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Our Impact FY19

Southwest Conservation Corps

Actively Recruiting:

Position title :
Four Corners Director

Deadline to apply :

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Benefits :
Dental Insurance,Health Insurance,Vision Insurance

Organization/Program Description :

SCC is a program of Conservation Legacy.  Conservation Legacy is a national organization dedicated to supporting locally based conservation service programs. We operate and support programs that provide service and work opportunities for a diverse group of individuals to complete important conservation and community projects for the public benefit.

Position Description :

Title: Four Corners Director – Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC)

Reports to: SCC Corps Director
Salary Grade: C+, starting salary range $45,000-56,000 per year, negotiable, and commensurate with experience.
Benefit Eligible: Full per Personnel Policies
Status: Full time, Exempt
Location: Durango, CO
Closing date: position open until filled; consideration of applicants will begin August 14th, 2020

The Four Corners Director (FCD) is the leader for SCC’s staff and operations based in Durango, CO.  The Director both develops funding for and manages all Four Corners based operations through a coordinated and collaborative staff structure. The Director’s focus is to create and maintain quality, safe, highly effective operational programming for youth and young adults while developing and sustaining  project partnerships with traditional public land management agencies, local municipal  agencies, community partners as well as developing and sustaining other funding sources to ensure the success of the Corps’ mission.  Each SCC office is rooted in the community it serves.
The Four Corners Director supervises and mentors various operations staff, including, but not
limited to Program Director(s), Program Managers, and Administrative Manager(s).

The Four Corners Director will also serve on the Management Team of Conservation Legacy. The Conservation Legacy Management Team is responsible for providing tactical leadership for staff who carry out day-to-day programmatic and administrative operations.

Job Duties :

The Four Corners Director will also serve on the Management Team of Conservation Legacy. The Conservation Legacy Management Team is responsible for providing tactical leadership for staff who carry out day-to-day programmatic and administrative operations.

Requirements :

Physical Requirements:
Periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and evening hours.
To successfully perform essential functions the Four Corners Director is required to sit, stand,
walk, speak, and hear. The Director may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
on an infrequent basis. He/she must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer
and reach with hands and arms. The Director may be required to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted.
The ability to drive an organizational vehicle is also required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications:
•     Experience in working with diverse populations in a professional setting, especially those of
the BIPOC communities.
•     Demonstrated passion for and commitment to corps programming, mission as well as to
inclusion, diversity and equity principles and practices.
•     Minimum of 5 years leadership and management experience in non-profit organizations/corps
•     Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing and fast paced work
•     The ability to interact credibly and diplomatically with the Board; all levels in the Corps
organization and the external community – tailoring communication effectively for different groups
and stakeholders.
•     An open, inclusive, team-oriented work style and ability to collaborate with both senior
leadership team and operational staff at all locations.
•     Demonstrated ability to develop and manage annual operating and project specific budgets.
•     Valid driver’s license, insurable driving record and ability to pass Conservation Legacy’s
criminal history checks.
•     Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite applications and ability to manage information in
an organizational database.

Preferred Qualifications:
•     Minimum 5 years recent Corps or youth development organization experience.
•     Strong Microsoft Excel proficiency.
•     3-5 years grant writing and management experience.
•     Community coalition experience, and ideally at a leadership level.
•     Previous program and leadership experience with a conservation youth corps.
•     Familiarity with Durango and Southwestern Colorado rural communities.
•     Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred.
•     Experience working with local Tribes.

Contact Information :

To Apply: Send Cover letter and resume to Kevin Heiner, SCC Corps Director at
[email protected] Please include in the cover letter a response to the question: Please provide us with your experience working with diverse communities in a personal or professional setting, specifically those of the BIPOC community.

Additional Information :

Southwest Conservation Corps is a program of Conservation Legacy

Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to hiring a breadth of
diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other
characteristic protected by law