Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry
Volunteer Services Coordinator
The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands’ Maine Conservation Corps (MCC), is seeking to fill the full-time position of Volunteer Services Coordinator in Augusta. This position will focus on statewide natural resource related projects in partnership with other public and nonprofit organizations.
BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: MCC seeks an experienced conservation and management professional to fill a key position within the organization. The position manages all aspects of a statewide AmeriCorps program, specifically the MCC Field Team. The position identifies and develops conservation projects in partnership with public and nonprofit groups. The Volunteer Services Coordinator also develops, cultivates and maintains partnerships with natural resource managing agencies, including federal, state, municipal and nonprofit entities. The coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, selection, training and supervision of approximately 70 AmeriCorps members annually. Oversight of the MCC Field Team includes coordination of operational logistics, such as acquisition and maintenance of transportation, housing, equipment, uniforms, supplies, food, etc.; development of rules and standards; tracking, monitoring, and analyzing programmatic outcomes; understanding and implementing federal and state policies; drafting and tracking cooperative agreements with partners; and developing and executing a variety of marketing and promotional strategies. Statewide travel is required.
The position is supported by an ambitious and innovative management team working aggressively to expand conservation and recreation opportunities for all Maine people. Successful candidates will have demonstrated effective personnel management practices in the recruitment, selection, training and retention of volunteers; will have excellent oral and written communication skills; will have demonstrated organizational and time management skills; and will be able to deliver results through teamwork and partnerships. The position has limited administrative or technical support, and depends upon the capability of working independently.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A four (4) year combination of education in organizing, supervising, and/or coordinating a volunteer program. Preference will be given to qualified candidates with experience in conservation and/or youth corps management, AmeriCorps, environmental stewardship activities, specifically trail construction and maintenance, and a valid driver’s license.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates in this position need to complete and submit a State of Maine Direct Hire Application, Cover Letter and detailed Resume.
SEND COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:
Natural Resources Service Center
Noreen Hart, HR Generalist
155 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
OR email your application material to: NRSCdirecthireapplications@maine.gov
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY:
5:00 pm, January 19, 2018
Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 624-6370 or by accessing the NRSC website at http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/application.shtml.