Program Director

AmeriCorps St. Louis

About the organization

Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps St. Louis (ACSTL) is a non-profit organization, engaging AmeriCorps National Service Volunteers in community service initiatives addressing critical unmet needs in the areas of Disaster Response, Environmental Stewardship, & Wildland Firefighting. ACSTL focuses on the training and development of the next generation of public service leaders while building the capacity of partner agencies to achieve impactful community results.

AmeriCorps Members serve within a 42-Member Corps for 11-month terms, earning a monthly living stipend and an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of their term. Through training and partnerships with conservation agencies, Members gain the personal and professional skills needed to carry out a variety of stewardship projects. More importantly, Members gain skills needed to become economically and socially self-sufficient, benefit their communities, and recognize that they can make a positive difference.


The Program Director is integral to ACSTL’s goal of administering diverse conservation projects, as well as providing technical and fundamental training, project coordination, logistical support, and leadership to ensure a positive and meaningful experience for Members. The Program Director must have the ability to supervise and assist in personnel management of the Leadership Team – Field Coordinator, Field Supervisor, Stewardship Coordinator and Team Leads.

Most of the Program Director’s time will be focused on ensuring that program crews operate safely, efficiently, and effectively, with the greatest impacts for participants and partners. The position is based out of St. Louis with travel across the state and region. Both office and field operations are required by this position and a flexible schedule is a necessity.

Please see our full position description on our website:


•Minimum of three years of supervisory experience in outdoor development or conservation field.
•Exhibits the ability to effectively work on diverse teams or with a variety of populations.
•Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment.
•Ability to carry out assigned work independently or with minimal supervision.
•Ability to communicate effectively, manage complexity, cultivate innovation, and influence positive results of oneself and others.
•Ability to multi-task and be flexible with responsibilities.
•Demonstrate good judgement and problem solving in emergency situations.
•Excellent written/verbal communication skills for internal personnel management and external outreach.
•Familiarity with AmeriCorps and local, state and federal natural resource agencies.
•Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications.
•Experience with chain sawing with ability to attain B or C Faller certifications.
•Must meet minimum physical requirements and successfully pass annual Work Capacity Test.
•Experience with prescribed fire and ability to attain NWCG Wildland FFT1 Certification.
•Technical conservation experience
•Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating trainings.
•Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.
•Must be able to pass organization’s criminal history background check requirements.


$38,000–$45,000 – DOE

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send Cover Letter, Resume, and Contact Information for 3 Professional References to Kelley Hower – [email protected]; subject line “Program Director – Applicant.” Deadline April 16th, 2021.

Cover Letter should include a response to the following: Share an experience of serving effectively with diverse communities to accomplish successful projects, in a professional or volunteer role.

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