Imagine waking up to the sun peaking over the mountains, or looking out over the plains as far as the eye can see. You are in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming or South Dakota, you might be in the mountains or high plains, either way it is majestic. You are tired because you and your team worked hard the day before building trail, fixing fence, restoring a campground or spraying weeds, but you are ready start a new day because you feel mother natures strength. You feel a sense of accomplishment and even something more...pride because you are giving back to America. Beyond that you are helping so many others to connect to the great outdoors and improving our environment. Sound like an experience your ready for? Then don't let the sun go down before you apply today
The Regional Director (RD) position is responsible for the overall operations, culture and management of an MCC regional office. Primary duties include leading, tone setting, supervising and coordinating the regional staff and assurance of high quality program implementation, project development & coordination, community outreach and partnership cultivation. Regional Directors are a primary liaison between the state headquarters office and the region. The RD works in collaboration with various MCC State Office staff and the regional program staff to coordinate high quality programming at a regional level They must develop and maintain a good working relationship with project partners and community partners, regional staff and MCC staff statewide.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Create and implement an annual project partnership development plan; develop and steward strong partnerships with agencies and community entities.
- Solicit $800,000+ in projects and manage service agreements/contracts; meet stated project revenue goals
- Develop funding strategies in coordination with state staff to support programming efforts; write and submit appropriate, relevant grants
- Create, coordinate and manage full schedule of high quality, appropriate projects that support the Mission of MCC and enhance program goals including meaningful volunteer service day events
- Ensure an ethic of strong customer service with our project partners by providing prompt follow up with project partners as needed to ensure high quality performance of MCC crews
- Attend conferences and partner meetings to develop partnerships and funding opportunities
- Establish and serve as the community representative for MCC by serving as a resource regional non-profit, governmental and private entities
- Ensure all project paperwork (agreements, contracts, applications, evaluations, accomplishments) is of high quality and submitted in a timely manner
- Produce monthly/project status reports; complete project and grant reports or submit data as needed
- Work with Communications team to solicit and coordinate media coverage of MCC projects and activities
- Engage with statewide staff meetings, trainings and other events as requested; volunteer and participate in staff teams and on ad hoc committees as needed
- Serve as trainer for statewide and regional trainings
- Perform office administration duties such as phone, mail and email response in a timely manner; maintain organized administrative systems
- Be an engaged and contributing member of the RD Team and Leadership Team
- Work with RD team & Executive leadership to design and implement annual organizational plans and goals
- Manage regional facility, equipment, technological and other infrastructure needs.
- Responsible for the proper management of all regional expenses on MCC accounts, vehicle credit cards and the MCC regional credit card.
- Manage the data entry of projects and data into the MCC salesforce database and insure expenses are allocated properly to all projects.
Management and Supervision Exercised:
- Provide overall leadership, tone setting, and strategic planning for the region.
- Provide direct supervision and support to regional Program Managers in the management of participants, crew leaders and other regional field staff.
- Oversee the development of programs, hiring of participants, and logistical purchasing.
- Ensure compliance with all MCC policies, AmeriCorps policies, state and federal laws
- Manage regional disciplinary process and effectively coordinate with the state office as appropriate
- Effectively manage MCC regional incident response and emergency response coordination with project partners, law enforcement, first responders and the MCC state office
- Insure risk management policies and procedures are implemented and up to date with current trends and needs.
Qualifications & Skills:
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS)
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in supervision and management
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in Conservation Corps, outdoor recreation, or youth development organizations
- Minimum of 2 years of experience working on the management of conservation projects with non-profits or federal land management agencies.
- Experience with collaboration and building productive relations with staff and participants
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to speak effectively before groups
- Fluency with use of MS Office Suite, Google Apps and ability to manage information in database (Salesforce)
- A valid driver’s license, ability to pass a motor vehicle records check and insurable by MCC parameters
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Superior discernment and strong problem-solving skills
- Ability to effectively manage conflict
- Experience in partnership development, project solicitation, sales, and marketing desirable.
- Experience in program design and implementation desirable
- Excellent follow-through and accountability
- Passionate about mentoring teens and young adults
- Strong project management skills
- Results and outcomes oriented
- Resourceful and adaptable
This position may require periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, including occasional weekend and evening hours. The Regional Director may be required to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted and to hike up to 12 miles per day in rugged terrain. The ability to independently drive an organizational vehicle is also required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
While this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position, it is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All Montana Conservation Corps positions may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.