The Great Basin Institute

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
Conservation Corps Program Director

Type of Position :
Staff (Full-Time)

Town, City, Park, etc :
Reno

State / Territory :
Nevada

Benefits :
Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Vision Insurance

Project/Program Focus :
Forestry, Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species Mngmt, Trails

Organization/Program Description :

The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the west. GBI advances applied research to support science-based adaptive management of public lands. The Institute is dedicated to the promotion of science through field studies programs, conservation practices, and public outreach. The Nevada Conservation Corps, a program of the Great Basin Institute, provides direct conservation services to public land management agencies throughout Nevada and California. Founded in 1999, the Corps deploys technically proficient restoration teams to enhance species habitat, mitigate fire threats, reduce the spread of invasive species, and restore and re-designate recreational trails. In doing so, NCC provides valuable training and workforce development opportunities for Corps members who seek careers in natural resource management. The NCC is funded by AmeriCorps, a national service program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Position Description :

The Conservation Corps Program Director is a key leadership position that supports AmeriCorps restoration teams across Nevada and California. The Conservation Corps Program Director works with GBI staff, partners, and collaborators to manage conservation projects, including program development and maintaining partner relationships to ensure compliance with grant and agency rules and regulations. This office-based position operates in a dynamic, team-based setting.

Job Duties :

This leadership position requires a dynamic individual to oversee, manage, mentor, and support a large conservation and restoration program. The Director will manage current programs while working to strengthen and develop new partnerships, programs, and training opportunities. The Director will be responsible for all of the following:

  • Overseeing the recruitment, placement, management, and development of restoration crew members and interns, with the goal to provide them with a world-class professional-development service experience;
  • Administering operational grants, while complying with all GBI & AmeriCorps standards, policies, and objectives;
  • Strengthening existing relationships by providing excellent services, products, and reports to current project partners;
  • Expanding programmatic reach and capacity by developing additional opportunities and relationships;
  • Overseeing disciplined fiscal management of all projects and activities;
  • Activity manages priorities to meet administrative deadlines and standards;
  • Effectively lead diverse staff and crews and implement strategies to build on DEU
  • Serve as an engaged  member of the GBI Leadership Team to develop and implement strategic priorities;
  • Coordinating program management as a member of a diverse, driven, and successful leadership team;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements :
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, nonprofit management, or related field(s) required;
  • Minimum of three years of project or program development experience required;
  • Minimum of three years of experience supervising staff at multiple sites, projects and personnel required;
  • Minimum of two years of AmeriCorps or National Service experience preferred;
  • Minimum of two years of Conservation Corps experience preferred;
  • Demonstrate the ability and experience in areas such as grant writing and management, project development, training, team building,  problem-solving, and community building;
  • Excellent financial administration and oversight skills;
  • Experience developing and implementing agreements and contracts with federal land-management agencies, other governments agencies and nonprofit organizations;
  • Familiarity with regional environmental community-based agencies, services and resources;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and balance responsibilities;
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and facilitation skills;
  • Driven, patient and adaptable;
  • Must be able to pass the organization’s criminal history check requirements;
  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have approved exemption by the first day of employment.