Position Opening: Huron Pines AmeriCorps Stewardship Technician
Americorps is a national service program that places college students and graduates at nonprofit organizations across the country to serve their communities full-time for a year. Huron Pines AmeriCorps members receive real‐world experience in the conservation field, networking and training opportunities, a living stipend, health coverage and, upon completing their service, an education award to pursue advanced degrees or courses.
Through the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program, the Leelanau Conservancy is offering an opportunity for a full-time member to support increasing the efficiency, visibility and awareness of our stewardship work. The Stewardship Technician will serve as an integral role of the Stewardship team planning and implementing invasive species monitoring and control work, restoration projects, and trail maintenance and construction on our 26 natural areas, preserves, and forest reserves. The AmeriCorps member will coordinate volunteers from multiple programs including volunteer Stewardship interns, trail stewards, workbees, and citizen science monitoring. The Stewardship Technician may also create and manage a variety of conservation projects including trail restoration and rerouting, lake and stream sampling for our water quality program, monitoring select streams for macroinvertebrate species, GIS data management, and others.
Our ideal candidate will have a strong natural resources background, knowledge of invasive species identification and/or management techniques, and be comfortable serving collaboratively with people. We are seeking an individual who is organized, detail oriented, has excellent communication skills, and has the ability to inspire and lead the team to successful completion of projects. The Stewardship Technician should be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and have the ability to serve independently. The member may be required to complete tasks alone in the field in a variety of adverse weather and terrain conditions. Preference will be given to candidates with ArcGIS experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills and hands on experience with on-the-ground conservation projects.
This is a 40 hour per week position and runs from January 30-November 27, 2020. Benefits include $13,992 living stipend, health insurance, $6,095 education award and student loan deferment. For the full position description, click here. To apply, visit www.huronpines.org/americorps. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2019.