MCC Training Coordinator (45 weeks)

Company Name:
Maine Conservation Corps
Program and Position Overview: MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, and raising the aspirations of members and volunteers.
The Training Coordinator will be responsible for planning, managing and teaching a wide range of training events to MCC Community Leaders and Environmental Stewards, consisting of classroom instruction, online coursework, and outdoor workshops and trail projects. Community Leader training begins January 5, and consists of 11-weeks of courses, scheduled by the Training Coordinator. Environmental Steward training begins either January 5, or mid-May. Much of the initial January training will be conducted for both groups jointly. Community Leaders are all military Veterans or active Guardsmen/women. Upon conclusion of the training period, the Training Coordinator will conduct trail assessments, plan future conservation projects, and provide field supervision to MCC Community Leaders and Environmental Stewards. The Training Coordinator will also design, market and implement a training program to build the capacity of local trail organizations in trail skills and volunteer management.
Location: The MCC office is located in Hallowell, Maine. Trail Training typically takes place in the Hallowell area. Field work is conducted throughout Maine.
Time Commitment:
December 8 October 24, 2015
40 hours per week
Monday-Friday, some weekends and overnights required
Qualifications:
High School diploma
Must be at least 20 years old
Must be a US Citizen
Must agree to undergo criminal and sex offender background checks
Must be approved to drive State vehicles by the Risk Management Division
Essential Functions:
Ability to teach trail skills, including stonework, timber work, and trail layout and design
Knowledge of volunteer management practices
Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions
Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable
Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team
Responsible and reliable
Must be able to work independently and be prepared to deal with difficult situations
Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
Four seasons of trail work experience
Previous experience with construction work
Experience working with Veterans preferred
Desired Functions:
Good communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Excellent work ethic
Possesses motivation and initiative
Key Responsibilities (December 8th mid-April):
Assist in the screening, interviewing and selection of Community Leader trail training participants
Improve and further develop existing lesson plans for training topics
Draft and execute contracts for training delivered from outside sources
Develop plans for training via real projects at various locations
Schedule 11 weeks of training activities
Provide support and training for MCC members
Complete MCC paperwork and review member timesheets
Create and regularly administer skills based testing and evaluations
Key Responsibilities (mid-April October 24th):
Assist the MCC Program Coordinator in developing and providing training and orientation for members before and during the field season
Develop MCC projects by preparing trail planning assessments, estimates and recommendations to potential partners
Monitor and provide technical and work place safety support to MCC members
Help facilitate and maintain communication and coordination between the MCC office, partners and members
Develop, market, and execute a multi-faceted training program for trail organizations throughout Maine
Assist with maintaining MCC vehicles, chainsaws, hand tools, safety gear and camping equipment
Key Responsibilities (throughout term):
Complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including submission of timesheets and other forms required by the MCC
Maintain a cell phone for communications with the office
Represent the MCC in a professional and supportive manner
Adhere to the MCC drug free workplace policy
Other duties as assigned by Program Coordinator
Benefits:
Stipend of $540 per week (less taxes)
State Park Pass
Pro-deals
To Apply: submit resume, letter of interest and dates of availability
Application Deadline: October 24, 2014
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Accommodation arrangements must be requested in advance using the contact information provided.

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