Title: NorthWoods Field Coordinator
Term: May 1- September 1 (approx.)
Hours: generally 40 hours/week
Reports to: NorthWoods Trails/Conservation Director; coordinates with other staff, as needed
• Respectfully represent NorthWoods Stewardship Center and the NorthWoods Conservation Corps in the development, coordination, and completion of various river, wildlife, and trail management projects.
• Ensure high quality performance and program outcomes in accordance with USFWS Cooperative Agreement and State of Vermont Contract/Grant Agreement guidelines.
• Maintain good communication and professional relationships with NorthWoods staff, program participants and the general public.
• Adhere to all staff, safety, and program procedures and policies.
• Ensure safe, professional work environment for NorthWoods Conservation Corps and USFWS YCC Crew staff
• Engage in professional development activities, as needed, to obtain/renew necessary knowledge, skills, and best practices for resource management practices.
The NorthWoods Field Coordinator will work with local, state, and federal partners to develop and implement priority resource conservation projects in northern Vermont and select National Wildlife Refuge units throughout the region. Coordinator will provide training, supervision, and logistical support to NorthWoods Conservation Corps crews. Crews will complete a variety of wildlife management practices; trail construction, maintenance, and restoration work; and conservation service projects. Will coordinate activities with program Directors, AmeriCorps staff, and seasonal Watershed Coordinator as well as appropriate project sponsor and agency staff.
• Assist Corps staff with program development and implementation, including conservation service projects, partner outreach, staff training, and crew supervision
• Engage youth, communities, and partners to implement a wide variety of priority conservation practices
• Coordinate with Corps staff on project logistics and implementation
• Serve as ‘on the ground’ NorthWoods representative- networking with partners, prioritizing projects, hiring and training crews, and providing on-site project management
• Provide professional conservation training to crew leader and corpsmember staff, including: conservation skills; appropriate risk management and project safety; proper tool use, care, and maintenance; trail maintenance and construction practices
• Coordinate the allocation, use and maintenance of appropriate crew equipment, tools, and vehicles
• Participate in relevant pre-site visits and planning, coordinating with project sponsors, as needed, and managing implementation of project goals according to accepted best practices and standards
• Supervise NorthWoods, AmeriCorps, and select USFWS YCC Crews in completion of summer field season; assist with Watershed Crew implementation, as needed
• Coordinate detailed completion of all relevant timesheets, evaluations, and project reports according to standard agreements.
• Seasonal (approximately 16 weeks)
• $550- 650 per week depending on qualifications
• Affordable on-site housing available
• Three college course credits through Vermont State Colleges and/or college internship credit
• Opportunities for career advancement
Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org