Opportunities

OPEN Staff POSITIONS

Want to join our team? We’re hiring! We are seeking a new Operations Steward to manage the internal nuts and bolts of the organization, including financial management, legal compliance, organizational recordkeeping, human resources, fundraising administration, and more. The Steward will also join us in our evolving practices of shared organizational leadership and collective decision-making. 

Check out the full job description here. To apply, send a resume and cover letter addressed to Kingston Land Trust Team to opportunities@kingstonlandtrust.org by 9am on Monday, October 18th 2021.

To Applicants:

  • Do you love making things work better?
  • Are you a self-directed, problem-solver, troubleshooter, fact-checker?
  • Would you enjoy scoping out new opportunities, creating systems, organizing spreadsheets, checking calculations, catching mistakes and working with deadlines? 
  • Could you see yourself ensuring financial and legal accountability, while also working creatively to hold the values of social justice and land stewardship?
  • Would you be up for questioning and challenging “business as usual”, and proposing viable alternatives?
  • How would you like to have a high level of responsibility and instead of reporting to a boss, function as an integral part of a team?

...then this opportunity might be for you!

Note: Candidates who do not have all of the preferred experience listed in the description but who are willing to do professional development and take responsibility for these areas are encouraged to apply. If there is any aspect of this job posting that feels like a barrier to applying, please reach out to discuss it as there may be some flexibility if we find someone is an overall good fit for our evolving team.

The Kingston Land Trust is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), which includes Latinx, Asian heritage and folks of multi-racial identities. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Volunteer on the land with our land stewardship team:

We depend on the community to join us in our stewardship of the land we protect on behalf of the community. The purpose of this group is to increase urban food production and public access to green space, improve ecosystem functions, beautify spaces in and around the city, and to foster a more harmonious relationship with our natural systems. Also, it provides an opportunity for sharing of knowledge and practical community-based education on the topics that the group's projects cover, including the following:

  • Landscaping, gardening, and farming

  • Permaculture and edible forest gardens  

  • Ecological land management

  • Green infrastructure

If you are interested in volunteering on the land, please fill out this volunteer form and/or email jordan@kingstonlandtrust.org 

 

Join our Land in Black Hands Steering Committee

This committee, made up of Black members of the Kingston community and surrounding area, will determine how to spend the Kingston Land Trust’s Land in Black Hands Fund (currently $18,000, with fundraising ongoing). Compensation is available for committee service.  

If you identify as Black and believe in cooperative ownership and ecological stewardship of land, take this surveyContact Shaniqua@kingstonlandtrust.org if you would like any more information. 

The Kingston Land Trust is forming this committee to further center the voices and needs of Black people that have been violently dispossessed of land and sovereignty, for generations, across what is known as the USA. The fund provides the opportunity to translate ideas generated over the past three years of Land in Black Hands community discussions into a tangible land-based project in the Kingston area.

 

Become a Trail Ranger:

Are you looking for ways to support the Kingston Greenline, Kingston's growing network of trails and cyclist/pedestrian friendly infrastructure? Check out our Trail Rangers page to find learn more and sign up!

As we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we're asking volunteers to conduct self-guided solo or small group volunteer activities along the Kingston Greenline. Let us know if you'd like to discuss a task or be oriented to a trail section. The KLT can also arrange to provide tools, gloves, garbage bags, and other materials if needed. Please follow social distancing and virus spread prevention guidelines while working on the trail. Share your photos, stories, or feedback from your experience on the trail to help us grow the program and show volunteer appreciation. See you on the trail!

 

Join Our Board:

Do you have professional skills and knowledge that you think would benefit our organization, initiatives or programs? Ask us about the process of becoming a volunteer board member! We hold an open call for applications in the late summer annually.

Sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of the page to make sure you get the invitation to apply to volunteer as a board member! We will be recruiting new board members the late summer/early fall of 2021 and you can check back here then for an application. To inquire, email the board development and governance committee at bddevgov@kingstonlandtrust.org

 

Support our Initiatives:

Have any of our other initiatives caught your interest? Contact us to find out how you can support any of the following:

  • Comida y tierra
  • Land Matching
  • Land For Food
  • Sustainable Affordable Housing
  • Pine St. African Burial Ground
  • Comida y tierra
  • Kingston Greenline
  • South Pine Street City Farm
  • Kingston Pollinators
  • Kingston Garden Bed Project
  • Land in Black Hands
  • Land and Resilience

 

Lend Your Skills:

We can always use support in the following areas:

  • Graphic design (layout, graphics, infographics)
  • Industrial design
  • Urban Design/Planning
  • Landscape design
  • Photography/Videography
  • Grant writing
  • Financial/legal services
  • Tree expertise
  • Construction expertise