Youth Programs Leadership positions

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Steamboat Springs, CO
United States

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Duties and Responsibilities:

- Provide leadership and supervision to a crew of 8-16 crew members (depending on which crew) in all day-to-day activities, on the work site and around camp
- Support the physical and emotional wellbeing of the crew members and assistant crew leader
- Participate in RMYC Crew Leader training workshops, field training and mid-session training (Youth Programs Rendezvous) and post session clean-up/inventory and debriefing

- Transport crew safely in RMYC’s 12/15-passenger vans or other vehicles

- Complete professional documentation of daily and weekly documentation of crew work and activities, timesheets, mid-season and end of season evaluations, etc.
- Oversee base camp operations including camp set-up, vehicle maintenance, camp hygiene and all other elements involved with adherence to RMYC policy
- Coordinate projects and logistics with RMYC Staff, Field Coordinator and Project Partners
- Report regularly to the Field Coordinator and Program Manager
- Facilitate Seed Curriculum/Evidence Based curriculum - required educational activities
- Facilitate and manage weekly or weekend recreational opportunities in conjunction with daily schedule, Program Manager and Field Coordinator

- Manage credit card, petty cash, gas cards and food budget

- Perform duties expected of any corps member including trail/service work, meal preparation, cleanup/setup, and other day-to-day duties
- Conduct routine vehicle/driver, camp and project safety audits to uphold the RMYC risk management program
- Adhere to and enforce rules and regulations as specified in the RMYC Employee Guidelines Handbook

Materials & Equipment: Each Leader is responsible for their work and personal clothes, leather boots, work gloves, and personal camping equipment. RMYC will provide staff with crew T-shirts to be worn as a uniform. The crew leaders should role model preparedness every day by keeping a daypack with various essentials including but not limited to change of clothes, water, sunblock, hat, sunglasses, and program supplies as needed. RMYC will coordinate with project partners to ensure that basic tools needed for the program are provided for each project. Group food for camping, group camping gear and other supplies will be provided by RMYC. When not camping food is not provided.


Qualifications: We are seeking staff who can balance creating a fun/enjoyable experience for the youth while also maintaining a structured and supportive program to meet the program goals. A positive attitude, a flexible mindset, and an ability to adapt to daily schedule changes are key attributes of a successful leader. Crew leaders will have significant experience and leadership qualities including:

- Must be 21 years old – insurance policy for driving

- Leadership experience with youth age 10-18 is required
- Conservation/Youth Corps experience preferred
- Ability to camp and work in a variety of weather conditions

- Physical ability to be on your feet and work outside for 8-10 hours a day
- Familiarity with basic conservation and camping skills, including leave no trace practices
- Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently but also collectively, self-motivated, confident, flexible, and open-minded
- Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in a written and oral manner
- Appropriate risk management skills
- Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and CPR certification is required (current through your RMYC term)
- Good driving record (Crew leaders must provide driving reports from DMV)
- High School diploma or GED required – relevant Bachelor’s Degree preferred
- Pre-service background screening required including FBI background check
- Must be able to legally work in the United States

How to Apply:

To apply go to RMYC web site and fill out the online application. Official job descriptions listed on the web site.