Forest Health Partnerships Program Manager; Durango, CO

Southwest Conservation Corps
Durango, CO
Job Category
Full time Positions
Grade C+, starting salary range $45-56K annually, DOE
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The grant funded Forest Health Partnerships Program Manager (FHPPM) position has two primary responsibilities: 1.) coordinate and oversee the American Forest Foundation (AFF) funded Forest Management Plans program and 2.) to connect and collaborate with SW Colorado Forest Health Partnerships to identify and create SCC AmeriCorps programming to meet existing and emerging workforce capacity needs as these partnerships push into implementation phases. Funding is currently expected for 2 years for this position, which will likely evolve as related forest health and restoration work scales up in SW Colorado. Specifically, for responsibility number 1, the FHPPM will stand up a new program funded by AFF & NRCS. This will involve coordinating landowner outreach efforts with American Forest Foundation, Wildfire Adapted Partnership, the CO State Forest Service, NRCS and other area forest health partners; helping to select, orient, train and support a cadre of interns who will be visiting with landowners to create Forest Management Plans (FMPs); contracting with and coordinating FMPs with consulting foresters. Responsibility number 2 will require engagement with the numerous forest health partnerships in SW Colorado and collaboration with key staff from those partnerships and with the land agencies who are engaging on these efforts (US Forest Service, CO State Forest Service, NRCS, BLM, NPS, municipal managers, etc.). The main goal is to be informed enough on emerging forest health treatment implementation trends and needs to help position SCC programming to meet workforce capacity demands that align with SCC’s mission and ability to develop capacities.
Minimum Qualifications: Exhibits the ability to effectively work on diverse teams or with a variety of populations, including those underrepresented at our organization and those of BIPOC communities. Minimum of 2 years of experience in youth development/education, conservation corps and/or forestry field(s). Strong desire to mentor young men and women in natural resources management. Experience with influencing diverse groups of employees to achieve common goals. Strong verbal, writing and interpersonal communication skills. Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment. The ability to carry out assigned work independently or with minimal supervision. The ability to communicate effectively, manage complexity, cultivate innovation, drive and influence results of oneself and others. Ability to work well with others and to seek assistance when needed to carry out assignments. Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite applications and ability to manage information in organizational databases. Ability to keep others, in remote locations, accountable to expectations and organizational policies while creating and fostering a culture of safety. Must be able to pass the organization’s criminal history background check requirements. Preferred Qualifications: Previous collaborative working experience with federal/state land management agency partners. Prior corps program development and administration experience. Previous leadership and management experience. Bachelor’s Degree or higher strongly preferred with more emphasis placed on a degree in Forestry, Forest Management or similar field OR equivalent past directly relevant professional forestry programs management experience. Prior experience developing Forest Management Plans and/or completing forest inventory work. Prior working experience in and/or knowledge of forest ecotypes and fire ecology of southwestern Colorado. Prior collaborative and partner driven grant writing and management experience. Previous experience collaborating in forest health partnerships/coalitions. Recent corps specific, youth development and or forest health nonprofit management/leadership organizational Previous program and/or leadership experience with a conservation youth Certified Wilderness First Responder or willingness to pursue immediately. Ability to evaluate inputs in a rapidly changing work environment and make decisions that affect the safety and work of employees. Desire and experience with public outreach and education regarding fire mitigation and management, as well as other forest management operations Sense of humor and desire to make a positive difference in people and on the land. To Apply: Send Cover letter and resume to (Clara Moulton) Subject line in this email must include “Applicant”. Priority review given to applications received by February 26, 2021. Cover Letter must include a response to the following question: Provide some examples of your experience working effectively with diverse communities, including those specific to the BIPOC community & other underrepresented populations, in personal or professional context. Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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