The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, a nonprofit organization that has made substantial headway in environmental conservation by helping to protect more than 14,000 acres of various habitats and farmland over the last 45 years, is seeking a highly collaborative, organized and mission-driven professional to coordinate natural resource management on lands held or managed by the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County. This role involves taking the lead on several properties rich in biodiversity and endemic species, as well as properties that serve as vital wildlife corridors. The Natural Resource Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the execution of natural resource and ecological restoration projects, requiring effective collaboration with partners, and the management of contractors and volunteers. Focus lands include our Sandhills Preserves, Glenwood Open Space Preserve, Santa Cruz long-toed salamander Preserves, Watsonville Slough Farm, Highway 17 properties, Rocks Ranch, and other properties as they are added to our holdings.
The Natural Resource Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position with excellent benefits and a great work environment. The Natural Resource Coordinator is part of the Stewardship Team, reporting to the Director of Land Stewardship. The Land Trust offers a green commute stipend, professional development opportunities, staff events with great food and fun, and a kid & dog-friendly office. Work hours total 40 hours per week generally between 8 am-5 pm, Monday – Friday, with occasional early, late, or weekend work required. This position works in the field and office. It is not a remote position. Starting pay ranges from $65,000 – $75,000/year.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply before October 13, 2023 when review of applications will begin. Position open until filled.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].