• Upper Rio Grande Conservation Program Manager - Upper Rio Grande Region

    Job Locations US-NM-Taos
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/10/2019 4:13 PM)
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    USD $30,000.00/Yr.
    USD $40,000.00/Yr.
    # of Openings
  • Overview


    Upper Rio Grande Program Manager



    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 Type: Year round, full time, 8am-5pm M-F, with additional time as required by program schedule.

    Location: Taos, NM

    Salary: Exempt, salaried, $30,000 - $40,000 per year, depending on experience.

    Benefits: All benefits as provided for in RMYC staff manual, after 60-day probationary period. Including paid time off (both sick leave and personal leave), Health Care including dental and vision, contribution to IRA, and access to a flexible spending account.

    Reports to: Executive Director


    POSITION PURPOSE: The role of the Upper Rio Grande Program Manager will offer organizational leadership and program management in accordance with RMYC’s guidelines and the philosophy of Positive Youth Development. The Program Manager is responsible for direct oversight of program personnel, community collaboration, project acquisition, partner satisfaction, and program reporting. Additionally, the Program Manager is responsible for program design and evaluation, and ensuring smooth implementation of programming.  



    Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled.




    • Program Management:


    • Oversight and direction for the Upper Rio Grande Conservation Program.  Including:
    • Direct oversight and hiring of all program personnel management; including Coordinators, Supervisors and Corpsmembers.
    • Coordinate conservation crew projects and program calendar.
    • Responsible for ensuring agency and foundation partner satisfaction and working with Development Director to ensure timely and accurate collection and reporting of program activities and outcomes
    • Manage budget and expenditures for upper rio grande Conservation Program to ensure responsible fiscal controls.
    • Provide general oversight for program operations and delegate specific operational tasks to staff.
    • Provide general risk management oversight and delegate specific risk management tasks to staff.



    • Program Development


    • Facilitate regular program evaluations with emphasis on staff development, program improvement, contract requirements, and impact enhancement.
    • Acquire and manage contractual service, grant-funded, and Fee For Service projects to engage RMYC conservation crews in projects that meet Corpsmember learning goals and organizational objectives
    • Collaborate with other directors and the Executive Director in developing strategy for programmatic and financial sustainability.
    • Community collaboration efforts and building community partnerships.



    • Organizational Leadership


    • Identify and develop annual objectives to sustain and enhance the outcomes of RMYC's mission.
    • Maintain a strong presence and voice in organizational activities such as staff meetings, annual retreats and service days.



    • Complete paperwork with accuracy and efficiency.


    • Attend conferences and trainings to maximize professional development.
    • Provide technical training for Conservation Program in areas of expertise – trail construction and maintenance techniques, sustainable forestry, and tool use/maintenance.
    • Other duties as assigned.







    • Familiarity with public land managing agencies, and strong knowledge of how partnership is established.
    • Knowledge of budgeting systems and fiscal oversight.
    • Expert skill level in all or most of the following: trail construction & maintenance, forestry, landscaping, fencing, and hand tool use & maintenance.
    • Knowledge of Taos and area, local community organizations, educational and training systems, public agencies and private industry preferable.




    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Youth /Conservation Corps or related field.


    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in management position with experience in personnel management, budget management, and project management.
    • Experience working with young people, preferably in an outdoor and/or experiential setting.



    • Exemplary organizational skills with strong attention to detail and ability to organize tasks and prioritize to meet deadlines.
    • Excellent managerial skills including: mentoring, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Good group facilitation skills.
    • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite applications and ability to manage information in an organizational database.


    Behavioral Competencies

    • Ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds.
    • The ability to interact credibly and diplomatically with all levels in the Corps organization and the external community – tailoring communication effectively for different groups and stakeholders.
    • Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment.
    • An open, inclusive, team-oriented work style and ability to collaborate with senior leadership team at all locations.



    • College or vocational or technical training in education, youth development or a related field required.  Four-year college preferred, but in exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be substituted for all or part of the education requirement.


    Preferred Experience / Education / Certification:

    • Four year degree in a related field (land science, non-profit management, or environmental science)
    • Bilingual: Spanish/English speaking preferred.
    • Four years of experience in youth conservation corps.
    • Four years of management and supervisory experience.


    Travel Requirements:


    • Periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and evening hours.



    Physical Activities and Requirements


    • To successfully perform essential functions, the Assistant Director is required to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. The Assistant Director may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on an infrequent basis. He/she must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer and reach with hands and arms. The Assistant Director may be required to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. The ability to drive an organizational vehicle is also required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Other Considerations


    • 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
    • RMYC staff are expected to participate in regular unpaid volunteer service activities, about 4 days per year.

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    The Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any

    individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.

    RMYC is a drug free workplace.  All RMYC positions dependent upon funding availability.


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