Education and Experience
Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Park Management, Forestry, Ecology, or another natural resource field and/or at least 3 years’ experience in these areas or related fields
Minimum 3 years of experience managing staff/volunteers and operations
A strong commitment to the mission of The Trustees
Proven leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively manage people.
Proven ability to work independently and unsupervised
Familiarity and/or experience managing invasive plants
Experience managing volunteer programs
Must have proven property management skills including basic tool and equipment maintenance; snowblower, rototiller and chainsaw experience preferred.
Excellent written, verbal, and in-person communication skills to work across internal reporting structures, stakeholder groups and in multiple mediums
Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Candidate must be more than proficient in Excel and in using social media channels
Enjoy working with a diverse group of people, have excellent people skills and competency working with committees, volunteers, and speaking to the public
Familiar with Boston neighborhoods.
Valid driver’s license required for driving Trustees vehicles; must pass satisfactory driver record check
DOT Medical Card, and other licenses may be required to perform certain functions of the position
A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI)
Flexibility to work nights and weekends
Candidates fluent in two or more languages highly encouraged
Reports to Greater Boston Director; supervises one full time staff, seasonal staff, and volunteers
Physically hard work; must be able to lift at least 50 lbs., pull and push heavy items, and climb ladders
Outside work with exposure to all weather conditions
This position is based out of 200 High Street in Boston as the primary office space
Please Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
Compensation and Benefits
In addition to competitive pay, The Trustees offers the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across New England who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.
In support of our staff and their families, we provide comprehensive top-notch benefits and an array of special perks. Full-time, year-round staff can enjoy:
Medical, dental, and vision insurance with employer premium contributions ranging from 75%-85%
Traditional and Roth 401(k) plan with 5% employer match after one year of employment
Employer-paid life and disability plans
Paid vacation, sick and personal time; thirteen paid holidays; eight early release Fridays
Day of Service to travel to another site to work in a division and location other than your own in a fun group project such as reinforcing beach shorebird fences, planting seedlings or bulbs, organizing archival documents, or making phone calls to thank donors
Day of Wonder to explore the wonders of any of our Trustees properties
Complimentary Member-level access and discounts and 50% discount for Trustees summer camps
Reciprocity program offering free and discounted admissions and memberships to more than 50 Massachusetts museums and cultural institutions
And much more!
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.