Native Stewardship Technician I

Position: The Native Stewardship Technicians are essential to the effective and efficient operation of the collaborative Forestry and Community Conservation program within the 24:1. Beyond Housing invites passionate and community-minded individuals to join our team as Native Stewardship Technicians within the 24:1. This role is pivotal in enhancing the ecological health and resilience of community forests and native landscapes in twenty-four small communities in the North St. Louis area. This role is primarily focused on the installation and maintenance of new and existing native planting sites and newly planted trees while obtaining the experience, knowledge, and skills related to creating and managing ecological assets. Technicians will work collaboratively to foster increased community engagement, understanding, and participation in the stewardship of our regions native plant communities and urban forest.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform site preparations, including the removal of invasive plants using both hand and power tools, and pesticide applications.
  • Maintain and enhance the health of bioretention basins and other native landscapes.
  • Conduct routine care for young trees, including watering, mulching, weed control, and pruning.
  • Prepare and manage new native planting sites through mowing, herbicide application, seeding and other maintenance.
  • Promote awareness and participation in forestry and community conservation programs through community outreach activities.
  • Participate in community events like trash clean ups, tree planting, native planting and more.
  • Participate in training and regional events related to native landscaping, tree care and other conservation activities. In addition to workshops related to personal and professional development
  • Other duties as required.

Personal Qualities: 

  • Collaborative — A dynamic personality that is collaboratively minded, can recognize and identify strengths, seek consensus around mutual goals, and build meaningful relationships.
  • Creative and Curious — A systems-thinker and builder, who is not afraid to be innovative in designing solutions and has skills in articulating these ideas and concepts.
  • Methodical — Strong analytical, systems, and problem solving skills to evaluate performance, prepare reports, and recommend/implement solutions using independent judgment. Ability to move from concepts to action through strong program design and evaluation.
  • Reliable — Leadership skills that reflect and value a team approach, demonstrated integrity, effectiveness, efficiency, and the ability to deliver high quality service. Highly capable of handling multiple tasks, projects and timelines. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Trusted — Ability to work with residents, partners, and staff of diversified backgrounds with a positive, optimistic, solutions oriented attitude. Shares a deep respect for the community, its stakeholders and the residents that we serve.
  • Driven — Passion for the work and an interest in continuous learning and improvement.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • This is an entry level position designed to develop a new generation of green industry workers.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, with a strong interest in community service, environmental stewardship, and outdoor work.
  • Willingness to learn and safely operate tools and equipment typically used in landscaping work.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and commit to principles of racial equity.
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills.
  • Prepared to work in various weather conditions and navigate rough terrain.
  • Reliable transportation to work.
  • A team-oriented approach with the ability to participate in community events, including some weekends.
  • Familiarity with the 24:1 Initiative and the Normandy Schools Collaborative is a plus.
  • Certifications related to the work will be offered.


  • Native Stewardship Lead
  • Forestry and Community Conservation Director and Program Manager

Salary and Benefits:

  • Full-time hourly position as determined in current Beyond Housing Employee Handbook
  • Starting Pay is $18 per hour with opportunity for advancement.

Application Instructions:

Please send resume and cover letter to  This job will remain posted until it is filled.  For more information on Beyond Housing, visit

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  Beyond Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  Beyond Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Beyond Housing believes that each individual is unique, and we are committed to respecting the diversity of all individuals. We strive to move beyond simple tolerance, embracing and celebrating the differences contained within each of us, making us stronger as whole.

Culture Statement for Beyond Housing – Beyond Housing cultivates a climate of respect, friendliness, collaboration, and open, honest communication. Team members are empowered and trusted to work methodically and innovate together. We consistently recognize and celebrate team members’ contributions, creativity, drive, passions, and achievements.

At Beyond Housing, we are genuinely committed to our staff and to making Beyond Housing a place where our team members are happy to work. We support team members’ work-life balance and professional development; ensure that all team members feel included, valued, and appreciated; embrace flexibility in the workplace; and encourage and support team members’ involvement in the organization.

We are, likewise, committed to the communities we serve and to helping to make communities better places to live. We hold team members accountable to our mission and to the community – asking them to demonstrate this commitment by engaging the community and asking the right questions for alignment and action.

We look for team members who hold themselves accountable to the following traits:
Collaborative – Creative – Curious – Reliable – Methodical – Trusted – Driven

ADA – Beyond Housing is committed to furthering the purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The company is always willing to consider reasonable accommodations, which may allow a disabled person to perform this or any other job. The Summary of Physical Requirements is a list of what we believe at this point to be necessary in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement – At Beyond Housing, we are committed to promoting Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity throughout our organization and culture. We strive to understand and appreciate the individuality of every employee and create a better place to work for all. We nurture a culture where everyone positively acknowledges equity through action and is aware, understanding, and appreciative of diversity.

Our vision is to go beyond simple tolerance and fully embrace the things that make each person unique. We recognize that our employees’ differences support our ability to advance equity for the communities we serve. Further, we understand that equity is critical to the fulfillment of our mission to help entire communities become better places to live.

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