• Urban Conservation Program Coordinator - Albuquerque

    Job Locations US-NM-Albuquerque
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/7/2018 4:53 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: Urban Conservation Program Coordinator


    Position Title: Urban Conservation Program Coordinator

    Classification:  Full-time, Exempt, Temporary.

    Position Posted: November 5, 2018. For full consideration, submit resume and cover letter by 11/26/18

    Dates: This is a temporary position, currently funded through August 2020; position may be extended depending on funding availability

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

    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 RMYC Crew Supervisors, Assistant Crew Supervisors, and Crew Members

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


    Position Summary: The primary goal of the position is to coordinate urban conservation efforts in and around Albuquerque, such as tree planting, greenhouse & nursery operations, arroyo restoration, and other conservation corps projects. The Coordinator will build and maintain relationships with multiple partners, particularly local government and community organizations in Albuquerque, to plan and implement these projects. The Coordinator will also provide direct support to field crews, supporting the personal and professional development of crew members and crew supervisors.


    Primary Duties:

    Responsibilities will change seasonally. Approximately:


    45%: Tijeras Watershed Protection Project Coordination, primarily in winter months:

    • Work on urban conservation projects including:
      • Tree planting in Albuquerque’s South Valley
      • Assist City of Albuquerque crew in greenhouse & nursery preparation
      • In-stream restoration in the Tijeras Arroyo
      • Community engagement and planting site selection
    • Oversee planning and implementation of conservation projects in cooperation with multiple partners, including local government and community organizations
    • Coordinate care of trees and training workshops for local community members
    • Plan & implement volunteer work days for tree planting, in-stream restoration, & waterway cleanup including invasive species removal, native species planting, one-rock dams & other techniques to restore flows to historic floodplain.
    • Assist with the development of private industry partners to enhance workforce development.

    45%: Field Coordination, primarily in summer months:

    • Provide field support and training for RMYCs Urban Conservation Corps program
    • Build and maintain relationships with RMYC’s local partners, including government, non-profit, and for-profit organizations
    • Directly supervise, coach, and guide crew supervisors, ensuring Positive Youth Development, professional and efficient crew operations, and the fulfillment of RMYC’s mission
    • Communicate and manage corpsmember performance or behavioral issues with Crew Supervisors
    • Provide technical training for Urban Conservation Corps program in areas of expertise, such as trail construction and maintenance, tree care and planting, habitat/wetland restoration, arroyo restoration and erosion control, invasive species removal, environmental education, community garden construction, community outreach, and tool use & maintenance
    • Assist RMYC Office Manager in completing Corpsmember paperwork

    10%: Administrative and Other Duties

    • Coordinate completion of project reporting (Project Impact Forms) on RMYC crews to inform bi-weekly reports
    • Assist crew supervisors in tracking and coding all projects, expenses, and in-kind contributions
    • Complete paperwork with accuracy and efficiency
    • Participate in staff and program meetings
    • Substitute for Crew Supervisors when necessary
    • Other duties as assigned



    • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to organize tasks and prioritize to meet deadlines
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
    • College/vocational degree in education, biology, natural resources, youth development or a related field (in exceptional circumstances, relevant professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement)
    • Familiarity with public land managing agencies and conservation work
    • Advanced skill level in all or most of the following: ecology of the American Southwest, especially in urban settings; ecological restoration; landscaping & tree care; greenhouse/nursery work; and hand tool use and maintenance
    • Knowledge of Albuquerque community and ongoing conservation efforts
    • Experience with positive youth development and working with youth ages 16-25
    • Experience working with young people, preferably in outdoor and/or experiential setting; good group facilitation skills
    • Experience overseeing staff and projects
    • Proficient in Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite applications

    Behavioral Competencies

    • Open, inclusive, team-oriented work style and ability to collaborate with senior leadership
    • Ability to manage one’s own time and communicate effectively with multiple project partners
    • Ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds
    • Good mentoring and problem-solving skills
    • The ability to interact credibly and diplomatically with staff of multiple conservation organizations and the external community, tailoring communication effectively for different groups and stakeholders
    • Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing environment

    Preferred Experience/Education/Certifications:

    • Three or more seasons of experience in a youth conservation corps or similar field
    • Proficient in Spanish
    • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or higher medical certification
    • Tree species and invasive species identification
    • Education and field experience in ecology, restoration ecology, or riparian ecology

    Working Conditions: In performing the essential functions of this position, the Coordinator be required to:

    • Work from multiple office locations
    • 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


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



    • Pre-employment background check will be required which may include the requirement that the applicant be fingerprinted for a FBI background check
    • Must have an insurable driving record
    • Periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and evening hours
    • Minimum 21 years of age

    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 on funding availability.


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


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