Down-Island Steward - Martha's Vineyard
The Trustees is seeking an Down-Island Steward on Martha’s Vineyard to serve as a critical team leader, using their customer service experience to help ensure every aspect of the public’s visit to Long Point, The FARM Institute, Menemsha Hills and the Brickyard and the Vineyard Haven office is positive and enjoyable, using their stewardship experience to carefully manage the land and buildings and their business savvy to support revenue growth across the operation. This position reports to the Martha’s Vineyard Stewardship Manager and works closely with the Islands Director.
The Down-Island Steward will work closely with the Martha’s Vineyard Stewardship Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations on all Chappaquiddick and Edgartown properties including but not limited to the following: Mytoi Garden, Wasque Reservation, Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge Point and Norton Point. This position will work collaboratively with the Engagement Manager and ecology team in doing so. The Down -Island Steward will hire and manage seasonal ranger staff. In addition to seasonal responsibilities, the Down-Island Steward is responsible for year-round stewardship of all Edgartown Trustees’ properties. These diverse properties include barrier beach, old-growth forest, and coastal grasslands habitats, maintenance and storage outbuildings. Items below are the responsibility of the Down-Island Steward; however, some execution may be delegated to seasonal staff when appropriate.
In This Role You Will:
Education and Experience:
Strong leadership and at least 5 years of supervisory experience in a Recreational Management or another natural resource field, hospitality, or related setting.
Exceptionally strong customer service and communication skills.
Capable of effectively handling high-pressure situations.
Strong computer skills, some knowledge of point-of-sale systems, and a general aptitude for technology.
A quick and independent learner, able to pick up things on the job and quickly adapt to new situations.
An eye for detail, as well as the ability to look at the ‘big picture’ and be able to guide staff and beach towards a common goal.
Additional experience/background in the following areas is a plus: travel/tourism, service industry, teambuilding, and outdoor facilities.
Must have a valid license and be able to meet Trustees Driving Policy requirements.
Evening, weekend, and some holiday work is required.
Access to a vehicle is necessary.
Chainsaw and basic carpentry skill desirable.
Two years of supervisory experience in a service industry or customer-facing role.
CPR and First Aid training preferred, training provided
Variable outdoor weather conditions.
Ability to lift 40 pounds consistently required.
Ability to be on feet up to 10 hours per day.
About The Trustees
The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster.?Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care.?We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.
The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years.
In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.
The Trustees is a signer of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a Member of the Boston College Center for Work and Family.
We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.
How To Apply:
Please apply online via The Trustees website linked here.
April 27, 2021
$33,000 - $63,000
About this Organization:
The Trustees of Reservations is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. We preserve and protect places of natural, scenic and historic beauty and hold these “reservations” in “trust” for public use and enjoyment. Our passion is to improve the quality of life in the Commonwealth, using our properties and their many programs as a powerful and compelling platform to engage more residents and visitors in our mission-driven work. We believe in protecting the irreplaceable forever, for everyone. Today, we care for 117 special reservations -- from beaches to farms, gardens and historic sites – within minutes of every resident. Funded and supported entirely by our nearly 2 million visitors and supporters, and more than 60,000 member households, we invite you to find your place.