Position: Member Support Coordinator- ACE Southwest
Available Positions: 1
Location(s): Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: Full-time, permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Application Deadline: ACE will schedule interviews with qualified candidates shortly after they apply, and may make a selection at any time. Please submit your materials when ready.
Organization Background: Based in Flagstaff, Arizona with additional branches in St. George, UT, Santa Cruz, CA, and Asheville, NC American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit Conservation Corps dedicated to providing professional development and outdoor job skills training to individuals (18-35) interested in careers related to conservation and land management. As a member organization of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), ACE is dedicated to developing present and future generations of environmental stewards while protecting and restoring public and tribal lands throughout the nation.
ACE is a dynamic organization with the reputation for providing crews to safely and economically implement technically complex and physically demanding restoration projects for the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and numerous state and local land management partners. ACE's leadership team is seeking two enthusiastic, driven and service oriented individuals dedicated to providing opportunities and mentorship for youth interested in protecting and restoring our nation's public lands.
Program Background: ACE provides outdoor, professional development opportunities and job-skills training to young adults interested in pursuing careers related to conservation and environmental stewardship. ACE offers rewarding and diverse programs such as the Conservation Corps and Conservation Volunteer crew programs. ACE crews support land management agencies by accomplishing various conservation projects such as trail construction/maintenance, dry stone masonry, ecological restoration, fuels reduction, and fence installation. ACE crews are generally composed of 8 12 individuals (ages 18-35) and typically work 80 hours over 8 to 9 consecutive days in outdoor settings and remote wilderness areas.
Position Description: The Member Support Coordinator will be responsible for meeting the recruitment, housing, and AmeriCorps Member management needs of ACE's Southwest Division. The Coordinator's primary responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, and orienting the AmeriCorps Members for the Southwest Division, as well as overseeing member housing, conducting AmeriCorps evaluations, and providing overall member support.
Essential Responsibilities and Functions:
Recruitment and Member Management
Housing and Orientation
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a unique combination of attributes, including (but not limited to) strong skills in leadership, interpersonal communication, public speaking, organization, management, conflict resolution, and motivating others. The ideal candidate will have an established passion in recruiting, supporting and developing the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders. Past experience in manual labor while working and camping through adverse weather conditions in the outdoors is preferred. Ideally, this candidate will also have experience with residential youth programs.
Candidates should be flexible, adaptable, and enthusiastic while working in a fast paced, fluid, office working environment. The Member Support Coordinator must be willing to represent ACE in a safe, professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
Applicants must have previous experience working in a team setting with young adults as well as leadership in conservation and/or natural resource management. Applicants must also have past experience working with AmeriCorps in either a Corps Member or Staff capacity. Leadership ability, forward-thinking, and flexibility is an asset in this position, as the ACE Southwest Outreach Department continues to evolve. The candidate should be open to growth and increased responsibility over time. Self-initiative is key in maintaining structure to the multi-faceted and demanding workflow of this position, while sustaining a constant outward vision towards future growth. Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and conduct all activities in fully accessible settings.
Remuneration: The selected candidate will receive $14.00 per hour for the first six months as during that time they will be working on a probationary status. Full benefits begin after six months, two weeks paid annual vacation, and sick leave. The selected candidate will become eligible for health and dental insurance after 90 days.
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If you have any questions about the position, please contact A.J. Conrad (ACE Southwest Associate Director) at (928-864-9560) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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