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Field Coordinator Position Description

Position Type: Seasonal Full-Time

Quick Facts

Compensation:
$680 - $720 per week, exempt from overtime
Benefits:
Paid time off and holidays not included. Health and dental not included.
Email cover letter & resume to Eric Robertson @ eric.robertson@wiscorps.org by 5:00pm on Feb 10th
Start Dates:
Summer Position: 4/3 to 9/29/23 (26wks)
Summer & Fall Position: 4/3 to 12/15/23 (37wks)

Overview

Field Coordinator positions are full-time seasonal based out of the La Crosse, WI WisCorps headquarters. Field Coordinators travel to projects sites in Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana.  Field Coordinators are responsible for supervising Crew Leaders as well as administrative, logistical and personnel support of 2-3 crews. Field Coordinators are responsible for project preparation, implementation and reporting. This position will ensure 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, strong 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 and weekends) in outdoor & unpredictable conditions. Field Coordinators should expect extensive travel and overnights 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

  • Maintain regular communication with field crews including nights and weekends throughout the field season

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

  • Teach and advise 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 and Crew Member trainings

  • 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 is clean and orderly

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


Projects and Logistics Duties

  • Assist with project sponsor relations

  • Development of project itineraries throughout the field season

  • Conduct regular site visits and assist with communications before, during, and after projects


Data Collection Duties

  • Ensure Crew Leaders complete project paperwork

  • Ensure Project Sponsors complete end-of-project evaluation
     

Qualifications

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

  • A minimum of two years of supervisory and outdoor program experience working in a team setting supporting and developing young adults, preferably in a Conservation Corps or Summer Camp setting

  • Working knowledge of environmental project management, such as trail maintenance and construction, carpentry, and habitat restoration

  • Experience with hand and power tools, including brush saws and chainsaw operations

  • Able to communicate efficiently and effectively regarding crew dynamics and project implementation

  • 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 and CPR certificate (or higher) or ability to attain WFA and CPR within 30 days of starting employment

  • Ability to undergo and pass a criminal background check

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

  • Experience with AmeriCorps programing is preferred

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

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