Cultural Resource Services (CRS) Program Coordinator

The Great Basin Institute

Reno, Nevada

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $41,000 to $44,000 per year.
The Great Basin Institute

Great Basin Institute, founded at the University of Nevada Reno in 1998, is a mission-driven non-profit organization headquartered in the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. GBI has been a leader in the conservation stewardship field for over twenty-five years, supporting thousands of individuals pursuing a career in public land management and/or working to advance their academic standing. As an interdisciplinary field studies organization, GBI promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West. 

The Institute advances ecological literacy, professional development, and natural/cultural/recreation resource management through educational outreach and direct service programs. Partnering with federal, state and local governments, as well as other NGOs and researchers, GBI supports projects in a dozen western states ranging from Alaska to New Mexico, and southern California to northwestern Wyoming.

Program Team Background

GBI’s Cultural Resource Services Program (CRS) seeks to add an additional Program Coordinator to support program logistics, operations, and management of GBI Research Associates and AmeriCorps Members. Our participants work with federal, state and local land management agencies on a wide variety of field-based projects including: survey; testing; artifact analysis; environmental documentation; processing archival, museum and library collections; tribal consultation; and report preparation. The CRS Program Coordinator works under the direction of the Cultural Resources Program Manager and with other GBI staff to ensure a safe and successful program experience for CRS seasonal and field-based employees. 

The CRS Program Coordinator will encounter a variety of opportunities for professional development, including gaining insight to the operational policies and procedures of a regional conservation non-profit organization, exposure to a spectrum of environmental resource management positions and approaches for supporting them, strengthening interactive skills through communication with diverse professional staff, and ability to effectively support the success of a mission-driven enterprise.

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting annual salary is $41k to $44k DOE. In addition to a competitive base salary, this full-time, onsite position includes comprehensive medical (100% covered by GBI for employees: zero premium, zero deductible), dental, and vision insurance, as well as mental health support resources, 401(k) retirement savings with up to 4% GBI match, competitive PTO accrual, paid holidays (10 per year), and family leave. Total compensation package is $48k to $55k per year, DOE. This exciting role contributes to GBI’s significant positive impacts within the fields of environmental research, education, and conservation.

Job Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, employees must be able to satisfactorily carry out each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Degree and/or field experience in Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, or closely related field; 
  • Demonstrated experience with project management or related activities, such as scheduling, logistics, personnel management, recruitment and retention support, or training;
  • amiliarity and alignment with mission-driven nonprofit organizations strongly preferred;
  • Ability to learn new database systems and follow procedural documents (e.g., payroll review procedures);
  • Attention to detail, and ability to audit extensive data systems;
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office and Google suite of productivity software to manage, present and track program information;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, with diverse audiences;
  • Strongly developed organizational skills and ability to self-motivate;
  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic office environment, and to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of programmatic goals and objectives and the mission of GBI;
  • Willingness to travel occasionally to conduct site visits at service locations;
  • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and familiarity with safe-driving practices, preferred; and
  • Ability to pass an FBI criminal background and National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) check.

Essential Job Functions may include the following:

  • Coordinate recruitment and logistical planning for new and existing projects/positions by understanding scopes of work, reviewing application materials, conducting interviews, procuring equipment, and supporting orientation/training; 
  • Communicate regularly with program participants and agency partners via phone and written correspondence regarding position status, performance, work satisfaction, and administration;
  • Collaborate with Program staff and agency project partners to develop and enhance new and existing projects, including developing scopes of work and project cost estimates;
  • Maintain databases for tracking program members, project deliverables, and performance measures;
  • Gather, manage and process data needed to satisfy quarterly and annual reporting requirements;
  • Develop, adapt, and apply systems that enhance the success and satisfaction of participants in the program;
  • Collect, review, and process GBI administrative forms, including timesheets, payroll and expense reports, project invoices, and time-off requests;
  • Collaborate extensively and assist program staff with program operations, maintenance and expansion; and
  • Follow and enforce policies detailed in the GBI Personnel Handbook.   


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Category General / Stewardship, Admin & Leadership
Tags Archaeology, Outreach