Restoration Project Coordinator (Grant Funded)
Title:Restoration Project Coordinator (Grant Funded)
Post Date:02/22/18
Location:Cleveland, Ohio
Details:The Natural Resources Restoration Project Coordinator is responsible for reforestation project management, volunteer coordination, and report writing for reservations across Cleveland Metroparks.

Essential Functions:

1) Regular and predictable attendance is expected and required. All Cleveland Metroparks employees must be prepared to work flexible schedules, including evenings, weekends, and/or holidays as required.

2) Acts as on-site supervisor and coordinates with contractors and staff ensuring project specifications are implemented as designed.

3) Coordinates volunteers; including recruiting, training, and supervising volunteer activities related to reforestation projects

4) Manages site post installation: Monitors tree inventories, invasive plant management, and survivorship data; reports findings in written and oral form; provides decision support; makes recommendations.

5) Collaborates with Area Managers to keep the Plant and Restoration Ecologist informed of essential issues, including potential problems or opportunities and related solutions/recommendations.

6) Monitors public use of natural resources and makes recommendations for possible course of action.

7) Represents the Natural Resources Division on assigned internal and external work groups, events, committees, meetings, and programs.

8) Presents information regarding Park District natural resource programs to cooperators, the public, and special interest groups.

9) Assists with developing proposals and contracts for natural resources management, monitoring, and research projects.

Other Functions:

1) Keeps direct supervisor promptly informed of key/significant issues or concerns.

2) Carries out duties and responsibilities in a safe and efficient manner to maintain a safe work environment and surrounding area for oneself, co-workers and public. Responds to hazardous situations and/or potentially unsafe conditions by taking corrective action as capable and promptly notifying supervisory personnel.

3) Updates and enhances own knowledge by involvement in continuing education for professional growth (i.e., attends relevant conferences, seminars, in-service trainings, and certification programs)

4) Performs related duties as assigned or apparent.
Qualifications:• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a natural resource management subject (forestry, ecology, environmental sciences) or related field required. Minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible natural resource related field management experience required. Experience with project management, grant writing and management, and/or research and monitoring is preferred.

• Prior tree planting experience required and familiarity with American Association of Nurseryman standards and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) planting standards.

• Familiarity with Ohio native flora, in particular native trees and shrubs

• Effective at leading and motivating small groups.

• Good data entry and time management skills necessary.

• Applied knowledge of methods and ecological restoration techniques and/or other related natural resource management experience.

• Prior grant or contract management preferred

• Volunteer coordination and experience highly desirable

• Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs, application of GIS, GPS and hand-held data collectors preferred.

• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, including employees and the general public.

• Ability to speak and write clearly, concisely and persuasively using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation with ability to communicate one-on-one or in group settings.

• Ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy and organization.

• Management skills and strong business acumen, including problem solving, vision, ability to manage multiple programs and meet deadlines, collaboration, leadership, decision making and ability to analyze diverse facts and develop clear and concise reports and recommendations.

• Ability to work cooperatively with others.

• Mature professional attitude and considerable discretion, including ability to manage confidential information.

• Ability to perform with considerable independence and initiative.

• Must possess a valid driver’s license under the laws of the State of Ohio.

• Must obtain an Ohio Pesticide Applicator’s license within six (6) months of hire.

• Must be a non-smoker/tobacco user.
Comments:Wage: $20.00 per hour

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, occasional evening and weekend hours required. Reporting location is the Watershed Stewardship Center, however project sites are distributed throughout Cleveland Metroparks

Filing Deadline: Position open until filled

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