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Field Coordinator

About EarthCorps

Mission, Purpose and Programs

EarthCorps is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington that develops leaders to strengthen community and restore the health of our environment. We believe in the power of people – acting through their collective responsibility to one another and our planet – to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our world, and we envision a world in which people and nature thrive together. 

 

To cultivate this important work, EarthCorps brings together passionate and hardworking aspiring leaders from the US and across the globe for a year-long environmental leadership development program. Participants gain hands-on leadership experience, cross-cultural skills and learn technical environmental restoration while building a close-knit community as they care for our natural world. These emerging environmental leaders “think globally and act locally” in leading community volunteers to complete restoration projects such as native tree planting, invasive plant removal, salmon stream restoration, wetland and shoreline restoration and trail construction. 

 

At the conclusion of the program, these leaders return to their local communities with the skills and enthusiasm required to tackle the pressing issues of our time – including climate change, pollution and ecological degradation – to help create a better world for all of us. Since its inception in 1993, EarthCorps has trained more than 1,000 environmental leaders from the US and nearly 80 countries around the world. 

 

Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Racial Equity

EarthCorps strongly believes in the values of diversity and inclusion. We work to ensure that everyone, regardless of who they are or the work they perform for our organization, feels involved and supported in all areas of our operations. In addition to that basic principle, we are striving to become an anti-racist organization. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and are deeply committed to racial equity in our internal and external work. 

 

People of color are disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards, and far too often the organizations that advance environmental work perpetuate similar injustices, excluding people of color from educational and job opportunities in this space. A world in which people and nature thrive together requires leaders who understand that social injustice and environmental issues are intertwined, and we will solve neither as a society if we fail to solve both. 


Position Summary

The Field Coordinator is a full-time, hourly position that will play a critical support role to EarthCorps field operations. The Field Coordinator will assist in project coordination by ensuring that crews and agency partners have the necessary information, tools, and equipment for successful project completion. They will also assist the Logistics Manager with hand and power tool maintenance, materials acquisition, and camping and project preparation. This position also has a critical role in onsite communication with crews, task coordination, problem-solving, onsite oversight, and quality control.   

 

The Field Coordinator divides their time between logistical support and field project coordination and implementation. The Field Coordinator will also serve as an informal advisor and mentor to crews. 

 

This position is managed and supervised by EarthCorps’ Field Operations Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities

40% Logistics Support: 

·       Assist in the maintenance and management of field infrastructure (tools, vehicles, facilities, and equipment).       

·       Assist with the purchasing, packaging, and organizing of food, gear, and camping supplies for 2- to 10-day camping trips 

·       Track camping gear and food expenses, inventory lists, equipment use and maintenance logs, menu and ingredient lists. 

·       Assist with implementing safety and security procedures in the field and EarthCorps’ facility 

 

 

40% Project and Field Support: 

·       Coordinate a portfolio of field projects, including agency contact communication, project packet creation, pre-project crew communication, post project invoicing and follow up tasks as needed.   

·       Support Project Managers and field projects as needed and available including onsite orientations, delivery of materials, scoping new projects, etc. 

·       Uphold EarthCorps’ policies relating to safety and proper use of personal protection equipment, tools, and equipment 

·       Lead by example by sharing knowledge, modeling work pace, positive attitude, problem solving skills, active listening and communication skills 

 

20% Administration & Communication: 

·   Attend staff and committee meetings. 

·  Participates in organizational anti-racist work including participation on a Racial Equity Action Plan task force or committee. 

·   Prepare timely oral and written reports, which may include timesheets, work projects summaries, equipment use and maintenance logs, effective feedback, and incident reports.    

·   Supports other teams as time allows 


Position involves:   

·       Heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs) repetitive motion and traversing steep and uneven terrain  

·       Working, eating, and sometimes camping in the outdoors in all weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, and smoke  

·       Safe operation of gas and electric powered tools 

·       Applying and managing herbicides  

·       Sitting indoors, working at a computer  

Required Qualifications


·       Experience working in a team and working independently. 

·       US (any state) driver’s license and comfort driving 12 passenger vans and large trucks.  

·       Possession of or ability to acquire a WA State pesticide applicators license.  

Desired Qualifications

 

·       Experience leading volunteers and/or crews in restoration work. 

·       Desire to learn and grow personally and to support others as they learn.  

·       Adept communication skills, particularly listening and clearly sharing information  

·       Problem solving and critical thinking skills  

·       Capacity to delegate, multitask, stay organized and be responsive.  

·       Positive attitude and intent to uplift and build trust with others.  

·       Experience communicating across difference with empathy and respect.   

·       Experience with the safety guidelines, practical use, and maintenance of hand and power tools.  

·       Experience with front and backcountry camping equipment, e.g. tents, stoves, and meal planning.  

·       Demonstrates the ability to work well independently and is self-motivated.  

·       Familiarity with restoration techniques and PNW Ecology.  

·       Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams. 

·       An interest or desire to learn about small engine mechanics  

Terms of Employment

TYPICAL HOURS: Will start out on a 4-10 schedule (four, 10-hour days), 7:00am-5:30pm, (1/2-hour lunch) with the schedule flexing later in the season to meet project needs. Some evenings, overnights, and weekends are required.


Criminal history checks conducted to fulfill requirements


COVID-19 Considerations 

 

Every person entering the office must wear a face mask. We are requiring that all employees be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to the start of employment. Proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination should be submitted on or no later than your scheduled start date. If you believe you are entitled to either a medical or religious exemption to our vaccination requirement, please contact Human Resources and your situation will be evaluated.  

Benefits


  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training provided if needed.
  • Holidays will be paid as designated by EarthCorps.
  • Medical and Dental Insurance 
  • Sick leave
  • Paid Vacation

Compensation

RATE OF PAY: $20-$24/hr DOE 


To Apply

Please submit your Resume and a Cover Letter at https://www.earthcorps.org/apply/ . In your cover letter, please describe your qualifications including your personal and/or professional experience with issues surrounding racial equity and how you believe this position could contribute to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at EarthCorps. The application deadline is February 1st, will remain open until the position is filled.



EarthCorps is committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and members of other underrepresented groups. EarthCorps is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law.