The McConnell Foundation is a private independent foundation located in Redding, California. As a broad-based funder, we have awarded grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public education, and government entities located primarily in Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity Counties in rural Northern California, and the countries of Nepal and Laos. The Foundation landscape department manages approximately 5,000 acres of open space and agricultural land in both Shasta and Siskiyou Counties.
The McConnell Foundation is seeking a Land Stewardship Coordinator with GIS experience to join our team in Redding, CA.
This position's primary responsibilities are two-fold, including, (1) to design and implement regenerative agriculture and sustainable forestry practices on McConnell Foundation owned properties in Shasta County, including the supervision of two BearCorp members who will assist in project work; and, (2) to develop/create GIS based maps and produce visuals using ArcGIS or Adobe, or equivalent. Responsibilities related to the position are anticipated to be assigned primarily by the Director of Land Management, but will also include working other program staff on special projects.
The candidate must be able to work in a multifunctional environment involving construction and operation of agricultural infrastructure (irrigation, fencing, and pasture improvements), range management (monitoring and management of vegetation, soil carbon and herbivory), coordination with project partners to design and implement regenerative agriculture and sustainable forestry projects, supervision and assignment of duties for BearCorp members (project implementation, public outreach and education). Project partners include scientific monitoring consultants, colleges and universities, land trusts, conservation districts, local government, state agencies and agricultural producers.
Outdoor fieldwork in variable climate conditions (above 100 degrees or below freezing) is a requirement of the position. The candidate must be able to work well with team members and must be equally able to work alone in an office setting. Must be enthusiastic and self-disciplined in order to organize time and prioritize assignments. Multitasking and problem-solving skills are essential. Excellent communication skills including experience working across multiple property locations and disciplines is required.
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