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Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Program Coordinator

Conservation Legacy

Conservation Legacy

Zuni, NM, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2023

Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Program Coordinator


Staff Positions

Job Location

75 Twin Buttes Drive Trailer #2, Zuni, New Mexico

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To Apply:
1. Send Cover letter and resume to Kevin Cooeyate at kcooeyate@conservationlegacy.org
2. Cover Letter Must Include:

Subject line includes “Applicant_(Your Name)”.

Cover Letter must include a response to the following: Provide some examples of your experience effectively working with diverse communities, including those specific to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and other underrepresented populations, in personal or professional context.

Only applicants who send a cover letter and resume according to this procedure will be considered.

Title: Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Program Coordinator

Starting Salary Range: The starting salary range for this position will be in the $47,700 to $49,100 range, depending on experience, education, and skills relevant to the position. Please note that the indicated starting salary range describes the range for an incumbent in this position. Most new staff generally start at the beginning of the range percentile to ensure internal salary equity.

Location: Zuni, NM and Partially Remote Eligible

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Benefit Eligible: Health, Vision, Dental, Long-Term Disability, Retirement, Paid Time Off per Personnel Policies

Reports to: ALCC Zuni Program Manager

Program Summary:

Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) is a program of Conservation Legacy (CL). ALCC provides conservation service opportunities for indigenous youth, young adults, and recent-era military veterans in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona and works with other Native American communities and conservation corps across the country to provide similar opportunities. Our vision is to lead our Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being and we do this by empowering individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. ALCC crews are supported from operational bases in Acoma Pueblo, Albuquerque, Zuni Pueblo, Gallup, and Kykotsmovi (Hopi), with an Individual Placement (IP) program that serves the region.

Position Summary:

The Program Coordinator’s (PC) primary responsibilities are to support crew operations and program administration from Zuni, NM, and to build relationships with non-profits and A:shiwi community. PC will help Program Manager to develop local partnerships, projects, and recruitment networks to support the development and maintenance of the Zuni program office. The overarching objective of this position is to connect youth with their cultural lands and build career and leadership skills that can help support their community.

Outcomes & Functions of Position:

Recruitment and Onboarding

  • Develop and implement a crew member recruiting strategy
  • Attend outreach local events and volunteer opportunities
  • Interview, select, and onboard AmeriCorps Members and crew leaders
  • Maintain member personnel files in organizational database
  • Contribute photos and narratives to program social media

Field Support

  • Mentor and supervise field personnel
  • Provide technical expertise, guidance, and emotional support to crews in the field
  • Ensure project quality and quantity by providing technical assistance to and accountability of crew leaders in the field
  • Enforce all ALCC and CL Policies and Procedures
  • Participate in emergency on-call system and manage field incidents as they arise with support from crew program team
  • Oversee inventory and maintenance of program tools, gear, and equipment at location and assist logistics staff with tracking program inventory

Project Coordination and Training

  • Work with colleagues to develop and implement training including technical trails, chainsaw, herbicide application, medical, leadership, and facilitation skills
  • Work with project partners to coordinate project logistics and technical assistance
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and standing with community and project partners, including tribal government agencies and non-profits
  • Train crew leaders and members on policies, protocols, and safety culture

General Administration

  • Manage multiple databases for recruitment, selection, onboarding, payroll, timesheets, and AmeriCorps information
  • Manage and maintain accurate reporting of all necessary information and complete program reports including field site visits, recruiting notes, and accomplishments
  • Assist ALCC directors and managers with end-of-year reporting, including gathering of project evaluations from partners and other data
  • Work within an established program budget; manage credit cards, receipts, and financial reporting
  • Work closely with administrative staff to ensure completion of paperwork tasks and AmeriCorps requirements to compliance standards
  • Maintain an organized operational base and assist directors to ensure health and safety compliance of workplace

Organizational Advocacy

  • Successfully engage, lead, and support an inclusive work environment for those of underrepresented populations within the organization and the communities we serve
  • Lead or participate in organizational-wide teams, projects and initiatives that support the work of the Strategic Plan goals
  • Report any complaints within the organization as identified in the Personnel Policy Manual
  • Assist or lead other responsibilities, as assigned

**Other “Hats” You May Wear: Customer Service, Relationship Development, Marketing, Administrative, Supervision or Mentorship to Others, Facilitator, Trainer, Facilities, Human Resources, Supervisor

Required Skills

Physical Requirements:

Conservation Legacy is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential job functions. Some positions may require periodic overnight travel, non-traditional work hours, ability to move across varied terrain, use program-specific tools and a range of technology on an infrequent or frequent basis. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Ability to safely drive an organizational vehicle may also be required for some positions. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.

Required Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication, accountability, leadership, mentoring, and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors and camp for days or weeks at a time
  • Demonstrated good judgement and problem solving in emergency situations
  • Able to work independently and motivate others
  • Ability to successfully work in a fluid, changing work environment
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Office programs and applications, or similar platforms
  • Ability to keep others and oneself, in remote locations, accountable to expectations
  • Valid Driver’s License and insurable Driving Record per Personnel Policies
  • Must be able to pass the organization’s criminal history check requirements
  • Exhibits the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse teams or with a variety of populations, including those underrepresented at our organization and those of BIPOC communities
  • Experienced skill level in all or most of the following: trail construction & maintenance, chainsaw operation & maintenance, hand tool maintenance, fencing, herbicide application, backcountry travel with a strong emphasis placed on multiple years of previous trail construction and maintenance experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience with a youth conservation corps
  • Demonstrated managerial experience.
  • Familiarity with Office 365, SharePoint, Salesforce, or other relevant database management
  • Relevant medical certification (WFR, WFA, WEMT, or OEC)

Other Competencies Desired for this Position’s Success: Manage Complexity, Resourceful, Effectively Communicate, Cultivate Innovation, Drive and/or Influence Results, Plans & Aligns.

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, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.