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Overview

LOCATION AND SCHEDULE
The Stewardship Director will work out of FRLT’s office at 75 Court Street, Quincy, California,
Monday through Friday. This is a full-time salaried position.

SUMMARY
Feather River Land Trust (FRLT)’s Stewardship Director will ensure the Preserves and
Conservation Easements under FRLT’s care are managed in a fashion that preserves
conservation values and protects public safety. The Stewardship Director meets this goal by
effectively supervising, mentoring, training, and inspiring a dedicated team of land
stewardship professionals. The Stewardship Director is supervised by the Executive Director.
The Stewardship Director oversees FRLT’s Stewardship Program. The program includes the
management of FRLT fee-title properties, conservation easements and outdoor learning
facilities (Learning Landscapes). Responsibilities include ensuring safe operation of public
access infrastructure, at the Sierra Valley Preserve Headquarters (Shop, Headquarters,
Bunkhouse), Leonhardt Learning Landscape, Heart K Ranch facilities, Olsen Barn and
Mountain Meadows Gateway Trailhead.
DUTIES:
1. Supervise (train, mentor, support and inspire) and evaluate the performance of
Stewardship staff (Regional Land Managers, Senior Project Manager, Conservation
Easement Coordinator and Fire Recovery Coordinator.
2. Coordinate the development and updating of Preserve Land Management Plans.
3. Coordinate the development and review of annual work plans and budgets.
4. Assist with the planning, development, and implementation of stewardship projects
that meet Preserve Land Management objectives and annual work plan priorities.
5. Ensure that all conservation easements are inspected annually according to approved
policies and procedures; maintain landowner relations in a fashion that promotes
cooperation and collaboration; investigate potential violations of conservation
easement terms and report findings to Executive Director.
6. Serve as staff Chair of Stewardship Committee: coordinate the development of annual
committee workplan; work with committee to recruit members that meet
Stewardship program needs and sustain a viable committee; lead committee in
generating agendas, sharing supporting documentation and facilitating committee
meetings.
7. Prepare necessary reports (quarterly, annual, and as needed) for funders, Stewardship
Committee and FRLT Board of Directors.
8. Take the lead in the writing of grants to fund land stewardship activities on FRLT
Preserves.
9. Ensure staff and site safety including pre-event inspections, tail-gate safety briefings
and halting activities if a safety concern is encountered.
10. Work with People and Land Program Coordinator to oversee the management and
maintenance of outdoor classroom sites (Learning Landscapes) across the watershed.
11. Respond to incidents involving FRLT lands quickly and ensure resource damage and
hazards to the public are handled appropriately.
12. Attend staff meetings and trainings.
13. Lead Stewardship department coordination calls.
14. Assist with the management and protection of water rights and water resources
associated with FRLT protected properties.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum three years of leadership experience in a management/supervisory position
• Demonstrated ability to develop and lead a department/team and its members
• Demonstrated experience in the development, management and implementation of
annual workplans and associated budgets
• Ability to think critically and solve problems efficiently
• Excellent written and spoken communication skills
• Experience with grant writing, grant management and grant reporting
• Above average computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Outlook,
Word, Excel), and comfort working within cloud-based data management systems
(e.g. SharePoint, Google Drive)
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree in Natural Resource Management or related field –or– bachelor’s
degree or equivalent in natural resource management or related field and minimum
5 years’ experience in natural resource management
• Proficiency in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and database management
• Experience working in outdoor education
• Experience working with public resource management agencies and/or non-profit
partners

HOW TO APPLY
Please send your resume and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position to:
apickerell@frlt.org or by mail to FRLT, Attn: Aubrey Pickerell, PO Box 1826, Quincy, CA 95971

EOE

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 36
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Reference Check
  • About Feather River Land Trust

    The Feather River Land Trust conserves ecologically and culturally important lands and waters in the Feather River Watershed. With grassroots relationships and strategic partnerships, we’re working to safeguard the Sierra Nevada’s largest source of water and ensure that biodiverse ecosystems remain intact and healthy for our shared future. We’re currently working to conserve 120,000 acres of Feather River headwaters and globally unique wetlands, meadows, and forests for current and future generations. FRLT is a private, non-profit organization founded in 2000 by residents of the Feather River region. Rooted in our region, we also meet standards of excellence for national accreditation. Our diverse partnerships—from local landowners and Maidu communities to state and federal agencies—make us effective at permanently protecting crucial lands and water resources at a landscape scale.

    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes
    Salary: DOE