Job Description:
This position will work on the Alliance’s Forest Team under supervision of the Forests Program Director, with additional guidance provided by the Pennsylvania Forests Program Manager, in the Alliance’s Lancaster office on a wide range of riparian and upland reforestation and restoration projects. The successful candidate should have strong organizational skills, a basic understanding of water quality and land use issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to form strong relationships and work in partnership with a variety of audiences is essential. The Pennsylvania Forests Projects Coordinator will interact often with landowners, agricultural producers, government agencies, natural resources contractors, volunteers, and other organizations. This position will involve extensive fieldwork and outreach, including meeting with landowners, supervising contracted work, planting sites, monitoring plantings, and maintaining sites, and will thus require field-savviness. It will also involve generating planting plans, mapping, creating outreach campaigns and assisting with grant applications and reporting. Forests projects will be a core focus for this position, specifically the Alliance’s Riparian Forest Buffer and Lawn Conversion efforts. Candidates with knowledge and field experience in reforestation and natural lands management will be prioritized.