Huron Pines AmeriCorps Stewardship Technicians
Through the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program, the Leelanau Conservancy is offering an opportunity for two full-time members to support increasing the efficiency, visibility, and awareness of our stewardship work. The Stewardship Technicians will be integral to the stewardship team planning and implementing invasive species monitoring and control work, restoration projects, and trail maintenance and construction on our 28 natural areas, preserves, and forest reserves. The AmeriCorps members will collaborate with volunteers from multiple programs including trail stewards, workday events, and citizen science monitoring. The members will serve as liaisons between stewardship and outreach, helping to tell stewardship stories as the eyes and ears “in the field.” The Stewardship Technicians may also create and manage a variety of conservation projects including trail restoration and rerouting, lake and stream sampling for our water quality program, vernal pool inventory, tree pest and disease monitoring, GIS data management, and others.
Our ideal candidates will have a strong natural resources background, knowledge of invasive species identification and/or management techniques and be comfortable working collaboratively with people. We are seeking individuals who are organized, detail oriented, have excellent communication skills, and can inspire and lead the team to successful completion of projects. The Stewardship Technician should be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and can work independently. The member may be required to complete tasks alone in the field in a variety of adverse weather and terrain conditions. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent verbal and written communication skills and firsthand experience with on-the-ground conservation projects.
This is a 40-hour-per-week position and runs from January 10 – November 15, 2024. Benefits include a $17,600 living stipend, a $6,895 education award, and student loan deferment.
Applications and directions are available at www.huronpines.org/americorps and will be accepted until October 13th.
Please see the Huron Pines AmeriCorps website linked above for possible deadline extensions.