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The Bainbridge Island Land Trust protects and preserves private property as well as acquires land for parks and trails.

Employment Opportunities

 

EMPLOYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT - Stewardship Coordinator

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust is seeking a full-time Stewardship Coordinator to support the organization's conservation efforts on Bainbridge Island in the State of Washington. 

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT) mission is to preserve and steward the diverse natural environment of Bainbridge Island for the benefit of all. BILT preserves natural areas, shorelines, forests, streams, working landscapes and scenic vistas by holding conservation easements, facilitating land acquisitions, stewarding protected lands, restoring properties, engaging stakeholders and educating the community about land conservation and stewardship. From its inception in 1989 to date, BILT and its community partners have used these tools to preserve more than 1,300 acres of land. The Bainbridge Island Land Trust is an Accredited Land Trust. We have a dynamic and engaged staff team and Board of Directors.

Bainbridge Island is located in central Puget Sound and has a population of 23,380. It can be reached via a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle, Washington or a bridge over Agate Passage from the Kitsap Peninsula. 

Position Summary

The Stewardship Coordinator is a key member of our team responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust's conservation easements and owned properties, currently totaling 54 properties. These conservation properties include 41 easements on privately owned property, 6 easements on public access areas, and 7 BILT-owned lands constituting over 800 total acres. The Stewardship Coordinator is the first point of contact with landowners, neighbors, and community partners on a variety of issues related to our conserved lands. In addition to carrying out monitoring work and providing technical expertise, the Stewardship Coordinator recruits, trains, and works with a team of volunteers who assist in the monitoring and maintenance of BILT's lands. The Coordinator works closely with the Bainbridge Island Land Trust's Conservation Director and the Stewardship Committee to manage BILT's conservation lands and prioritize restoration or land management issues. The position also supports the Land Trust's efforts with new projects including conservation easement establishment, new property acquisitions, and restoration efforts. 

View the full position description here.

HOW TO APPLY:

Candidates should send a letter of application outlining the reasons why they should be considered for the position, a writing sample, and a resume outlining their qualifications and strengths. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible, but no later than Sunday, April 2, 2017. Qualified applicants will be considered for hiring prior to this date. All application materials should be sent to debbie@bi-landtrust.org.



EMPLOYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT - Land Trust Teen Conservation Crew

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust is once again hiring a dedicated crew of teens aged 15 and older to work on conservation lands this summer. The Land Trust Teen Conservation Crew will perform valuable conservation work such as invasive plant removal, property clean up, and other stewardship items on island conservation lands during 14 days this summer.

The program offers high school students a unique opportunity to earn money while making a noticeable difference in the health of our island ecosystems, and learn more about the work of the Land Trust.

The 2017 work schedule for the Land Trust Teen Conservation Crew will be as follows: 

June 22 (Thursday) 9:00am-2:30pm
June 23 (Friday) 9:00am-2:30pm
June 28, 29, 30 (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday) 9:00am-2:30pm
July 5, 6, 7 (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday) 9:00am-2:30pm
July 12, 13, 14 (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday) 9:00am-2:30pm 
July 19,20,21 (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday) 9:00am-2:30pm

A commitment to work all days is highly preferred. Rate of pay for crew members will be $11/hr. Work is out of doors regardless of weather. Prior experience working out of doors is preferred but not required. Transportation to and from the work site is the responsibility of the crew member. Crew members will receive 5 hours of pay each day with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. 

If you are a teen, 15 and older interested in this job opportunity please contact Sinclair Ball at the Land Trust, sinclair@bi-landtrust.org or (206) 842-1216.

We have a limited number of spots available, and our goal is to fill our crew by March 31st so please apply early. Application materials will be provided upon initial screening. A short after-school or evening orientation meeting will take place this spring during which all application materials will be collected and we will get to know each other. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited number of spots on the Land Trust crew, if you are not hired we encourage you to contact Emily Helgeson, emilyh@biparks.org, at the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District who hosts the Student Conservation Corps program with more spots available. 

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