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Restoration Coordinator

Watershed Stewards Academy
975 Indian Landing Rd, Millersville, MD 21108
Hybrid work
$45,000 - $55,000 a year - Full-time

Location

975 Indian Landing Rd, Millersville, MD 21108

Benefits
Pulled from the full job description

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

Full job description

This exciting and fast-paced position will work closely with the WSA Director of Restoration to execute the RePlant Anne Arundel Program, RePlant Annapolis Program, and assist with other watershed restoration projects. In 2022, RePlant Anne Arundel and RePlant Annapolis installed over 3,800 trees and engaged over 700 residents throughout Anne Arundel County. In 2023, the Restoration Coordinator will lead these programs to plant a similar number of trees with volunteers and restoration contractors. This will include leading an online training course as well as in-person planting events during the spring and fall planting seasons.

As part of WSA’s Urban Trees Grant award, the Restoration Coordinator is the primary contact for the grant and is responsible for tracking all of the grant deliverables, including the management of urban planting projects in Northern Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis. Additionally, the Restoration Coordinator will engage, train, and mentor volunteers to install additional restoration projects as well as train and engage new volunteers. The Restoration Coordinator must share a commitment to supporting the goal of engaging a diverse range of constituents and a strong desire to help forward WSA’s mission to advance the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in our watershed. More information about WSA may be found at: AAWSA.ORG

Below are some examples of the projects and tasks assigned to the Restoration Coordinator:

Volunteer Management: The Restoration Coordinator will coordinate the Tree Trooper Action group including recruitment, training and support through successful tree plantings. This includes the instruction of the Tree Trooper training course, which involves teaching volunteers the steps that they can take to create and implement a tree planting project in their respective communities. Emphasis is placed on engaging volunteers consistent with WSA’s commitment to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations. More information: http://aawsa.org/tree-trooper

RePlant Anne Arundel and RePlant Annapolis Promotion: The Restoration Coordinator will help update the WSA website and social media to help promote RePlant Anne Arundel and RePlant Annapolis Promotion will also include public speaking and teaching of groups. More information: http://aawsa.org/replant-2

Backyard Buffers: The Restoration Coordinator will also run the Backyard Buffer Program, a tree seedling planting program. More information: http://www.aawsa.org/backyard-buffers/

Tree Plantings: The Restoration Coordinator will work with and manage both volunteers and contractors to plant trees in Anne Arundel County. The Restoration Coordinator will have some field work but will also coordinate multiple projects at the same time as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Restoration Reporting: The Restoration Coordinator will track tree plantings via spreadsheet and GIS to ensure easy reporting of the restoration efforts throughout Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis. They will also be responsible for managing all restoration related project submissions in WSA’s volunteer database.

Programmatic Support: The Restoration Coordinator will work in collaboration with the Director of Restoration to help plan and execute restoration efforts in flagship programs such as the Certification Course, RePollinate Anne Arundel, Clean Water Communities, and certified Steward action. More information: aawsa.org/repollinate

Skills and Qualifications include:

  • Two (2) years of experience working in the environmental restoration field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities deemed sufficient to prepare the applicant to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • Knowledge of native tree species including tree ID, right tree right place, and spacing requirements in rural, suburban, and urban locations
  • Demonstrated experience in design, installation and maintenance of residential scale watershed restoration projects including rain gardens, tree buffers, conservation landscapes and rain barrels.
  • Experience with developing and managing contracts for restoration services.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory and programmatic drivers of watershed restoration in Maryland.
  • Experience providing training to volunteers and the general public.
  • Ability to exercise considerable patience, courtesy, tact, and judgment in working with fellow employees, volunteers, restoration professionals, students, teachers, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with office software (e.g. Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite -Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher) Ability to learn new software programs as necessary.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to develop publications geared toward specific goals and audiences. Examples include the RePlant Anne Arundel Resilient Tree Species Manual and Maintenance Plan.
  • Ability to navigate varied terrain including steep wooded trails and unpaved paths.
  • Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification, preferred
  • Fluent in Spanish, preferred

In their resumes, we encourage applicants to include experiences and skills, developed in either personal, extracurricular, or professional settings, that highlight an ability to connect to underrepresented constituents and a commitment to engage diverse communities.

Salary and Benefits: Salary range for ideal candidates will likely fall between $45,000-55,000/year salary with a generous benefits package that includes 26 days of annual leave, paid holidays, and sick leave, along with health and retirement packages.

Work Schedule: The work schedule is flexible to include 40 hours per week. Evening and some weekend work is required, but schedule flexibility is possible for regular daytime hours.

Work Location: The Restoration Coordinator works primarily at the WSA offices located at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center (975 Indian Landing Road, Millersville, MD 21108). Some telework will be permitted based on organization policy. The Restoration Coordinator must have the ability to travel to and from sites using their own vehicle and navigate steep and uneven terrain. Mileage reimbursement is included. A background check and fingerprinting is required prior to employment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Millersville, MD 21108: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Restoration: 2 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Millersville, MD 21108