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Program Manager - Arizona Conservation Corps

Job Location

Flagstaff, AZ


Type of Job



Grade B $35,568-$43,000

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Published Date

May 19, 2021

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Title: Program Manager

Reports to: Program Director

Starting Salary: Salary Grade B+, range $35,568.00 – 43,000

Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Status: Full-Time,l Exempt

Benefit Eligible: Full per Personnel Policies

Program Summary:

Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) operates conservation service programs across Arizona that empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. AZCC has operational bases in Tucson, Flagstaff, and Pinetop. AZCC, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands.

Position Summary:

The Program Manager’s primary responsibilities are recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, and
mentoring program and seasonal field staff including Crew Leaders, and Assistant Crew Leaders;
supporting and maintaining partnerships through partner coordination, project development, planning,
implementation and collecting reporting requirements; overseeing and maintaining consistent quality
control, risk management, and program integrity. Both office and field work are required in this position
and the ability to work a flexible schedule is critical.

Essential Responsibilities and Functions:

Staff Support and Supervision

· Directly supervise, mentor, and support Program Coordinators, Logistics Coordinators, and Field
Supervisors in your office.

· Work in collaboration with Program Coordinators and Field Supervisors to recruit, hire, train, mentor, evaluate, supervise, and support Crew Leaders, Assistant Crew Leaders and Members.

· Work in collaboration with Logistics Coordinators to maintain local fleet, facilities, and tool

· Lead weekly operations meetings between offices, to ensure coordination between teams in the Flagstaff, Tucson and White Mountains offices.

· Ensure all field paperwork, pictures, field notes, credit card receipts and other crew data are
completed and turned in on time.

· Maintain and organize multiple information systems and databases.

· Communicate clearly with Conservation Legacy staff and supervisors

· Work in collaboration with the Administrative, Enrollment and Management Teams to ensure
all systems and paperwork is processed in a timely manner. Work with other staff on pressing projects when appropriate, including recruitment efforts and shop tasks.

· Promote ‘esprit de corps’ within crews and staff.

· Communicate clearly with Conservation Legacy staff and supervisors

Project Support

· Serve as the main contact for a diverse array of land managers to build and develop on the
ground relationships and ensure project work is completed to standards and expectations of the
partnership and program.

· Actively engage in quality control and risk management through all phases of project planning,
implementation, and evaluation.

· Work with Program and Logistics Staff to determine and develop project expectations and specifications.

· Communicate work plans to AZCC Staff and Crew Leaders, ensuring that they are prepared and knowledgeable of projects prior to implementation.

· Facilitate in a wide variety of in-house trainings such as trainings on leadership, chainsaw
operations, trail work, driving, Wilderness First Aid, and Leave No Trace, as well as orientation
for incoming Corpsmember.

· Serve as a responder to AZCC field emergencies, including being “on-call “for after-hours

· Maintain a staff presence in the field with crews and partners.

Other Duties

· Fill in as needed to support crews in the field. The Program Manager may also be involved with
other on-the-job trainings such as advanced felling, fence construction and maintenance,
rigging, and historic preservation.

· Oversee facility maintenance and needs; ensure compliance with leases when relevant.

· Work with other staff on pressing projects when appropriate, including recruitment efforts and
shop tasks.

· Assist Administrative and Recruitment Teams as time allows.

· Participate in program promotional activities.

· Assist with other general duties as needed or assigned by supervisor.

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. This position will require periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and evening hours. To successfully perform essential functions this position is required to have the ability to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. This position may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on a frequent 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. Disclosure of needs are encouraged to be made upon job offer and throughout employment at Conservation Legacy.

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.

· Experience with influencing diverse groups of employees to achieve common goals.

· Minimum of 3 years of experience in youth development or corps field.

· 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

· 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.

· Experience leading Conservation Legacy programs, members or administrative systems.

· Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of staff, partners, and

Preferred Qualifications:

· 3 years related field OR prior experience working for a Conservation Corps or AmeriCorps
program–most preference given to applicants with experience working for a program within
Conservation Legacy, or bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources,

· Demonstrated ability to mentor young adults working in remote outdoors settings performing
arduous physical labor.

· Technical competence and experience in dry stone masonry, full bench trail construction,
chainsaw and crosscut operations.

· Proficiency with office equipment and software including Microsoft Office and database
management; ability to manage data in an organized, consistent, and timely manner.

To Apply: Send Cover letter and resume to Afton McKusick at Subject line in this email must include “Applicant”.

Cover Letter must include a response to the following question: 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.

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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