Job Opening – Restoration Manager Position
Lower Shore Land Trust
100 River Street
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Overview: Founded in 1990, the Lower Shore Land Trust is a private 501 (c)3 non-profit based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, dedicated to protecting and restoring natural resources, wildlife habitat and working lands to support and connect healthy and vibrant communities. To date, Lower Shore Land Trust holds 131 conservation easements on nearly 25,000 acres.
Lower Shore Land Trust seeks a Restoration Manager to lead implementation of small-scale restoration practices that will lead to improved water quality and habitat in key tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. The Restoration Manager will work to identify opportunities for a variety of small-scale restoration and green infrastructure projects on congregational lands, public lands, and private residences. They will manage projects from the beginning stages including assessment of opportunities, identifying funding sources, to implementation and developing a maintenance schedule. The Restoration Manager will work to strengthen existing partnerships and expand opportunities.
Restoration of congregational lands, public lands, and private lands
- Conduct site assessment “water audits” to determine available restoration projects on a site-by-site basis, and create site maps and water audit reports summarizing the findings of the site visit
- Participate in the quarterly meetings of the Town/Urban Committee of Delmarva Restoration and Conservation Network
- Assist and/or lead outreach programming relating to restoration work
- Coordinate with One Water Partnership Outreach Coordinator to build a pipeline of projects and assist in securing project funding through various grant programs
Other Essential Projects:
- Assist in securing project funding through various grant programs
- Create event flyers, newsletters and social media posts relating to restoration work
- Support outreach events
Position Requirements and preferences:
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning, landscape architecture, natural resources, environmental science or studies, or a related field
- 3+ years’ experience in environmental field
- Experience working with and building upon partnerships with non-profits, government organizations, volunteers, community organizations, residents, engineers or others
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Workplace, Esri ArcGIS. Canva and FieldDoc is a plus
- Experience managing grant-funded projects
- Knowledge of habitat and water quality projects, design and installation of stormwater management and green infrastructure with Chesapeake Bay Landscape professional training or comparable certification is a plus
- Ability to create site maps and site plans
- Experience with social media, working on newsletters and other media
- Attention to detail, and ability to multi-task, strong organizational skills
- Familiarity with local ecosystems and/or invasive plants a plus
Salary and benefits:
The full-time position is grant funded and is for 2 years with the potential to be extended. The position is based in Snow Hill, MD. Job performance will be reviewed by the Executive Director and Executive Committee. The position includes paid vacations and holidays. Starting Salary range is $48,000 – $55,000 depending on experience.
- Benefits package: We offer a benefits package that includes paid time off (vacation, sick and holiday) and health care.
Please send cover letter and resume to Kate Patton, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with Restoration Manager in the subject line. Submit by September 26. Resumes accepted until position is filled.