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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.

Essential Functions:
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.

Program Coordination:
  • 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.

Administrative Duties:
  •  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.
To Apply:
  • Email: Send resume and cover letter to (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