Jan 15, 2020Full time
THE ROLE: The University of Redlands Stewardship Assistant performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance, monitoring, management and visitation. This is an 11-week position starting June 1, 2020 through August 14, 2020. The Stewardship Assistant assists with the daily management and maintenance of The Nature Conservancy’s preserves ensuring completion of priority stewardship tasks and safe and enjoyable experiences for the visiting public. The Stewardship Assistant will travel with colleagues to various work locations throughout Colorado. This person will gain valuable experience in both outreach and on-the-ground stewardship projects. Duties include working with staff and volunteers to: repair and maintain trails and fences; monitor rare plant species; map natural resources and facilities; maintain and repair buildings, tools and equipment; remove and treat exotic species; greet and guide visitors; patrol, open and close preserve buildings; respond to visitor inquiries; administer and coordinate volunteer days. RESPONSIBILITIES: Interact with visitors, providing a safe and positive experience. Work in a team following weekly supervisory guidance. Work in variable weather conditions, at a remote location, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. Perform work requiring considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. Position may include interactions with youth. REQUIREMENTS: Must be a University of Redlands student working toward completion of an Environmental undergraduate degree program. High school diploma and 6 months of related experience. Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. weed trimmer, hand tools, weed sprayers, iPad, GPS, two-way radio, etc.). Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license). Ability to follow instructions from colleagues and to demonstrate strong communication skills Ability to work in a team environment. High level of responsibility and self-motivation. Experience working and communicating with a diverse group of people. Proficiency with GPS and iPad equipment. Willingness to live on remote Colorado preserves, sharing a remote off-the-grid living space, and work long hours. Current valid driver’s license and proficiency with standard transmission vehicles.