Youth Programs Crew Leader

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Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Job Overview

Position: Youth Crew AmeriCorps Crew Leader

Location: RMYC Headquarters in Steamboat Springs, CO – Community Crews will serve across NW Colorado

Season Dates: May 18th, 2020 – September 25th, 2020

Training Dates: May 18th – June 5th, 2020

Youth Corps Service Dates: June 8th- August 14th, 2020

Yampa Valley Science School Training: August 24th- September 6th

Science School Program: September 9thSeptember 25th


Stipend: Training: Weekly stipend of $410/wk

Field Season and Science Camp: Weekly living stipend of $520/wk


AmeriCorps Benefits: 675 Hour Term (summer only): $2,231.90 Segal Education Award

900 Hour Term (Summer and Science Camp): $3,047.50 Segal Education Award

 (Upon successful completion of the season)


Plus: Stipend food allowance and transportation

Wilderness First Responder Training will be provided, at no cost, the week of April 27th, 2020. If the applicant is unable to attend this training, RMYC provides a Wilderness First Aid Course during training. 

Overview of Youth Corps Program: RMYC Youth Corps Crews serve all across NW Colorado, including Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, Lake, Summit and counties. As a Youth Corps leader, you will be leading 11-18-year-olds in any one or combination of these counties. Each Crew is broken up by age group. Youth participants are paid a stipend (ages 14+) for the program, which is considered an entry-level conservation opportunity. The goal of our Youth Corps is to lead local youth on local projects- either in their home counties or in NW colorado at large. We strive to place youth with projects where they can form a local connection and see the greater impact in their communities.  Our Youth Corps provides young adults with the opportunities and tools to build strong bonds to community, increase academic success, and live healthy and productive adulthood. The education component of the Youth Corps consists of career development, leadership skills, healthy lifestyles, environmental education, personal growth, drug and alcohol awareness, and civic and social responsibility. Five 2-week sessions: Sessions maybe two weeks camping, or a one-week day program followed by one-week camping. The day program runs Monday – Friday 8am-4pm, a second week camping 24/7 (leaders work 7:45am-4:30pm on non-camping week).

Overview of Yampa Valley Science School: Yampa Valley Science School (YVSS) serves all Routt County 6th grade students (295 in 2019) each year in a residential, experiential Science Camp. Operated in cooperation with local schools since 2000, YVSS incorporates a 5-day, 3-night science curriculum integrated with 6th grade academic standards, team building activities and personal growth experiences for the students. The camp operates in the month of September at the historic Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp in Strawberry Park. The goals of YVSS include: to provide place-based environmental education through experiential and interactive lesson activities; to link the communities within the Yampa Valley; to provide intergenerational links and mentoring opportunities for sixth graders, high school students, college students, and community adults; and to foster integrated academic education with the public-school systems.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Crew Leader:


  • Mentor and serve alongside a crew of 8-12 crew members (varies by crew) in all day-to-day activities, on the project 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 post-session de-rigging/inventory and debriefing
    • Transport crew safely in RMYC’s 12/15-passenger vans or other vehicles


  • Complete daily and weekly documentation of crew service and activities, time spent serving, assist with 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
  • Co-facilitate weekly or weekend recreational opportunities with crew
    • Co-facilitate Seed Education Curriculum in conjunction with daily schedule, Program Manager and Field Coordinator
    • Manage credit card, petty cash, gas cards, and food budget
    • 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


Science Camp:

  • Facilitate science camp curriculum and lessons to 6th-grade students
  • Participate in two-week science camp training 
  • Oversee cabin group of 8-10 students (gender-specific) during camp activities and overnight.
  • Oversee cabin group during camp meals and evening activity
  • Facilitate evening activities such as Fire Side and astronomy nights. 
  • Collaborate with fellow staff to ensure all camp operations run smoothly. 



  • Must be 21 years old  (Mandated by RMYC’s insurance policy for drivers)
  • Clean driving record
  • Leadership experience with youth age 11-18 (or a combination of professional and personal experience)
  • Ability to work with diverse teams
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Pre-service background screening required, including FBI background check
  • Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States


This position is classified as Temporary Regular Exempt and is a seasonal position.


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.


Rocky Mountain Youth Corps P.O. Box 775504  Steamboat Springs, CO 80477   

 [email protected]   (970) 879-2135 x105