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21 Dec 2017

Other Outdoor Program Coordinator

Southwest Conservation Corps – Posted by tditore Anywhere

Job Description

Title: Southwest Conservation Corps Program Coordinator
Date: 12/19/2017
Reports to: Program Director
Salary: Salary Group 3 ($32,000-36,000)
Location: Four Corners or Los Valles
Status: Year-round, Full Time, exempt
Benefit Eligible: Full

Southwest Conservation Corps:
The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit service organization built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933-1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands throughout the Four Corners region. While serving with SCC members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. The Four Corners office runs field programs for three seasons, April-November being our peak season during which the Four Corners office runs as many as 10-12 crews at a time. During the winter, staff focus on program development and planning for the next year.

Position Summary:
The Program Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to: recruit and select corps members for all adult camping crews, and support recruitment for youth crews, and Veterans Fire Corps crews; to participate in planning and execution of crew leader and member trainings; to coordinate communication between the field and the office in addition to supporting and mentoring all field staff, (including seasonal Field Supervisors and Crew Leaders); to ensure crews are both supported and prepared to maintain safety, program integrity, and quality projects in the field. The Program Coordinator may also assist the Program Director to recruit, hire, and train seasonal crew leaders. Both office and field operations are required by this position and a flexible schedule is a must!

Minimum Qualifications:
 Excellent communication, leadership, mentoring, and facilitation skills
 Ability to work indoors.
 Strong conflict resolution and team building skills.
 Experienced skill level in all or most of the following: trail construction & maintenance, chainsaw operation & maintenance, hand tool maintenance, fencing, running backcountry crews.
 Ability to teach and plan and facilitate trainings for the above skills.
 Demonstrated good judgement and problem solving in emergency situations.
 Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment.
 Able to work independently and motivate others.
 Computer literate (MS Word, Excel, & Outlook proficient).
 Clean and insurable driver’s record & driver’s license.
 Must be able to pass all Conservation Legacy’s criminal history background checks and driver insurability checks.
 Desire to spend time in the company of youth and young adults; ability to instigate fun!

Preferred Qualifications:
 Leadership experience with CL or other youth conservation corps.
 Demonstrated managerial experience.
 Relevant medical certification (WFR, WFA, WEMT, or OEC).
 Relevant bachelor’s degree.

How to Apply

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Jordan Burningham, SCC FC Program Director: or Anna Hendricks, SCC Los Valles Program Director: Position open until filled.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Other Outdoor. Job Tags: chainsaw, conservation, Coprs, leadership, outdoor education, and staff.

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