Field Coordinator Position Description

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Start Date:
x1 SUMMER POSITION - 4/11/22 to 8/26/22 (20 WEEKS)
Position Type: Seasonal Full-Time
Benefits:
Competitive pay, health, dental (after 2-month waiting peroid), excellent work environment, opportunity for advancement, and more!

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Compensation:
$650 per week, exempt from overtime
X2 SUMMER & FALL POSITIONS - 4/11/22 to 12/2/22 (34 WEEKS)
Send your cover letter, resume, and three references to eric.robertson@wiscorps.org by 5pm on Feb. 25th 2022

Overview

WisCorps Field Coordinator positions are full-time seasonal based out of the La Crosse, WI headquarters. Field Coordinators travel throughout Wisconsin, as well as occasional trips to Michigan and Indiana. Field Coordinators are responsible for supervising Crew Leaders as well as administrative, logistical and personnel support of 2-3 field crews.
Field Coordinators are responsible for conservation project preparation, implementation and reporting. This position will ensure WisCorps crews are fully prepared and equipped with the appropriate project supplies/tools, transportation and equipment prior to departing for their projects. This position will work directly with each Crew Leader to ensure
crew safety, high quality work, positive crew community and strong crew work ethic and personal development of each Crew Member, among other responsibilities.

Field Coordinators must be comfortable with physical labor and long days (including some nights/weekends) in outdoor & unpredictable conditions. Field Coordinators should expect extensive travel/overnights required throughout the course of the field season.

Responsibilities

Management and Supervisory Duties

  • Supervise 2-3 field crews, which includes being on call during non-work hours to respond to crew emergencies or incidents.

  • Perform weekly site visits and evaluations of project sites, Crew Leaders, and Crew Members experience and maintain regular communication with field crews.

  • Facilitate any corrective action for Crew Leaders and Crew Members and keep appropriate records.

  • Teach and advise field Crew Leaders about creating an inclusive and functional crew community.

  • Assist with Crew Member candidate interviews.

  •  Conduct Crew Leader & Crew Member evaluations.
     

Programmatic Duties

  • Attend all WisCorps staff, committee, and program meetings as requested.

  • Work within Conservation Corps department to ensure projects are in compliance with AmeriCorps regulations.
     

Training Duties

  • Assist with planning, implementing, and evaluating Crew Leader Training and Crew Member Orientation.

  • Outline skills and leadership development goals for Crew Leaders.
     

Risk Management and Safety Duties

  • Assist with warehouse systems, processes, and inventories. Ensure that the warehouse meets OSHA compliance and WisCorps standards and is clean and orderly.

  • Oversee and manage assets related to trail or chainsaw/forestry projects.

  • Remain drug, tobacco, and alcohol-free while on duty or while in uniform.


Projects and Logistics Duties

  • Assist with the management of project sponsor relationships including the development of a project itinerary, regular site visits and assisting with communication before, during, and after the project.

  • Provide technical, logistical, personnel and administrative support for each field crew.

  • Ensure crew safety, strong crew work ethic, high-quality work, and professionalism on the project site.

  • Organize AmeriCorps events centered around National Days of Service for all WisCorps AmeriCorps Members, including but not limited to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.


Data Collection Duties

  • Ensure Crew Leaders complete project field paperwork including weekly reports, safety sheets, incident reports, end-of-week checklists, feedback forms and others as necessary.

Qualifications

  • ​Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Conservation, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Education, or related degree preferred

  • Previous supervisory and outdoor program experience working in a team setting supporting/developing young adults preferably in a Conservation Corps or Summer Camp setting as well as experience in non-profit, conservation and/or natural resource management field preferred

  •  Working knowledge of environmental restoration project management such as trail maintenance and construction, waterway restoration, and invasive species management.

  • Experience with hand and power tools, including brushcutter/hedger/chainsaw operations

  • Highly self-motivated, hardworking, confident, autonomous

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to solve problems and think creatively when faced with obstacles

  • Efficient time management and able to set and meet deadlines

  • Highly organized and able to reprioritize tasks as needed

  • Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record

  • Current WFA/CPR certificate or higher or ability to attain WFA/CPR within 30 days of starting employment

  • Ready to undergo a criminal background check

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Software, including Outlook, Excel, and Word - a plus

  • Experience with or knowledge of working with AmeriCorps in either an AmeriCorps member or staff capacity are also preferred

  • Believes in the WisCorps mission and willing to adhere to WisCorps policies and procedures