Stewardship/Outreach Technician

Location: Lafayette, IN (preserves located within 1 hr. in west-central IN)
Job Classification: Seasonal Full-time, (40 hrs./week), 12 weeks, May 13th – Aug 5th, 2024
Reports To: NICHES Stewardship Managers
Applications due: March 1st, 2024
Job Purpose: The Stewardship/Outreach Technician is a seasonal position that will work in coordination with NICHES’ stewardship and outreach staff to implement NICHES’ mission of protecting, restoring, and sustaining Northern Indiana ecosystems. The Stewardship/Outreach Technician’s primary duty is to carry out quality stewardship practices on NICHES properties distributed widely over a 13-county service area.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Non-native, invasive species control and other vegetation management projects utilizing chemical and mechanical methods
•Trail maintenance
•Maintain written records of the tasks and work
•Help facilitate volunteer stewardship workdays and outreach events
•Assist in the implementation of NICHES’ Summer Nature Camp program

•Ability to work outdoors in inclement conditions for up to 8 hours a day, performing demanding physical labor, including lifting objects up to 60 pounds
•Excellent written and communication skills
•Possess current motor vehicle license and good driving record

•Demonstrated understanding of the principles of ecological restoration
•Familiarity with the safe operation and basic maintenance of a variety of vehicles and power tools, including light-duty trucks, trailers, tractors, chainsaws, and brush cutters
•Experience with the safe use and application of herbicides
•Experience with supervising volunteers on a given task and supervising children

Proposed Term: May 13th – August 5th, 2024
Hours: forty-hour work week, Twelve-week seasonal, full-time position
Pay: $15/ hour
Applications due: March 1st, 2024

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Sam Cody. 


NICHES Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, gender, physical or mental handicap, age, veteran status or sexual orientation in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the regulations applying to each Act.