Join our small but energetic team to protect our forests, farms, meadows, and wetlands!

About Scenic Rivers Land Trust: Founded in 1988, Scenic Rivers Land Trust is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to protecting the forests, farms, meadows, shorelines, and wetlands of Anne Arundel County. To date, Scenic Rivers has acquired 78 conservation easements, covering over 3,700 acres.

Scenic Rivers Land Trust seeks a full time Stewardship Coordinator to ensure that 100% of our conservation easements are annually monitored and properly managed, and to assist in outreach, program management, and other mission critical projects throughout the year. This position includes interacting with landowners, volunteers, donors, and contractors. Candidates must be very detail and process oriented to ensure easement records are maintained to national accreditation standards. This position is field and office oriented, with the ability to work on a hybrid and flexible schedule, and the occasional need to work in the evening or on weekends. This position reports to the executive director. This position will require the use of a personal vehicle, with mileage reimbursed.


Stewardship of Protected Land

Scenic Rivers Land Trust is entrusted by the community to monitor and enforce the conservation easements it holds. The Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for managing our current conservation easement portfolio records. Most importantly, this includes managing the annual monitoring of every easement we hold (all 78 of them). The Stewardship Coordinator coordinates our Volunteer Stewards to visit and create reports for approximately 50% of our portfolio, and the Stewardship Coordinator visits and writes reports for the remainder of our portfolio. All conservation easement recordkeeping is under the Stewardship Coordinator’s care – everything from landowner inquiries and easement violations, to annual, current condition, and baseline reports.

The Stewardship Coordinator also coordinates and implements our Healthy Forests Program at Bacon Ridge Natural Area with Scenic Rivers staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers.

Grant Writing & Other Essential Projects

The Stewardship Coordinator collaborates with staff for researching and documenting possible funding opportunities, writing grants, and grant reporting, as well as supporting outreach events, donor database management, and communications.

Position requirements and preferences:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources or related field preferred (or commensurate experience);
  • One year experience in nonprofit or land conservation work;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with members of a team;
  • Ability to and familiarty with walking miles in the woods, possibly off-trail;
  • Experience in conservation easement monitoring and recordkeeping;
  • Ability to follow process and be detail oriented;
  • Ability and passion to learn new skills and technology;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
  • Familiarity with local ecosystems and/or invasive plants;
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS, Landscape, and/or Salesforce a plus;
  • Grant writing experience a plus.
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot – FAA certification a plus

Salary and Benefits:

  • Starting salary range is $48,000 to $57,000 depending upon experience;
  • Paid holiday (11 days), sick (5 days), and annual leave (10-15 days);
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with an employer match of 3% of annual salary; and
  • Flexible and hybrid work schedule

Start Date:

April/May 2024 preferred.

To apply:

Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Sarah Knebel, Executive Director, at with “STEWARDSHIP COORDINATOR” in the subject line.

The position will remain open until filled.

Scenic Rivers Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer.

Scenic Rivers aspires to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion remain integral to our organizational structure, policies, board of directors, staff, strategic goals, grants, partnerships and program delivery. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this job description, we encourage you to submit an application.

Opening announced: February 26, 2024