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Employment Opportunities

Land Manager

POSTING DATE: March 3, 2023


POSITION REPORTS TO: Executive Director


FLSA STATUS: Full-time, non-exempt





The Glen Helen Association Land Manager directs and leads the land management activities of Glen Helen Nature Preserve, in accordance with its Land Management Plan, to maximize the ecological health of the preserve, while accommodating educational and recreational aspects of the Glen Helen mission.



  • Implement, and periodically review and revise the Land Management Plan, in consultation with the Executive Director

  • Lead stewardship activities, including, but not limited to

    • Removing of invasive/encroaching species, as prioritized in the Land Management Plan, including preparation and application of herbicides

    • Trail maintenance, including constructing bridges, railings, and walkways, removing trail obstructions and hazardous trees/limbs, and creating closures on unapproved trails

    • Native plant restoration, including propagating and planting native flora

    • Directing management of herbivores

    • Remediating vandalism, including graffiti

    • Managing Glen Helen prairies, including controlled burns

  • Maintain property boundaries, including gates and signs, to secure Glen Helen from unlawful entry/activity

  • Use and maintain land management equipment; See REQUIRED SKILLS section for partial list

  • Maintain inventory of parts, supplies and equipment

  • Prepare and interpret landscape maps using ArcGis/ArcMap technology

  • Work with the Executive Director to secure land stewardship project and operating revenue, including direct donor fundraising and grantwriting

  • Manage entrepreneurial activities related to land management, such as native plant sales or ecological consultation services

  • Represent the Glen Helen staff on the Property Committee of the Glen Helen Association board

  • Collaborate with volunteers, including service learning, community, and corporate groups, on projects consistent with Land Management Plan

  • Provide training, coordination, and supervision of staff and volunteer work projects

  • Provide support for educational coursework and academic research in Glen Helen

  • Represent Glen Helen Association values and policies when interacting with visitors, neighbors, volunteers, and others

  • Participate in consideration of research proposals, and in monitoring and evaluating ongoing research

  • Participate in staff functions, including preparing periodic reports and attending meetings

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as agreed upon



  • The Land Manager must effectively accomplish the aforementioned responsibilities with the highest professional standards

  • Knowledge of the southwest Ohio landscape and ecosystems required, knowledge of the physical geography of Glen Helen preferred

  • Knowledge of natural area vegetation and wildlife and their enhancement and protection, including identification of native and non-native plant species present in southwest Ohio

  • Chainsaw experience and proven skills, such as cutting stumps low to the ground, accurately dropping a tree in the desired location, etc.

  • The candidate should have a sense of aesthetics to visualize that work being done is appropriate and consistent with the current aesthetics of preserve infrastructure

  • Interest, understanding, and commitment to Glen Helen’s mission and vision

  • Must be capable of working around children and the public

  • Experience with controlled burns desired

  • Availability to work occasionally on weekends and evenings

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred



  • Comfort with highly physical outdoor work

  • Ability to lift at least 75 lbs.

  • Ability to safely and effectively use a variety of land management tools and machines, including 4x4 truck, tractor, chain saw, portable generator, 1 ¾ hammer drill, chipper, machete, loppers, spud bar, backpack sprayer

  • Endurance to work all day outdoors in a variety of meteorological conditions



  • Valid driver’s license

  • ODA Commercial Applicator License within 90 days of start

  • BCI/FBI background check required



  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather, all times of year, and all types of terrain

  • Must be able to safely mix and apply herbicides



  • Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:; or

Land Manager Search

Glen Helen Association

405 Corry St.

Yellow Springs, OH 45387



POSTING DATE: July 28, 2022


POSITION REPORTS TO:  Booking Coordinator

FLSA STATUS:  Part Time, non-exempt

NO. OF HOURS PER WEEK:  4-8 hour shifts as scheduled, must be available evenings and weekends




A part-time position to assist clients with their event-day rentals at one of three venues owned and operated by Glen Helen Association.


  • Provide on-site assistance during events at Glen Helen rental facilities, including weddings, parties, memorials, business meetings, and public events.

  • Open and prepare rental facilities for events – unlock space, turn on lights, HVAC, and confirm the space is clean and ready for the client.

  • Set up, clean and tear down basic equipment – tables, chairs, audio equipment.

  • Direct guest traffic and parking

  • Greet and assist renters by answering questions and assisting with appropriate accommodations.

  • Monitor rental facilities during events – pick up trash, keep restrooms tidy, wipe up spills, eliminate safety hazards, note any items that are missing or broken.

  • Close rental facilities after the event conclude – turn off lights, and HVAC, remove trash to proper receptacles and secure all doors.

  • Act as an ambassador for Glen Helen – answer questions about the history, mission and programs at Glen Helen, share information with guests interested in membership or rentals.



  • Previous event experience is a plus.

  • Must complete and pass a BCI/FBI background check


  • Customer Service experience, Exceptional interpersonal skills, and friendly demeanor

  • Good problem-solving skills

  • Ability to perform under stress

  • Excellent multitasking abilities

  • Conflict management skills

  • Lift up to 40 lbs.

  • Reliable transportation to and from Yellow Springs – Jacoby Road, Grinnell Road and Corry Street locations.

To apply, click here to email your resume with contact information to the Booking Coordinator

Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center - Ecocamp Naturalist Counselor 

Position Reports To: Outdoor Education Center Director

Start Date: June 4, 2023

End Date: August 5, 2023 

FLSA Status: Seasonal Employee


Position Description

Our team of Naturalist Counselors form a fun, passionate, engaged learning community who are interested in making a difference in the lives of children.  This summer position will strengthen your ability to plan, teach, and lead, all in a beautiful 1,000+ acre nature preserve.  Ecocamp consists of week-long day or overnight  camps where Naturalist Counselors will plan and lead a trail group of 9-12 children between 5 to 15 years old.  Naturalists rotate in as cabin counselors 2-3 nights each week, depending on the camp. We share the values of teamwork, being inclusive, growing new skills, learning together, and communicating well in order to work together effectively. Staff lives onsite in the midst of the beautiful 1,000-acre Glen Helen Nature Preserve. The vibrant and artistic Village of Yellow Springs is within walking distance. No vehicle is required for the job, but you are welcome to bring one.


The 2023 Ecocamp schedule and camp descriptions can be found at: 


Schedule: Monday-Friday, and 1 Saturday (June 10th during Ecocamp training)
Training begins June 4. Camps run for 8 weeks from June 12 to August 4, with an altered program offered the week of July 4th. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver environmental education experiences for campers each week

    • Write lesson plans that align with camp description

    • Implement a variety of age and ability appropriate activities in the natural environment of the preserve

    • Lead Trail Groups from Monday morning to Friday afternoon

  • Monitor campers during their stay at camp to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all children attending Ecocamp

    • Comply with all health, wellness, and emergency procedures

    • Report safety and maintenance concerns to the appropriate personnel

    • Act as a role model for campers and fellow staff

  • Participate in and lead recreational activities and evening programs

  • Serve night rotations in cabins, from 1-4 nights each week, depending on camp

  • Support overall camp operations through some daily and weekly responsibilities (primarily cleaning and sanitation of activity spaces and participation in weekly staff planning meetings)


  • $450 weekly stipend, paid bi-weekly

  • Housing for 8 weeks of camp + 1 week of training

  • 15 meals/week (weekday breakfast, lunch, and dinner) including accommodations for dietary restrictions and allergies

  • Opportunity to strengthen teaching and naturalist skills

  • Freedom to create activities and learning opportunities based on personal passions and interests

  • Opportunities to work with our turtles and snakes, and learn about birds of prey at our Raptor Center

  • Position may qualify for academic internship or Co-op credit. 


  • Demonstrate a respect and affinity for children 

  • Demonstrate a passion for and connection to the natural environment

  • Previous experience communicating and interacting with children individually and in a small group setting preferred

  • Effective verbal communication skills and ability to communicate clearly, compassionately and diplomatically with a wide range of audiences (campers, parents, GHA staff and volunteers, etc.)

  • Willing to live in community, work closely as a team, and act as a positive role model for campers

  • Applicant must be patient, hardworking, flexible and able to react well under pressure

  • Willing to be mentored and receive feedback



  • Minimum - 18 years of age

  • Ability to hike uneven terrain; most work associated with this position will occur outdoors in all weather 

  • First Aid and CPR certification must be completed prior to beginning employment.

  • Must be fingerprinted and pass a FBI/Ohio BCI criminal background check prior to the start of training 


To Apply
Please complete an application (found here: ) - you will be asked to answer several questions and upload three references to create your applicant profile. Once completed, you will have further access to upload a cover letter and updated resume to complete your application. 


Please contact Sarah Cline, OEC Director, with any questions:, 937-767-7648


The Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.

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