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Ancestral Lands Program Director

at Conservation Legacy

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Reference #: 1775
Keywords: operations

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The Program Director’s primary responsibilities are to: assure effective management and
mobilization of Native American Crews on multiple project types across the southwestern US. Tasks
include: oversee recruitment and selection of Crew Leaders for all Ancestral Lands programs (Zuni,
Gallup, Hopi, Acoma), including adult conservation and chainsaw crews, youth day and camping
crews; to coordinate communication between the field and the office in addition to supporting,
supervising and mentoring all full time and temporary field staff (including seasonal Field
Supervisors and Crew Leaders); to ensure crews are both supported and prepared to maintain
safety, program integrity, and quality projects in the field; and to train Crew Leaders and
Corpsmembers in chainsaw safety, operations and maintenance; fence construction and
maintenance; habitat restoration; and other conservation techniques.

Essential Responsibilities and Functions:
Recruiting Crew Leaders
? Develop and implement a Crew Leader recruiting strategy focused on Native American
young adults.
? Supervise, mentor, and support Program Coordinators at each office
Interviewing Selection and Placement
? Create job descriptions and applications for all Crew Leaders
? Assure Coordination and/or complete the interviewing, selection, and place 10 – 20
Crew Leaders Corpsmembers annually.
? Supervise and support the Program Coordinators to ensure all paperwork is completed
and uploaded before Crew Leaders and Corpsmembers begin their term of service
Field Staff Support
? Supervises and supports full time and seasonal field staff to include all Program
Coordinators and Field Supervisors, where relevant.
? Mentors staff with positive supervision and acts as a reference for post SCC endeavors.
Program Oversight and Support
? Field and Logistics staff mentorship – provide technical expertise, guidance, emotional
and program support, and identify positive working solutions to crew management
issues for crew leaders.
? Ensure project quality and quantity by providing technical assistance to and
accountability of crew leaders in the field.
? Model risk management procedures in the field to create a safe working environment.
? Lead and model check-ins with crew leaders during de-rigs.
July 2019
? Create project specifications for crews and conduct visits with project partners.
? Enforce all SCC Policies and Procedures.
? Follow up with Project Partners after hitches to ensure they are satisfied and to receive
any feedback.
? Respond to crew emergency situations.
? Participate in a weekly on-call system for crews in the field.
Staff Development and Training
? Hire crew leaders and seasonal field staff as needed.
? Work with the Ancestral Lands Program Director(s) and Program Coordinators to
develop and implement Crew Leader Trainings.
? Assist the AL program staff to develop and implement technical trainings for crews
working on specialized projects.
? Identify Program Staff Development opportunities for all staff.
General Administration
? Work within the established program budget and report purchases to the Regional
? Complete regular program paperwork, including project reporting, grant reporting,
AmeriCorps reporting
? Manage project schedule and multiple databases for project, crew and agreements
information entry and reporting.

To Apply: Send Cover letter and resume to Chas Robles, Ancestral Lands Director by 8/2/19

Required Skills

Physical Requirements:
Periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and evening hours.
To successfully perform essential functions the Program Director is required to sit, stand, walk,
speak and hear. The Program Director may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or
crawl on an infrequent basis. He/she must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and
computer and reach with hands and arms. The Program Director may be required to lift up to 50
pounds unassisted. The ability to drive an organizational vehicle is also required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

Required Experience

Minimum Qualifications:
? Minimum of 4 years of experience in Conservation Corps or an applicable field
? Expert skill level in all or most of the following: trail construction & maintenance, chainsaw
operation & maintenance, hand tool maintenance, fencing, running backcountry crews.
? Strong working knowledge and speaking skills of the Native American language
? Leadership experience with SCC or other youth conservation corps program
? Current Wilderness First Responder and 1st Aid/CPR certifications, or willingness to obtain
certifications; demonstrated good judgment and problem solving in emergency situations
? Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.
? Must be able to pass a criminal history background check.
? Excellent communication, leadership, mentoring, and facilitation skills required.
? Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment.

? Strong conflict resolution and team building skills preferred, solution-oriented a must!
? Able to work independently and also to motivate others.
? Computer literate (MS Word, Excel, and Outlook proficient).
? Proficient in computer programs, databases, other technology.
? Desire to spend time in the company of youth and young adults; ability to instigate fun!

Preferred Qualifications:
? Preference will be given to Native American candidates
? Demonstrated organizational, financial, and managerial experience.
? Bachelor’s degree in related field.

Job Location
Acoma, Albuquerque, Hopi, Gallup, Zuni, New Mexico, United States
Position Type
36,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD