Conservation Outreach Manager (Full-Time)

Role: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Conservation Outreach Manager will work collaboratively with staff and organizational leadership to manage GLT’s conservation initiatives, lead and develop educational programs, and continue to build upon our community partnerships through collaboration and engagement.

Supervisory Role: The Conservation Outreach Manager directly manages the Conservation Educator, 28-hour per week position

Responsibilities:

  • Manage GLT’s Seed-to-Seed native plant initiative including the planning and implementation of program goals including seed collection, propagation, and planting through the utilization of dedicated volunteer and community partners.
  • Coordinate Greenwich Land Trust’s Youth Corps program including coordinating hiring, establishing project goals, and managing program staff including GLT’s Conservation Educator. Work with the Executive Director to secure program funding and compile all related reporting.
  • Develop and present educational programming to a large and varied audience.
  • Identify, implement, and highlight conservation projects on GLT preserves.
  • Assist with land management including seasonal maintenance, habitat restoration, and property specific projects.
  • Assist with land acquisitions including site visits, conservation assessment reporting, and mapping as needed.
  • Assist with program and event preparation and execution as needed.
  • Contribute content including photo and video for publications including monthly e-newsletter and annual report.
  • Work with Development Manager to identify and prepare grants to enhance stewardship and education programs
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferred) in Natural Resources, Ecology, Horticulture, Wildlife Biology, Forestry, or related field
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated teaching experience (preferred)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applied science and stewardship principles
  • Experience writing about agriculture, science, conservation, the environment and/or other related topics helpful
  • Ability to manage projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Friendly, patient, and mature attitude with exceptional people skills

Skills:

  • Greenhouse management, plant propagation, or nursery operation
  • Knowledge of natural processes, native plants, and invasive plant identification is critical
  • Keen sense of judgment regarding organization and presentation of content for a variety of audiences
  • Excellent written, presentation, oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines, and a willingness to help the team get work accomplished
  • Experience with ArcGIS systems and applications is preferred
  • Proactive approach to work and willingness to take initiative
  • Interest in Greenwich Land Trust’s mission

Compensation: Salary range is competitive depending on experience. Package includes health care benefits, retirement plan, paid vacation, and holidays. No relocation funding available.

 

Please send your resume with cover letter and at least two references to:
Will Kies, Executive Director
will@gltrust.org (Subject: Conservation Outreach Manager Position)
OR
Greenwich Land Trust
370 Round Hill Road
Greenwich, CT 06831