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National Park Tribal Community Engagement Associate

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking 1 member to contribute to the Education and Community Engagement team at Grand Teton National Park and their efforts to engage local trial communities.

For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.


Start Date: March 2022
End Date: December 2022

*start date is flexible, a minimum of 50 weeks is required


Moose, WY- Grand Teton National Park. The nearby town of Jackson, WY offers a variety of amenities and services in close proximity to Grand Teton National Park. Jackson is 12 miles from Moose and a 20 minute drive to amenities such as grocery stores, retail shops, and restaurants. The year-round population of Jackson is about 10,000 people. However, millions of visitors come through every year, which means that Jackson offers many amenities that you don't normally see in a town of that size, such as art, music, local food markets, and a variety of recreational opportunities. The Grand Teton is a magnificent mountain range in this northwestern region of Wyoming, with the small town of Jackson in its foothills. The Grand Teton rises to 13,770 feet, 7,000 feet about the valley floor. Grand Teton National Park works with 24 affiliated tribes including the Shoshone-Bannock, Eastern Shoshone, and Northern Arapahoe.

Project Website: For more information about Grand Teton National Park please visit (nps.gov/grte)

Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute an average of 40 hours/week (80 hours in a two-week pay period) and will receive a living allowance of $560/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Approved Documentation for mileage reimbursement or receipt reimbursement will be an option for eligible relocation travel to/from GRTE.

Housing: ACE member will be accommodated in provided park housing at no cost for the duration of the term.

Scheduling: ~40 hrs per week, days may vary

Position Description: The ACE member will support the Education and Community Engagement team at Grand Teton National Park. Duties will include:

  • Engaging under-represented audiences through community partners and events with a focus on Native American and/or Latine/x communities in the greater Grand Teton area
  • Presenting or creating interpretive programs or tools for students and community groups
  • Reinforcing long term partner relationships by focusing on positive participating outcomes and communicating regularly and clearly
  • Examples of past projects include: creating a Tribal Training Tool for park staff, creating content for and leading week-long residential learning opportunities for local tribal youth, and supporting residential and day programs for local Latine/x youth.

This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.

Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. Skills: Essential skills: Strong interpersonal skills, adaptive communication, management of detailed logistics, multicultural competencies. Experience or coursework in youth development (examples of sources of experience include but are not limited to: community organizing, social work, education, wilderness therapy and/or youth corps); proficiency with digital/social media; highly professional oral and written communication are examples of other helpful skills. An ideal candidate would have experience working with tribal communities or an educational background in Indigenous studies.

Additional skills that are helpful: Basic graphic design and video editing. A candidate with Spanish language skills may be able to assist with programming for the local Latine/x community.

Skills that members will gain from this position: working with partnerships, authentic community collaboration, organizing logistics, youth development curriculum design and delivery, place-based education, helping others learn about tribal history in national parks, official government-to-government relationships, and cultural awareness

Physical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions:Physical Demands: Work requires some physical effort and can involve extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines outdoors, and carrying backpacks or other loads up to 20 pounds.

Weight Lifted or Force Exerted: Moving up to 20 pounds

Vision Requirements: Requires close, distance, peripheral and depth perception vision as well as the ability to focus.

Environmental: Work takes place both in indoor and outdoor settings. Work can include moderate risks or discomforts that require safety precautions (e.g., exposure to extreme temperatures, climates, rough terrain, wild animals, pests, and insects.)

Travel: Some travel to local tribes may be required


ACE Requirements:

  • Members must be US citizen or Permanent Resident, as required to comply with U.S. government contracts
  • Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
  • Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.
  • A current and valid form of ID (will be required to provide copies of ID's upon hiring)
  • Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or have requested and been granted a medical or religious exemption to vaccination by the time they start their term.

To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/. Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position will close on or before February 21st. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact EPIC Member Coordinator Deidra Goodwin at dgoodwin@usaconservation.org.

EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.


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