LEAF Western Region Coordinator

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Los Angeles, CA or Tacoma/Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Nov 11, 2016
Schedule Flexible/Varies Administrative/Environmental Support Environmental Education/Communication

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The LEAF Coordinator supports all intern programs and activities within the Youth Engagement LEAF Program.  This is a short-term, part-time position located in Los Angeles, California or Tacoma/Seattle, Washington.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The LEAF Western Region Coordinator will coordinate LEAF activities with high schools in Washington and California, and other LEAF states, in partnership with Conservancy State programs where LEAF teams will live and work during the summer field season. Duties include, but are not limited to, arranging logistics such as housing, car rentals & finances; recruiting students and mentor participants; visiting environmental high schools for facilitation of student recruitment, orientation, and hiring paperwork process; managing corporate credit cards for mentors and completing electronic concur reconciliation; completing electronic time reports for participants; coordinating program awards celebration, and evaluation and program follow up as needed.  The LEAF Western Region Coordinator will work closely with the LEAF North America Program before, during, and after the field season.  This is a short-term, part-time position located in Los Angeles, California or Tacoma/Seattle, Washington.  We currently anticipate that the position will transition to full-time hours during the months of March-August.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

Maintain and distribute intern and mentor recruitment materials.
Coordinate hiring process for interns; work closely with teenage students inexperienced in hiring processes.
Present LEAF program information to interested students and motivate them to apply for the program and meet deadlines. 
Secure appropriate and affordable housing and travel arrangements, often to very remote areas and with little local information.
Create and maintain positive relationships with school contacts and Conservancy staff.
Learn computer programs to successfully complete organizational functions such as time reporting and travel expense reports.
Plan and execute special events related to intern recognition and training.
Provide information for donor prospecting and reporting.
Work with Conservancy staff to ensure compliance with youth labor laws and other human resources requirements.
Purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget.
Maintain team field equipment.
Coordinate program evaluation information. 
Coordinate multiple projects with several variables, set realistic deadlines and manage a timeline.
Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information. 
Identify routine problems and utilize existing resources for resolution. 
Make day-to-day decisions within the scope of work assignments.
May supervise administrative staff and/or volunteers, interns, or temporary staff.
Willingness to travel extensively for several days at a time and undertake evening and weekend work.
Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and physical exertion and/or strain.
Work independently without requiring detailed management review of general work.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years experience organizing or managing volunteer and/or youth programs, or equivalent combination.  
Demonstrated experience in MS Office, Word and Excel. Ability to use advanced computer functions including navigating the Internet.
Proven organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet deadlines.
Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people, including urban youth from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program.  Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers."  Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.  Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
This position requires willingness to work with minors and ability to meet internal Youth Safety qualification standards.  To be Youth Qualified, one must 1) consent to and successfully complete a background screening; 2) sign the Commitment to Youth Safety; and, 3) complete two online courses (approximately 30 minutes each) through learn@tnc learning system.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE
Experience with outdoor education.
Ability to write and edit written materials for use with member communications and special events. 
Supervisory experience.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Duration or end date: 12/1/17

AUTO SAFETY POLICY

This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply to position number 44865, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 30, 2016.
 
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Job Level

Entry-level, Mid-level

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO