Southwest Field Coordinator
Position title: Southwest Field Coordinator
Deadline to apply: 03/27/2022
Type of Position: Staff (Full-Time)
Town, City, Park, etc: Santa Fe
State / Territory: New Mexico
Project/Program Focus: Forestry
Job title: Southwest Field Coordinator
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Status: Regular, full-time
Supervisor: Southwest Region Director
Compensation: $22.79/hour plus benefits
Application deadline: March 27, 2022 at midnight
The Forest Stewards Guild is hiring a full-time Field Coordinator position in Santa Fe, New Mexico! The Field Coordinator primarily supports logistics, administration, and supervision of the Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) and other field-based forestry and fire crews. During off seasons for FSYC the coordinator will have other duties as assigned.
The Field Coordinator position will work primarily to support the Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) program (www.foreststewardsguild.org/fsyc). The mission of the FSYC is to provide training, education, and employment in natural resource management fields for 16-25 year olds from forest dependent communities in New Mexico. FSYC supports high school aged youth with our summer program and 18-25 year olds with the fall Fire & Fuels program. FSYC has crews in the field from May through November.
The successful candidate will have leadership experience managing field crews and a passion for youth development. The Field Coordinator will spend approximately 50%-75% of their time in the field supporting crews, depending on the season with some overnight travel. The remainder of their time will be spent supporting logistical and administrative tasks including the ones listed below.
- Experience performing natural resource management projects in the field.
- Experience working with youth.
- Ability to pass a criminal background check.
- Experience in a field-based leadership position.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Well-organized and detail oriented.
- Proven problem solver.
- Ability to pass an arduous work-capacity test https://www.nwcg.gov/term/glossary/work-capacity-test-wct
- Must be vaccinated against COVID-19 (medical and religious exemption requests are accepted and must follow the process outlined in The Guild COVID-19 Policy).
- National Wildland Fire Coordinating Group (NWCG) qualification as a Fire Fighter Type 2 or higher. Training can be provided if not currently qualified.
- Chainsaw experience, especially certification as Faller 2. Training can be provided if not currently qualified.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in a natural resource management related field.
- Experience delivering environmental education curriculum and on the job training.
- Basic First-Aid and CPR certification or higher emergency medical training. Training can be provided for this position.
Contact us Questions about this position can be directed to Matt Piccarello at [email protected].
Location This position is located at the Forest Stewards Guild’s office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This position requires frequent travel throughout the state, but the majority of travel does not require an overnight stay. Some overnight travel is required if travel distances deem it necessary. All travel costs from the Guild office in Santa Fe are covered, including the use of a Guild vehicle. The opportunity to work from a home office on administrative tasks will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. How to apply To apply for this position please upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references here: https://smrtr.io/8dN6D. DEADLINE: Sunday, March 27th at midnight. We believe that a diverse workforce reflects the strengths of all members of our community. The Forest Stewards Guild strives to create a collaborative, supportive, and respectful setting for all employees and partners. To meet this goal, we recognize and celebrate the wide range of differences that characterize our members, employees, partners, and collaborators. Indeed, it is those differences that enhance our organization and help us to meet our mission and vision. The Guild values diverse forests because they are more productive, more resilient, more adaptable, and better able to recover from disturbances. Similarly, our community is healthier when we are inclusive of a diversity of people and perspectives.