Stewardship Manager

Boothbay Region Land Trust

Opening posted: 07/14/2022 | Expires: 08/16/2022

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Description: The Stewardship Manager (SM) is a full-time, 40 hours per week, year-round position. Work scheduling can be flexible, but is generally Monday through Friday with some weekend and/or evening work  required on occasion. The SM is responsible for monitoring and maintaining all properties and trails under BRLT management, ownership and conservation easement. He/she provides staff leadership to the Stewardship Committee, seasonal stewardship staff, and volunteers. The SM interacts regularly with volunteers, landowners, supporters, partner agencies, and local governmental officials. Good humor, a collaborative spirit, and impeccable integrity are thus essential character traits. The SM is also an integral staff member in the office environment, assisting with other activities such as land acquisition, outreach, environmental education, special events, and fundraising.

Specific duties include:

  • The SM is responsible for all aspects of preserve and easement stewardship and maintenance, including maintenance of the grounds at Oak Point Farm. 
  • Utilizing volunteers as much as possible, maintain all BRLT preserve trail heads, trails, fields, etc. and associated infrastructure. 
  • Provide primary staff leadership to the Stewardship Committee. 
  • Implement and improve established procedures for regular monitoring of all conservation easements and preserve properties held by the BRLT. 
  • Hire and oversee seasonal Damariscove Island Caretakers (2) and substitute caretakers and/or any other seasonal stewardship staff. 
  • Identify and coordinate with stewardship volunteers for BRLT. 
  • Oversee maintenance and management of BRLT stewardship tools and equipment. 
  • Create, review, and revise preserve management plans. 
  • Create Conservation Easement Baselines for BRLT easements per Land Trust Alliance (LTA) standards as new easements are acquired, 
  • Work with the Stewardship Committee to ensure that appropriate trail, signage, and other resources on BRLT preserve lands are adequately managed. 
  • Ensure that maps and brochures for BRLT public preserves are up-to-date. • Maintain all lands records in accordance with best industry practices. 
  • Other stewardship duties as assigned by ED BRLT Support The SM will work as a member of a small staff to support all BRLT efforts. 
  • Assist with BRLT events. 
  • Contribute photos and press releases highlighting stewardship accomplishments. 
  • Assist with the lands and stewardship elements of BRLT’s accreditation efforts and supply needed documentation as required. 

Qualifications: Candidates should be capable of multitasking, able to perform physically demanding outdoor work, and have proficiency working with computers (Microsoft Office, Gmail, etc), and GPS. Candidates should have familiarity with volunteer or general management and experience in natural resource management, land stewardship or outdoor recreation areas/trails management. Carpentry and basic equipment maintenance skills are a plus. A degree in environmental studies and/or natural resource management is highly desirable.

Applications Due by August 15, 2022
Please email your cover letter and resume with three current references to:

Nick Ullo, Executive Director at (include “Stewardship Manager” in the subject line) 

For a full description of the position click here. To learn more about Boothbay Region Land Trust, visit our website at bbrlt.org

Founded in 1980, Boothbay Region Land Trust (BRLT) is a nationally accredited nonprofit land conservation organization with the mission to conserve, for the public benefit, the natural habitat, scenic beauty and working land of the Boothbay Region. BRLT protects over 1,800 acres of land and provides over 35 miles of hiking trails spread across 25 public preserves as well as over 100 free educational programs each year designed to connect people of all ages to the natural wonder of the Boothbay region.