EarthCorps’ mission is to build global community through local environmental service. EarthCorps restores parks and open spaces while providing leadership and community service experiences for young people from the United States and around the world.
• Strong Communities: EarthCorps leads 10,000 volunteers annually and partners with 100+ organizations worldwide.
• Healthy Habitats: EarthCorps’ environmental restoration work includes salmon stream restoration, native tree plantings, invasive plant removal, wetland and shoreline restoration and trail construction.
• Young Leaders: In addition to the corps program, EarthCorps delivers programs for young people to learn about the environment, engage in community service and develop leadership skills through hands-on service.
The Project Coordinator (PC) is a temporary, exempt position in EarthCorps. The PC position involves project coordination between EarthCorps and partner agencies/organizations; field leadership of crews; supervision of crew leaders and responsibility for maintaining safety standards and organizational goals of EarthCorps in all endeavors. The PC reports to the Field Operations Manager.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Coordinates projects in conjunction with Field Operations Manager, field staff and agency partners. Projects may include invasive plant removal (manual and herbicide), native re-vegetation, stream work, erosion control, trail maintenance/construction, and volunteer management
• Serves as on-site project manager
• Sets and maintains production, quality and safety goals/standards for crews to ensure project is completed on-time and within budget.
• Manages purchasing and delivery of materials to field project sites
• Operates specialized equipment as assigned
• Conducts pre-project site visits to develop an implementation plan and acquire the information and materials needed to ensure a successful project
• Supports all field logistics.
• Ensures that EarthCorps crews complete projects as agreed upon with agency partners.
• Supports leadership development of the Crew Leaders
• Enforces the standards of behavior as well as policies and procedures of EarthCorps and ensures adherence to program goals and mission
• Leads by example, working alongside corps members and crew leaders
• Counsels, motivates or disciplines individual corps members and Crew Leaders as needed
Training and Instruction:
• Fosters and encourages quality work and interaction among corps members
• Supports training and presentations in such areas as: project orientation, proper use of tools, first aid, workplace safety, environmental restoration, natural resource management, leadership/management skills, and community service
• Conducts effective and timely communication with supervisor, agency personnel and field staff.
• Prepares project summaries, equipment use and maintenance logs, and incident reports
• Performs photo documentation of projects
• Maintains project files, including documentation of work, receipts, and contract compliance
• Performs other relevant duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree or experience in a related field
• Demonstrated ability to complete simultaneous complex projects in a timely manner
• Field experience in environmental restoration and trail maintenance
• Proven back-country hiking and camping skills, absolutely comfortable living and working in a wilderness setting for multiple days and weeks
• Experience working with or teaching young adults in an environmental education setting.
• Demonstrated leadership in a team setting working with staff, volunteers, agency personnel, resource user groups, and others to accomplish conservation/restoration objectives
• Experience with the use and maintenance of hand and power tools
• Demonstrated ability to work independently in an office and field setting, maintain self-motivation and persist in the face of obstacles
• Ability to travel regionally including car and ferry trips
• Ability to work weekend and over nights, including camping
• Ability to work under physically demanding conditions, including cold and wet weather
• Ability to walk, lift 50 pounds, and operate hand and power tools and other mechanical equipment
• Wilderness First Aid
• Washington State Pesticide License
• Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record with an ability to operate full-size vehicles safely.
• Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
• Interest in community service, environment and youth development
• Highly motivated, organized, creative, self-directed and flexible
• Positive attitude and sense of humor
• Problem solver
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Early June ; late November, 2014
How to apply
Submit a cover letter, resume and references to: Project Coordinator Hiring Committee, EarthCorps, 6310 NE 74th Street, Suite 201E, Seattle, WA 98115 or e-mail: applyearthcorps.org
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
6310 NE 74th St., Ste. 201E, Seattle, WA, 98115, US