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Corpsmember - Taos

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Taos, NM

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Job Description

ROCKY MOUNTAIN YOUTH CORPS

Upper Rio Grande Corpsmember (Taos)

POSITION DESCRIPTION


Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) is a nonprofit youth development organization serving New Mexico that provides comprehensive workforce development training and educational enhancement programs to New Mexico’s opportunity youth between the ages of 17 and 25. Corpsmembers work on a variety of land conservation, recreation, and historic preservation projects in partnership with local, state, and federal land management agencies.  RMYC inspires 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 Summary: This is an AmeriCorps position, working on conservation projects throughout the Upper Rio Grande region of New Mexico. This  position requires Camping; applicants must be available for overnights up to 8 days throughout the duration of the season.


Position Purpose: 

Conservation Crews will work to safely complete trail maintenance and/or forestry/fuels reduction (chainsaw thinning) projects. Additional projects may include historic preservation, disaster relief, watershed restoration or other community improvement work. All Corpsmembers will receive both personal and professional development training such as First Aid/CPR, chainsaw training,  financial management, and public speaking skills. 


Location: 

This position is based in Taos, New Mexico. Our office is located at 1203   King Drive (under COVID-19 protocols office is currently closed to the public) . Participants must have reliable transportation to and from this location, according to their work schedule for the duration of the season. 


Dates:


Crew Type

Season Start/End

Schedule

Camping Crew

March 29th, 2021- November 19th , 2021 (schedule may change to do COVID-19) 


“Spike” Schedule: 8 days on (Tuesday-Tuesday) followed by 6 days off. Camping in remote locations required.


**Participants will attend occasional service/training days outside of this schedule, including weekends.**


Benefits: 

This is a 1200 hour  AmeriCorps term of service,  and members will receive a biweekly living stipend of $840 (before taxes), throughout the season, as well as a $4,336.50 education award upon successful completion of the term of service. This award can be used to pay tuition at most colleges, universities, or trade schools, or to pay off student loans already acquired.Corps Members are eligible for health insurance



Responsibilities: 

  • Work hard on all projects as part of a team.

  • Actively participate in daily check-ins and educational training sessions.

  • Maintain a safe work environment to ensure both physical and mental well-being.

  • Comply with work standards set forth by project partners and Crew Supervisor.

  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude.                                                                                             

  • Be willing to reflect on your experience and share feedback in a group setting.

  • Respect the natural environment and community resources.

  • Manage and approve timecards 

  • Develop obtainable goals for your transition into further education or employment.

  • Comply with all RMYC and AmeriCorps rules and policies and not participate in any prohibited activities as described in the member contract.


Qualifications:

  • 18 – 25 years old 

  • US Citizen 

  • Able to complete entire length of service term (March 29th-November 19th, 2021) 

  • Strong work ethic

  • Eligible to serve a 1200 hour AmeriCorps term of service

  • Able to work in supervised environment 

  • Camping crew: available for overnight projects 


Physical/Environmental/Emotional Requirements:

In performing the essential functions of this position, crew members will need to: 

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

  • Frequently traverse uneven terrain, or sit in a vehicle/classroom.

  • Read written materials, write, and communicate with others individually and in group settings.

  • Work primarily in the outdoors and in all weather conditions.

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


Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Address

Taos, NM
87571 USA
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