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03 May 2021

Stewardship Associate – Santa Lucia Conservancy

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Stewardship Associate

The Santa Lucia Conservancy (Conservancy) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit land trust incorporated in 1995 to conserve the ecological integrity of the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel Valley, CA.  Located in the biologically diverse Santa Lucia Mountains, we are dedicated to advancing the art and science of conservation-compatible development through adaptive land management, conservation easement stewardship, ecological research, and environmental education programs.

The Conservancy owns and actively manages 18,000 acres of lands within the 20,000-acre Santa Lucia Preserve to protect and enhance their extraordinary ecological values. Approximately 8,000 acres, 40% of The Preserve, are owned by individual landowners and managed as “Openlands” through conservation easements held by the Conservancy. The Conservancy also works with a variety of academic and environmental partners to conduct and promote land management and ecological research to increase our understanding of the interactions between human communities and the natural environment.

Position Summary:

The Stewardship Associate is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Stewardship Manager. The Stewardship Associate participates in the Conservancy’s easement monitoring program and contributes to the Conservancy’s strategic initiatives. The position also participates in providing mapping and grant applications support, drafting property conditions reports, construction monitoring, and coordinating field visits. The Stewardship Associate is actively engaged in cross-departmental initiatives and occasionally represents the Conservancy’s easement stewardship program with speaking engagements, presentations, and participation in local stakeholder groups.

Download the full job announcement:  https://slconservancy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SLC-Stewardship-Associate_April-2021.pdf