HCCP: Bates Morse Mountain Management Assistant (S9652C)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to provide assistance to the Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area Director in completing a management plan for the area. The Management Assistant will specifically be charged with completing an ecological inventory and describing management strategies for significant species, natural communities and conservation values. The Management Assistant will live at the college’s Coastal Center at Shortridge and will be expected to live responsibly with other student residents and support the development of the Shortridge Summer Residency Program.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Archival research on flora, fauna and other ecological features of the Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area
  • Identification of ecological features on site, mapping and describing distinct natural areas
  • Providing the lead in developing management strategies to ensure protection of ecological features and values
  • Writing descriptions and management approaches for ecological features to be used in a BMMCA Management Plan


The Basics

Department: Harward Center Community Partnerships
Supervisor: Laura Sewall
Office Location: 207 Harward Center
Email: lsewall
Pay Grade: C
Workers: 1

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


REQUIRED: EDUCATION: The Management Assistant must have mastery of how to use GPS and have mapping capability. EXPERIENCE: This student must have taken upper level Environmental Studies courses. DESIRED: EDUCATION: Advanced natural history EXPERIENCE: Excellent writing skills


REPORTS TO: Laura Sewall COORDINATES/WORKS CLOSELY WITH: Other students at Shortridge Coastal Center


ENVIRONMENT: Shortridge Coastal Center TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: The Management Assistant must provide his or her own transportation. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The Management Assistant must be able to walk distances to map flora and fauna. MACHINES & EQUIPMENT USED: GPS

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