The Visit with Respect (VWR) Program Manager will have the overall responsibility of launching and expanding the on-the-ground Visit with Respect Ambassador Initiative and overseeing all aspects of educational programming. They will spend their time in the field as a VWR Ambassador and training new VWR Ambassador volunteers to engage with the public about protecting cultural and natural resources. The VWR Program Manager will spend up to 50% of his/her time outdoors in the field during spring and fall and significant time outdoors in all seasons. They will report to the Assistant Director.
FCM has entered into a partnership through an Assistance Agreement with the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Monticello Field Office. This position will help carry out the goals of the Assistance Agreement. The efforts of the VWR Program will advance public resource management objectives primarily in the BLM’s Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge area, with small amounts of work on public lands managed by other agencies (under separate agreements).
Launch the Visit with Respect Ambassador program in the spring of 2017
Develop the VWR Ambassador volunteer training program in coordination with BLM
Coordinate closely with BLM representatives to learn and help implement management goals and determine geographic locations for the VWR Ambassador program
Grow number of VWR Ambassador volunteers annually
Travel by foot and car to key archaeological sites to share friendly VWR information with visitors
Work to enhance and refine VWR messaging, presentations and materials
Organize and deliver presentations to diverse audiences including students, tourism outlets and avocational groups throughout the Four Corners about visiting with respect.
Work with staff to organize annual Celebrate Cedar Mesa event in spring
Assist other staff members in organizing service projects
Oversee data management of volunteers
Help with administrative tasks as needed.
The VWR Program Manager will be thoroughly committed to BLM’s and FCM’s mission and their professional development. All candidates should have proven education, outreach, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree in education and/or natural resource management and experience working with diverse groups in an outdoor setting.
Strong verbal communication experience, especially in public speaking, with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures; excellent interpersonal skills are a must. The candidate should possess what we call the “human interaction gene” and be an outgoing, extraverted person.
Strong awareness and cultural sensitivity regarding Native American connections to cultural resources.
Competent hiking skills and the desire to be outdoors for extended periods of time in all seasons.
An action-oriented work ethic that is adaptive and quick to find solutions; brings an innovative approach to nonprofit work; the ability to work both independently (in front and backcountry) and collaboratively with diverse groups of people is essential.
Must have ability to wear “multiple hats” working in a small non-profit and pitch in where needed.
Must be willing to live or relocate to within 45 minutes of Bluff, UT, a tiny town in the middle of nowhere with limited amenities and the best backyard in the world.
Lots of driving, including 4WD, required. Must have valid driver’s license and skills or willingness to learn 4-wheel driving.
2 or more years of professional experience in an educational or outdoor-related field; knowledge of Four Corners archaeology, track record of effectively developing outreach, volunteer and educational programming; experience working with or for government land management agencies is a plus.
A high level of competency in Microsoft Office products with knowledge of the Adobe Cloud Suite a plus.
$34,000 – $36,000 including basic health care insurance.