American Conservation Experience - Staff
  • ACE
  • Hurricane, UT, USA
  • Salary

Benefit eligible

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a national, dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America's public lands.

ACE has a national reputation for providing exceptional training and support in order for crews to safely and economically implement technically complex, physically demanding and high-quality conservation projects for the US Forest Service, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and numerous state and local land management partners.

ACE crews typically accomplish environmental stewardship projects such as (but not limited to): Trail Construction/Maintenance; Dry Stone Masonry, Harmful Plant Mitigation, Forest Fuels Reduction, Fence Installation/Repair; Habitat Restoration; and Historical Preservation. 

Under general supervision of the ACE National Conservation Corps Director, the Regional Director of ACE Mountain West is responsible for soliciting, planning, and coordinating conservation and environmental restoration projects, developing and managing of program budgets, overseeing the recruitment of Corps members, and hiring and supervising program staff members. The Regional Director of ACE Mountain West will demonstrate a deep commitment to ACE's unique mission that leverages public service for youth career development & volunteerism.

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Hurricane, UT

Job Title: 

Regional Director, ACE Mountain West, ACE Conservation Corps

Exemption Status:  Exempt

Required Duties and Responsibilities: 

The successful applicant will:

  • Lead, manage and hold accountable the ACE Mountain West team, consistent with ACE Conservation Corps' vision, strategy, goals and standards
  • Administer and ensure compliance with grants and partner agreements
  • Manage and develop successful internal and external relationships
  • Execute successful operations and maintain safe and professional facilities
  • Ensure compliance with all financial, safety and legal requirements

Essential Functions Specific to Position:

  • Develops program vision, strategy, plans, goals and targets in collaboration with ACE Conservation Corps national leadership team;
  • Solicits, plans, schedules, develops, coordinates and tracks conservation/environmental restoration projects; maintains professional communications and relations with agency project sponsors;
  • Negotiates contracts for work projects and assures compliance;
  • Supervises, assists, trains, evaluates, and disciplines staff;
  • Oversees the recruitment of program staff and corps members;
  • Develops and monitors program budget to keep spending and hiring within parameters;
  • Oversees purchase and maintenance of tools, transportation, food, and lodging required to perform field operations within contract parameters;
  • Oversees management of tools, vehicle and equipment inventories;
  • Oversees preparation and maintains records and reports;
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures for staff;
  • Develops and implements safety and field skills programs to include training, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Oversees timely invoicing of projects;
  • Oversees preparation of payroll;
  • Oversees OSHA compliance, including appropriate record keeping

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

Considerable Knowledge of:

  • methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in conservation/environmental restoration operations;
  • laws, regulations, rules, and policies governing field operations and program management;
  • principles and techniques of effective supervision and leadership;
  • safety procedures applied to field operations;
  • non-profit governmental practices and regulations;
  • federal grants & agreements partnerships via Federal Uniform Guidance;

Working Knowledge of:

  • principles of young adult development;
  • team-building and motivational techniques;

Skill in:

  • verbal and written communication, time management, delegation, and management
  • the use and maintenance of hand and power tools;
  • the use of standard office equipment;

Ability to:

  • work varying shifts, outdoors, in a variety of weather conditions;
  • participate in field projects, effectively lift 60 lbs., hike over rough terrain, and camp overnight under field conditions;
  • plan, supervise, schedule, oversee, and evaluate multiple, concurrent field operations;
  • coordinate the activities of culturally and economically diverse employees to ensure quality and efficiency;
  • prepare and maintain records and reports;
  • analyze and resolve complex customer service and safety issues;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agencies and the public;
  • follow written and verbal instructions;
  • communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • pass a federal criminal background check. ACE reserves the right to require drug testing within our programs; 
  • hold a valid driver's license with clean driving record and willingness to participate in extensive vehicle travel to project sites

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in resource management, forestry, environmental sciences, geo sciences or related field, and five years of experience working in conservation and/or environmental restoration projects, including 3 years of supervisory experience; OR any combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position at the discretion of the National Director.


Full-time, Compensation depending on experience. Estimated salary range $65,000-$70,000. Benefit eligible.

Benefits:  Extremely flexible and dynamic full-time work schedule in a casual, yet professional, fast-paced, and non-partisan work environment with a shared outdoor & conservation ethic. Participation in the ACE Leadership Training and Development program.

Benefit package offers health, dental, vision and supplemental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, 401k retirement plan, and designated paid holidays.

To Apply: Navigate to the website: to fill out an application.  You must include a resume, one-page cover letter and three professional references.  Qualified applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview.  Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Deadline: February 1st, 2019. Open until filled. Please note that ACE will schedule interviews and may make a selection as applications are submitted. Please submit your application materials as you prepare them. Apply now!

Check out our website and our Facebook page for more details about ACE!

American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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