About Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at massaudubon.org.
About This Position
Mass Audubon is looking for a dedicated Property Steward with a passion for the environment. The Property Steward works closely with the Property Manager on a variety of projects that are essential to the mission of Mass Audubon, including trail work and construction, boundary monitoring, building maintenance, monitoring land, maintaining equipment, assisting volunteers, and implementing Mass Audubon policies. The Property Steward will maintain relationships with neighbors, community partners, and the public. The Property Steward ensures that Mass Audubon and its sanctuaries are inclusive and welcoming so more people have access and can connect with the joys of nature.
- Work with Mass Audubon staff and volunteers to perform property maintenance tasks including clearing and maintaining trails, repairing boardwalks and bridges, controlling invasive species, maintaining signage, marking boundaries, mowing, building maintenance and cleaning
- Work with Property Manager to develop weekly and monthly property maintenance work plans to be completed independently
- Interact with and provide information for members, visitors, and guests
- Address issues as they arise on wildlife sanctuaries (trespass, unauthorized ATV and bike use, etc.)
- Assist with maintenance of basic equipment such as hand and power tools, and chainsaws, etc.
- Assist with special projects as needed
At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions
- Ability to hike over rough terrain for extended periods of time, lift and carry up to 40 pounds, and be willing to work outdoors sometimes in foul weather
- Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing with a wide variety of people, including wildlife sanctuary neighbors, private landowners, partners, and volunteers
- Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion
- Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
- Excellent time management skills
- Valid driver’s license and completion of a driver record check
Nice to Haves
- Desirable qualifications include: carpentry skills, tractor experience, chainsaw training, First Aid, valid Massachusetts pesticide applicator license
Compensation, Benefits and Perks
This position’s base salary range is $16.60-$18.61/hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements. This is a year-round position and earns vacation time as well as receives paid holidays.
This position requires two 8-hour days, one of which must be a Saturday. The other day can be flexible.
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.
Mass Audubon’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Mass Audubon embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Mass Audubon’s mission is to “protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife” by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.