TerraCorps Land Stewardship Coordinator
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.
- 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
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.