Field Coordinator - Youth Outdoors

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 3:30pm


Saint Paul, MN
United States

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Job Description:

-- Schedule: Full-time, hourly, schedule varies and hours often include evening and weekend shifts  
-- Benefits: Health and dental insurance, paid time off, 401(k) Safe Harbor retirement saving plan
-- Preferred start date: January 23, 2017
The Youth Outdoors Field Coordinator coordinates Youth Outdoors crew trainings, including team-building and communication, as well as field skills trainings such as defensive driving, tool use and safety, tree identification and GPS use. The Coordinator will pursue and develop new trainings and conduct demonstrations for all crews starting new projects or using specialized tools. The Coordinator will also conduct regular site safety visits, assist in incident follow-up and review, draft emergency response plans and assist in developing and improving safety trainings. The Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring necessary equipment is available and ready for service projects, as well as maintaining an accurate inventory of fleet and equipment. 60% of the Coordinator’s time will be spent directly with crews in the field, supporting crew leaders, assisting with technical projects and coordinating field projects in cooperation with state, county, city, non-profit, or federal hosts.

-- Supervisory and programming experience (preferably with the 15-25 age group) and ability to problem solve and respond competently to situations associated with managing young adults and youth.
-- Knowledge of human relations to assist with staff and AmeriCorps member personnel management; ability to lead, delegate, supervise, mentor, and positively influence others.
-- Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating training.
-- Working knowledge of natural resource project management from a variety of disciplines such as invasive species, water quality improvement, trail maintenance and construction, prescribed fire, wildlife and fish habitat improvement and forest/prairie management.
-- Experience with hand and power tools, chainsaw use, small engine maintenance and basic construction skills.
-- Experience with emergency response management and volunteer coordination.
-- Excellent written and verbal communication skills for internal personnel management and external outreach.
-- Initiative to act independently with minimal supervision and ability to multi-task and be flexible with responsibilities.
-- Familiarity with AmeriCorps and local, state and federal natural resource agencies.
-- Four-year degree in a related field is preferred.

-- Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
-- Current WFA/CPR certificate or better.
-- Must successfully pass annual work capacity testing.

For more information, visit to view the Youth Outdoors Field Coordinator position description.

How to Apply:

DEADLINE: January 4, 2017

TO APPLY, submit resume and cover letter by email to Nick Cox, Youth Outdoors Program Manager x33