The Assistant District Manager (ADM) position is integral to the AmeriCorps Field Program’s goal of accomplishing challenging work projects, as well as providing training, education, coordination and leadership to ensure a positive and safe experience for all AmeriCorps participants. The ADM assists the District Manager in day-to-day program operations, project management, and AmeriCorps member personnel management (hiring, performance management, and termination). This position will include frequent to semi-frequent travel to locations within the District.
-- Location: Brainerd, MN
-- Schedule: Full-time, exempt (salaried), Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (typical)
-- Benefits: Health and dental insurance, paid time off, 401(k) Safe Harbor retirement saving plan
-- Supervisory and leadership experience (preferably with college age cohort) and ability to effectively interact with young adults from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds.
-- Knowledge of human relations to assist with staff and AmeriCorps member personnel management; ability to lead, delegate, supervise, mentor, and positively influence others.
-- Working knowledge of natural resource project management such as trail maintenance and construction, shoreline/watershed restoration, forest/prairie management, and wildlife habitat improvement.
-- Experience with hand and power tools, tree felling and chainsaw operations, and construction.
-- Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating programming and training.
-- Excellent written and verbal communication skills for internal management and external outreach.
-- Initiative and ability to work well with minimal supervision, multi-task, and be flexible in responsibilities.
-- Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
-- A current First Aid/CPR certificate or better and Red Cross Trainer certification (or ability to secure and maintain it)
-- Emergency management experience which could include red card certification, wildland firefighting, and disaster response experience.
-- Familiarity with AmeriCorps and local, state and federal natural resource agencies.
-- Four-year degree in a related field is preferred.
-- Help develop a training plan for regional staff and AmeriCorps members and communicate timeline and curriculum in partnership with the District Manager.
-- Develop, provide, and coordinate required trainings such as defensive driving, vehicle operation and maintenance, ATV, trailering, tool and equipment use and safety, herbicide application, prescribed burning/wildland fire, tree ID, CPR and First -- Aid and on-the-job trainings for crews starting new jobs or using specialized tools, in partnership with District staff.
-- Assist in coordinating program-wide AmeriCorps member orientations and regional training events and education days.
-- Conduct annual site safety visits per assigned crew.
-- Perform project specific “mini” safety reviews while in the field working with crews.
-- Distribute monthly safety message to all crews within the district.
-- Assist in developing new and/or improved safety trainings, presentations, manuals, etc.
-- Assist District Manager in clearing AmeriCorps members for service after reviewing medical history forms at term start
-- Keep work areas, offices, shops and vehicles neat and orderly - conduct repairs, clean, oil, and grease equipment as needed.
-- Collect and record annual equipment inventory for each assigned crew.
-- Assure proper safety and maintenance of fleet and equipment.
-- Shuttle vehicles and equipment as needed.
-- Spend time directly with crews in the field (trainings, site safety visits and working with crews).
-- Assist with regional AmeriCorps member recruitment and conduct interviews, hiring/exit paperwork and orientations/end term events.
-- Mediate AmeriCorps member conflict and implement discipline in accordance with AmeriCorps and Corps policy, as directed by the District Manager.
-- Manage AmeriCorps member performance evaluation process at 60 days/mid-term and at service end.
-- Facilitate regular communications between Field Specialists/Coordinators and leaders/members.
-- Perform spike camp and emergency response duties as assigned.
-- Assist in project management for field crews, ensuring that projects are accomplished in an efficient, safe, and consistent manner.
-- Review/coordinate/schedule assigned projects with project hosts and Field Specialists/Coordinators and Crew Leaders. Inform crew leaders of schedules, daily plans, tasks, and responsibilities.
-- Relay work progress and completion to project host and District Manager, ensuring that assigned projects stay within guidelines and hours of contract.
-- Ensure proper equipment and training are in place before projects begin.
-- Prepare invoices for completed projects and submit to District Manager, when appropriate.
-- Coordinate meals and lodging for spike trips.
-- Distribute project evaluations for all assigned projects when complete.
-- Participate in Minnesota Interagency Fire Center Duty Officer Rotation, coordinating on-call crews with DNR Forestry needs and providing administrative support.
-- Assist in developing new projects and partners.
-- Collect/complete, review and submit timesheets and work accomplishment reports to Central office.
-- Collect, review, track and code credit card receipts and expense reports for regional crews and submit to Central office each month.
-- Review, sign, and submit all vehicle/employee accident reports to appropriate departments in cooperation with the District Manager.
-- Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and conference calls.
-- Represent the Conservation Corps at outreach events.
-- Assist in developing new Conservation Corps printed and electronic materials by taking pictures, creating PowerPoint presentations, submitting stories and project updates, etc.
-- Assist the development office in outreach and fundraising efforts as applicable.
-- Assist in recruitment and marketing efforts.
TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to HR@conservationcorps.org.
DEADLINE: January 15
QUESTIONS? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Manager