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Job ID: 171773

Wild Basin Preserve Manager
St. Edward's University

Date Posted Nov. 10, 2021
Title Wild Basin Preserve Manager
University St. Edward's University
Austin, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
    Professional Staff
  • Environmental Science & Ecology
    Forest Ecology & Management
Wild Basin Preserve Manager

St. Edward's University

Wild Basin Preserve Manager

Wild Basin Creative Research Center

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas, invites applications for the position of Preserve Manager. The Preserve Manager (PM) will provide logistical and supervisory support in the management of the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve for the WBCRC. The PM will coordinate with St. Edward's University and local government agencies on land management criteria in accordance with the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Land Management Plan. Working closely with the Director of the WBCRC, the PM will ensure compliance with regulations pertaining to the preserve, oversee all land and trail maintenance, help maintain facilities, participate in grant writing efforts, and play an active and supportive role in stewardship and public relations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum bachelor's degree in environmental science or natural resource management or a closely related field; Master's degree a plus. Experience interacting with a variety of government agencies involved in land and natural resource management preferred. Relevant work experience (e.g., maintenance operations, land management and grounds support). Experience training, supervising, and managing volunteers preferred. Experience working with threatened/endangered species preferred. Training in and experience working with GIS preferred. Master Naturalist certification a plus. Must be able to comply with workplace guidelines and attendance requirements. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.

  • Coordinate with government agencies to ensure program compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to preserve
  • Ensure compliance with Travis County management agreement-related responsibilities, including quarterly & annual reporting and permitted
  • Work with the Director and Travis County to adapt land management activities and visitor access priorities and rules as
  • Maintain fire management criteria around facilities and throughout the
  • Oversee gate operations, including onsite supervision of gate attendants; Ensure automatic gate is working properly; Maintain a safe line of ingress/egress for
  • Support education and research programs as needed and coordinate with researchers and educators to develop stewardship-based projects and
  • Develop and provide training materials and protocol guidance for interns, security guards, gate attendants, volunteers, and relevant contract
  • Recruit, coordinate, and train stewardship and trail patrol Hold weekly and monthly stewardship workdays when possible.
  • Work with the Center Director to identify possible grant-funded projects. Work to facilitate successful interactions with the community, donors, and the
  • Serve as a point of contact to neighbors regarding preserve management
  • Monitor, map and remove invasive species, and perform vegetation restoration in coordination with Travis County BCP
  • Work closely with the Education Coordinator to determine signage Install and replace signs as needed.
  • Patrol perimeter Monitor and troubleshoot trespass and rule violations issues.
  • Perform monthly water quality management and
  • Support the Director of WBCRC and Dean of the School of Natural Sciences in maintaining facilities, including security and safety
  • Maintain composting and evaporative Coordinate with SEU facilities concerning any major repairs or issues.
  • Work closely with SEU Facilities and Master Planning staff on site-related issues and projects; Serve as point of contact for construction or repair-related contracted projects occurring
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Director of
  • Perform other duties as required.

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental - Sunlife Dental

Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University?


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



We are not offering sponsorship at this time.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J20201657

Posted: 11/8/2021

Available: Immediately

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit an online application at Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.


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