cmattrick at newfs.org
Mon Sep 26 11:35:47 EDT 2005
In my lame duck status here I have been asked to forward the following two announcements to you. Both pertain to me on some level, so it is a bit odd to send them to you, but here they are
So, as you've probably heard by now, our beloved Fearless PCV Leader/Invasive Plant Expert Extraoirdinaire/Management Guru/All-Knowing Sanctuary Manager/Keeper of the Seedbank/Plant Sale Prep Pro/Wearer of MANY Hats is LEAVING his post at the New England Wild Flower Society at the end of September! We are, of course, devastated at our loss, but he will be moving on to an excellent job as Botanist for the White Mountain National Forest, and we will keep him involved with us! He has already promised to become a New Hampshire PCV and a steward for NEWFS' Hobbs Fern Sanctuary in Lyman, NH. We want to give him a FABULOUS send-off from NEWFS and hope that you will help us do that! So, please join us for:
"Celebrating 10 Years of Botanical Mania:Chris Mattrick's Farewell Party"
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road
Potluck Dinner: Please use your LAST name to determine which course you should bring:
K-R: main course
Drinks (alcoholic and otherwise) will be provided.
Hope to see you there!!
Vegetation Management Coordinator
& Concurrent Position as
Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) Coordinator
For The New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS), a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of temperate North American flora through education, research, horticulture, habitat preservation and advocacy. Conservation efforts are focused on the New England region, through numerous grassroots and collaborative initiatives.
Full time, permanent position, responsible for vegetation management and non- native invasive species activities. Responsibilities include:
* Design management plans and implement vegetation management to control invasive plants and/or to benefit rare plant species.
* Oversee NEWFS initiatives for IPANE including the recruitment, training and maintenance of IPANE volunteers and associated databases.
* Assist in training and maintenance of Plant Conservation Volunteer (PCV) Corps.
* Assume staff responsibility for management of NEWFS Sanctuaries.
* Collaborate with other NEWFS departments to develop educational interpretation, develop print and web-based informational resources, make formal and informal presentations, teach courses, and write articles.
* Help procure funding for the above activities.
For information on NEWFS programs, see website: www.newfs.org <http://www.newfs.org>
Bachelor's degree in botany or related field plus demonstrated experience in vegetation management and conservation fieldwork. Master degree preferred. Working knowledge of native and invasive plants in New England is required. Since the Coordinator will be responsible for managing many projects, as well as simultaneously managing large numbers of volunteers, excellent organizational skills are essential. Ability to positively interact with and motivate individuals and groups is imperative. Must have proven experience working collaboratively with a team, thinking innovatively, and communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing, in formal and informal situations. Coordinator must be willing to travel throughout the New England region. Must have valid driver's license and have (or able to obtain) a pesticide applicators license in Massachusetts.
Job entails physical effort to perform rare and invasive plant surveys, habitat management and invasive exotic plant control projects, and field trips. Some heavy lifting is required, as are long periods of driving. Weekend work is required as needed, with compensatory leave available.
Salary: Compensation commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by 14 October 2005 to:
Bill Brumback, Conservation Director
New England Wild Flower Society
180 Hemenway Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701-2699
Phone: 508-877-7630 ext. 3201; email: bbrumback at newfs.org; website: www.newfs.org
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