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Restoration Project Coordinator

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Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Field Office
1980 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
United States

POSITION SUMMARY

The Restoration Project Coordinator is a full-time position with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. Working with the Greenway Trust's regionally acclaimed stewardship program, this position plays an integral role in coordinating and implementing ecological restoration on both public and private land in the 1.5 million acre Mountains to Sound Greenway between Seattle and Central Washington. The Greenway Trust coordinates conservation corps crews, contractors, restoration technicians, and extensive community involvement in these on-the-ground efforts.

The Restoration Project Coordinator manages the Greenway Trust's ecological restoration efforts. This includes project management and implementation, coordination with land managers and other partners, field crew oversight, nursery management, and technical services (including noxious weed surveys, herbicide applications, planting plan designs, and other projects). The Restoration Project Coordinator manages the Greenway Trust-sponsored Washington Conservation Corps crews, Washington Conservation Corps individual placements, contractors, and the Greenway Trust's seasonal restoration technicians to complete restoration projects. The Restoration Project Coordinator assists with program fundraising and coordinates with and supports the volunteer and trails programs.

The right candidate will have several years of field-based experience, be detail-oriented, quality and efficiency driven and able to work both independently and in a leadership role with both public and private partners, conservation corps crews, volunteers, and contractors. The Restoration Project Coordinator position offers the potential for extensive professional growth.

RESPONSIBILITIES

- On-site Project Supervision: Provide oversight of work completed by conservation corps crews, volunteers, contractors, and partner organizations. This includes providing necessary training and direction, maintaining high production, quality, and safety standards.
- Project Development: Develop restoration site plans including invasive weed control strategies, planting plans, and monitoring and maintenance plans, project descriptions, mapping, and photo documentation.
- Project Tracking: Track field results of projects including daily work logs, photo documentation and preparation of project reports.
- Volunteer Supervision: Manage projects to provide volunteers opportunities to learn about and participate in local restoration.
- Field Program Logistics: Assist in the management of field program, which includes conservation corps crew, program resources (such as vehicles, tools, and other supplies) and the field base facility.
- Grant Writing & Management: Write and manage grants for on-the-ground restoration projects.
- Other Program Tasks: Completion of other tasks as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

- A minimum of three years of field-based restoration ecology experience with comprehensive knowledge of restoration techniques (e.g. bank stabilization, plant installation, etc.), Northwest native plants, invasive plants, plant surveys, herbicide application, GPS/mapping, etc.
- Bachelor's degree or experience in a conservation-related field.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully in independent settings with minimal supervision and to operate as part of a large team.
- Proven personal initiative and ability to handle multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment (to prioritize, use good judgment, and problem solve).
- Demonstrated ability to motivate crews and volunteers and effectively instruct others in restoration ecology, practices and standards, tool use, safety, and teamwork.
- Strong organizational skills; prompt, dependable, flexible work habits and appropriate professional demeanor.
- Skills in safe use, operation, and maintenance of vehicles, hand tools, chainsaws, and brush cutters.
- Ability to regularly lift 50lbs, hike in mountain terrain, and work under physically demanding conditions, including cold and wet weather.
- Standard computer skills using Windows, Word and Excel.
- Valid driver's license with insurable driving record.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Wilderness First Aid (or higher) and CPR training.
- A current Washington State pesticide applicator's license (with aquatic certification).

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary Depends on Experience. Excellent benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, and vacation benefits, and retirement plan.

REPORTS TO

The Restoration Project Coordinator reports to the Stewardship Director.

LOCATION AND SCHEDULE

The primary work location is the Greenway Trust Field Office in Issaquah, WA. Transportation from the field base to work sites is provided. The Restoration Project Coordinator is a full-time exempt position with flexible schedule, including some weekends and occasional evenings.

TO APPLY

Email cover letter, resume, references, and any materials you wish to share that are related to your ecological restoration experience to:

Mr. Mackenzie Dolstad, Stewardship Program Administrator

[email protected]

No phone calls please

The Greenway Trust is committed to hiring a skilled, dedicated and diverse work force.

ABOUT THE STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

The Greenway Trust Stewardship Program provides long-term stewardship of public and private land in the Mountains to Sound Greenway, which includes over 900,000 acres of public lands from Seattle to Central Washington. This program works on federal, state, county and city lands completing tree plantings, invasive plant removal, riparian restoration, logging road removal, trail maintenance and construction, and a host of other stewardship activities. The involvement and education of thousands of volunteers yearly is a major component of the program.

ABOUT THE MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY TRUST

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. Founded in 1991, the Greenway Trust works to promote public land acquisitions, connect a continuous regional trail system, teach people of all ages about the importance of conserving forests and wildlife, improve recreation access, create new parks and trails and mobilize thousands of volunteers.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway is the scenic landscape that stretches from Seattle to central Washington. The Greenway connects the working farms, forests, natural areas and communities that surround us. The Greenway Trust celebrates this heritage and brings people together to restore habitat, connect trails, and build a sustainable future.

Congress recently proposed to designate the Mountains to Greenway as a National Heritage Area to recognize its scenic, cultural and historic significance. In the Greenway, alpine peaks, wilderness lakes, and lush forests are connected by road, rail and trail to rural towns and high rises, where local residents live, work and play in communities deeply rooted to the land around them. Twenty years of conservation have preserved much of the natural heritage of the Greenway. Today, this network of parks, forests, farms and cities is both our history and our way of life.

As the local coordinating entity for the Greenway Heritage Area, the Greenway Trust is charged with representing a diverse array of interests and doing so with a voice that is balanced, respectful and inclusive. The more than 200 members of the Greenway coalition represent government, business, non-profits, and community members. They come from rural and urban areas and work across political divides. They are unified by a common vision: preserving a landscape that provides places for nature and wildlife, for outdoor recreation and education, for working forests and farms, as well as vibrant urban areas with strong economies.

Location

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Field Office
1980 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
United States