Assistant District Manager - Young Adult Program

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 4:30pm

Address:

Saint Paul, MN
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Location: St. Paul, MN
  • Schedule: Full-time, exempt (salaried), Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (typical)  
  • Benefits: Health and dental insurance, paid time off, 401(k) Safe Harbor retirement saving plan

 POSITION SUMMARY:

The Assistant District Manager (ADM) position is integral to the AmeriCorps Field Program’s goal of accomplishing challenging work projects, as well as providing training, education, coordination and leadership to ensure a positive and safe experience for all AmeriCorps participants. The ADM assists the District/Program Manager in day-to-day program operations, project management, and AmeriCorps member personnel management (hiring, performance management, and termination).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Supervisory and leadership experience (preferably with college age cohort) and ability to effectively interact with young adults from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of human relations to assist with staff and AmeriCorps member personnel management; ability to lead, delegate, supervise, mentor, and positively influence others.
  • Working knowledge of natural resource project management such as trail maintenance and construction, shoreline/watershed restoration, forest/prairie management, and wildlife habitat improvement.
  • Experience with hand and power tools, tree felling and chainsaw operations, and construction.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating programming and training.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for internal management and external outreach.
  • Initiative and ability to work well with minimal supervision, multi-task, and be flexible in responsibilities.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • A current First Aid/CPR certificate or better and Red Cross Trainer certification (or ability to secure and maintain it)
  • Red card certification and wildland firefighting/disaster response experience.
  • Familiarity with AmeriCorps and local, state and federal natural resource agencies.
  • Four-year degree in a related field is preferred.

JOB DUTIES:

Training

  • Help develop a training plan for regional staff and AmeriCorps members and communicate timeline and curriculum in partnership with the District/Program Manager.
  • Develop, provide, and coordinate required trainings such as defensive driving, vehicle operation and maintenance, ATV, trailering, tool and equipment use and safety, herbicide application, prescribed burning/wildland fire, tree ID, CPR and First Aid and on-the-job trainings for crews starting new jobs or using specialized tools, in partnership with the Field Coordinator.
  • Assist in coordinating program-wide corpsmember orientations and regional training events and education days.
  • Keep current training logs for all corpsmembers.

Safety

  • Conduct annual site safety visits per assigned crew.
  • Perform project specific “mini” safety reviews while in the field working with crews.
  • Distribute monthly safety message to all crews within the district.
  • Assist in developing new and/or improved safety trainings, presentations, manuals, etc.
  • Clear AmeriCorps members for service after reviewing medical history forms at term start

Equipment

  • Keep work areas, offices, shops and vehicles neat and orderly - conduct repairs, clean, oil, and grease equipment as needed.
  • Collect and record annual equipment inventory for each assigned crew.
  • Assure proper safety and maintenance of fleet and equipment.
  • Shuttle vehicles and equipment as needed.

Crew Operations

  • Spend time directly with crews in the field (trainings, site safety visits and working with crews).
  • Assist with regional AmeriCorps member recruitment and conduct interviews, hiring/exit paperwork and orientations/end term events.
  • Mediate Corpsmember conflict and implement discipline (i.e. incident reports) in accordance with AmeriCorps and Corps policy, as directed by the District/Program Manager.  
  • Manage AmeriCorps member performance evaluation process at 60 days/mid-term and at service end.  
  • Facilitate regular communications between Field Specialists/Coordinators and leaders/members.
  • Perform spike camp and emergency response duties as assigned.

Service Projects

  • Assist in project management for field crews, ensuring that projects are accomplished in an efficient, safe, and consistent manner.
  • Review/coordinate/schedule assigned projects with project hosts and Field Specialists/Coordinators and Crew Leaders. Inform crew leaders of schedules, daily plans, tasks, and responsibilities.
  • Relay work progress and completion to project host and District/Program Manager, ensuring that assigned projects stay within guidelines and hours of contract.
  • Ensure proper equipment and training are in place before projects begin.
  • Prepare invoices for completed projects and submit to District/Program Manager, when appropriate.
  • Coordinate meals and lodging for spike trips.
  • Distribute project evaluations for all assigned projects when complete.
  • Participate in MIFC Duty Officer Rotation, coordinating on-call crews with DNR Forestry needs
  • Assist in developing new projects and partners.

Administration

  • Collect, review and submit timesheets and work accomplishment reports to Central office.
  • Collect, review, track and code credit card receipts and expense reports for regional crews and submit to Central office each month.
  • Review, sign, and submit all vehicle/employee accident reports to appropriate departments in cooperation with the District/Program Manager.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and conference calls.

Public Relations

  • Represent the Conservation Corps at outreach events.
  • Assist in developing new Conservation Corps printed and electronic materials by taking pictures, creating PowerPoint presentations, submitting articles and project updates, etc.
  • Assist the development office in outreach and fundraising efforts as applicable.
  • Assist in recruitment and marketing efforts.

How to Apply:

DEADLINE: November 8, 2016

For more information, visit our employment page at http://www.conservationcorps.org/employment

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume (electronic submission only) to HR@conservationcorps.org  
Questions? Contact Central District Manager Dorian Hasselmann at (651) 209-9900 x 20