Here’s another great opportunity shared by an FW Alum.

From: Moran, Kyler <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 2:22 PM
To: Schneider, Jim <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Legacy Land Conservancy Hiring Seasonal Stewardship Technician
Hi Jim,

I've attached a position description for your job listserv if you don't mind sending it out. This would be an excellent opportunity for someone interested in getting started in non-profit land trust work, or for someone with land management experience that is interested in getting some experience with conservation easements as well.


Kyler Moran,
Easement Stewardship Coordinator
Legacy Land Conservancy
6276 Jackson Road, Suite G
Ann Arbor, MI  48103

 Seasonal Stewardship Technician

Legacy Land Conservancy is an accredited land conservancy founded in 1971 to protect the forests, fields, wetlands, and rivers of southern Michigan. Serving Washtenaw and Jackson counties, Legacy’s mission is to secure for current and future generations a land base for nature, agriculture, fresh water, and recreation today and forever. More information: Legacy Land Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Overview: This position’s primary responsibilities include the training and supervision of Legacy’s seasonal Stewardship Crew and assisting the Easement Stewardship Coordinator in completion of Legacy’s broader stewardship activities including conservation easement monitoring and completion of baseline documentation reports.

Reports to: Land Stewardship Manager and Easement Stewardship Coordinator

Hours: 40 hours per week. Time will be primarily spent on Legacy’s preserves and conservation easement properties. Legacy embraces a remote work culture – time spent on administrative work can be completed remotely with approval.

Compensation: 19$ an hour.

Duration of Position: Mid-April through September 2021, approximately


Supervision and Planning

  *   • Train and educate Crew members on land management techniques, best practices, and safety protocols.
  *   • Plan and schedule weekly Crew activities, in coordination with supervisor as needed.
  *   • Approve timesheets and time off requests
  *   • Report on Crew needs and performance to Land Stewardship Manager
  *   • Keep accurate records of stewardship work performed; enter details and metrics into Landscape database

Program Implementation

  *   • Habitat management including invasive species control and restoration projects as available
  *   • Trail maintenance and improvement
  *   • Perform conservation easement monitoring visits as requested by Easement Stewardship Coordinator including appropriate documentation and reporting
  *   • Assist Easement Stewardship Coordinator with tasks related to completion of baseline documentation reports as requested

Volunteer Engagement

  *   • Lead occasional workdays engaging volunteer groups in stewardship on Legacy preserves
  *   • Orientation and training of individual stewardship volunteers as time allows
  *   • Assist Easement Stewardship Coordinator with tasks related to management of volunteer easement monitoring program as requested

Job Experience and Skills:

  *   • Supervisory experience including leading work crews and/or volunteer groups
  *   • Background in natural resources management including invasive species management
  *   • Knowledge of local flora and ecology types
  *   • Familiar with GIS programs and technology
  *   • Experience with and ability to use hand and power tools
  *   • Comfortable learning new technologies and computer programs
  *   • Licensed herbicide applicator or willingness and ability to acquire this certification

Other Requirements:

  *   • Must be able to work efficiently outdoors in varying conditions and terrain
  *   • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  *   • Enthusiasm for Legacy’s work and mission
  *   • Excited about teaching others the “why” and “how” of land management

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to [log in to unmask] (email subject line: Legacy Stewardship Technician).

Application Deadline: March 19th, 2021

Legacy is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We embrace people from all backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints, because we value the collective sum of our individual differences, unique capabilities and talents. We encourage and support our employees’ differences in age, race, color, ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, veteran status and any other characteristics that make our employees unique.