monitored;
  • establishing and supervising tasks that are addressed by other property staff and volunteers to ensure their timely and cost-effective completion.

2. Maintain grounds and property by:

  • mowing, raking, trimming, pruning, cutting and removing trees;
  • constructing and maintaining trails, roadways, and parking areas;
  • shoveling, sanding, and plowing snow;
  • constructing and/or repairing fences, cages, and signs;
  • working on special projects, as needed, including responding to storm-related damage and/or the property management needs of other Mass Audubon sanctuaries.

3. Maintain buildings and other structures by:

  • painting and other tasks required to maintain buildings;
  • performing carpentry duties;
  • cleaning gutters;
  • winterizing buildings and systems;
  • performing emergency repairs;
  • assisting with minor plumbing, electrical, or mechanical repairs.

4. Oversee and/or implement custodial and related services such as:

  • removal of trash and debris and recycling materials;
  • restroom cleaning;
  • general cleaning, including washing and waxing floors, cleaning windows, vacuuming carpets, and maintaining nature center exhibits.         
  • setting up, moving, and dismantling equipment necessary for Mass Audubon educational programs in coordination with the Region’s education staff.

5. Ensure that all Regional equipment is maintained in working order by tuning, cleaning, sharpening, changing fluids, scheduling needed service or supervising staff to complete these tasks.

6. Develop and evaluate plans relating to the maintenance, repair and replacement of the Region’s equipment, supplies, buildings and vehicles.

7. Work with Regional Scientist and Regional Director to integrate ecological management priorities with property management tasks and schedules.

8. Prepare written reports, proposals, and plans for property management projects as required.

9. Ensure structures and equipment are maintained and operated in accordance with established safety standards and guidelines.   Monitor and evaluate safety needs of wildlife sanctuaries within the hub and assist and participate in safety related training for sanctuary staff.

Supervision and Budget Development

10. Supervise property staff and interns by:

  • making recommendations on routine employment decisions to including hiring, and performance;
  • assigning work, providing training, and advising staff and interns as necessary;
  • resolving routine human resources and property issues.

11. Work with Operations staff, Regional Director and Regional Science to prepare a property management annual plan and operating budget for properties within Region

12. Attend required meetings and serve as part of the Region’s management team.

Community Relations  

13. Represent Mass Audubon in the local community in a positive and constructive manner, expanding its presence to increase local support, and maintain routine contact with neighbors, town officials, and representatives.

14. Work with Volunteer Coordinator to plan for and implement group Volunteer Work Days.

15. Provide efficient and courteous service to the public by offering information about the site to visitors and responding to other visitor service requests.

Other

16. Represent the Region at regional meetings and exercise a leadership role in statewide property management meetings and training programs.

17. Assume other duties as requested by Regional Director.

Qualifications

At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

Must Have’s:

  • High school diploma and at least seven years of equivalent related experience, including 3 years of supervisory and budget management experience.
  • Basic maintenance skills, including a knowledge of the safe operation, maintenance, and storage of power tools, equipment, tractors, mowers, implements, heating/cooling/plumbing systems, and vehicles.
  • A valid Massachusetts driver’s license and the ability to carry out routine building maintenance and site security.
  • A demonstrated ability to work well with other staff, volunteers, and community representatives and to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion. Requires successful completion of a CORI and SORI. 
  • Basic computer literacy, competency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Nice to Have’s:

  • Animal care experience and comfort handling reptiles and amphibians and other wildlife.

Compensation & Benefits

This position’s base salary range is $54,031 – 60,750; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.

Benefits eligible staff at Mass Audubon may elect to enroll in medical, dental, and vision plans. Mass Audubon also offers disability and life insurance plans, a retirement plan through MetLife, and Flexible Spending Account options. Mass Audubon employment also includes access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Reciprocity Agreement through the Consortium of Non-Profit Arts/Cultural/Environmental Organizations of New England. Mass Audubon employees also enjoy 12 paid holidays (holidays may shift annually due to where days fall within calendar).

Additional Information

Work Schedule:

40-hour workweek, typically Monday through Friday, can change seasonally or as needed for special events and staff coverage.

Other Requirements:

Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

COVID-19 Considerations

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. This should also include a booster shot if it has been 5 months since you were initially vaccinated.

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

Please send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Suzan Bellincampi, Islands Director
Job# 3791