Overview

ROCKY MOUNTAIN YOUTH CORPS

Position: Assistant Crew Leader

Location:  Office in Steamboat Springs, CO. Crews will serve throughout Northwest CO

Crews:

Trail Crew  (21-25 years Nationwide residents)
Chainsaw Crew (21-25 years Nationwide residents)

(if interested in leading an under 18 crew, check out our Youth Programs page.)

Tentative Session Dates:

All ACLs are required to participate in paid training starting on May 11th and must commit to serve with RMYC through either August 10th or early/mid October.

Stipend:  Weekly living stipend of $393 per week

Registration Fee:  RMYC collects a onetime $75 registration fee to cover administrative costs. You have the choice to pay this fee with check/cash or you can opt to have it paid out of your first, full, two-week paycheck.

AmeriCorps Benefits:  May 11th-August 10th: $1538 AmeriCorps Education Award (450 hour term)

May 11th- early October: $2,907. AmeriCorps Education Award (900 hour term) or $2,215 (675 hour term)

(Upon successful completion of the season)

Plus:  Food, lodging (camping!), transportation, recreational and educational opportunities

Overview:

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps engages youth in the outdoors, inspiring them to use their strengths and potential to lead healthy, productive lives. We offer positions to youth and young adults (ages 18-25) to spend a summer serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado. Projects may include trail building and maintenance, primitive road construction (for Off Highway Vehicles, etc.), building and maintaining irrigation ditches, fence construction, noxious weed eradication, fire fuels reduction (chainsaw use) and habitat restoration. Crews of 9-10 people, led by a Crew Leader and Assistant Leader will stay together for the duration of the session. Crews will camp and serve in a variety of changing weather conditions. All corps members will participate in 40 hour service weeks, daily camp chores, educational activities throughout the week, and weekend recreation. Spending a summer with RMYC can be a life changing and rewarding experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to service, diversity, self-development, and the team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform duties expected of any corps member including conservation service, meal preparation, cleanup/setup, and other day-to-day duties
  • Plan, organize and facilitate Seed educational activities that meet the diverse needs of assigned crew
  • Document education activities utilizing curriculum logs and other RMYC report forms
  • Be prepared to assume responsibility for Crew Members on the project site as directed by the Crew Leader
  • Assist the Crew Leader in overseeing base camp operations including camp set-up, vehicle maintenance, camp hygiene, and all other elements involved with adherence to RMYC policy
  • Manage nutrition planning, including: coordinating menus and purchasing food and supplies
  • Participate in RMYC Assistant Crew Leader training
  • Support RMYC staff and project sponsors as necessary during service hours
  • Adhere to and enforce rules and regulations as specified in the RMYC Handbook
  • Transport crew safely in RMYC 12-passenger vans or other vehicles
  • Member must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement.

Qualifications:

  •  Minimum age:  21 years old with good driving record
  • Experience with national or community service a plus
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree or pursuing BA in natural resources, education or related field
  • Experience serving with people ages 18-25 years
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Exceptional skills and knowledge of environmental science and related topics, as well as the ability to facilitate/train others
  • Ability to serve independently, but also collectively in a group setting
  • Self-motivated, confident, open-minded, and strong ability to serve with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to camp and serve in a variety of weather conditions
  • Physical ability to serve outside for 8-10 hours a day swinging a hand tool or using a chainsaw
  • Some technical skills including camping experience, previous conservation service, knowledge of associated tools, etc preferred
  • Must be physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs., and able to hike between 7-10 miles
  • Frequently required to walk, hike, sit and talk or listen
  • Pre-service background screening required including FBI background check
  • Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States

The Assistant Leader position is classified as Temporary Regular Exempt and is a seasonal position. Conservation Corps Assistant Crew Leaders will not have recurring access to vulnerable populations as described by CNCS.

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is committed to the inclusion of members with all levels of ability. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

P.O. Box 775504, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477    www.rockymountainyouthcorps.org

 

About Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps engages young people in the outdoors, inspiring them to use their strengths and potential to lead healthy, productive lives. We teach responsibility for self, community and environment through teamwork, service and experiential education.
Being part of an RMYC crew involves spending a season living and working with a team of 8-10 people and completing meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado and Wyoming. Corps members live and work together 24/7 in a camping environment, completing priority projects during the week, and exploring the beautiful outdoor spaces of the Rocky Mountains on the weekends. Participation involves hard work in tough conditions, but makes for amazing memories and experiences.