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Alpine Steward

Company: Dartmouth College
Location: Hanover
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Title Alpine Steward Department Outdoor Programs Position Number 0000000 Hiring Range Minimum $10.25/hr Hiring Range Maximum $10.25/hr Advertisement Text Position Purpose

The Dartmouth Outing Club's Alpine Steward is an integral part of our mission to steward seventy-five-miles of trail including fifty-three miles of the Appalachian Trail which runs from the Dartmouth Campus in Hanover to Mount Moosilauke. The Alpine Steward will support the long-term stewardship of these lands by providing education to guests of the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge and those who hike to summit of Mt. Moosilauke which is one of NH's 48 4,000 ft. peaks. Most days stewards will spend their time on the summit of the mountain connecting with people and collecting statistical data on weather, visitor numbers, and alpine plants and animals. Additionally, the steward will do some basic trail maintenance to ensure that people are staying in the treadway of the trails to preserve the unique alpine environment. Some of the data collected will become part of a larger study on alpine communities being overseen by SUNY ESF and the Waterman Foundation. Successful stewards will enjoy working outdoors in all weather, love providing educational programs to the public, and be able to collect, log, and report scientific data.

All of Dartmouth Outing Club's Trail Crew positions require compliance with a COVID-19 safety plan. On days off all crew must adhere to NH state Covid-19 guidelines as well as any additional guidelines set out by Dartmouth College. In addition, all crew members will undergo regular Covid-19 surveillance testing and will need to provide a negative test immediately prior to beginning work. Sorry, no pets allowed.

Rate of Pay: $10.25/hr. room and board are provided

Required Qualifications

  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions for extended periods of time
  • Good health, physical fitness, and able to hike long distances in mountain terrain
  • Able to work independently with little direct oversight
  • Passion for educating others about the outdoor environment
  • Skill with data collection and interpretation
  • Basic knowledge of biology, ecology, and field science
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Valid driver's license, clean driving record
  • First aid and CPR or willingness to obtain certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with scientific data collection
  • Familiarity with LNT principles
  • Experience providing educational programs and or public speaking
  • Previous experience writing reports
  • Coursework or experience in botany and basic plant identification
  • Previous fieldwork experience

FLSA Non-Exempt Employment Category Temporary Full Time Department Contact for Cover Letter Willow Nilsen, Outdoor Programs Office Program Coordinator Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants Quick Link https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/57239

Key Accountabilities

Educational: 25%

Providing programs on the alpine environment to guests of the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, engaging in conversations with hikers to the summit of Mt. Moosilauke, helping people understand the need to remain on trails. Communicating data gathered.

Data Collection: 30%

Hike to the top of Mt. Moosilauke at least three times per week to gather data on visitor numbers, bloom time of alpine plants, weather, and trail conditions

Trail Maintenance: 15%

Work includes but is not limited to clearing water bars, installing rock and string barriers in the alpine zone, and flagging sensitive areas, rebuilding rock cairns.

Reporting: 20%

Documents, organized, and interprets data for grant reporting and educational purposes.

Diversity, equity, inclusion: 10%

Takes active steps to build a welcoming and diverse community at Mt. Moosilauke.

    • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Cover Letter

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Keywords: Dartmouth College, New England , Alpine Steward, Other , Hanover, Northeast

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