Overview

Land Stewardship Coordinators (LSC) Build the long-term capacity of their Service Sites by creating
networks of volunteers to support hands-on stewardship of community lands. They organize, train, and
collaborate with municipal boards, neighborhood and civic associations, community members, youth
groups, and schools to care for, improve access to, and support the long-term resiliency and sustainable
use of community lands. By providing training and organizing collaborative land-focused projects, they
increase resources for community projects, demonstrate environmentally responsible land
management, help individuals build skills, and nurture an inclusive sense of public ownership in the local
landscape. LSCs generally spend roughly 60% of their time in the office and 40% in the field.
TerraCorps Members engage with their supervisors to develop and carry out three or more capacity
building projects over the course of the service year. Some of these projects will involve recruiting,
training, and/or managing community volunteers. The Trustees of Reservations has proposed the
following potential project(s) for their Land Stewardship Coordinator:
1) Volunteer Steward Program (grassland nesting bird monitoring program) – enhance and expand
the program by coordinating trainings, outings, and service days. This program supports our
management activities at our farms to support both biological diversity and agricultural
production through grazing livestock.
2) Volunteer Steward Program (general biological monitoring and restoration projects) – enhance
and expand the program by coordinating trainings, outings and service days. This includes
building the use of iNaturalist projects to document the biodiversity of our properties.
3) Develop materials to share the work of the Coast and Natural Resources program including blog
posts, social media, and on-site signage in collaboration with Trustees marketing team.

Tagged as: Conservation, Full Time, Research/Science and Technical, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Strong writing and verbal communication skills
• Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team
• Comfort navigating computer software programs (Microsoft Office 365 suite of
programs, ArcGIS)
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• Training and experience pertinent to the Land Stewardship Coordinator position and
projects listed above
• Experience training and educating community members and volunteers
• Experience with natural systems and identifying plant and wildlife species
• Knowledge and direct experience with A

Preferred Skills:

A US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
• At least 18 years old
• A minimum of a high school diploma or GED
• No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps Member
• Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check

About The Trustees of Reservations

Founded in 1891 by Charles Eliot, a protégé of well-known landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted,
The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) is the nation’s oldest conservation and historic preservation
organization. Eliot’s belief in the connection between the natural and cultural led him to envision an
organization that connected people to place, and art to nature—a blended balance inspired by the past
and fueled by innovation, creativity, and new ideas. With a mission to “preserve, for public use and
enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts,” The
Trustees has worked for 130 years to conserve the natural, cultural, and historic character that makes
Massachusetts unique. To that end, The Trustees owns and manages 123 diverse properties across the
state, spanning more than 27,000 acres—from working farms, landscaped and urban gardens, and
parks, to barrier beaches, forests, campgrounds, inns and a dozen historic houses.

Application Instructions

Apply through the TerraCorps website https://terracorps.org/available-member-positions/ Position will be based in Florence, Massachusetts (Massachusetts – CT River Valley/Western Region)

Company Website

http://thetrustees.org