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Program Director

Company: Conservation Legacy
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Title: Program Director Date: January 6, 2021 Reports to: Deputy Director Location: One position each in Tucson, AZ and Flagstaff, AZ Status: Full-Time, Exempt Benefit Eligible: Full per Personnel Policies Program Summary: AZCC/CCNM operates conservation service programs across Arizona and New Mexico that empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. AZCC/CCNM has operational bases in Tucson, Flagstaff, and Pinetop, AZ as well as in Las Cruces, NM. AZCC/CCNM, programs of Conservation Legacy, aim to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. AZCC/CCNM is focused on connecting youth, young adults and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands.-- Position Summary: The Program Director (PD) is responsible for the operations of Arizona Conservation Corps' (AZCC's) and Conservation Corps New Mexico's (CCNM's) crew programs. The majority of the PD's time will be focused on ensuring that our crew programs operate efficiently, effectively and with the greatest positive impact possible for our participants and partners. This person will be responsible for supervising a team of staff who work to support our crews and projects. Duties include ensuring compliance with all Conservation Legacy policies, safe crew operations, successful completion of work projects, quality customer service to project partners, and an impactful experience for all participants. The Program Director will supervise staff based in multiple locations and, with this team, must ensure consistent and high-quality work is completed by all AZCC and CCNM crews. The Program Director must develop and maintain a good working relationship with staff, major funding sources, community representatives, project partners, Corpsmembers, and Crew Leaders. The position has recurring access to vulnerable populations. Essential Responsibilities and Functions: Programmatic Responsibilities:

  • Plan and oversee the implementation of all AZCC and CCNM crew programming
  • Work with AZCC/CCNM Leadership Team and program staff to coordinate distribution of projects and maintain an up-to-date comprehensive project calendar
  • Ensure specialized field crews, ex. Veterans and Ancestral Lands, receive resources and support needed to be successful
  • Implement, maintain, and refine program policies and procedures
  • Implement and monitor program tracking and reporting systems
  • Review, analyze, evaluate, and report on project data
  • Implement and monitor member and program evaluation process
  • Periodically visit crews in the field to assess the quality of program implementation, including visits with other program staff to ensure consistency and provide professional development opportunities to field staff
  • Represent AZCC and CCNM at industry conferences, community events, and other events
  • Foster a collaborative approach to organization-wide program delivery Management Responsibilities:
    • Ensure compliance with all Conservation Legacy and AZCC/CCNM field policies and procedures; ensure risk management practices are effective and observed
    • Convene and facilitate regular Operations Team meetings
    • Provide a leadership presence at recruitment team meetings and working groups
    • Serve on the Program Ops Committee of Conservation Legacy
    • Participate on other committees as assigned
    • Serve as part of the AZCC/CCNM Leadership Team, which creates and manages budgets, develops and analyzes new markets, and works to steer the strategy, vision, and operations of the organization
    • Participate in planning for growth and management, such as reorganization plans, staffing patterns, strategic plans, development and implementation
    • Co-manage our on-call systems and support on call staff as needs arise or on high threshold incidents Supervisory Responsibilities:
      • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise Program Managers, recruitment staff, and other staff as needed
      • Participate in the hiring, training, management, and evaluation of program staff
      • Promote an efficient, collaborative, and effective working relationship among staff at each of our offices
      • Provide direction and oversight to recruitment staff, helping to develop strategies, plans, and delegation, ensuring we have a robust pool of qualified applicants and field complete crews whenever possible
      • Provide ongoing feedback, coaching, and evaluation for staff
      • Collaborate with the Corps Director, Projects & Partnerships Director, and program staff to address issues of discipline, using our organization's restorative justice approach
      • Provide administrative, logistical, and counseling support to program staff Training Responsibilities
        • Design and implement training curricula, strategy, and philosophy
        • Convene training committees, delegate and provide support for training plans among each of our offices, working closely with our staff as appropriate
        • Ensure ongoing training, and skills development for our program staff
        • Ensure staff maintain appropriate certifications (e.g. pesticide applicator, NWCG saw certifications, WFR certifications)
        • Maintain some presence at leader trainings, orientations, and skills trainings to ensure quality and consistency Logistics Responsibilities
          • Manage budgets, purchasing, fleet, and facilities across the region and in cooperation with staff from other offices
          • Working closely with Program Managers and logistics staff, ensure crews have the supplies, equipment, and resources they need to be successful Administrative Responsibilities:
            • Ensure crew programs comply with Conservation Legacy and AZCC protocols and policies
            • Work closely with all administrative staff in a supportive, collaborative and collegial manner
            • Support direct reports and promote an effective and efficient working environment
            • Review purchases, timesheets, and payroll for staff and members in their region Other Duties
              • Successfully engages, leads and supports an inclusive work environment for those of underrepresented populations within the organization and the communities we serve.
              • Leads and/or participates in organizational-wide teams, projects and initiatives that support the work of the Strategic Plan goals.
              • Support AZCC, CCNM, and Conservation Legacy programming as assigned. Physical Requirements: Periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and evening hours. To successfully perform essential functions this position is required to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. This position may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on an infrequent basis. They must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer. The ability to drive an organizational vehicle is also required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.-- 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 three years of experience in youth development or corps field.
                • Experience with influencing diverse groups of employees to achieve common goals.
                • 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.
                • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and applications, or similar platforms.
                • Ability to keep others in remote locations accountable to expectations.
                • Must be able to pass the organization's criminal history background check requirements.
                • Valid driver's license and insurable driving record. Preferred Qualifications:--
                  • Three or more years of year-round supervisory experience in a conservation corps setting.
                  • Technical conservation skills including B or C Faller certifications with chainsaws and crosscut saws; trail layout, design, construction, and maintenance; dry stone masonry; rigging; fence construction and maintenance; project estimation, implementation, and management; small engine and hand tool maintenance and repair; Wilderness First Responder and WFA Instructor 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 Black, Indigenous, People of Color 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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