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Stewardship & Community Education Coordinator

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PCC Farmland Trust
1917 First Ave, Level A, Suite 100
Seattle,, WA 98101
United States
Phone: 206-547-9855

PCC Farmland Trust Stewardship & Community Education Coordinator

Who We Are
PCC Farmland Trust secures, preserves and stewards threatened farmland in the Northwest, ensuring that generations of local farmers productively farm using sustainable, organic growing methods. The Trust is a community-supported 501(c) 3 non-profit founded in 1999 by Seattle based PCC Natural Markets (the nation’s largest natural retail foods cooperative) and is operated independently with separate offices, staff, Board and administrative functions. To date, the Trust has preserved 865 acres of working, organic farmland, across the state of Washington. The Farmland Trust has eight employees including this position; this position works most closely with the Conservation Director, Conservation Manager and the Communications Manager. Position will remain open until filled. www.pccfarmlandtrust.org

Overview
We are seeking a self-motivated, organized and enthusiastic person to coordinate the daily activities of the Stewardship and Community Education Programs. The Coordinator will work primarily (60%) within the Stewardship Program to monitor conservation easements and provide programmatic support. Position responsibilities include stewardship grant proposal development for public and private sources, development of baseline documentation and site management plans, implementation of stewardship activities (including restoration work), regulatory compliance, and coordinating volunteer events. In addition to stewardship tasks, the Coordinator will manage community education events (40%) and lead program-related educational activities at community and fundraising events.

Essential Responsibilities:

Stewardship
Conduct annual monitoring visits on all fee owned and easement properties
Address outstanding issues related to conservation easement violations
Update and develop stewardship plans for each property
Establishing Baseline Documentation Reports
Coordinate volunteer work parties on fee and easement properties
Create and organize stewardship materials
Programmatic grant reporting, tracking, budgeting and applications

Community Education
Manage the Trust’s volunteer program
Coordinate communications with PCC FT Volunteers
Assist with outreach material management in PCC Natural Markets Stores
Set up and staff PCC Farmland Trust information table at events
Programmatic grant reporting, tracking, budgeting and applications
Generate print and digital materials for volunteer events
Maintain, update and organize all educational and outreach materials
Assist with coordination of educational farm tours, sponsored by PCC FT

Qualifications
Must have a valid driver’s license & access to a personal vehicle
Ability to work independently
B.S. in agriculture, biological sciences, natural resources or related field
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), outgoing, positive attitude, attention to detail, and a desire to work within a team environment.
Microsoft Office proficiency
Volunteer management experience and/or coordinating volunteer restoration events
Prefer experience working with private landowners
Familiarity with GPS technology
Comfortable engaging with the public at events
Available weekends and evenings

Terms
Salaried position with medical/dental/vision plan, bus pass and PCC Natural Markets discount
Salary is $18/hour
30-40 hours/week, opportunity for full time employment
Regular in-office schedule, downtown Seattle
Position starts no later than January 2012, availability in December preferred

Applications
Submit resume and cover letter to:
Melissa Campbell, Conservation Director: [email protected]
For further information please email (preferred) or call Melissa: (206) 547-9855
Office address: 1917 First Avenue, Level A, Seattle WA 98101

Location

PCC Farmland Trust
1917 First Ave, Level A, Suite 100
Seattle,, WA 98101
United States
Phone: 206-547-9855