LOCATION: Boise, Idaho
STARTING SALARY: $30,900
BENFITS OVERVIEW: This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Benefit Package includes: Generous Personal Leave, Paid Holidays, Medical Coverage, Dental Coverage, Disability Insurance, and a 401K investment plan.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time. Idaho Conservation Corps and Northwest Youth Corps operate residential and non-residential field-based programs. Programs Coordinators are primarily office-based positions that support field programming. The positions require travel and spending time in remote locations to support and implement programs. PCs may operate under a non-traditional work week schedule that often includes nights and weekends.
The Programs Coordinator is predominantly an office-based position. The primary duty is to ensure preparation and successful implementation of multiple field based conservation programs each year.
The Programs Coordinator (PC) position at ICC is designed as a career pathway model, meaning ICC will help PCs develop their professional skills and competencies and further expand their leadership capacity and ability to succeed in many roles in the outdoor industry. While ICC seeks to hire Program Coordinators that have significant experience in youth and conservation programs, it is expected that Programs Coordinators will receive considerable professional development as a part of their role and have a strong desire to learn. Specific areas of professional development include: project management; human resources; hiring & supervision; risk management & incident response; USDA National Sawyer Certification; wilderness medicine; mental health first aid; logistics and planning; inventory maintenance; partnership development; leadership; community building; curriculum development; grant development; donor development; budgeting; meeting facilitation, and; event coordination:
The Programs Coordinator is charged with:
Engage with agency partners to find and schedule work projects to be completed by NYC crews
Hire and train seasonal field leaders who manage day-to-day crew operations
Provide support to field staff and crews prior during the implementation of programs
Assure that programs reflect ICC culture of thoughtful risk management, inclusion, grit and fun
Overseeing the tracking of crew accomplishments, paperwork and reporting processes
Directly supervise woodsbosses and young adult staff, to
o Ensure ICC safety, education and workplace standards are upheld, and
o Facilitate learning growth and success within those leaders.
Programs Coordinators must have strong communication and interpersonal skills. The right person for this position will be solution oriented, work well with people from diverse backgrounds, and have substantial personal initiative.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Agency Relations – Steward existing partner relationships and build new relationships with stakeholders and stakeholder groups
Program Coordination – Works with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to ensure programs have a coordinated slate of supplies, food, work, campsites, project partners, educational materials/experiences and recreational activities sufficiently support ICC field crews
Safety – Assure that all staff and members are actively following ICC safety and risk management protocols; serve on the NYC risk management team; respond to field incidents and emergencies as necessary
Administrative/Record Keeping - Responsible for coordinating the accurate, timely and thorough completion of field paperwork so that it can be processed in the office
Field Staff Supervision – Establish expectations and responsibilities for Field Leaders and Woodsbosses around maintaining ICC camp, work, and cultural standards within programs. Establish individual development plan with Leaders and Woodsbosses to help them learn, grow, and experience success
Operations – Coordinate resupply of supplies, tools and food for crews, as needed
Training – Coordinate and facilitate effective training
Constant Improvement – Analyze and adjust elements of programs, training, and administrative processes
Education: Prefer post-secondary education in a related field and/or experience in outdoor recreation, environmental education, youth development, or educational fields
Experience: Applications will be reviewed considering all relevant experience relating to youth leadership, outdoor recreation, environmental education, and/or natural resource management backgrounds. Experience leading or supervising a group or team and experience managing outdoor projects is required. Experience working on manual labor projects, using hand tools, operating chainsaws, and driving passenger vans is desirable.
Certification: Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications are required; or applicants must be willing to obtain certification prior to their employment. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an acceptable driving record during the last three years.
Physical Condition: Applicants in good physical condition, capable of working long hours on strenuous, labor intensive projects are preferred as training and work projects often require heavy lifting, constant bending, digging, and long hikes to and from the worksite, though this requirement represents a small component of the job.
Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Tom Helmer, State Director at firstname.lastname@example.org .