American Sign Language Inclusion Crew Supervisor, Summer 2020 (Albuquerque)

Job Locations US-NM-Albuquerque
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/2/2020 3:02 PM)
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Temporary Full-Time
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USD $600.00/Wk.
USD $700.00/Wk.
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Position Summary: 

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) is a nonprofit work, service, and training organization serving communities throughout New Mexico. The American Sign Language (ASL) Crew Supervisor will manage a diverse crew of young adults aged 17 to 25.  This crew is in partnership with the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy, New Mexico School for the Deaf, National Park Service, and Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. Corpsmembers will be Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or hearing, with American Sign Language as the commonality between all members and the main form of communication within the crew. The ASL Crew Supervisor will be a mentor and leader for the crew, ensuring safe and efficient completion of conservation projects in the outdoors, while also providing structured opportunities for personal and professional development both on and off the work site.

Position Type:   Seasonal, full time. Schedule will be Monday-Friday, 07:00-15:30, but hours may vary depending on project requirements. Some projects will require camping overnight at project site, Mon-Thurs. Potential weekend project or training work. 

Salary:  $600-$700/week, commensurate with experience.  Paid every two weeks.


Benefits:  1 day PTO and 2 paid federal holidays. 


Employment Dates:  May 11, 2020 through August 7, 2020. First three weeks will consist of RMYC supervisor orientation training. 


Location:  Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Albuquerque, New Mexico, with travel throughout the state.


Please apply by April 15, 2020 for priority consideration. 


Major Responsibilities


Project Management

  • Directly supervise a crew of 6 to 7 members in the completion of projects such as trail construction/maintenance, habitat/wetland restoration, erosion control, invasive species removal, restoration/repair of historic structures, and additional projects as assigned, meeting high standards of safety, quality and efficiency.
  • Provide on-the-job training and coaching to members to develop necessary project-related skills.

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 decisive action, critical thinking, and effective communication.

Crew Management/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.


  • Submit timely, quality reporting (time sheets, project data, training log, incident reports, job hazard analysis, etc.).
  • Communicate effectively during formal and informal meetings/debriefs with RMYC staff and agency partners.
  • Manage a credit card for crew-related expenses such as gas and properly document receipts/mileage.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age; valid, insurable driver’s license (without major citations); ability to drive 12-passenger vehicles
  • Fluent in American Sign Language 
  • Experience working with youth ages 16 - 25, preferably in a leadership, mentoring or instructional capacity.
  • Experience with building a positive group dynamic; confidence in working with diverse populations.
  • Excellent communication skills to conduct training sessions and facilitate group discussions in American Sign Language.
  • Good attention to detail and ability to write accurate and thorough correspondence or reports.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification, or ability to obtain certification 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or higher medical certification.
  • Two or more seasons of experience with outdoor conservation projects.
  • Two or four-year degree in natural resources, outdoor education, teaching, or related field. 
  • Experience with applying Leave No Trace principles.


Essential Functions:


  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Regularly hike on uneven terrain while carrying tools, gear, or other equipment.


  • Reach with hands and arms and lift or move up to 60 pounds, and perform twisting and swinging motions.


  • Drive an RMYC vehicle; use hands to operate tools, equipment, and controls.


  • Ability to  read and write English.


Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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