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1 Apr 2022

Full-Time Kittitas Stewardship Coordinator

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust – Posted by Greenway Trust Cle Elum, Washington, United States

Job Description

Position Summary

The Kittitas Stewardship Coordinator will work with a wide array of partners in upper Kittitas County, broadening the participation of local, regional, and underrepresented communities in activities that support the health and sustainability of public lands. 

The Greenway Trust is actively growing programming east of the Cascades. The Kittitas team collaborates closely with landowners, agency partners, civic leaders, and stakeholder groups to identify opportunities and solve challenges facing Kittitas’ public lands. The team works with communities to prioritize, plan, and execute restoration and recreation projects, raise and advocate for funding, and communicate with visitors from across the Greenway and the wider region. The Kittitas program is deeply involved with local efforts to strike a balance between the growth of the outdoor recreation economy, preserving community culture, and stewardship of the area’s unique and abundant natural resources. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for connecting people and the outdoors, strong planning skills, adaptability to changing conditions, and the ability to work independently in the field. This position is ideal for an outgoing, energetic, organized individual who thrives on connections with community groups and individuals. Applicants may have experience working with volunteers, trail crews, restoration projects, and/or fostering a sense of teamwork among unlikely partners. Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into their work. 

 Primary Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate with landowner partners to identify maintenance needs on trails, trailheads, day use areas, campgrounds, and other recreational sites. 
  • Recruit, train, and oversee community groups to complete stewardship projects. 
  • Develop a maintenance calendar of work in partnership with landowners. 
  • Design and implement volunteer training program. 
  • Manage local tool cache for Greenway and partner uses. 
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with local recreation groups. 

 Desired Qualifications 

  • Strong communication and organizational skills. 
  • Relevant experience working with volunteers/collaboratives. 
  • Relevant experience with, or interest in learning, technical skills necessary to maintain recreational infrastructure. 

Reports To: Kittitas Program Manager 

Compensation: Salary is $43,000 to $53,000 annually depending on experience. The Greenway Trust offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision plans, paid vacation and sick leave, retirement plan, and more.  

Schedule: The Kittitas Stewardship Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt position, working Monday to Friday, with seasonal weekend events and occasional evening meetings.  

Location: As a result of the COVID pandemic, Greenway Trust employees are currently working remotely. However, the organization will be moving to a hybrid model working both remotely and in the office as COVID cases decline. When that happens, the office facilities are located in Cle Elum (110 East First Street, Cle Elum, WA 98922). The position includes regular travel to project sites throughout Kittitas County. The Greenway Trust provides a laptop computer and cell phone to employees for work purposes. 

COVID Requirements: Vaccinations are required for Greenway Trust staff and volunteers.  

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. We believe that when we are connected to nature, our lives are better. We are healthier, happier, and our communities are stronger. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Greenway Trust because we want to better reflect the communities that make up the Greenway NHA, because we believe that equity and inclusion are vital to our mission, and because we want to do our part to create a more just society.  

Equal Opportunity Provider: The Greenway Trust is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, ancestry, genetic information, use of a service animal, honorably discharged veteran, military status, political ideology, personal appearance, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. Each person is evaluated based on personal aptitude and merit. 

How to Apply

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter and any other materials you wish to share to apply@mtsgreenway.org. In your cover letter, please describe your ability to plan and execute collaborative projects, an example of your experience with or commitment to connecting historically less represented communities with outdoor recreation or conservation, and an example of your ability to implement new technical skills (ideally with a focus on outdoor recreation). Finalists will be asked to provide references.  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: conservation, Environmental Stewardship, non-profit, and outdoor recreation. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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