Assistant Crew Supervisors (ACS’s) play a pivotal role in building successful crews and meaningful programming. They are leaders, facilitators, and communicators, tasked with inspiring fellow corpsmembers to achieve personal and professional growth. As both a member of the crew and a part of the leadership team the ACS occupies a unique and demanding position. For the right individual, this position is a pathway towards full leadership positions and further opportunities in conservation.

Position Type:  Seasonal, full time, non-exempt

Schedule:         40 hours per week, excluding lunch. Schedules may vary based on project location and crew.  7:00AM – 3:30PM Monday-Thursday, & every other Friday.

Reports to:      MRG Urban Conservation Program Coordinator

Location:          Albuquerque

Dates:               May 20-August 9, 2019

This is an AmeriCorps position, and ACS’s will receive a living allowance throughout the season, as well as an education award upon successful completion of the term of service. This award can be used to pay tuition at most colleges, universities, or trade schools, or to pay off student loans already acquired. ACS’s are also eligible for health insurance during their term of service.

Living Allowance: $840 every two weeks, assuming full attendance
AmeriCorps Term: 300 hours
Education Award: $1,252

Crew Leadership

  • In partnership with Crew Supervisor, assist in the creation of a highly collaborative leadership structure with shared responsibilities and input.
  • Help facilitate scheduled educational trainings throughout the season, while also assisting in impromptu “teachable moments” in the field.
  • Model appropriate professional behavior, environmental stewardship, and work ethic for corpsmembers; be an example that inspires the crew.
  • Maintain a strong commitment to creating a culture of safety within the crew.

Project Management

  • Serve with Crew Supervisor, Program Coordinator, project sponsors, and organizational partners to accomplish projects in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Supervise the crew (or a portion of the crew) for project efficiency or as the need arises.
  • Track daily tool issue, ensuring that tools are well-maintained, organized, and accounted for throughout project work.
  • Assist in daily preparation of supplies and equipment: first aid kits, vehicle inspection, personal protective equipment.

Other Responsibilities

  • Assist in the facilitation of crew meetings on a regular basis.
  • Assist in reporting requirements and project impact paperwork.
  • Create a leadership development plan to further personal growth and leadership competencies.

Minimum Qualification

  • Age 18-25 years old


  • Knowledge of tool use and safety.
  • Knowledge of issues facing the local community.


  • Experience with, or an interest in, environmental or conservation related projects.
  • Community volunteer experience or a history of service-based learning.
  • Previous leadership experience and a desire to build further leadership skills.


  • Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks under adverse weather conditions
  • Proficient driving 12-passenger vehicles.
  • Good public speaking skills to address crews and conduct training sessions.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to be punctual and reliable.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Open to constructive feedback.
  • Flexibility and adaptability. Strong capacity as a team player.
  • Maturity level that allows for supervision and motivation of peers.
  • Ability to take initiative and follow through with project goals.

Preferred Experience / Education / Certification

  • Previous experience with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps or other youth development/conservation organization.
  • Leadership experience with peers, preferably in a mentoring or instructional capacity.
  • Experience with an instructional model of positive youth development and/or experiential education.
  • Wilderness medicine certification (WFA, WFR).
  • Familiarity with techniques and concepts of safety and risk management.
  • Consistent positive mental attitude

Travel Requirements

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

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Lift or move up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly.
  • Frequently traverse uneven terrain; balance, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, and/or grasp.
  • Have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned.
  • Receive detailed information through oral communication; convey important spoken instructions accurately and effectively.
  • Work outdoors, subject to outside environmental conditions.

About Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

RMYC is a youth development organization that inspires young adults to make a positive difference in themselves and their community through training and team service in an outdoor environment.