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NWSA seeks Field Team Member Support Coordinator


Posting Date: 8/6/2008PREFERRED START DATE:September 22, 2008 REASON FOR VACANCY: ReplacementLOCATION: Lower Columbia Center - Portland, ORAPPLICATION DEADLINE: August 22, 2008INTERVIEWS: September 4, 2008 Application ProcedureThe following four items must be submitted to be considered for this position: 1. Letter of interest2. Application for certificated employment3. Up-to-date resumé4. Names and contact information of three referencesthat can speak to your qualifications. For Application Information Contact:Educational Service District 112 Human Resources Department2500 NE 65th AvenueVancouver, WA 98661(360) 750-7503 or (360) 750-7508 or 1-800-775-7142www.esd112.org General Responsibilities: Implement and coordinate NWSA AmeriCorps field team projects under the general direction of the Center Director. Essential Functions:1. Support and supervise AmeriCorps members assuring compatibility of service project and member development.2. Serve periodically with members in the field to facilitate team training and communication and strengthen their abilities to serve at their site.3. Conduct periodic site visitations and monitor service; interact with field sponsors and community members.4. Develop and maintain effective tracking and reporting systems for efficient documentation of service. 5. Track, monitor and evaluate individual progress towards meeting service and member development goals.6. Conduct training and orientation for members, leaders and sponsors including on-going member safety updates. 7. Facilitate member team meetings, support communication between members and community.8. Perform positive intervention methods, follow-up and feedback related to member conflict and or disciplinary issues.9. Assist with vehicle fleet and tool maintenance; maintain inventory records. 10. Operate NWSA vehicles; model high standards of safe driving techniques.11. Promote service partnerships, facilitate positive public relations, and AmeriCorps visibility.12. Maintain and update appropriate paperwork, forms, policies and all required records; provide oral and written reports. 13. Assist in the development and implementation of community service days and special events. Other Functions:1. Other duties as assigned to support the success of the agency.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:1. Successful experience working with diverse groups facilitating programs of outdoor education, recreation, experiential learning or environmental service.2. Demonstrated knowledge in the direction of team based programs linked to one year of service in either the community or theenvironment.3. Experience in corps or experiential education based programs. 4. Demonstrated skill and knowledge in the directing of team based programs.5. Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking skills to plan and evaluate projects effectively.6. Demonstrated flexibility and ability to function well independently and under pressure. 7. Demonstrated ability to communicate/interact in a positive, professional manner with diversity in various populations, such asstaff, colleagues, program volunteers, sponsors/partners and community members.8. Demonstrated conflict resolution skills. 9. Demonstrated knowledge of project evaluation systems.10. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; and ability to problem solve.11. Demonstrated working knowledge and skills using personal computers and word processing software.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:1. May be in a variety of settings, including outdoors or in office environments. 2. Travel within the ESD 112 and NWSA service area.3. Ability to move over steep and rough terrain, in all types of weather. Minimum Qualifications:1. Bachelors degree in education, social science, natural resources or a related field. Management and leadership work experience may be substituted year for year for degree requirement.Employment Requirements - ESD job offer is contingent upon satisfying the following: 1. Successful completion of a criminal records and fingerprint background check.2.Current First Aid and CPR qualification or ability to obtain within three months of hire.3. Driver's license and an acceptable driving abstract. SALARY RANGE: Level F1, Starting salary range $32,219 - 36,025 withopportunity for advancement to $43,971.LOCATION: Lower Columbia Center - Portland, ORASSIGNMENT: Full-time