Employment

 

Employment Opportunities

 

Currently we have the following openings:

 

Kansas City WildLands Program Associate

The primary purpose and function of this position is to coordinate and expand the KC WildLands Seed Team Program’s collection and processing of native plant seed for restoration projects throughout the Kansas City area.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Seed collection, planning, and, quality control: Survey and assess suitable native plant populations located on remnant natural community sites throughout the region (public and private); Identify native and non-native plants; Determinate seed ripeness and viability; Determine and implement proper harvest, collection, cleaning and storage methods; Document and organize all seed collected by the Associate and members of the Seed Team.

Manage volunteer seed collection: Coordinate logistics for seed collection and cleaning workdays; Recruit and train volunteers; Track volunteer hours and keep database records up to date; Communicate regularly with KC WildLands Seed Team volunteers regarding workdays, seed readiness, plant identification, target seed, etc.

Other duties may consist of plant plot monitoring, report writing, article and social media writing, tasks associated with native plant production plot operations and assisting with general KC WildLands program activities.

Qualifications Required: Knowledge of native and non-native plants of the Kansas City region, specifically tallgrass prairie and oak hickory woodlands species; Knowledge of native plant seed harvesting, cleaning, and storage methods; Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills; Valid Driver’s license

Preferred:  Knowledge of native plant physiology and phenology: Bachelor’s degree in Botany or related field, desired but not required (can be currently working on degree): Knowledge of plant taxonomy & nomenclature

Other: Ability to work with minimal supervision at times: Working knowledge of tallgrass prairie ecosystem: Access to car or truck: Experience with leading crews, youth and/or volunteers: Experience with GPS and maps for plant location purposes

Working conditions: The KCWL Program Associate will be working outside from 30 -50% of time, depending on the season, sometimes in inclement weather or heat. Driving to remnant sites, including driving up to 40 miles one way, may be required. They will be required to work some evening and weekend hours.

Physical requirements: Ability to perform outdoor physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions; Ability to lift up to 40 pounds;  Ability to crouch, stoop, kneel, stand, or bend for long periods of time; Ability to walk for long periods of time on uneven surfaces

Positions Supervised: Volunteers at events and occasional office volunteers or interns.

Salary & Benefits: This is envisioned as a ¾ time position with additional hours possible during harvest season (June through November), however, hours and scheduling are negotiable. Benefits include 90% of health, dental and vision insurance, and, 100% disability and life insurance, 2 weeks of paid vacation, paid holiday between Christmas and New Year’s Day, flexible scheduling, when appropriate, supportive team atmosphere and a dog friendly office.

Pay range is $24,000 to $27,750 for 30 hours per week.

Bridging The Gap is an equal opportunity employer and values a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.

To apply, please send (email preferred) a cover letter relating your education and experience to this position and your resume to:

Bridging The Gap Attn: Linda Lehrbaum 1427 W 9th St, #201 Kansas City, MO 64101 Linda@Bridgingthegap.org

 

Heartland Tree Alliance Program Assistant

The primary purpose and function of this position is to assist the Heartland Tree Alliance program manager with the coordination of volunteer tree planting workday activities; building partnerships with neighborhood leaders; and educating the public about the importance of a healthy community forest.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Canvas and identify tree planting locations and willing program participants. Coordinate workday logistics, train and oversee volunteers to plant trees. Assist with follow up maintenance including watering and mulching. Engage members of the neighborhood to adopt the newly planted trees.

Qualifications Required: Interest and skill in communicating with diverse populations. Background in community engagement, forestry, non-profit or related work. Comfortable speaking in front of a crowd, strong problem solver and highly organized.

Working Conditions: The Heartland Tree Alliance program associate will be working outside from 15% – 60% of time, depending on the season, and will be required to work some evening and weekend hours.  

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Positions Supervised: Volunteers at events and occasional office volunteers or interns.

Salary and Benefits: Pay range is $11.00- $14.00 per hour.    32 – 40 hours per week. Benefits include 90% of health, dental and vision insurance, and, 100% disability and life insurance, 2 weeks of paid vacation, paid holiday between Christmas and New Year’s Day, flexible scheduling, when appropriate, supportive team atmosphere and a dog friendly office.

Bridging The Gap is an equal opportunity employer and values a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.

Full job posting

To apply, please send (email preferred) a cover letter relating your education and experience to this position and your resume to:

Bridging The Gap Attn:  Sarah Crowder 1427 W 9th St, #201 Kansas City, MO  64101 Sarah.Crowder@Bridgingthegap.org

 

Internship Opportunities

Bridging The Gap does not have any internships posted at this time.