Now Hiring: Land Stewardship Assistant

By Taylor on January 15, 2013 in Blog


The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is looking for a hands-on, motivated individual to assist our land stewardship staff in the incredible work they do across the state.

The Land Stewardship Assistant supports INHF and its land stewardship program by working to restore and protect native prairie, oak savanna, woodland, wetland, fragile natural areas, trout streams, trails, and additions to public conservation and recreation areas. This new, full-time position reports directly to the Land Stewardship Director and works closely with other team members. This is a rare opportunity to join our loyal staff of 20 committed people.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist all aspects of hands-on management of natural areas throughout the state of Iowa, including INHF-owned land, private land and public land. This includes the supervision of 8-10 college-aged students in the months of May, June, July and August.
  • Assist with the on-the-ground monitoring of the 110 INHF-held conservation easements throughout the state, including landowner contact/interaction, report writing and follow-up.
  • Serve as an essential part of the INHF support team to ensure solid systems and documentation. This includes file management, office support and back-up for INHF reception and support services.

The Land Stewardship Assistant must be well-organized, professional, punctual, motivated, and able to work independently, effectively and dependably with a wide variety of people, including volunteers. This person needs to be able to organize information, budget time, meet deadlines and track progress on numerous simultaneous projects.

For additional details about and requirements for this position, visit the INHF website.

Please submit a resume and a list of references along with a cover letter describing how your skills fit the job description and how your interests fit our organization by February 8, 2013 to:

Erin Van Waus
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
505 5th Ave. Suite 444
Des Moines, IA 50309
Evanwaus@inhf.org

If applying via email, please make sure documents are in PDF or Word format (.doc).