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Watersheds and Forestry Program Coordinator

Company: Conservation Legacy
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Title: Watersheds and Forestry Program CoordinatorSalary Range: The starting salary range for this position will be in the $40,480-$46,900 per year range, depending on experience, education, and skills relevant to the position. Please note that the indicated starting salary range describes the range for an incumbent in this position. Most new staff generally start at the beginning of the range percentile to ensure internal salary equity. Location: Harrisonburg, VA Status: Full-Time, Exempt Benefit Eligible: Health, Vision, Dental, Long-Term Disability, Retirement, Paid Time Off Questions? Contact zach @conservationlegacy.org (zach@conservationlegacy.org%E2%80%AF) Program Summary: Appalachian Conservation Corps (https://appalachiancc.org/) (ACC) works to connectyoung peopleto critical conservation service work across Appalachia and neighboring communities in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio,Maryland, DC,and Pennsylvania.As a corps program,ACC partners with public land managers to identify, plan and complete projects that improve public access, habitat quality and economic development.ACC is a program of Conservation Legacy, a nationwide network of conservation service organizations founded to move forward the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility, and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. Position Summary: The Watersheds and Forestry Program Coordinators (Coordinator or they) primary responsibilities are to: Recruit and select corps members and crew leaders for all small crews performing watershed and forestry tasks; Participate in the planning and execution of crew leader and member trainings; Coordinate communication between the field and the office; Support and mentor all field staff; Ensure crews are both supported and prepared to maintain safety, program integrity, and quality projects in the field; manage project logistics, property access, mapping, and materials pick up or delivery. Both office and field operations are required by this position and a flexible schedule is a must. The position is approximately 40% office-based and 60% field-based, with field visits that will include overnight stays. They must be available for emergency trips to the field. The Watersheds and Forestry Program Coordinator reports to the ACC Crew Program Director in the Harrisonburg, VA office. The continuation of this initiative and this position is funding dependent. Outcomes and Functions of Position:Watersheds and Forestry Crew Leader and Member Placements

  • Assist in developingpositionsfor theWatersheds and Forestryprogramwith many different project partners.
  • Develop, oversee, and evaluatean effective strategy to recruit and advertise 8-12crew personnel positions, collaborating with other staff as necessary.
  • Monitor and review incoming applications for volume and quality.
  • Interview, select, and onboardCrew Members, collaborating externally and internallyas necessary.
  • Fill all open positions in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Collect, compile, and process all required intake and enrollment materials forCrew Leaders and Members.
  • Co-manage with the Individual Placements (IP) program any IPs that are funded by related agreements and whose roles directly contribute to the partners larger efforts of the Watersheds and Forestry program. Training, Field Support, and Development
    • Assist in creating and delivering internal orientations and trainings, intentionally aligning with Conservation Legacys strategic initiatives.
    • Substantially visit, assist, and support crews in the field proactively and as needed.
    • Facilitate and encourage opportunities for Crew Lead and Member development.
    • Attend off-season ACC/Conservation Legacy retreats and operations development events.
    • Continue with technical program-specific education, training, and industry exposure.
    • Build, share and update project maps.
    • Ensure saw and herbicide program standards are met. Partner Support and Position Development
    • Work with partner staff contactsto support related programs in ACCs program footprint- VA, WV, OH, PA, MD, and DC.
    • Facilitate crews attendance to technical trainings supported by partner organizations.
    • Facilitate consistent field operations and share best practices/learning lessons. Program Support and Administration
    • Supervise and mentor a cohortofcrews and related IPs.
    • Ensure that timesheets are completed promptly and correctly.
    • Enforce and monitor appropriate risk management and all ACC Policies and Procedures across the program;review, digest, and follow up on incident reports, vehicle accident reports, and workers compensation claims.
    • Assist with vehicle leasing, remote fleet management, and remote gear cachemanagement.
    • Assist with coordination of program logistics.
    • Develop and implementeffective and efficient administrative systemsfor recruitment, enrollment, management, evaluation, exits, reporting, andmarketing, working closely with other ACC staff.
    • Maintain regular remote communications with crews.
    • Facilitate the creation of social media material.
    • Collect and compile information for reports and internal/external news and reports, including but not limited to AmeriCorps and project performance reporting.
    • Collaborate withcrews and staff tomaintain andimprove program operations and quality.
    • Work to maintain high retention and satisfy partners through regular communication with crews.
    • Coordinate, review, and follow up on completion and quality of intra-crew evaluations. GeneralAdministration
      • Participate in staff meetingsand support other staff as appropriate.
      • Abide by Conservation Legacys credit cardholder and spending policies, including providingproper associated documentation. Regional and Organizational Support
        • Participate inACCsinternal, rotating emergency on-call system.
        • Maintainproductive relationships and interface significantly with other staff regarding administrative detailsandprogram items.
        • Assist withactivities of other programs of ACC.
        • Provide technical knowledge to and build capacity of monitoring programs and projects in otherareasof Conservation Legacy as opportunities arise. Other Duties
        • Successfully engages, leads and supports an inclusive work environment for those of underrepresented populations within the organization and the communities we serve.
        • Leads and/or participates in organizational-wide teams, projects and initiatives that support the work of the Strategic Plans goals.
        • Reports any potential harassment or grievances within the organization as identified in the Personnel Policy Manual. Organizational Advocacy
        • Successfully engages, leads and supports an inclusive work environment for those of underrepresented populations within the organization and the communities we serve.
        • Leads and/or participates in organizational-wide teams, projects and initiatives that support the work of the Strategic Plans goals.
        • Reports any potential complaints within the organization as identified in the Personnel Policy Manual.
        • Assists or leads other responsibilities, as assigned. Other Hats You May Wear: Customer Service, Relationship Development, Marketing, Administrative, Supervision or Mentorship to Others, Facilitator, Trainer, Facilities, Human Resources, SupervisorPhysical Requirements: Conservation Legacy is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential job functions. Some positions may require periodic overnight travel, non-traditional work hours, ability to move across varied terrain, use program-specific tools and a range of technology on an infrequent or frequent basis. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Ability to safely drive an organizational vehicle may also be required for some positions. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.Qualifications:
          • Ability to successfully work in a fluid, changing work environment.
          • Ability to operate Microsoft Office programs and applications, or similar platforms.
          • Ability to keep others and oneself, in remote locations, accountable to expectations.
          • Valid Drivers License and Insurable Driving Record per Personnel Policies.
          • Must be able to pass the organizations criminal history check requirements.
          • Exhibits the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse teams or with a variety of populations, including those underrepresented at our organization and those of BIPOC communities.
          • College graduate (Bachelors, at minimum) with coursework in one or more of the following: ecology, botany, range science, soil science, wildlife biology, natural resource management, conservation biology, or a related fieldOR some college-level coursework in the above subject area(s) andonefullfield seasonperforming forestry and/or conservation tasks, or highly similar, in aleadership capacity, Understanding of scientific, data, and statistical principles
          • Basic vascular plant identification and taxonomy
          • Experience with influencing diverse groups of employees to achieve common goals
          • B Faller Certification, or willingness to obtain before the start of field season.
          • VA Herbicide Technician certification, or ability to obtain before start of field season. Preferred Qualifications:
            • Successful completion of 6 months or one term/season/capstone in ecological/environmental fieldwork or a laboratory-based research project with leadership responsibilities
            • Proficient vascular plant identification and taxonomy
            • Demonstrated experience withany of the following:
              • Recruitment, hiring, training, and/or management
              • Managing administrative systems or databases To Apply: 1. Send cover letter and resume to Zach Foster at zach@conservationlegacy.org 2. Cover letter must include:Subject line includes Watersheds and Forestry Coordinator Application - (Your Name)"Cover Letter must include a response to the following: Provide some examples of your experience effectively working with diverse communities, including those specific to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and other underrepresented populations, in personal or professional context. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. Where a significant portion of the population eligible to be served needs services or information in a language other than English, the recipient shall take reasonable steps to provide written material of the type ordinarily available to the public in appropriate languages.Required SkillsRequired Experience

Keywords: Conservation Legacy, Harrisonburg , Watersheds and Forestry Program Coordinator, Other , Harrisonburg, Virginia

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