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Rocky Mountain Youth Corps – NM

Position title : Field Coordinator

Deadline to apply : 7/22/19

Type of Position : Staff (Full-Time)

Town, City, Park, etc : Albuquerque

State / Territory : New Mexico

Organization/Program Description :

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) is a nonprofit youth development organization serving New Mexico youth. We inspire young adults to make a positive difference in themselves and their communities. Through training and service, Corpsmembers discover their potential for healthy, productive lives.

Position Description :

Position Summary: The Field Coordinator will provide technical & personal support to RMYC crews in the field. This individual will oversee & deliver technical conservation trainings for RMYC Crew Members, & oversee operation logistics, especially those tied to technical skills training, tools, gear, & vehicles. This individual will have a strong in-field presence, & will support crew members in accordance with RMYC guidelines & the philosophy of Positive Youth Development. Finally, the Field Coordinator will play an active role in the personal & professional development of RMYC Crew Members, including their transition from RMYC to their next ventures.

Job Duties :

Major Responsibilities

Field Coordination: Training, Education, Logistics (~60%, may vary seasonally)

  • Provide consistent in-field guidance, support, & assistance for RMYC’s Middle Rio Grande crews, & ensure project accomplishments meet project partner expectations
  • Develop & oversee technical training for crew members, helping them build technical skills & meet the needs of various conservation projects, such as trail construction & maintenance, habitat restoration, erosion control, invasive species removal, historic preservation, prescribed fire, ecological monitoring, tool use & maintenance, & backcountry camping
  • Provide direct supervision for 2-4 RMYC seasonal crew supervisors as needed
  • Provide additional training for crew members & crew supervisors in areas of expertise – e.g. service learning, group management, tutoring techniques, etc.
  • Develop & oversee systems for managing RMYC tools, gear, & vehicles, including:
    • Organize & oversee RMYC’s maintenance & storage system
    • Maintain accurate inventory of equipment & supplies
    • Maintain & purchase supplies & equipment for MRG crews & MRG office
    • Manage & maintain RMYC vehicles & trailers
  • Coordinate RMYC’s disaster response teams, including supporting crews in the field outside of New Mexico
  • Complete paperwork with accuracy & efficiency

Corpsmember Support (~30%, may vary seasonally)

  • Work individually with RMYC crew members, both in the field & in the MRG office, to guide & support their personal & professional development, including “stepping stone” opportunities for program graduates
  • Create & maintain community connections throughout New Mexico that will help crew members transition to education or employment
  • Facilitate regular program evaluation with emphasis on program improvement & how our programs impact crew members & the larger community

Other Responsibilities (~10%, may vary seasonally)

  • Substitute for MRG Crew Supervisors as needed, including overnight support
  • Participate in on-call system to support MRG & Upper Rio Grande (URG) conservation crew emergency needs
  • Provide risk management oversight & communicate risk management issues with Crew Supervisors & Program Manager.
  • Participate in staff meetings & other events & projects
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements :


Knowledge & Experience

  • Advanced skill level in all or most of the following: trail construction & maintenance, habitat restoration, erosion control, invasive species removal, historic preservation, prescribed fire, ecological monitoring, community outreach, tool use & maintenance, disaster response, & backcountry camping
  • Familiarity with public land managing agencies & conservation work
  • At least 2 years working in a leadership capacity, preferably with youth ages 17-25 in an outdoor or experiential setting
  • At least 2 years of experience with technical field skills like trail building, habitat restoration, etc.
  • Wilderness First Responder certification, or ability to obtain WFR certification within first three months of employment


  • Exemplary organizational skills & attention to detail; ability to organize tasks & prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Ability to build strong community & regional network with RMYC partners
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills; ability to tailor communication for different groups & stakeholders
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite applications

Behavioral Competencies

  • Ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to spend substantial time working outdoors in a group setting, including overnight trips
  • Good mentoring & problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, & capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment
  • An open, inclusive, team-oriented work style & ability to collaborate with senior leadership team at all locations
Benefits :

All benefits as described in RMYC staff manual, including paid time off, health and dental insurance, holidays, retirement fund match.

Contact Information :

For more information, contact Jordan Stone at [email protected]