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Springs Stewardship Coordinator

Website friendsofnvwild Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Springs Stewardship Coordinator with Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Location: Las Vegas office with extensive travel throughout Clark County and some travel throughout and outside the state of Nevada

Supervisor: Southern Nevada Director

Employee Classification: Full-time and Exempt

Schedule: Flexible 40-hours per week with frequent weekend and evening work, with the ability to work from home as duties allow

Application Deadline: Application review process will begin on January 3, 2023


Who We Are

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is a statewide conservation non-profit founded in 1984. Friends’ mission is to protect all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, educate the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and improve the management and restoration of wild lands. We are knowledgeable, passionate, and joyful professionals who feel connected to the lands that we are dedicated to protecting. These are the core values that guide our work:

  • Credible: We understand that our long-term success is built through trusting relationships and integrity.  We are reliable community leaders who are committed to accuracy, honesty, and follow through in all that we do.
  • Effective: We think outside the box to find areas of collaboration and compromise, and actively work towards reaching tangible, workable outcomes.
  • People-oriented: We wholeheartedly believe that the outdoors is for all and are devoted to fostering safe spaces where everyone can thrive and express their true selves. We prioritize benefits and policies which ensure that our board, staff, members, and volunteers are well cared for and feel valued.
  • Resilient: We use story-telling, record-keeping, and retention of long-term staff and board to cultivate a thorough understanding of Wild Nevada’s rich history and future trajectory. Through this collective understanding, we have learned that setbacks are inevitable, and that our work is never done.

Purpose of Position

The Springs Stewardship Coordinator will work closely with the Southern Nevada Director to implement a community science program focused on engaging volunteers to access, monitor, and conduct basic assessments of springs located in southern Nevada in the following ways:

  • This position will entail implementing a community science program focused on engaging volunteers to access, monitor, and conduct basic assessments of springs located in southern Nevada.
  • Lead and support volunteer stewardship trips in southern Nevada’s backcountry, with safety and care of volunteers the top priority, including pre- and post-trip logistics, packing, unloading and cleaning, and volunteer data entry and reporting.
  • Supervise Springs Stewardship Crew Leader and AmeriCorps crew members who will monitor springs with volunteers and independently, including hiring and scheduling work hitches to take into account seasonal accessibility, agency needs, transportation, and grant deliverables, and working with fellow staff to ensure coverage and mutual support.
  • Train or schedule the appropriate instructor to train in springs stewardship methods, safety protocol and appropriate first aid, Leave No Trace, vehicle safety, workplace safety and field safety, and ensure all projects are scheduled and staffed, forms are completed, and reports are turned in on time.
  • Provide basic spring assessment survey training for volunteers and crew. Coordinate experts to provide additional trainings on advanced spring assessment methods for staff and volunteer leaders.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Team to recruit volunteers through education programs, presentations, community events, and print, social, and news media.
  • Work with Southern Nevada Director to maintain certain grants, including application, budgeting, and reporting, ensuring deliverables are met, and pinpointing potential funding sources.
  • Represent the organization in partnerships and working relationships with government agencies, businesses, and community organizations.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills, team-oriented approach, and ability to work with people from different backgrounds and experiences.
  • Excellent attention to detail, critical thinking, and organizational skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.  Database experience is helpful.
  • Ability to hike for up to ten hours with a 25-pound backpack and ability to sit for up to four hours at a time.  Must have personal hiking and camping equipment and be self-sufficient in the backcountry whether with a group or alone.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Experience and Education

  • High school diploma or GED required. Degree in a science field or equivalent experience is helpful.
  • At least one year in a supervisory position (can include volunteer supervision).
  • Volunteer or crew management experience is helpful.
  • Please include experiences we did not specifically ask for, but you believe may be relevant to this position and our work.

Compensation: $40,000 to $50,000, plus generous benefits package including 100% company-paid health/vision/dental premiums and long-term disability premiums, IRA match, and paid time off package including 14 annual Holidays, 12 accrued Vacation Days, and 12 accrued Sick and Wellness Days.

To Apply: Email your cover letter, resume, and three professional references with the subject line ‘Springs Stewardship Coordinator’ to employment@nevadawilderness.org. No phone calls, please. References will be called after interviews as part of final candidate screening.

Employer of National Service

We support service to community, with national and international impact, and the ability to make a difference. As an Employer of National Service, we encourage former AmeriCorps and Peace Corps service volunteers to apply with us.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to being a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and to do their best work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@nevadawilderness.org

Background Image: American Rivers | Scott Bosse