• Conservation Program Coordinator - Middle Rio Grande Region

    Job Locations US-NM-Albuquerque
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/7/2018 4:14 PM)
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    USD $28,000.00/Yr.
    USD $36,000.00/Yr.
    # of Openings
  • 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 DESCRIPTION: Conservation Program Coordinator


    Position Title: Conservation Program Coordinator, Middle Rio Grande Region

    Position Posted: November 5, 2018. Open until filled

    Work Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, with travel throughout the state

    Classification:  Full-time, Exempt

    Schedule: Mon-Fri, with additional time as required by program needs, including occasional weekends/overnights

    Compensation: $28,000 to $36,000 annual salary, depending on experience; all benefits as described in RMYC Staff Manual

    Supervision Exercised: Exercises supervision over Crew Supervisors, Assistant Crew Supervisors, and Crew Members

    Supervision Received: Receives general supervision from the Middle Rio Grande Program Manager


    Position Summary: The Conservation Program Coordinator provides logistical, technical, and administrative support to multiple crews of young adults, ages 17-25, who are completing conservation projects throughout New Mexico. Key areas of support include project coordination, technical skills training, risk management, personnel management, and youth development.


    Primary Duties:


    Project Coordination:

    • Directly support the implementation of conservation projects based out of RMYC’s Middle Rio Grande office.
    • Communicate directly with project partners to ensure scheduled work dates and detailed Project Specifications are completed and mutually understood in advance of project implementation; maintain communication and support between RMYC crews and RMYC partners during and after project implementation.
    • Update Project Impact database with measurable results of crew work; complete periodic and regular crew/project reporting in compliance with all grant/agreement requirements.
    • Assist crew supervisors in tracking and coding all projects, expenses, and in-kind contributions. Track service hours for AmeriCorps members and work with individuals to ensure they complete the required number of service hours.

    Personnel Support and Management:

    • Provide direct supervision, coaching, and guidance to RMYC supervisors and corpsmembers, ensuring Positive Youth Development, professional and efficient crew operations, and the fulfillment of RMYC’s mission.
    • Support corpsmembers’ wellness and health, Individual Development Plans, evaluations, and transitions.
    • Maintain a consistent field presence to support project implementation, partner relationships, and corpsmember development, including occasional overnight stays.
    • Address disciplinary issues, conflicts, or other crew-related matters requiring staff intervention, following RMYC philosophy of Positive Youth Development.
    • Input crew time card data, review for accuracy, and ensure timely submission to Finance Department.
    • Complete exit paperwork when corpsmembers exit the program.
    • Recruit seasonal Crew Supervisors (CS) and Assistant Crew Supervisors (ACS); assist in interviewing and hiring CS & ACS

    Technical Skills Training:

    • Facilitate training for both Crew Members and Crew Supervisors in pertinent project skills including, but not limited to, trail construction and maintenance, tool use, habitat restoration, ecological monitoring, fence construction, and others.
    • Provide training in data collection related to forest health monitoring, trail maintenance, habitat improvement, and other areas required by project agreements or regional/national initiatives.
    • Support the creation and facilitation of leadership orientation for Crew Supervisors and Assistant Crew Supervisors.

    Risk Management:

    • Conduct regular field visits to observe, audit, and provide feedback regarding crew safety practices.
    • Participate as rotating member of On Call team for after-hours field support and incident response related to both Upper Rio Grande and Middle Rio Grande crews.
    • Document and debrief incidents occurring in the field; log all incidents in tracking database to analyze trends over time.

    Additional Duties:

    • Seek out and participate in professional development opportunities.
    • Support in purchases and/or delivery of tools, gear, and supplies needed to complete field projects, coordinating with Program Manager around available budgets.
    • Provide training, logistical support, and on-the-ground coordination for crews during disaster response deployments.
    • Ability to temporarily substitute for crew supervisors as needed, potentially for an extended period.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Job Requirements:

    • Knowledge of current conservation initiatives, especially in the American Southwest.
    • Knowledge of public land managing agencies, recreation management, and natural resource management.
    • Advanced skill level in most or all of the following: trail construction and maintenance, ecological restoration, forest monitoring, fencing, hand tool use and maintenance, basic carpentry, prescribed fire, invasive species removal.
    • Ability to train others in appropriate skills and outdoor safety practices.
    • Ability to work well with youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds and educational levels.
    • Ability to operate GPS and DeLorme inReach units.
    • Complete paperwork with accuracy and efficiency; proficiency with Google Suite & Microsoft Office Suite applications.
    • Ability to work well in a team environment.
    • Excellent group facilitation and conflict resolution skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of corpsmembers, staff, community members, & stakeholders.
    • Attention to detail and ability to write accurate, thorough, and timely correspondence and reports.
    • Creative problem-solving capacity in response to issues that arise both in and out of the field.


    • Minimum two years of field experience in natural resource management, outdoor education, or related fields.
    • Minimum one year of experience with a Youth/Conservation Corps or other program serving youth and young adults.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent (Preferred: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution).
    • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or higher medical certification.
    • Minimum 21 years of age, with valid driver’s license and insurable motor vehicle record.
    • Pre-employment background check will be required, including an FBI fingerprint background check.
    • (Preferred) Leave No Trace Master Educator or Trainer certification.
    • (Preferred) First Aid/CPR Instructor certification

    Working Conditions:

    In performing the essential functions of this position, the Conservation Program Coordinator will be required to:

    • Operate standard office equipment, telephones, and computers.
    • Lift or move up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly.
    • Traverse uneven terrain; balance, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, and/or grasp.
    • Have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and determine accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned.
    • Receive detailed information through oral communication; convey spoken instructions accurately and effectively.
    • Work outdoors, subject to outside environmental conditions.
    • Work near occasional loud noise from equipment such as chainsaws.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Travel Requirements:

    The Conservation Program Coordinator must be available to travel as needed to remote project locations throughout New Mexico and be prepared to camp overnight or occasionally for multiple nights, both near vehicles and in backcountry settings. In the case of disaster response deployments, the Conservation Program Coordinator may be required to remain on site (including out-of-state locations) for extended periods of time, up to 30 days.


    Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. All RMYC positions dependent upon availability of funding.


    To apply, visit www.youthcorps.org. For additional questions, please contact Jordan Stone, jordan@youthcorps.org


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed