The Northwest Indiana Land Steward leads seasonal work teams to ensure the coordination, community support, and implementation of preserve management plans. They maintain preserve areas frequented by the visiting public; remove invasive species; conduct monitoring and research; and collect native seed. The Steward also helps maintain tools, fleet vehicles, and equipment; operates heavy machinery; participates in the prescribed fire program; and maintains preserve records using a PC and mobile devices.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- May lead or monitor work groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers covering a wide geographic area.
- Financial responsibility may include working within a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, credit card expense reporting, assisting with budget development and fundraising targets.
- Networks with diverse groups, including landowners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members, and the public to recruit support for the Conservancy and publicize its programs/preserves.
- May work under minimal and/or distant supervision; may make some independent decisions based on analysis, experience, and context.
- May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.