Project Coordinator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
09 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Center for Protected Area Management (CPAM) is an outreach arm of the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department. CPAM engage in capacity building and technical collaboration projects throughout the world dealing with natural resources and protected area management.

Position Summary

The project coordinator position supports the overall project management and logistics for all activities within the Center for Protected Area Management. This is an independent position, requiring good judgment and individual decision-making. This position will lead logistics arrangements during our field­ based in-service training courses and will provide support during grant writing. The position will also take the lead on our social media communications, developing all communication channels that will lead to life long learning opportunities with our past participants and improve the brand reputation of our Center and our training course offerings. The position will also be responsible for providing leadership and project management on specific projects assigned to the coordinator. The coordinator position requires frequent travel and familiarity with backcountry camping and organizing and leading diverse groups in remote locations. This position requires an independent, self-starter. While the position is as a member of a larger team, this position will be highly decentralized, requiring the individual to make decisions on their own, supervise other member of our team, and at times be called on to represent the Center during meetings and conferences.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Conservation or Protected Areas or related field
  • One year of experience working in conservation or protected areas.
  • Spanish language fluency.
  • Wilderness First Aid certification.
  • Demonstrated track record of working independently.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Conservation or Protected Areas.
  • Experience living and traveling in Latin America.
  • Portuguese language abilities.
  • Understanding of Wilderness areas in Colorado.
  • Experience in protected areas in the Western US.
  • Experience running social media platforms.
  • Experience with Salesforce.

Diversity Statement

•Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Project Planning & Management Duty/Responsibility

  • Conducting overall project planning and implementing complex logistics arrangements
  • Organize project logistics in CPAM basecamp
  • Provide leadership in the development of a Salesforce system for managing contacts and records of past participants and projects
  • Provide leadership during CPAM quarterly executive committee meetings plus annual strategic planning meeting and help in CPAM decision-making
  • Helping develop and track annual operating plan for CPAM
  • Leads communication with potential (non-credit) course participants, current course participants, and past course participants. Communication with participants is typically in Spanish or Portuguese.
  • Lead all logistics for our US-based field courses including with making hotel, van, and other logistics arrangements for field-based non-credit training courses.
  • Design and conduct training sessions during field courses
  • Provide camp and group leadership during back-country training trips
  • Writes reports after training field-based non-credit courses are completed
  • Conducts evaluation tallies after field-based non-credit courses are completed

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Research Support Duty/Responsibility

  • Supports our field-based research projects
  • Translate project results into Spanish
  • Promote research results through social media platforms
  • Provide continuity on training course research and outreach action plans including follow up communication on project results and communication with implementers
  • Conduct interviews with past (non-credit) course participants

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category Communication Duty/Responsibility

  • Leading all social media communication efforts for CPAM and providing support on print media development
  • Developing and implementing annual communication strategy
  • Text writing for website, annual report, and brochure
  • Interface with the social media leads at CSU and with the WCNR head of communication.
  • Develop story ideas for inclusion in the CPAM website

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category Supervisory Duty/Responsibility

  • Provides supervisory support and guidance to our work study students, student hourly workers, and our volunteers.

Percentage Of Time 10

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply by 9/17/2017, 11:59 pm (MST) with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, resume and contact information for 3 professional references.

References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

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EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.