Stewardship Coordinator – Long Point Basin Land Trust

OVERVIEW
Long Point Basin Land Trust (LPBLT) is a charitable non-government organization with a mission to preserve and protect the rich biodiversity of watersheds associated with Long Point, in perpetuity. LPBLT promotes conservation through land securement, outreach, research, habitat restoration and species at risk recovery. By engaging and retaining the support of the regional and broader community, we ensure that these lands will be conserved for future generations.
Our successes to date have been achieved through the work of our dedicated directors, staff, and volunteers. We are now seeking a skilled and effective individual who will enthusiastically engage in the work of LPBLT. Collaborating with the Program Manager and Board of Directors, the Stewardship Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the Stewardship Outcomes from the recently developed Strategic Plan with the main goal of bringing the significant natural areas protected by LPBLT across the Long Point Basin to a high standard of management while protecting native fauna and flora.

TERM AND SALARY
This position is compensated at $55,000 to 65,000 per annum, subject to experience, based on a regular workweek of 37.5 hours, plus mandatory government benefits. Evenings and weekends will occasionally be required. It is offered initially as a 1-year term, contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Work with the Program Manager and the Property Stewardship Committee to identify, assess and prioritize management and restoration needs at LPBLT nature reserves, including trail maintenance, designing interpretive signage, invasive species control, and restoration of native species.
Develop and review Property Management Plans (PMPs), including annual work plans, to implement required stewardship activities at LPBLT nature reserves.
Conduct annual visits of LPBLT nature reserves to ensure early detection and management of threats (e.g., natural disturbances, vandalism, trespassing) and monitor the progress of management goals and objectives as defined in the PMPs.
Develop a system for managing data related to LPBLT nature reserves.
Build volunteer capacity for stewardship and citizen science. Serve as the primary point of contact for volunteers.
Oversee contractors for activities that take place on LPBLT nature reserves as needed.
Provide content for grant proposals and reports related to ongoing and needed stewardship of the nature reserves. Assist in the preparation of the annual Current Stewardship budget.
Other related duties as determined by the Program Manager and Board.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Strong background in ecology, conservation biology or restoration and 2-3 years of directly related experience in property management.
Demonstrated field experience, including the identification and collation of biological inventory data, and the identification of and removal of invasive species.
Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet software, and GIS software.
Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage volunteers.
Prepared to travel, work flexible hours at times, and work in remote and rugged areas. Ability to work outdoors for extended periods in various weather conditions (e.g. high or low temperatures, heavy rain, snow).
Excellent organizational and time management skills; effective at managing multiple priorities and deliverables with competing deadlines.
Valid Ontario driver’s license with access to a car

APPLICATION PROCESS
For consideration, forward your resume and cover letter as a single document (PDF or Word format), along with the contact information (name, title, affiliation, phone number, and email address) of three references to Kristyn Richardson (kristyn@longpointlandtrust.ca) by Monday, September 06, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible after the application deadline, with an anticipated starting date of October 2021.

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