Cultural Resources Program Coordinator (Permanent Full-Time) - Great Basin Institute

Sophia King

Cultural Resources Program Coordinator

Job Description: 
The Great Basin Institute (GBI), based in Reno, NV, is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West. The Institute advances ecological literacy, professional development, and natural/cultural/recreation resource management through educational outreach and direct service programs. GBI’s Cultural Resources Program seeks a Coordinator to support program logistics, operations, and management of GBI Research Associates and AmeriCorps Members in Nevada, California, and other western states. Program participants work with federal, state and local land management agencies on a wide variety of field-based projects including: survey; testing; artifact analysis; environmental documentation; processing archival, museum and library collections; tribal consultation; and report preparation. The Cultural Resources Program Coordinator works under the direction of the Cultural Resources Program Manager and with other GBI staff to recruit, place and manage Research Associates and AmeriCorps Members, coordinate project logistics and scheduling, perform payroll, expense-report and other administrative duties, as well as to ensure compliance with grant and agency rules and regulations. This is an office-based position.

The Cultural Resources Program Coordinator will encounter a variety of opportunities for professional development, including gaining insight to the operational policies and procedures of a mid-sized environmental non-profit organization, exposure to a spectrum of environmental resource management positions and approaches for supporting them, strengthening interactive skills through communication with diverse professional staff, and ability to effectively support the success of a mission-driven enterprise.

  • Coordinate recruitment and logistical planning for new and existing projects/positions by understanding scopes of work, reviewing applications, conducting interviews, procuring equipment, and supporting orientation/training;
  • Communicate regularly with program participants and agency partners via phone and written correspondence regarding position status, performance, work satisfaction, and administration;
  • Maintain databases for tracking program members, project deliverables, and performance measures;
  • Gather, manage and process data needed to satisfy quarterly and annual reporting requirements;
  • Develop, adapt and apply systems that enhance the success and satisfaction of participants in the program;
  • Collect, review and process GBI administrative forms, including timesheets, expense reports, and time-off requests;
  • Collaborate extensively and assist program staff with program operations, maintenance and expansion;
  • Collaborate with and assist other GBI programs as needed;
  • Follow and enforce policies detailed in the GBI Personnel Handbook; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Degree and/or experience in Anthropology, Archaeology or closely related field preferred;
  • Experience (at least 1 year) with project management, including scheduling, logistics, personnel management, recruitment and retention, and/or training;
  • Familiarity and alignment with mission-driven nonprofit organizations strongly preferred;
  • Interest and experience in cultural resource management;
  • Ability to learn new database systems and follow procedural documents (e.g., payroll review procedures);
  • Attention to detail, and ability to audit extensive data systems;
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project) to manage, present and track program information;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, with diverse audiences;
  • Strongly developed organizational skills and ability to self-motivate;
  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic office environment, and to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of programmatic goals and objectives and the mission of GBI;
  • Willingness to travel occasionally to conduct site visits at service locations in NV, CA, and possibly in other western states;
  • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and familiarity with safe-driving practices, preferred; and
  • Ability to pass an FBI criminal background and National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) check.
  •  Annual appointment starts in June; renewable pending performance and funding.
  • Full time, 40 hours per week; available to occasionally work a varied schedule as needed, including some weekends, evenings and/or holidays.
  • Salary: $35,000-$38,000 annually, DOE
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • Retirement plan option (fully vested on day 1)
Based at GBI offices in Reno or Las Vegas, NV.

How to Apply: 

EEO Statement: 
The Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

The Great Basin Institute advances environmental research, education, and service throughout the west. The institute promotes applied research and ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships to support national parks, forests, open spaces and public lands.