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Assistant Program Manager - Youth Outdoors
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Deadline to Apply:
Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 4:30pm
- Full-time, exempt (salaried)
- 40-hour work week; evening and weekend work required
- Health & dental insurance, paid time off and a 401(k) Safe Harbor retirement saving plan
The Youth Outdoors Assistant Program Manager works with the Program Manager in order to implement all aspects of the Youth Outdoors Program. Responsibilities include program planning, work project management, external relations, corpsmember support, overseeing day-to-day program functions and supervising and delegating responsibility for various duties to the Field Specialists and Crew Leaders. Time is split between managing afterschool youth programming, AmeriCorps member development and outdoor conservation projects. The Assistant Program Manager will work in cooperation with the Program Manager to manage six or more AmeriCorps crews and youth located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
- Supervisory experience, preferably with the youth and young adult age groups and experience in youth or young adult workforce development.
- Thorough knowledge of human relations skills is essential to assist with the management of 20+ corpsmembers and 120+ youth.
- Ability to effectively interact with people from diverse cultural, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
- Ability to effectively delegate to corpsmembers, supervise and organize operations.
- Leadership skills, characterized by the ability to gain respect, supervise, mentor, delegate authority and positively influence others.
- Ability to problem-solve and respond competently to a variety of unforeseeable situations.
- Initiative and ability to act independently with minimal supervision, ability to multi-task and be flexible with responsibilities.
- Working knowledge of a variety of disciplines such as trail construction, storm water best management practices, habitat improvement, prairie/forest restoration techniques, power tool use, hand tool use and tree felling.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, multi-lingual preferred.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
- Current First Aid/CPR certificate or better.
- Familiarity with AmeriCorps or other federal service programs preferred.
- Four-year degree in related field preferred.
- Oversee corpsmember and youth development to ensure that personal and program success is achieved through the principles of teamwork and service-learning.
- Provide or coordinate required trainings such as defensive driving, ATV, trailering, tool use and safety and prescribed burning.
- Provide project specific trainings such as tree and plant identification, map, compass and GPS use and equipment use and maintenance.
- Help coordinate and actively participate in program-wide youth, crew member and crew leader trainings and orientations.
- Keep current training logs for all corpsmembers and youth.
- Conduct regular site safety visits, both formal and informal.
- Inventory PPE and restock as needed.
- Assist in developing new and/or improved safety trainings, presentations, manuals, etc.
- 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 and restock as needed.
- Assure proper safety and maintenance of fleet and equipment.
- Manage vehicle and equipment logistics
- Spend time directly with crews in the field (includes trainings, site safety visits and working with crews).
- Assist with recruitment, conduct corpsmember interviews and complete hiring paperwork.
- Assist with recruitment and hiring of youth participants.
- Assist with corpsmember and youth evaluation and performance management.
- Facilitate regular communications between the staff, Corps members and youth.
- Perform spike camp and emergency response duties as assigned.
Work Projects and Contracts
- Solicit, negotiate and manage service projects for all crews in cooperation with appropriate state, county, city, non-profit and federal field personnel.
- Ensure that projects are accomplished in an efficient, safe and consistent manner.
- Inform crew leaders of schedules, daily plans, tasks and responsibilities.
- Review/coordinate/schedule assigned projects with project hosts, crew leaders and Field Specialists.
- Ensure proper equipment and training are in place before projects begin.
- Ensure assigned projects stay within guidelines and hours of contract.
- Relay work progress and completion to project host and Program Manager.
- Pursue and develop new projects, trainings and project sponsors.
- Prepare invoices for completed projects and submit to Program Manager.
- Coordinate meals and lodging for spike trips.
- Distribute project evaluations for all assigned projects when complete.
- Collect, review and submit timesheets and work accomplishment reports to Central office.
- Submit expense reports, receipts and monthly credit card log to Program Manager for coding and signature.
- Review, sign, and submit all vehicle/employee accident reports to appropriate departments in cooperation with the Program Manager.
- Attend staff meetings and conference calls.
- Collect, review and track evaluations for use in performance reviews and reporting.
- Represent the Conservation Corps at outreach events.
- Assist in developing new Conservation Corps printed and electronic materials by taking pictures, creating PowerPoint presentations, submitting e-news articles, etc.
- Assist the development office in outreach and fundraising efforts as applicable.
- Assist with recruitment and marketing efforts.