Position: Assistant Crew Leader
Location: Office in Steamboat Springs, CO. Crews will serve throughout Northwest Colorado
Crews: Trail Crew 21-25 years+ (Nationwide residents)
Chainsaw Crew 21-25 years+ (Nationwide residents)
Fire Crew 21-25 years+ (Nationwide residents)
(if interested in leading an under 18 crew, check out our Youth Programs page.)
Tentative Session Dates: Summer: May 11th – August 10th, 2018
Fall: August 17th- Middle of October
Stipend: Weekly living stipend of $393 per week
Registration Fee: RMYC collects a one time $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 stipend.
AmeriCorps Benefits: May 11th-August 10th: $1538 AmeriCorps Education Award (450 hour term)
May 11th- Middle of October: $2,907 AmeriCorps Education Award (900 hour term) or $2,215 (675 hour term)
(Upon successful completion of the season)
Plus: All Food is provided, lodging (camping!), transportation, recreational and educational opportunities
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:
Mentor and lead a crew of 6-8 crew members (18-25+ years old) in all day to day activities on service project sites, at camp, and during weekend travel
Serve for 8-10 hours a day and camp in a variety of outdoor conditions
Support the physical and emotional well being of the crew members
Participate in pre-season preparation and field training (3 weeks), mid-season Rendezvous and postseason de-rig
Coordinate projects and logistics with RMYC Staff and project partners
Perform duties expected of any corps member including service project completion, meal preparation, cleanup/setup, and other day-to-day duties
Plan and coordinate approval of crew recreational activities with Crew Leader.
Conduct routine vehicle/driver, camp and project safety audits to uphold the RMYC risk management program
Manage nutrition planning, including: coordinating menus and purchasing food and supplies
Transport crew safely in RMYC’s 12-passenger vans or other vehicles
Must adhere to and enforce the rules and regulations of RMYC and AmeriCorps, which includes abstaining from the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco for the duration of your term of service as well as other rules, regulations and risk management protocol
Plan, organize and facilitate Seed educational activities that meet the diverse needs of assigned crew
Be prepared to assist Crew Leader and/or assume responsibility for Crew Members on the project site, in overseeing base camp operations including camp set-up, vehicle maintenance, camp hygiene, and other needs as they arise as directed by Crew Leader
Minimum age: 21 years old with good driving record
Experience serving with people ages 18-25 years
Strong organizational and communication skills
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
Familiarity with basic conservation and camping skills, including tool maintenance and leave no trace practices
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.