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Coordinator, Environmental Projects

Job Details

Senter - San Jose, CA
Full Time
High School
$26.06 - $30.00 Hourly
Up to 50%
Skilled Labor - Trades


Position Title: Coordinator, Environmental Projects
Division: Social Enterprise
Department: Environmental Projects
Reports to: Manager, Environmental Projects Senior
FLSA Status: Full-time / Non-Exempt
Compensation: $26.06 to $30.00 per hour
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:45am-4:15pm; occasionally 7:15am-3:45pm; occasional weekends and evenings may be required
Location: This position is 100% in-person, located at 2650 Senter Road Some presence may be required at our other location at 1560 Berger Road.
Travel: Local travel may be required up to 40% of the time.


About the San Jose Conservation Corps (SJCC+CS):

San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School offers an engaging work environment focused on growth, teamwork, and making a positive impact. We value collaboration, respect diverse perspectives, and provide opportunities for employees to contribute their skills to create a hopeful and sustainable community. Whether you're passionate about education and development, environmental conservation, or community engagement, joining our team means embracing a shared commitment to service and the chance to make a meaningful difference. Be a part of our mission to create transformational change and learn more at


Position Summary:

The Environmental Projects Coordinator is responsible for providing direct leadership and support to field crews and assisting Environmental Projects Field Site Supervisors in training and logistical coordination. The Environmental Projects Coordinator is responsible for operations, ensuring that crews are adequately trained and prepared to perform high quality project work in a positive, safe, and productive environment.


The Environmental Projects Coordinator is expected to provide leadership and support field crews with programmatic goals and support of field crews and operations will include but not be limited to: working with crews at their project sites, assisting in training crew leaders and members, performing project site visits, managing logistics for standard and specialized crews, maintaining tools and equipment, helping in the field office, and provide safety training to all new Corpsmembers during orientation and supervisors.


Job Duties:


  • Communicate with the project sponsor, sub-contractor, or contractor
  • Organize, direct, and lead a crew of Corpsmembers to work efficiently to complete projects in the allotted timeframe, ensuring a high quality of work
  • Build an outstanding production team by developing and working with Corpsmembers to build and support a team environment
  • Determine manpower levels, material quantities, and equipment requirements for each project
  • Ensure that SJCC+CS policies are upheld and followed on the job site.
  • Collaborate with program staff
  • Demonstrate role model behaviors on ethics and integrity as well as positively promote company culture
  • Take appropriate safety precautions in the performance of job duties
  • Oversee maintenance of vehicles, keys, gas cards, and registration papers. Complete pre and post-trip inspection before and after the use of any company vehicle.

Administration and Team Communication

  • Complete attendance tracking, daily and weekly reports, corpsmember evaluations, timesheet approval, roster reconciliation, disciplinary action forms, incident reports, etc., and submit in a timely and highly detailed manner;
  • Use Recycle iQ and Corps iQ to track team progress and key project data;
  • Check in daily and submit comprehensive End of Day Reports daily on Slack;
  • Contribute to an organized and high-performing workplace.

Leadership & Mentorship

  • Manage, supervise, and lead the day-to-day engagement of corpsmembers in project work;
  • Implement skills training and facilitate intentional discussions and informal lessons to contribute to the corpsmembers’ personal growth and group dynamics;
  • Promote individual corpsmember development and a healthy, supportive community;
  • Follow and enforce all SJCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent the San Jose Conservation Corps.

General Project Management & Implementation

  • Train and motivate a crew of young adults to complete projects safely and efficiently on SJCC campuses and at partner locations;
  • Delegate project work to SJCC corpsmember;
  • Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems;
  • Communicate effectively and coordinate logistics with project partners, corpsmembers, and SJCC staff.

Safety & Risk Management

  • Monitor and support the corpsmembers' physical and emotional safety during work hours, while implementing any work project;
  • Ensure corpsmembers are wearing proper uniforms and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE);
  • Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety;
  • Transport corpsmembers and equipment safely in SJCC vans or large vehicles;
  • Follow SJCC COVID-19 Mitigation protocol and ensure corpsmembers do the same;
  • Support vaccine committee and other wellness committees led by the Human Resources team;
  • Conduct daily inspections, cleanouts, and maintenance of vehicles;
  • Regularly review the Corpsmember Handbook and maintain familiarity with all policies;
  • Report incidents to management immediately and appropriately.

Equity and Inclusion

  • Help build a work culture that values the range of different backgrounds and identities that people bring, appreciates that diversity makes us better at what we do, and strives to create an environment in which everyone on the margins can thrive;
  • Ensure that all staff and corpsmembers feel safe and valued.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: $26.06 to $30.00 per hour. Placement on the compensation scale is determined using a number of factors, including the candidate’s level of experience and education that either meets or significantly exceeds the minimum requirements.
  • 403(b) Retirement Benefits with up to 3% employer match after 1 year of service
  • Credit Union and Employee Assistance Plan
  • Medical, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Pay
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Subsidized annual Eco Pass

Work Environment & Requirements

Position requires sitting, standing, balancing or walking on uneven and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, climbing, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping, reaching overhead and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties. The position also requires both near and far vision when inspecting work and operating assigned equipment, plus the ability to speak and to hear. The ability to lift, carry, push and pull tools, equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds is required. The incumbent in this position works outdoors in all weather conditions, including wet, hot, and cold. In the course of work the incumbent may be exposed to biologic/infectious agents, unpleasant odors, fumes, smoke, dust and air contaminants, and insects. The nature of the work may also require the incumbent to use power and noise producing tools and equipment, drive motorized vehicles, work near moving equipment, vehicles or machinery, work on ladders or scaffolding or at heights. The incumbent may be required to use protective clothing, equipment, or devices, and may work near hostile or offensive individuals. May be exposed to biohazards and/or hazardous chemicals. The nature of the work requires that the incumbent to use power and noise producing tools and equipment and drive motorized vehicles, commonly subjecting the incumbent to vibration. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.


Equipment Used: Desktop computer, laptop computer, keyboard, mouse, iPad, cellular phone, handheld (wired) phone, personal vehicle or company vehicle (sedan).


Reasonable Accommodations: The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, SJCC+CS will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact


NOTICE: The statements herein are intended to give a broad description of this job function and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties and/or projects may be assigned.


SJCC Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The Corps and School does not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, hair style, hair texture or any other basis prohibited by law. Working at SJCC+CS means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. SJCC+CS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.


Employment At-Will

The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School is an “At-Will” employer. This means that employment with SJCC+CS is voluntarily entered into and staff members are free to resign at any time.  Similarly, SJCC+CS may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause or prior notice, as it deems appropriate.   This at-will employment relationship can be changed only in a written agreement signed by the staff member and the Executive Director of SJCC+CS.



All new hires will be required to provide proof of vaccination absent an approved medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. If a new hire is in the process of being vaccinated, their start date may be adjusted to a future date after they have been vaccinated.  Fully vaccinated means at it has been at least two weeks since the person has completed the entire recommended initial series of a COVID-19 vaccine.


To Apply:

To apply, please complete an application via the San Jose Conservation Corps’ website at The application deadline is 11:59 PM on November 30th, 2023.


Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided.


Please contact Hefziba Owens, Recruiter / Onboarding Specialist via email at if you have any questions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school Diploma or GED
  • 2 years of supervisory experience leading young adults, OR;
    • Equivalent experience that demonstrates the ability to work in team-oriented settings and lead others
  • 1 year of work experience driving with passengers
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to self-direct, problem solve, be creative, manage conflict and be flexible in order to meet programmatic goals
  • Proficiency with navigating Windows Computers and the following programs: Microsoft word, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets

Driving Record and Requirements: If the position is offered and accepted, candidates must submit a copy of their DMV driver’s record. The candidate also must possess and continue to maintain a valid California Class C driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in the United States. Please be informed that San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

Medical Verification: State law requires all employees working with youth to provide medical verification of negative tuberculosis test results within the last year. Employees will also be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Background Check and Fingerprinting: If the position is offered and accepted, candidates will be required to undergo Live Scan Fingerprinting as well as a background check, which includes a state and federal criminal history record check.

Drug Screen: If the position is offered and accepted, candidates will be required to undergo and pass a 5-panel drug screen.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years of work experience driving with passengers
  • Bilingual
  • Knowledge of safe working practices and first aid
  • Work experience in any of the following areas: trail maintenance and construction, invasive species treatment, hazardous fuels reduction, habitat restoration, litter pickup, creek work.

San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School is a safe, inclusive environment that welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We strongly encourage individuals from marginalized or underrepresented groups to apply. We understand that some applicants may feel discouraged when they see a long list of job requirements and do not meet every single criteria - we urge you to apply nonetheless. At SJCC+CS, we do not seek a "perfect" candidate because we believe in our core values of Respect, Education and Development, Safety, Empathy, and Equity and Inclusion. If you are enthusiastic about making a difference, passionate about our mission, and dedicated to our values, we invite you to apply. Join us in creating a culture of excellence and transformational change.


Strategic Thinking: Executes the strategic plan through roles and responsibilities clearly divided amongst each employee in the department that serves the purpose of the plan.

Culture: Contributes to and maintains the desired culture by modeling the organizational values of Respect, Learning & Development, Safety, Empathy, and Equity & Inclusion.

Communication: Communicates using active listening skills; demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication and organization skills, with the ability to plan, create and facilitate group workshops to Corpsmembers and staff.

Team: Ability to effectively work independently and in teams in order to achieve goals; establish and maintain good relationships with Corpsmembers, SJCC Leadership, and many external partners;

Business Acumen: Computer proficiency, including email, MS Office, publishing, website skills, social media knowledge; demonstrates excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and project management skills.

Flexibility and Risk: Embraces ambiguity and uncertainty, coping with and embracing changes in strategy from executive team.

Customer / Client Focused: Understands the needs, preferences, interests, timelines, and decision-making criteria of the SJCC+CS management team. Focuses on meeting those needs through implementing strategies and tactics.

Financial Acumen: Awareness of policies and procedures regarding expenditures and budgets and financial goals of the organization set forth by the executive team.

Best Practices: Follows policies and procedures of role/responsibilities as outlined; maintains a high level of quality, confidentiality, credibility, tact and diplomacy.

Emotional Intelligence / Self Mastery: Places some value in continued personal growth and its importance in modeling this to their team; ability to remain calm at all times while managing multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously;

Data-Informed Decision Making: Collects and reports data as requested in a timely manner. Quality of work is in line with the expectations outlined by the requesting party. Able to audit data, flag outliers, and correct errors.  Understands the basic concept of the data and what it means.