Program Coordinator: Land Conservation
Program Coordinator: Land Conservation (Denver)
This position leads Land Conservation crews comprised of 18-24 year-old Corpsmembers in the completion of environmental stewardship projects. Responsibilities include: hiring, supervision, training, and development of Corpsmembers and Crew Leaders; provide conflict resolution skills, de-escalation, and crew dynamic support to crews; program development, implementation and reporting; coordination of service opportunities and educational activities.
Youth Development, Hiring & Supervision:
- Support recruitment and manage hiring for all Land Conservation Leader, Summer of Service and Fall Forestry Corpsmembers.
- Implement orientation and training for Corpsmembers, Crew Leaders and Alumni Mentor.
- Supervise, monitor and evaluate the performance of Corpsmembers, Crew Leaders and Alumni Mentor.
- Enforce the policies and procedures outlined in the MHYC employee and Corpsmember handbooks.
- Promote a solution-focused youth development environment in which Corpsmembers have the opportunity to develop new skills.
- Promote individual learning, leadership and personal growth among Corpsmembers.
- Maintain a consistent leadership presence in the field and ensure high quality project completion.
- Provide significant leadership development and service opportunities for Corpsmembers throughout the duration of their terms of service both within the agency and in the community.
- Support and lead staff and Corpsmembers towards agency goals; consistently contributing to the team effort.
- Support conflict resolution or provide individualized guidance and resource to Corpsmembers.
- May serve as safety officer, ensuring proper follow-up and self-care principles are taken by Corpsmembers injured in the field.
- Serve as on-call duty officer for overnight camping crews; required to address emergency situations if they arise after work hours in the field.
- Substitute for Crew Leaders in the field as needed.
- Oversee the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the Land Conservation program.
- Ensure engaging program implementation that successfully meets the 6 core educational areas, through crew time, community meetings, educational activies, and team-building activities.
- Implement program practices that reflect local and national best practices in relation to Youth Corps, youth development, and other related fields.
- Develop appropriate programmatic structures that promote Corpsmember success and meet programmatic, agency, and funder goals.
- Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in program activities both internally and externally.
- Ensure that safe working procedures are followed.
- Work closely with the Land staff and Crew Leaders to ensure fee-for-service projects are well executed leading to a high satisfaction level of project partners.
- Maintain accurate program records and reports as needed.
- Support the Land staff in the successful distribution, security and maintenance of MHYC tools, vehicles and uniforms.
- Monitor, document, and evaluate Corpsmember progress in the program using individual written evaluations, case notes, and 1:1 meetings.
- Prepare Corpsmember files and ensure file paperwork completion and accuracy.
- Track Corpsmember hours, establish and hold Corpsmembers accountable to hours benchmarks, and enter and approve hours in Paycom.
- Maintain integrity of all MHYC physical assets, by controlling the distribution, return and security of all vehicles, tools, equipment and facilities.
- Maintain thorough and complete records on each Corpsmember throughout the length of the program, including timesheets, hour logs, rosters and daily accountability forms.
- Maintain complete and accurate files, including project data and records, and employment paperwork for each Corpsmember.
- Assist other staff with the reporting required for funders and board members.
- Ensure project photographs and required data are collected for seasonal projects.
- Ensure timely completion of Corpsmember awards, incentives and recognitions.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Education: BA or BS and certifications in appropriate land management technical skills preferred.
- Experience: 1-2 years of program coordination and supervision experience required. 1-2 years of experience in conservation, volunteer management or working for youth corps preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of natural resource and outdoor recreation issues.
- Knowledge of public land agencies and nonprofit organizations serving the Denver metro area.
- Organized and detail oriented.
- Ability to provide successful supervision and leadership of staff.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Knowledge of common social justice issues preffered.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point).
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, creative and deadline-oriented environment.
- Ability to be solution oriented and deliver high quality customer service to project partners.
- Must be able to lift 75 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in the sun and hike 7 miles with a day-pack.
- Must be able to camp for up to 5-10 consecutive days at a time if situations deem necessary during the course of a season.
- Wilderness First Aid or higher preferred.
- Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record required.
- Ability to legally work in the United States, which will be verified through the federal E-Verify Program.
- Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and drug test. Drug testing may also be required during employment. May be subject to FBI Background Check, which includes fingerprinting.
Hours & Compensation:
- This is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt position starting June 8.
- The wage range is $15.38-$16.35 per hour depending on experience (equivalent to an annualized rate of $32,000-$34,000).
- Hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. –3:30 p.m. Some evening and weekend hours will be required for camping projects and special events.
- Medical, dental and life benefits are available on the 1st of the month after working 60 days. The position is open until filled.
- Email: Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (include position title in subject line)
- Mail: Send resume and cover letter to: Mile High Youth Corps, Attn. Jesse Roehm, 1801 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204