Land Steward, Jackson Hole Land Trust

Jackson, WY

Job Title: Land Steward

Organization: Jackson Hole Land Trust

Location: Jackson, WY

Position Overview: The Land Steward is responsible for the stewardship of JHLT’s conservation easements. The core of the position is to ensure for the integrity of our conservation easement partnerships through accurate and thorough monitoring of properties. Furthermore, the Land Steward provides support and clarity to our conservation partners through effective communication and resources for best management practices. 

Duties:

Stewardship: 90%

  • Effectively communicate with landowners to guide them toward best management practices encouraged by the JHLT, and often required by the conservation easement
  • Identify and document changes to easement properties that may impact the conservation values of a property
  • Create and maintain effective relationships with conservation easement landowners, ranch managers, and property caretakers
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with regional conservation organizations to provide resources to easement landowners
  • Work with staff, landowners, and partners to initiate resolution of easement violations
  • Ensure easement monitoring, through property visits with fellow stewardship staff is completed on an annual basis as assigned
  • Assist Director of Stewardship in preparation for Stewardship Committee and Board meetings by creating maps and other documents
  • Maintain stewardship equipment in good, working order
  • Assist with management of JHLT-owned conservation properties

Fundraising and Communications support: 5%

  • Attend JHLT donor and outreach events, as needed
  • Assist with landowner outreach including newsletters, web content, and social media posts

Protection: 5%

  • Assist with Baseline inventory documentation for new easement projects
  • Assist Protection staff with the identification of conservation values for potential projects

Qualifications:

  • Preferably a master’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, rangeland management, or related field or other post-baccalaureate schooling in agriculture or conservationbased land management
  • 3+ years of experience in natural resource management, conservation practice, and/or communications in the Intermountain West preferably in the following fields:
    • Rangeland Management
    • Watershed or fisheries management
    • Habitat management for species of conservation concern (migratory birds, amphibians, etc)
    • Landscape resiliency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of resource management topics of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the ability to convey this both in a professional setting and in laymen’s terms
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships and effectively communicate with co-workers, landowners, agencies, board members and other stakeholders with a diversity of perspectives
  • Experience developing and managing multiple projects and timelines • Working knowledge of ArcGIS to create maps and analyze landscape changes
  • Practical problem-solving and organization skills with attention to detail
  • Proven interest in land conservation
  • Valid driver’s license 

Salary/pay: $47,000 – $53,000, competitive benefits package including a $400 / month housing stipend

Application Deadline: February 4

How to apply: Email Resume & Cover letter to derekellis@jhlandtrust.org by February 4, 2022. No phone calls, please