Director of Ecology and Environment (Outdoor Position)

Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden

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This unique position directs the development and maintenance of a sustainable ecosystem on the Motherhouse grounds, ensures a safe environment for Sisters, visitors, and guests to the property, and develops and promotes educational opportunities related to the environment and sustainability.

Development and Maintenance of Ecosystem on Motherhouse Grounds

  • Provide oversight and participate with staff and contractors to ensure a safe environment for Sisters, visitors and guests to the property
  • Review and recommend contractors for on-site services such as waste removal, diesel gas order, snow removal, and tree services
  • Shared on-call responsibilities
  • Maintain recycling program for staff and Sisters

Develop Educational Opportunities

  • Develop and deliver environmental / ecological trainings to Sisters and staff, i.e., Spotted Lanternfly, recycling

Manage Volunteer Offerings

  • Provide oversight of monthly volunteer days
  • Oversee Community Gardens
  • Partner with local scouts to execute Eagle Scout projects
  • Collaborate with Spirituality Center Director to develop environmental/ecological programs, as appropriate

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability Management/Environmental Ecology/Agricultural Sciences, experience with small farm operations, food systems or environmental education, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Previous experience in outdoor maintenance
  • Basic skills for operating and maintaining small lawn equipment
  • Basic mechanical experience / knowledge
  • Small engine / Diesel engine knowledge or repair

Special Job Features:

  • This job operates in an outdoor setting and in all types of weather.
  • This role routinely uses hand tools and small equipment.
  • Must have the flexibility to accommodate snow removal as needed.
  • Occasional weekend availability required as needed.

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