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American Conservation Experience

Actively Recruiting:

Position title :
AmeriCorps Program and Compliance Manager

Type of Position :
Staff (Full-Time)

Town, City, Park, etc :
Salt Lake City / Flagstaff

State / Territory :
Arizona, Utah

Benefits :
Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Vision Insurance

Project/Program Focus :
Volunteer Engagement, Young Adult Programs (18+)

Organization/Program Description :

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America’s public lands. ACE has a national reputation for providing exceptional training and support to enable crews to safely and economically implement technically complex and physically demanding conservation projects for the US Forest Service, BLM, National Park Service, USFWS and numerous state and local land management partners.

Position Description :

Job Title: AmeriCorps Program and Compliance Manager

Location: Flexible ACE Office Location or Remote/Work from Home; Pacific or Mountain Time Zone Preferred.

  • ACE Administrative Office Locations: Salt Lake City, Utah and Flagstaff, Arizona
  • ACE Program Office Locations: Salt Lake City, Utah; Flagstaff, Arizona; Hurricane, Utah; Corpus Christi, Texas; Fletcher/Asheville, NC; Sacramento, CA; Ridgecrest, CA.

Department/Division: ACE Administration and Compliance

Status: Regular Full-Time, Salaried (Exempt)

Schedule/Hours: Flexible schedule (M-F); additional hours as needed.

Position Summary:

The ACE AmeriCorps Program and Compliance Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of ACE’s AmeriCorps grants and programs across all divisions of the organization. This position is responsible for grant development and management, data management, reporting, staff training, education, and monitoring for ACE’s National and State AmeriCorps grant programs. This important position helps to foster a culture and environment that positions members for success and ensures that ACE is a program and partner of choice.

Job Duties :

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Research and write new and continuation AmeriCorps grant proposals in response to funding opportunities in collaboration with ACE leadership.
  • Coordinate with and represent ACE to AmeriCorps partners program officers related to awarded funding and requirements.
  • Ensure organizational member evaluation and documentation adheres to partner and organization standards and initiatives; Ensure policies and procedures are reviewed and updated annually.
  • Monitor tracking across all ACE divisions to ensure appropriate allocation and use of grant resources each grant year.
  • Lead ACE planning for the growth and development of AmeriCorps Program to meet organization goals and vision; Lead compliance monitoring and internal auditing initiatives.
  • Provide guidance and technical support to Program Managers and Coordinators.
  • Ensure all Division staff are meeting compliance criteria including impact reports, eGrants, enrollments/exits, auditing member timesheets, and ensuring service and branding requirements are being met.
  • Develop and implement staff training including new employee orientation and annual training for existing staff.
  • Develop and implement member engagement opportunities in collaboration with program staff around AmeriCorps days of service, member storytelling, and member enrichment.
  • Represents ACE at appropriate national conferences and training.
Requirements :

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus significant additional coursework, seminars or similar activities
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience with increased responsibilities
  • Management experience supervising teams in different locations
  • Previous grant management experience in a non-profit setting, preferably AmeriCorps grant management experience
  • Experience working with U.S.Government Agencies
  • Experience understanding and managing federal requirements, especially AmeriCorps
  • Understanding of and experience working with young adults in national service
  • Understanding of and experience using database systems; Competence in using a variety of software
  • Strength in managing and supporting staff who are not direct reports
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work remotely and independently

Other Requirements:

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record
  • Ability/willingness to travel
  • Proficient in English
  • Ability to pass a federal criminal background check
  • Willing to abide by ACE Policy and Federal Drug Free workplace policies and laws. ACE reserves the right to drug test at any time

Physical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions

  • Physical Demands: Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, using hands to handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, talks and hears. Manual dexterity required for use of computer keyboard/mouse and other routine office equipment.
  • Vision Requirements: Requires close, distance, peripheral and depth perception vision as well as the ability to focus.
  • Weight Lifted or Force Exerted: Frequently lifts up to 10 lbs., occasionally lifts up to 25 pounds.
  • Travel: This position may require limited domestic travel.
Additional Benefits :


Competitive pay ($50,000.00-$55,000.00 annualized starting salary range, based on experience) with a benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and supplemental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, designated holidays, and 401k retirement for qualified employees.

Additional Information :

To Apply: Please navigate to the ACE website: https://usaconservationstaff.applicantpool.com/jobs/554946.html to fill out an application. You must include a resume, one-page cover letter and three professional references. Qualified applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity.

American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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