Position:         Stewardship Associate

Supervisor: Associate Director of Stewardship & GIS

Location: North Shore Land Alliance, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY

Period: Full Time, 35-40 hours a week

Salary: $35-45,000 per year

Founded in 2003, the North Shore Land Alliance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit nationally accredited land trust. It was formed to protect and preserve, in perpetuity, the green spaces, farmlands, wetlands, groundwater and historical sites of Long Island’s North Shore for the enhancement of quality of life and the benefit of future generations. The Land Alliance is responsible for stewardship of nearly 600 acres on the north shore of western Long Island.

Summary of Position
The Stewardship Associate will work two days a week managing volunteers and the remaining three days will be spent in the field, often solo, at our preserves. The Stewardship Associate will:
• Work with stewardship staff to identify/prioritize stewardship needs at selected Land Alliance properties
• Work with volunteers to carry out stewardship activities
• Track volunteer hours and activities
• Assist with oversight of preserve maintenance including trails, boundaries, signage, invasive plants and planting areas
• Assist with monitoring conservation easements
• Participate in Long Island Invasive Species Management Area and other partnerships

Requirements, Attributes and Desired Qualifications:
• Ability to identify local flora and fauna
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Organization skills, with the ability to work with minimal supervision and with a variety of people
• Independent/self-starter
• Availability to work some weekends as required
• Interest in environmental issues, including land conservation
• Must be able to provide own transportation
• Willingness to learn to drive our manual truck
• BS/BA preferred
• Expertise in natural resources management preferred
• Proficiency in using GIS/GPS preferred

Please email resume along with a cover letter to Meghan@northshorelandalliance.org with Stewardship Associate in the subject line.