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Preserve Manager – Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary

Natural Lands, a vibrant, regional, nonprofit organization and leader in land conservation, natural resource stewardship, and public engagement, seeks a Preserve Manager at Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary in Easton, PA.

Since the early 1950s, Natural Lands has saved open space, cared for nature, and connected people to the outdoors in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Today, the organization is one of the nation’s largest regional land conservancies and is widely respected for its record of success, technical expertise, respectful and creative approach to partnerships, fiscal strength, and integrity.

Over the course of its nearly 70-year history, Natural Lands has helped preserve more than 125,000 acres. It owns and stewards 43 nature preserves and one public garden across two states and 13 counties. These 23,000 acres include many of the most spectacular and diverse properties in the region, which are enjoyed by more than 125,000 visitors annually.

Natural Lands seeks to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our organization stronger. We aim to build a workplace where employees feel empowered to be their full, authentic selves. We welcome you to explore a career at Natural Lands.

Mariton is one of two Preserves that Natural Lands manages, under contract for another organization, in this case the Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary and Wilderness Trust. The Mariton Preserve Manager is responsible for performing land management and building maintenance at Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary and working to cultivate positive relationships, building support, and elevating general understanding of the Natural Lands’ mission and the role of the preserves, while promoting appropriate public use. On-site housing is part of the compensation package but will not be available until planned renovations are completed. Rental assistance will be available in the interim. The Mariton Preserve Manager will be required to perform a wide array of physically demanding tasks, necessary for the maintenance of the preserve and to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as requested to fulfill their responsibilities.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management or equivalent experience.
  • Professional demeanor, positive customer service attitude, comfortable working with the general public.
  • Experienced in the safe use and maintenance of hand and power tools.
  • Prescribed fire crew experience and PA qualifications are preferred and may be required for management of some Natural Lands’ preserves.
  • Highly motivated and responsible, able to work independently, with little supervision
  • Must carry out tasks in a professional manner and have an aptitude for injecting positive energy and good humor into work and social situations
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and electronic communications
  • Working knowledge of native and invasive plant ID and management.

Natural Lands is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

FOR A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION OR TO APPLY
Click here to apply using our online application system. Follow the application instructions to submit your resume and letter of interest. Address correspondence to Jeni W. Albany, Director of Human Resources.

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