American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America's public lands. ACE has a national reputation for providing exceptional training and support to enable crews, interns, and members to safely and economically implement technically complex and physically demanding conservation projects for the US Forest Service, BLM, National Park Service, USFWS and numerous state and local land management partners.
ACE Member Support Coordinator
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
The Member Support Coordinator will be responsible for meeting the recruitment, housing, and the AmeriCorps Member management needs of ACE's Southwest Division. The Coordinator's primary responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, and orienting the AmeriCorps Members for the Southwest Division, as well as overseeing member housing, conducting AmeriCorps evaluations, and providing overall member support.
Required Duties and Responsibilities:
Recruitment and Member Management
Engage, oversee and support Members.
Recruit and support ACE Southwest Corps Members on an annual basis.
Conduct interviews while developing a standard recruitment protocol and screening candidates from all backgrounds.
Administer and allocate slots for numerous AmeriCorps grants.
Maintain strong communication between ACE staff and all incoming and current Members.
Conduct mid and end of term evaluations for all ACE SW AmeriCorps Members.
Assist in managing corps member information in ACE's internal database.
Respond to emergencies and organizing medical care for sick or injured Members (including after hours).
Assist other ACE staff to mentor and develop Corps Members into stewardship and leadership roles.
Assist with AmeriCorps compliance and other enrollment duties.
Network and develop partnerships with organizations/entities in the local community.
Housing and Orientation
Lead ACE/AmeriCorps orientations, Safety and Leave No Trace trainings
Organize housing assignments for all ACE Arizona corps members across ACE housing units.
Manage housing supervisors and coordinating and enforcing house rules and cleaning routines to ensure a comfortable, accountable and hygienic living environment.
Purchase housing supplies and keep housing units regularly stocked, as well as managing ACE's tent and uniform inventory.
Organize maintenance and repairs for all ACE Arizona housing units, also including management of contractors to providing house maintenance that may include: painting, repair, plumbing, landscaping, tree removal, etc.
Provide and oversee consistent and detailed housing orientations.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
The ideal candidate will possess a unique combination of attributes, including (but not limited to) strong skills in leadership, interpersonal communication, public speaking, organization, management, conflict resolution, and motivating others. The ideal candidate will have an established passion in recruiting, supporting and developing the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders. Past experience in manual labor while working and camping through adverse weather conditions in the outdoors is preferred. Ideally, this candidate will also have experience with residential youth programs.
Candidates should be flexible, adaptable, and enthusiastic while working in a fast paced, fluid, office working environment. The Member Support Coordinator must be willing to represent ACE in a safe, professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
Applicants must have previous experience working in a team setting with young adults as well as leadership in conservation and/or natural resource management. Applicants are preferred to have past experience working with AmeriCorps in either a Corps Member or Staff capacity. Leadership ability, forward-thinking, and flexibility is an asset in this position, as the ACE Southwest Outreach Department continues to evolve. The candidate should be open to growth and increased responsibility over time. Self-initiative is key in maintaining structure to the multi-faceted and demanding workflow of this position, while sustaining a constant outward vision towards future growth. Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and conduct all activities in fully accessible settings.
The selected candidate will receive $17.10 per and is eligible for full benefits including two weeks paid annual vacation, and sick leave. The selected candidate will become eligible for health and dental insurance after 90 days.
Benefits: We offer health, dental & vision, paid vacation, sick leave & designated Holidays for qualified employees.
To Apply: https:/usaconservationstaff.applicantpool.com/jobs/ to fill out an application. You must include a resume, one-page cover letter and three professional references. Qualified applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity.
Deadline: Open until filled.
American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
Possess a valid driver's license, a clean driving record and willingness to submit to background checks.
Previous AmeriCorps or Conservation Corps experience preferred
Computer skills including intermediate knowledge of Excel, fluency in social media, and professional email etiquette is required.
Willingness to travel, work occasional weekends and attend community events.
ACE reserves the right to require drug testing at any time and requires the maintenance of a drug free program at all times.
Education Requirements: BA/BS degree preferred