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Job Opening: Fieldwork and Intern Coordinator

Title: Fieldwork and Intern Coordinator

Work Schedule: 5 days, 40 hours/week (includes some weekends and evenings)

Classification: Permanent, Non-exempt

Work Location: Workday starts at 2960 NW Upshur St, Portland, OR, 97210

Summary of Position:

Forest Park Conservancy (FPC) is seeking talented individual who is self-motivated with a desire to be a leader and a mentor. Candidates must be capable of working efficiently and independently, and communicate well with diverse community groups from all backgrounds and skill levels, including communities of color from the Portland-Metro area.

The Fieldwork and Intern Coordinator will provide coordination for FPC’s Green Job Training and Internship Program; and will work closely with FPC’s Trails Manager and the Program Manager, providing in-the-field support for their programs, and leading volunteer activities in Forest Park.


Green Jobs Training and Internship Program Coordination (20%)

o Act as point of contact for interns and FPC partners enrolled in FPC’s Green Jobs Training and Internship Program.

o Coordinate interns’ work schedule, training needs and placement with partners.


Trails Maintenance and Repair (30%)

o Support Trails Manager with on-the-ground basic trail maintenance and construction, and tool maintenance and caring.

o Help coordinate and manage seasonal trail maintenance crew.

o Record trail project data on a daily basis and report weekly to Trails Manager.

Restoration /Invasive Species Control /Canopy Weeds (30%)

o Support Program Manager with on-the-ground work associated with invasive species control, restoration and monitoring activities.

o Help coordinate and manage seasonal restoration crew, including overseeing the completion of daily project reports.

o Support routine maintenance (invasive species removal and revegetation) of private properties currently undergoing active restoration through Forest Park Conservancy’s Canopy Weed Program.

Volunteer Management (20%)

o Train and supervise volunteers for trail and restoration work, leave no trace practices, responsible recreation; and speak at events regarding the work of the Forest Park Conservancy. Work parties are ranging in size from 15-40 volunteers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • At least 1 year of experience working on trails maintenance or restoration work.

Ability to lift 50 lbs. and traverse uneven terrain for 7 continuous hours, 3-4 days per week often while in challenging weather conditions.

Experience working with youth from communities of color.

Valid, insurable driver’s license, 2-year driving experience and no major driving violations. Upon hiring, candidate will need to submit driving history record from the local DMV.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with volunteers and public experience.

Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, Google Drive, Gmail, and other software.

First Aid/CPR/AED or Wilderness First Aid or WFR.

Chainsaw operation experience and certification.

Bilingual speakers are encouraged to include that information in their application.

Please apply to this position even if you don’t satisfy all of the qualifications. FPC is committed to provide on the job-training for selected candidates.

Salary and Benefits:

Starting Salary: $18.00/hour

Benefits: 1) Commuter-assistance program; 2) Health Care (Medical, Dental, Vision and Alternative Care benefit); and 3) Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plan

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@forestparkconservancy.org with “Fieldwork and Intern Coordinator” in the subject line.

Application deadline: September 25th, 2019 at 5pm.

Start Date: As soon as available after October 14th, 2019.

Forest Park Conservancy is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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