- TerraCorps Land Stewardship Coordinator (posted on 6/3/2019)
- R/V Baykeeper® Boat Intern (posted on 5/10/2019)
Land Stewardship Coordinators (LSC) build the long-term capacity of their service sites by creating networks of volunteers to support hands-on stewardship of community lands. They organize, train, and collaborate with municipal boards, neighborhood and civic associations, community members, youth groups, and schools to care for, improve access to, and support the long-term resiliency and sustainable use of community lands. TerraCorps members engage with their supervisors to develop and carry out three or more capacity building projects over the course of the service year. Some of these projects will involve recruiting, training, and/or managing community volunteers.
TerraCorps is a 501(c)3 organization focused on leadership development and capacity-building. We work at the intersection of the land trust and urban agriculture movements to create a future where land is the foundation of health and well-being for all people in every community. Through our work, we aim to prepare and mobilize emerging leaders to help communities gain access to and conserve land for people and nature. (Download the full position description)
- BA/BS in natural resources, forestry, land use planning or other scientific related field (experience may be substituted for education)
- Knowledge and direct experience with ArcGIS mapping software
- Ability to navigate independently in the field utilizing map, compass, and GPS units
- Ability to read and interpret various maps such as surveys, aerial photos, and USGS topographical maps
- Experience working with natural systems and identifying plant and wildlife species
- Comfortable working independently in both an office and field setting
- Able to walk 3-4 miles a day over uneven terrain and work in a range of weather conditions
- Comfortable utilizing computer programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and have the ability to quickly learn new programs
- Ability to effectively communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds
- Ability to write detailed technical reports
- Knowledge of the principles of natural lands management and water resource protection
- Experience with the flora and fauna of coastal New England
- Experience using and/or working around a variety of hand and power tools such as brush cutters, chainsaws, drills, hammers, etc.
- Experience driving and operating 4×4 pickup trucks
- Experience giving presentations and/or trainings to diverse audiences
- Experience recruiting, training, and managing volunteers
- Experience developing and completing projects both independently and with others
The Buzzards Bay Coalition is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic intern to support its on-water operations for summer 2019. The intern will assist the Captain of the R/V Buzzards Baykeeper® with our monitoring activities in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, including the collection of water samples and the deployment and retrieval of the Coalition’s monitoring buoy. The intern will be trained to use water monitoring equipment by the Coalition’s Director of Monitoring Programs. The intern will be responsible for operating water quality monitoring equipment and for the accurate recording and reporting of water quality monitoring data. The intern must be capable of working under physical conditions in the field and comfortable working on small vessels. Because the work is weather dependent, the intern needs to be flexible and adaptable. (Download full position description)
At least two years of college. Basic swimming skills and familiarity around boats. Interest in the environment and water quality protection. Skilled at working both independently and as part of a team. Availability in the early mornings (~6-9am). Commitment to work a minimum of 15 hours a week.
This position is unpaid. However, we will work with the intern to obtain school credit if available and can certify the number of hours spent at sea.
To apply for the 2019 summer, email a resume including contact information for three references and a cover letter explaining why you would like to intern with the Buzzards Bay Coalition, to Gary Coe.