Navajo Program Coordinator
Title: Ancestral Lands Diné Program Coordinator
Reports to: Diné Associate Director
Start Date: January 2022
Salary: Salary Group B ($35,568 - $43,000/year)
Location: Gallup, NM
Status: Year-round, Full Time, exempt.
Benefit Eligible: Full, per personnel policies.
Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Summary:
Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) is a program of Conservation Legacy
(CL). ALCC provides conservation service opportunities for indigenous youth, young
adults, and recent-era military veterans in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona and
works with other Native American communities and conservation corps across the
country to provide similar opportunities. Our vision is to lead our Nations back to
ecological and cultural well-being by empowering individuals to positively impact their
lives, their communities, and the environment. ALCC crews are supported from
operational bases in Acoma Pueblo, Albuquerque, Zuni Pueblo, Gallup, and
The Program Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to: recruit
and select corps members for adult and high school camping crews; participate in
planning and execution of crew leader and member trainings; coordinate communication
between the field and the office, support and mentor all field staff, (including seasonal
Field Supervisors and Crew Leaders); ensure crews are supported and prepared to
maintain safety, program integrity, and quality projects in the field; build new and
strengthen existing partnerships with local and regional Agencies. The Program
Coordinator will recruit, hire, and train seasonal crew leaders. Office and field operations
are required by this position and a flexible schedule is a must!
Essential Responsibilities and Functions:
• Develop and implement a crew member recruiting strategy.
• Establish and maintain a database of all recruiting contacts.
• Coordinate recruiting visits to schools, community partners, etc.
• Interview, select, & place 30 - 60 AmeriCorps Members annually.
• Facilitate and manage the submission of all corps member hiring, program, and
• Field staff mentorship – provide technical expertise, guidance, and
emotional support to crews in the field. Identify positive working solutions to
crew management issues.
• Ensure project quality and quantity by providing technical assistance to and
accountability of crew leaders in the field.
• Model risk management procedures in the field to create a safe working
• Lead post-hitch check-ins with crew leaders, including collection and review of
reporting paperwork, surveys, Incident Reports, and accomplishments.
• Enforce all ALCC and CL Policies and Procedures.
• Comfortability & flexibility with an ever-shifting work schedule.
• Respond to crew emergency situations.
• Participate in an on-call system for crews in the field.
Project Development and Training
• Assist the program staff to develop and implement training including technical
trails, chainsaw, herbicide application, leadership and facilitation skills.
• Work with Project Partners to create hitch details and prepare crews for project
• Manage project(s) from planning to completion, we are seeking an individual with
experience on various conservation projects.
• Develop and maintain partnerships with community and project partners.
• Manage multiple databases for recruitment, selection, onboarding, payroll,
timesheets, and AmeriCorps information.
• Manage and maintain accurate reporting of all necessary information and
complete program reports including field site visits, recruiting notes, and
• Work within an established program budget; manage credit cards, receipts, and
• Assist Program Manager and Program Director with end of year reporting
• Work closely with administrative staff to ensure compliance of paperwork tasks
and AmeriCorps requirements
Periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and
evening hours. To successfully perform essential functions the Program Coordinator is
required to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. The Program Coordinator may be required
to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on an infrequent basis. He/she/they must be
able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer and reach with hands and
arms. The Program Coordinator 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.
• Must have an insurable driver’s license.
• Must have 2-3+ years of experience working with local Diné youth and Local
community project work.
• One to two years’ experience in all or most of the following: trail construction &
maintenance, chainsaw operation & maintenance, hand tool maintenance,
fencing, herbicide application, backcountry travel, with a strong emphasis placed
on multiple years of previous trail construction and maintenance experience.
• Excellent communication, accountability, leadership, mentoring, and facilitation
• Ability to work indoors and outdoors and camp for days or weeks at a time.
• Strong conflict resolution and team building skills.
• Ability to teach, plan and facilitate trainings for the above skills.
• Demonstrated good judgement and problem solving in emergency situations.
• Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work
• Able to work independently and motivate others.
• Computer literate (MS Word, Excel, & Outlook proficient) with the ability to work
on lots of administrative tasks and in multiple programs.
• Clean and insurable driver’s record & valid driver’s license.
• Must be able to pass all Conservation Legacy's criminal history background
• Desire to spend time in the company of youth and young adults; ability to
• Leadership experience with a youth, local project work, or a previous
• Demonstrated managerial experience. Office 365, Sharepoint, database
• Relevant medical certification (WFR, WFA, WEMT, or OEC).
• Relevant bachelor’s degree.
To Apply: Send Cover letter and resume to the Ancestral Lands Diné Associate
Director, Shandiin Nez, at email@example.com . Subject line in this email must include
Cover Letter must include a response to the following question: Please, provide some
examples of your experience working with BIPOC youth/young adults, and
conservation project work.
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