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Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa Brainerd, MN, United States
Aug 23, 2016
Full time
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults while accomplishing natural resource management projects and emergency response work. The AmeriCorps field program operates for 11 months each year, February through December. Crews of 4-6 AmeriCorps members travel throughout the Midwest completing service projects in partnership with state and federal agencies and nonprofit organizations.POSITION DETAILS:-- Location: Brainerd, Minnesota  -- Schedule: Full-time, exempt (salaried), Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (typical)  -- Benefits: Health and dental insurance; generous paid time off; retirement plan-- Start Date: Mid to late September, 2016POSITION SUMMARY:The Northwest District Manager is responsible for all aspects of regional AmeriCorps Field Crew Program operations in the northwestern region of Minnesota. Responsibilities include: program planning; service project solicitation, project contracting and management; external relations; AmeriCorps member personnel management; day-to-day program operations; and delegation of responsibilities to and supervision of the Assistant District Manager and Field Coordinator.RELATIONSHIPS:The Northwest District Manager reports directly to the AmeriCorps Field Programs Director, supervises the Assistant District Manager and Field Coordinator, and oversees 30+ AmeriCorps members (ages 18-25). AmeriCorps members are based at shop locations in Brainerd, Bemidji, and Fergus Falls.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:-- Plan, administer and promote all aspects of the 11-month Field Crew and Seasonal Field Crew programs within the region for 30+ AmeriCorps members annually.-- Recruit, interview, select, train, assign, evaluate, and manage performance of AmeriCorps members.-- Design and execute educational, technical, and safety trainings responsive to AmeriCorps member needs.-- Serve as a liaison between the Conservation Corps and project hosts, community partners, schools, etc.-- Solicit, schedule, and manage natural resource service projects in accordance with AmeriCorps and Conservation Corps standards, written agreements, and budget constraints.-- Coordinate field operations for AmeriCorps crews, ensuring that projects are completed in an efficient, safe, timely manner in compliance with project agreements.-- Recruit, train, supervise, and support the Assistant District Manager and Field Coordinator to effectively manage program workload.-- Consult and communicate with the AmeriCorps Field Programs Director on planning, personnel, project budgets, program status, equipment, and other infrastructure support needs.-- Manage program evaluations and implement changes to continuously improve operations.-- Contribute to and complete program and grant reports as necessary.QUALIFICATIONS:-- Supervisory and leadership experience (preferably with college age cohort) and ability to effectively interact with young adults from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds.-- Knowledge of human relations to assist with staff and AmeriCorps member personnel management; ability to lead, delegate, supervise, mentor, and positively influence others.  -- Sound judgment and ability to respond competently to unforeseeable situations associated with managing staff and AmeriCorps members.-- Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating programming and training.-- Working knowledge of natural resource project management such as trail maintenance and construction, shoreline/watershed restoration, forest/prairie management, and wildlife habitat improvement.-- Excellent written and verbal communication skills for internal management and external outreach.-- Initiative and ability to work well with minimal supervision, multi-task, and be flexible in responsibilities.-- Valid driver’s license and good driving record.-- A current First Aid/CPR certificate or better.-- Familiarity with AmeriCorps and local, state and federal natural resource agencies.-- Four-year degree in a related field is preferred.FREEDOM TO ACT:This employee has the authority to direct and administer field activities. Activities are subject to established policies and directives of State and Federal laws.  DEADLINE: September 6, 2016To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to: HR@conservationcorps.orgQuestions? Contact AmeriCorps Field Programs Director Candice McElroy at 651.209.9900 x 24.This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. 
KLJ Bismarck, ND, United States
Aug 22, 2016
Position PurposeAssist in providing cultural resource management services for KLJ projects in a timely, accurate, and cost effective manner.Essential FunctionsCompliant with KLJ quality standardsComplete field-work under supervision of the project manager or supervisorAssist with lab analysis of artifactsAssist with record searchesAssist with creating and coordinating reports, documents and other dataUtilize effective written and oral communication Responsibilities May begin to assist with Federal and State Agency coordinationAssist with pedestrian inventory, site testing and reportsProvide project correspondence, records and field notesCompletion of site formsParticipate in meetingsQualifications Either have a four year degree or be working towards a four year degree in anthropology, archaeology, history or a related fieldMust have completed an archaeological Field SchoolMust have a valid drivers license and be able to operate motorized vehiclesPreferences: GIS background is desiredPhysical RequirementsThe physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.The employee is regularly required to:Sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawlUse hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and armsTalk or hear and communicate clearlyThe employee must: Be able to walk on uneven terrain up to ten miles per dayFrequently lift and move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 75 poundsSpecific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Hours and TravelThis position requires the individual work 40 or more hours per week with 95% of the time spent in the field and 5% of the time is spent in the office. M/F/Vet/Disability /Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
conservation lands foundation California, United States
Aug 22, 2016
Full time
Location: San Francisco or other city in California with airport accessPosition reports to: Senior Vice President of ProgramsApplication close date: September 20 GENERAL DESCRIPTION:The Conservation Lands Foundation is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Durango, Colorado with offices in San Francisco, Albuquerque, Bozeman and Washington, DC. The Conservation Lands Foundation was established in 2007 to protect the premier lands and waters under the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) jurisdiction – specifically the 32 million acres and 2,400 miles of National Monuments and National Conservation Areas, Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Scenic and Historic Trails that make up our National Conservation Lands. Our mission is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.  POSITION DESCRIPTION:Working in a collaborative environment, the California Program director oversees the Conservation Lands Foundation’s expansion, protection and constituency building efforts for the National Conservation Lands in California. Activities may include, but not be limited to:Support and guide the Friends Grassroots Network and other partner groups in California to achieve conservation goals for local lands and the National Conservation Lands as a whole, by:Identifying opportunities to provide grant funding to Friends groups and partners to empower organizations to achieve shared conservation goals in California;Evaluating progress and success of CLF’s California grantees in meeting their identified goals and outcomes.Identifying and pursuing opportunities to establish new Friends groups and partnerships in California;Identifying and connecting Friends Groups and partners to training, mentoring and networking opportunities, including helping to plan and implement CLF’s bi-annual Friends Rendezvous.Provide leadership for local, regional and national efforts aimed at expanding the National Conservation Lands and oversee efforts to expand conservation programs in existing and new campaigns.Track and provide comments on policy, legislation and management decisions affecting California’s National Conservation Lands and work with BLM and Department of Interior staff to uphold strong management standards for the National Conservation Lands.Assist in the development and implementation communications program in California.Supervise Southern California Associate Director for Conservation and manage applicable contractors.Qualities we’re looking for: Commitment to Conservation Lands Foundation conservation mission.Comfortable working in a team environment with colleagues located in offices around the West.Ability to creatively and strategically empower and strengthen grassroots organizations.Ability to work on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people with a commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity.Motivation to build and strengthen our California Program; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.Familiarity with, or strong commitment to learn about the National Conservation Lands and federal land management policies.Strong strategic, analytical and communication skills.Ability to supervise and mentor employees.Ability to travel frequently.Bilingual candidates welcomed and encouraged.Comfortable working outside the main office and possibly working in an office alone. Must have good communication skills Benefits:401(k) plan; health/dental/vision insurance; health and dependent care Flex Spending program To Apply:Send a cover letter and resume to by 20 September 2016. Please no phone calls.  The Conservation Lands Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability or status as a U.S. veteran. This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  
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