Conservation Corps Program Director – Nevada

The Great Basin Institute
Reno, Nevada
Job Category
Full time Positions
• Rate of Pay: $65K - $75K yearly salary, DOE • Paid Health, Dental and Vision benefits covered 100% by Great Basin Institute • 401K Retirement Plan with 4% Matching Contribution
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Conservation Corps Program Director
Great Basin Institute is seeking a dedicated, service-minded professional who desires to make lasting, positive change for public lands and communities in Nevada and other Western states. By uniting environmental resources from federal, state and county agencies, GBI's conservation corps program provides individuals opportunities to make meaningful contributions toward protecting and conserving our public lands, while also gaining valuable work experience in the field of natural resource management. The ideal candidate will have proven experience developing and fostering partner relationships and project opportunities, leading highly effective teams, passion for conserving our nation's public lands and providing opportunities for professional development, and willingness to travel.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This leadership position requires a dynamic individual to oversee, manage, mentor and support a large conservation and restoration program. The Director will manage current programs, while working to strengthen and develop new partnerships, programs and training opportunities. The Director will be responsible for all of the following:

• Overseeing the recruitment, placement, management and development of restoration crew members and interns, with the goal to provide them a world-class professional-development service experience;
• Administering operational grants, while complying with all GBI & AmeriCorps standards, policies and objectives;
• Strengthening existing relationships by providing excellent services, products and reports to current project partners;
• Expanding programmatic reach and capacity by developing additional opportunities and relationships;
• Overseeing disciplined fiscal management of all projects and activities;
• Conducting regular crew and intern site visits to ensure compliance with standards and policies;
• Coordinating program management as a member of a diverse, driven and successful leadership team;
• Other duties as assigned.

Flexible start date
• Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, nonprofit management, or related field(s) required;
• Minimum of three years of project or program development experience required;
• Minimum of three years experience supervising staff at multiple sites, projects and personnel required;
• Minimum of two years of AmeriCorps or National Service experience preferred;
• Minimum of two years of Conservation Corps experience preferred;
• Demonstrate the ability and experience in areas such as grant writing and management, project development, training, team building, problem solving, and community building;
• Excellent budget-development and oversight skills;
• Experience developing and implementing agreements and contracts with federal land-management agencies, other governments agencies and nonprofit organizations;
• Familiarity with regional environmental community-based agencies, services and resources;
• Good interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to balance and integrate task-oriented and process-oriented responsibilities;
• Excellent written, verbal communication, and facilitation skills;
• Driven, patient and adaptable; and
• Willingness to travel on average one week per month.

To apply, and view additional openings, please visit:
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Kevin Dose
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