Local Program Coordinator
Posted Apr 09
Title: Local Program Coordinator Date: 4/2/2018
Reports to: Associate Director
Salary: Salary Group 3 ($32,000-$36,000)
Location: Tucson, AZ
Status: Full Time, Exempt, Regular
Benefit Eligible: Full
Arizona Conservation Corps:
The Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) is a program of Conservation Legacy, a non-profit
service organization built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated
from 1933-1942. AZCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation
projects on public lands throughout Arizona and surrounding states. AZCC runs local programs
almost year round from multiple operational bases in the state, including Tucson, Flagstaff,
Mesa, and Pinetop-Lakeside. Each year, Local crews supported out of Tucson complete
roughly 100 weeks of fee-for-service projects engaging approximately 8 seasonal Crew Leaders
or Assistants and 100 Corpsmembers. During peak season, 3-5 Local crews may be supported
by staff based in Tucson at the same time.
The Local Program Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are: recruiting, hiring, training,
supervising, and mentoring seasonal field staff including Crew Leaders, and Assistant Crew
Leaders; supporting and maintaining partnerships through partner coordination, project
development, and reporting; 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:
• Work in collaboration with the Associate Director to recruit, hire, train, mentor, evaluate,
supervise, and support local staff and crew leaders.
• Work with other staff on pressing projects when appropriate, including recruitment efforts
and shop tasks.
• Coordinate and schedule Local Crew activities and projects with a diverse array of land
• Determine and develop project expectations and specifications, working with project
partners. Communicate work plans to Crew Leaders, ensuring that they are prepared
and knowledgeable of projects prior to implementation.
• Actively engage in quality control and risk management through all phases of project
planning, implementation, and evaluation.
• Maintain a staff presence in the field, including occasional overnight stays.
• Collect data from crews on an on-going basis. Maintain and organize multiple
information systems and databases.
• Produce high quality reports for project and community partners.
• Assist the with 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 a weeklong orientation for incoming Corps members. The Program Coordinator
may also be involved with other on-the-job trainings such as advanced felling, fence
construction and maintenance, rigging, and historic preservation.
• Assist the Recruitment and Member Support Team with administrative tasks, recruitment
events, position outreach, developing community partners, and interviewing Local
• Develop and participate in regularly scheduled educational activities specific to the Local
• Assist Associate Director in partner outreach and program development
• Participate in program promotional activities.
• Serve as a responder to AZCC field emergencies, including being “on-call” for afterhours
• Assist with other general duties as needed or assigned by supervisor.
Periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and evening
hours. To successfully perform essential functions the Local Program Coordinator is required to
sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. The Local Program Coordinator may be required to climb,
balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on an infrequent basis. He/she must be able to operate
office equipment, telephone, and computer and reach with hands and arms. The Local Program
Coordinator may be required to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. 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.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Forestry, or a 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
• Two years minimum applied field experience in conservation or land management field
• 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 operations for riparian restoration and fuel reduction
• Proficiency with office equipment and software including Microsoft Office and database
management; ability to manage data in an organized, consistent, and timely manner
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of staff, partners,
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Lee Gault, Associate Director