The Land Steward develops and updates preserve management plans and implements the plans. The Land Steward maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, leads tours, opens and closes preserves to the visiting public, coordinates multiple projects, sets deadlines and manages completion. They remove non-native species and restore natural systems, monitor and log data for research, maintain tools and equipment, operate and maintain machinery. The Land Steward carries out the work individually, and also through the support of volunteers.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
- Required to live on site (small two bedroom/two bath cottage) to provide a security presence to deter vandalism, trespass, and respond to after-hours emergencies or inappropriate activities on the preserve.
- Responsible for maintaining the grounds, infrastructure, and facilities, trail maintenance, and reforestation.
- Provides support to the Virgin Island Coral team with supplies, equipment, vehicle maintenance and construction.
- Financial responsibility may include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, contractors and construction workers, assisting with budget development and providing support to Philanthropy staff for fundraising.
- Networks with diverse groups, including landowners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members and the general public.
- Works under minimal supervision; must make independent decisions based on experience and judgment.
- Able to work flexible schedule including holidays and weekends, as needed.
- Operates and instructs work team members on various types of machinery and equipment including brush mowers, power tools, restoration and construction tools and equipment
- May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
- May lead or monitor work groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers.