Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $40,000-$45,000
Organization's Mission: Bears Ears Partnership (BEP) works to protect and build respect for the cultural and natural landscapes of the greater Bears Ears region. BEP has been an essential local voice for protecting the culturally rich, publicly managed lands of southeast Utah since 2010.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Bears Ears Partnership accomplishes its mission through six primary focus areas:

- Indigenous Connections: Supporting Indigenous collaborative management through technical expertise, local knowledge, visitation to cultural sites, and advocacy
- Field Work: Carrying out tangible on-the-ground projects to protect resources and improve the visitor experience in a way that blends archaeology with cultural heritage
- Stewardship: Monitoring land uses and visitor impacts to identify and mitigate threats to cultural sites, wilderness values, and natural resources
- Education: Encouraging positive visitor behavior by inspiring appreciation and teaching “Visit with Respect” principles, both at the Bears Ears Education Center and out on the landscape
- Advocacy: Working collaboratively with partners to create robust protections and prevent damage through harmful policies
- Research: Enhancing knowledge of cultural and natural resources through documentation, partnerships, fiscal sponsorship, and volunteer support of research projects

Bears Ears Partnership is committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in all of our work. We strive to support Indigenous leadership in our work and achieve our mission through collaboration and partnerships.

We believe diversity makes us stronger and a wide range of backgrounds and lived experiences will be successful in this position. We encourage all interested candidates to apply , even if you do not meet all of the qualifications outlined in the job description. Our ideal candidate will be someone who is willing to learn in a team environment, expand their skills and support our growing education program.
Position Summary: The Volunteer Manager will become a central member of our Bluff-based team. The position will be responsible for expansion and growth of our volunteer and stewardship programs at the Bears Ears Education Center (BEEC). The Volunteer Manager’s core focus will be to recruit, train, evaluate, maintain, and recognize all vital volunteers to supplement staff resources for our work in Bluff and throughout Bears Ears National Monument. The Volunteer Manager will also help oversee operational and facility management efforts of the organization to support visitor services and educational programming. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had a solid group of volunteers; we are looking to this position to help revive that group and expand our volunteer program.

Our Bears Ears Education Center - conceived as a location for visitors to gain information and understanding about Bears Ears National Monument - relies on short and long-term volunteers to serve as front desk docents. The Education Center, garden, and our growing campus in Bluff have been developed with the support of volunteers who will be needed to continue supporting the facility and activities. Additionally, our mission-focused work with the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service creates many opportunities for volunteers to provide stewardship in and around Bear Ears National Monument. The Volunteer Manager will also support the operation of the Education Center, as well as work to enhance our Visit with Respect program.

A successful candidate will be someone with a connection to and passion for the unique natural and cultural aspects of the Colorado Plateau and the greater Bears Ears region, interested in refining their managerial experience, improving their public speaking skills, and possessing the grace to work with a growing group of energetic volunteers in Bears Ears National Monument.
Primary Responsibilities: Key Responsibilities

- Works with colleagues to develop a comprehensive volunteer program that meets the needs of the organization
- Manages recruitment, training, professionalization, and appreciation of volunteers
- Tracks volunteers hours, skills, performance, availability, and scheduling
- Recruits volunteers to meet organizational needs
- Works with colleagues to develop a system of volunteer benefits and a recognition program
- Works with the Development Director and Executive Director, as necessary, to help with sponsorship of the volunteer program
- Develops a volunteer manual to support guidance for staff and volunteers on expectations, scheduling procedures, job descriptions, and expectation
- Schedules volunteers into shift work based on organizational needs
- Contacts volunteers to confirm shifts and duties while volunteering
- Works to keep volunteers properly informed through orientation meetings, group sessions, manuals, emails, and phone calls
- Ensures background check or other appropriate due diligence is performed when recruiting and training volunteers
- Works with appropriate staff to ensure volunteers are properly trained
- Recruits staff for community and volunteer engagement activities
- Supports the creation and implementation of a facility management schedule to help ensure Education Center and organizational grounds are maintained
- Conducts data entry and database management support for finance and development activities
- Assists the Education Program when conducting field trips, hosting activities
- Assists with staffing the Education Center front desk as needed
Desired Qualifications: We are looking for a team member who is committed to BEP’s mission and excited to grow professionally. All candidates should have proven education, communication skills, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

- Desire to meet new people and help them find ways to support Bears Ears National Monument
- Passion to share the wonders of the greater Bears Ears region with visitors of all ages
- Strong verbal communication experience, especially in public speaking, with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
- Strong awareness and sensitivity regarding Indigenous connections to cultural and natural resources
- Database management experience (Salesforce, Excel, etc.) or willingness to learn and lead on these duties
- Collaborative spirit and willingness to work with multiple partners on a shared goal
- Passion for the Bears Ears landscape and protecting the natural and cultural sites in and around Bears Ears National Monument
- Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, anthropology, education, sociology, or other related field with experience working with diverse groups in an outdoor setting; equivalent professional experience related to this work may substitute for degree requirements.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: We provide generous benefits including paid health insurance, 3% retirement employer contributions, 5 weeks paid time off, and a chance to work in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
How to Apply: Send a resume and cover letter explaining how your experiences and skills match this position to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. It is our desire to fill this position by May 2023.
Location: Bluff


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Contact: Bears Ears Partnership
Phone: 435-414-0343