Cedar City Regional Program Coordinator

Utah Conservation Corps

Cedar City, Utah

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Deadline Oct 31, 2019

The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) program coordinator (regional coordinator) is responsible for supervision of UCC adult field crews. The program coordinator provides professional leadership and technical expertise to staff and crews ensuring that all members are adequately trained and prepared to perform high quality work in a safe environment. He/She is to work under the direction of the UCC operations coordinator.

Responsibilities

Responsibility Number: 1 Rank: 1 Percent: 55%

  • Supervises UCC adult field crews based out of northern Utah and the northern coordinator of programs.
  • Completes written mid-term and final evaluations for all crew leaders and members to be issued at 30-day evaluation and end of season.
  • Conducts regular risk management/policy audits and enters data into database for tracking purposes.
  • Provides technical, logistical, and administrative support to crews.
  • Provides crews with professional feedback in a structured environment.
  • Serves as a role model, resource, mediator, and advisor for crews.
  • Maintains a positive and professional attitude at all times.
  • Ensures compliance with UCC safety protocols and policies by issuing warnings and dismissing members from program when necessary.
  • Assists operations coordinator and program coordinator in scheduling.

Responsibility Number: 2 Rank: 2 Percent: 25%

  • Trains over 120 field bosses, crewleaders, and members.
  • Develops lesson plans and oversees crew leader training topics, including trail maintenance & construction, proper tool use & maintenance, chainsaw, fence construction & maintenance, critical incident scenarios, outdoor leadership skills, pre-project planning & organization, conflict-resolution, debriefs & feedback.
  • Leads spring/summer/fall crew member orientation in topics including outdoor skills, expedition behavior, Leave No Trace, food & menu planning, map & compass, common backcountry medical issues, packing and fitting a backpack, food storage, hygiene, water purification, stove operation, dish washing systems.
  • Implements technical skills training for field crews, including the safe and proper use of chainsaws, crosscut saws, tool maintenance, vehicle maintenance, and white water rafting.
  • Evaluates technical skill retention during field site visits.
  • Meets with program staff to annually assess and revise member training.
  • At this time, a timeline for the next year will be developed.

Responsibility Number: 3 Rank: 1 Percent: 10%

  • Manages, maintains, and purchases tools and equipment.
  • Assists in the development of efficient tool maintenance, storage and check out systems by the coordinator of programs.
  • Researches tool and equipment purchases based upon crew needs and budget.
  • Assists the operations coordinator with the purchasing of tools, equipment, group gear, and first aid supplies.
  • Reports monthly on mileage tracking spreadsheet for crew vehicles so that vehicles are routed to appropriate accounts. 

Responsibility Number: 4 Rank: 1 Percent: 10%

  • Serves as liaison between project partners and UCC office staff for efficient & effective project implementation.
  • Schedules meetings with project sponsors while in the field with crews to establish clear lines of communication between UCC staff and project sponsors, and review UCC policies & expectations.
  • Schedules pre-season meetings with sponsors for new and technical projects.
  • Upon return, submits checklist from project sponsor meeting and Emergency Response Plan to development program coordinator.
  • Attends weekly program staff meeting to report on field crews and projects.
  • Participates in yearly program staff retreats to address the program areas of strategic planning, administration of field operations, revision of policies, development of safety protocols, and revision of member training.
  • Nominates members and projects for awards at annual meeting.
  • Attends professional meetings with current and potential project sponsors as needed.
  • Collaborates with Project and Partners Coordinator, Operations Coordinator and other Regional Crew Coordinators to develop and implement projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Associate degree plus two years of related work experience; or a bachelor’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Professional leadership experience.
  • Ability to complete physically demanding conservation projects in remote locations with variable weather conditions.
  • Two years of related field experience, including chainsaw certification/training and technical rockwork.
  • Wilderness First Responder certification (minimum).
  • Experience with national service, conservation corps, and/or environmental education programs preferred.
  • Experience with Windows and Mac. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Cover letter

2. Resume to be uploaded in the candidate profile

3. Leadership Philosophy

Please do not upload your cover letter or leadership philosophy.  You will be instructed to type or paste them during your application.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.

USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.

ADA

This position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects. Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions, such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting.  Employees work outside and will not be protected from weather conditions, including extreme cold and extreme heat for extended periods. 

Employees may be exposed to hazardous conditions including, noise, vibrations from machinery, moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to chemicals, elevated work spaces, such as scaffolding, and atmospheric conditions that can affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply go to https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/1826/program-coordinator-i/job?fbclid=IwAR3IC5b7nF1TzzW3nDpgZk1XgZJzYoRl0Mcr_-

 

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