American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, provides professional development opportunities for young adults seeking to enhance their career experience. ACE’s Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) program has a national reputation for providing young adults and recent graduates with hands-on, professional development individual placement opportunities to work alongside and under the guidance of agency mentors as they apply their knowledge of resource management on their path to becoming the next generation of resource and land managers. The ACE EPIC National Park Service (NPS) program hosts over 300 members in individual placement projects each year across the country in National Parks, Monuments, Sites, Recreational Areas, Trails, Rivers, Battlefields., and Heritage Areas. Individual placement projects supported are wide ranging including but not limited to cultural resource management, wildlife monitoring, environmental education, interpretation, trail work, historic preservation, physical sciences, GIS, and many more.

Job Title: Western Regions Program Manager

Location: Salt Lake City, UT (ACE EPIC Headquarters) or Remote

Department/Division: EPIC Program / NPS Division (National Park Service)

Status: Regular Full-Time, Salaried (Exempt)

Schedule/Hours: Full-time (Monday-Friday). 40 hours/week with additional hours as needed.

Reports To: National Associate Director, EPIC NPS

Compensation: Starting annualized salary of $38,000 to $45,000, based on experience. This full-time position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and supplemental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, designated holidays, and 401k retirement for qualified employees

Position Summary:

The ACE Western Regions Program Manager is responsible for leading and developing programming within an ACE Emerging Professionals In Conservation, National Park Service (EPIC NPS) Division. Performing as lead representative for specific ACE agreements and partnerships for the NPS Western Regions, the Program Manager guides projects through their lifecycle; ensures member, partner and programmatic and compliance needs are met; provides ACE management and supervision of individual placement members (interns and fellows); collaborates with partners on program evolution. The Program Manager will collaborate across the EPIC NPS division, other ACE divisions, and with the Associate Division Director, actively contributing to and fulfilling the Division’s Western NPS Regions.

General responsibilities include meeting multiple regional project objectives, managing key deliverables and outcomes of Division partnerships and member experiences including supporting and mentoring ACE members, carrying out project management, developing project budgets and cost management, any associated staffing coordination, and overseeing related project reporting and invoicing.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Conservation, Full Time


- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
- Valid driver's license and an insurable driving record
- Proficient in English
- Ability to pass a federal criminal background check
- Willing to abide by ACE Policy and Federal Drug Free workplace policies and laws. ACE reserves the right to drug test at any time.

Required Skills:

- Ability to effectively work with a diverse range of people
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Continuing interest in the welfare and professional development of ACE participants
- Commitment to ACE's mission
- Highly organized with effective time management skills
- Strong computer management skills or willingness to learn

About American Conservation Experience

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth of all backgrounds to explore and improve public lands while gaining practical professional experience.

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your relevant project management experience and why you are a good fit for this position using our external applicant portal here: https://usaconservationstaff.applicantpool.com/jobs/599538.html. Qualified applicants may be contacted directly to schedule an interview. All application materials must be submitted to be considered for this opportunity.