I’m writing from Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, CO. We’re in search of a new Land Steward for our 600+ acre property. I’ve attached our position description.
We would like to ask for your help, please.
Please review the position description and circulate as appropriate to help us find a great candidate for this position. We’re thankful for your consideration and cooperation.
Some information about the Center:
Shambhala Mountain Center – Overview: Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies, Shambhala Mountain Center is a six-hundred-acre mountain valley retreat surrounded by native forests, gentle meadows and rocky peaks. Tamed by decades of use as a contemplative refuge, we provide a safe and supportive container for exploring paths of deepened awareness, personal well being and societal transformation. SMC is located near Red Feather Lakes, about 1-hour from Fort Collins, CO.
For nearly 50 years, extraordinary people have gathered here to partake in over 100 year-round offerings featuring indigenous wisdom traditions, body awareness practices, contemplative arts, mindful living or other paths of personal transformation. Our weekend and weeklong programs are taught by a remarkable array of accomplished practitioners and teachers. Our accommodations are comfortable and varied. Selections range from rustic cabins, shared quarters, and seasonal platform tents on wooded hillsides, to fine lodge rooms with modern conveniences. We host over 12,000-day visitors per year, and host programs all-year-round.
We are home to the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, one of the most significant examples of sacred architecture in the world. Throughout history, stupas have promoted harmony, health, prosperity, peace and freedom, bestowing blessings upon the surrounding environment, and upon those who visit and venerate them.
Some information about the position:
The Land Steward is responsible for the management and sustainable use of the land at SMC including forests, trails, natural and landscaped areas, and gardens. This position is responsible for 600+ acres. The Land Steward, in cooperation with SMC leadership and the department, hires (as budgets permit) and oversees seasonal employees to assist with forestry and land management activities and coordinates with other departments to help staff and participants to connect with, enjoy, and utilize the land responsibly. The Land Steward is also responsible for coordinating with senior management on land management decisions and promoting a culture of environmental stewardship at SMC.
This position carries out activities needed to achieve SMC goals, including but not limited to, maintaining trails, preparing, updating and revising trail maps, ecological control including work with invasive species weeds and plants, ecological surveys, property boundary maintenance, wetland protection, forest management, and trash/debris clean-up.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me. Thank you all.