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Assistant Crew Leader (Taos - Spike Crew)

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Taos, NM

  • Posted: 23 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


2022 Assistant Crew Leader Position Description 

Upper Rio Grande Office (Taos)

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) is a nonprofit youth development organization serving New Mexico. 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.



Assistant Crew Leaders (ACLs) play a pivotal role in building successful crews and meaningful programming. They are leaders, facilitators, and communicators, tasked with inspiring fellow Corpsmembers to achieve personal and professional growth. As both a member of the crew and a part of the leadership team the ACL occupies a unique and demanding position. For the right individual, this position is a pathway towards full leadership positions and further opportunities in conservation.

POSITION TYPE:   Seasonal, full time, non-exempt Americorps Service Member.

SCHEDULE:    Spike schedule - 8 days on-shift, 6 days off. Tuesday-Tuesday, 7:00am-5:30pm, camping at project site. 

STIPEND:      $960 every two weeks, before taxes

EDUCATION AWARD:   $6,345 upon completion of 1700-hour AmeriCorps Service Term 

REPORTS TO:    Upper Rio Grande Conservation Program Coordinator

DATES:          January 24, 2022 - November 18th, 2022. 11 weeks of paid orientation training followed by project work 

                      (Actual dates may vary due to weather, COVID-19, or other conditions)

LOCATION:   RMYC Office: 1203 King Drive Unit 3, Taos, NM 87571. Project locations throughout New Mexico.

                       Participants must have reliable transportation to and from RMYC Office location. 


Crew Leadership

  • In partnership with Crew Leader, assist in the creation of a highly collaborative leadership structure with shared responsibilities and input.

  • Help facilitate scheduled educational trainings throughout the season, while also assisting in impromptu “teachable moments” in the field. 

  • Model appropriate professional behavior, environmental stewardship, and work ethic for Corpsmembers; be an example that inspires the crew.

  • Maintain a strong commitment to creating a culture of safety within the crew.

  • Assist with crew function during disaster relief work lasting up to 45 days (if deployed).


  • Serve with Crew leader, Program Coordinator, project sponsors, and organizational partners to accomplish projects in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Supervise the crew (or a portion of the crew) for project efficiency or as the need arises. 

  • Track daily tool issue, ensuring that tools are well-maintained, organized, and accounted for throughout project work. 

  • Assist in daily preparation of supplies and equipment: first aid kits, vehicle inspection, personal protective equipment.


  • Assist in the facilitation of crew meetings on a regular basis.

  • Assist in reporting requirements and project impact paperwork.

  • Create a leadership development plan to further personal growth and leadership competencies. 


  • 21 - 30 years of age as of January 24, 2022

  • US Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident

  • Able to complete entire length of service term (January 24 - November 18) 


  • Experience with, or an interest in, environmental or conservation related projects.

  • Community volunteer experience or a history of service-based learning.


  • Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks under adverse weather conditions

  • Good public speaking skills to address crews and conduct training sessions.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to be punctual and reliable.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Open to constructive feedback.

  • Flexibility and adaptability. Strong capacity as a team player.

  • Maturity level that allows for supervision and motivation of peers.

  • Ability to take initiative and follow through with project goals.  


  • Previous experience with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps or other youth development/conservation organization.

  • Leadership experience with peers, preferably in a mentoring or instructional capacity.

  • Knowledge of tool use and safety.

  • Proficient driving 12-passenger vehicles, and/or 4x4 SUV with trailer attachment

  • Wilderness medicine certification (WFA, WFR).

  • Familiarity with techniques and concepts of safety and risk management.

  • Consistent positive mental attitude.


  • Lift or move up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly.

  • Frequently traverse uneven terrain; balance, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, and/or grasp.

  • Have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned.

  • Receive detailed information through oral communication; convey important spoken instructions accurately and effectively.

  • Work outdoors, subject to outside environmental conditions.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For further inquiries, please email

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any 

individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.  

RMYC is a drug free workplace.  All RMYC positions are dependent upon funding availability.

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps


Taos, NM
87571 USA



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