• Youth Ambassadors Crew Supervisor - Middle Rio Grande, Fall 2018

    Job Locations US-NM-Albuquerque
    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/12/2018 9:53 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1055
    Type
    Temporary Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Non-Exempt
    Min
    USD $360.00/Wk.
    Max
    USD $405.00/Wk.
    Targeted Job Start Date
    8/28/2018
    End Date
    5/13/2019
  • Overview

    Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) is a nonprofit youth development organization serving New Mexico. We inspire young adults to make a positive difference in themselves and their communities. Through training and service, Corpsmembers discover their potential for healthy, productive lives.

     

    POSITION PURPOSE:

    Crew Supervisors oversee the day-to-day operations of crews of youth and young adults, and are integral to the fulfillment of RMYC’s mission. The Youth Ambassadors Supervisor will manage a diverse crew of participants between the ages of 17 and 25 in the safe and efficient completion of outreach and education projects, while providing structured opportunities for personal and professional development throughout the season. Often working under minimal staff supervision, Crew Supervisors exercise discretion and independent judgment on matters relating to the safety, well-being, and performance of crew members. The Youth Ambassadors Crew is focused on community engagement, community outreach, and environmental education.  The abassadors  crew will develop outreach and education material, coordinate programs with schools and community groups, deliver curriculum, and engage community members in service events on public lands, with a special focus on Valle de Oro National Wildlife (VDO) Refuge & other public open space in the Albuquerque Area. Supervisor will have additional outreach responsibilities for RMYC and VDO. 

     

    Position Type:    Seasonal, part-time

    Reports to:         Middle Rio Grande Program Coordinator

    Location:            Albuquerque, New Mexico 

    Responsibilities

    Essential Function: Crew Operations

    • Directly supervise a crew of up to 5 AmeriCorps members in the completion of projects centered around education, outreach, event planning/setup, community engagement, promotion and much more.
    • Meeting high standards of safety, quality and efficiency.
    • Provide on-the-job training and coaching to members to develop necessary project-related skills.
    • Coordinate and follow up to create individual and crew projects
    • Manage full season calendar of events to include individual and crew projects
    • Attend meetings for planning events, outreach, and info sessions as a representative of RMYC and the Youth Ambassadors crew

    Risk Management

    • Manage crew’s physical/emotional well-being and promote a culture of safety in all aspects of crew life.
    • Safely transport crew to/from project sites in an RMYC vehicle.
    • Respond to safety concerns with appropriate and timely decisions and action, keeping RMYC staff informed.

     

    Corpsmember Development

    • Maintain a healthy group dynamic by promoting inclusivity, communication, and conflict resolution.
    • Facilitate both formal and informal job, college readiness, and life skills trainings on an ongoing basis.
    • Serve as professional role model, upholding RMYC policies and holding members accountable for actions.

    Administrative Duties

    • Prepare detailed, accurate reports (time sheets, project data, training log, incident reports, job hazard analysis, etc.).
    • Inform RMYC staff and agency partners of important crew developments during formal and informal meetings/debriefs.
    • Purchase crew-related supplies (such as gasoline) as needed, and properly document receipts/mileage.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • 21 years of age; valid, insurable driver’s license (without major citations).
    • Experience working with youth ages 16 - 25, preferably in a leadership, mentoring or instructional capacity.
    • Ability to analyze projects with RMYC staff, determine capability of crew to accomplish work assignments and best work method
    • Experience with building a positive group dynamic; confidence in working with diverse and challenging populations.
    • Excellent public speaking skills to conduct training sessions and facilitate group discussions.
    • Good attention to detail and ability to write accurate, thorough correspondence and reports.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Two or more seasons of experience with outdoor conservation projects.
    • Two or four-year degree in natural resources, outdoor education, teaching, or related field. 
    • Proficient driving 12-passenger vehicles.

    PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Lift or move up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly.
    • Receive detailed information through oral communication; convey important spoken instructions accurately and effectively.
    • Work outdoors, subject to outside environmental conditions.

     

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